79 000 €
  • T1
  • 1
  • 40 m²
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Secluded Retreat Holiday Chalet

79 000 €
1 975 €/m²
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Thomas Sander


  • Área útil (m²): 40 m²
  • Área de terreno (m²): 46,50 m²
  • Tipologia: T1
  • Ano de construção: 2012
  • Casas de Banho: 1
  • Certificado Energético: Isento
  • Condição: Renovado



Completely restored and updated, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom village Xisto [schist] house, with outside small walled garden area, deck and sauna located underneath the sun-deck.

Exceptional design and workmanship. Traditional materials and craftsmanship creating an up-to-date modern living environment.

Built as a fully serviced house for permanent living, in a small Xisto village in the hills of Central Portugal.

All services connected, including telephone.

Situated near a small square, ideal as a retreat or holiday home.

Close to larger villages and towns.

Very quiet, but not isolated.



Originally the house, sharing walls and interconnected, was a ruin about 80 years old, at the time of re-construction and restoration, started in 2011.

The walls are of local stone. Schist or 'Xisto', was the building material of choice in days gone by. Mostly 'dry-stone-construction', as it is with this house.

These walls are usually between 60-80 cm wide or more.!

It was originally a house that had 4 separate rooms , likely for 2 families. 2 storey high, it sits down a small short alley, secluded but very close to the small square the alley leads off of..


The house was completely gutted to the outside walls. The broken roof was removed completely.

The thick walls were tested and secured to static strength. Waterproofing insulation was added to the lower walls as well as the excavated floors on the lower levels.

Insulation was added to walls and ceilings.

All new plumbing and electrical services were distributed. Gas[propane] distribution was added.

Underfloor heat [electric] was installed in both bedroom and bathroom, located on the lower level.

A wood burner was installed in the upstairs living/kitchen area..

The roof is a totally new construction on top of old chestnut beams that serve decorative purposes only.

This roof has multiple layers of insulation and vapour barriers, before getting a slate-plate [from Northern Portugal]finish.

All the doors and window are new and fitted with double glazing panes.

The sauna is fitted with natural Nordic Pine interior on top of insulation, vapour-barriers and sealer.

Sauna is constructed to be able to be used as an extra small bedroom, when needed.


The house has 2 separate levels, plus the outside deck and sauna, encompassing close to 40sq meters of living space.

Entrance is though the gated yard. The living-room and kitchen area are at the entrance level, 3 steps up from the walkway.

The outside yard is roughly 16 sq meters with the sun-deck an additional 8 sq meters.

Down from the living-room/kitchen is the bedroom and bathroom.Here you also find the washing machine tucked into an alcove in the bathroom..

The bedroom and bathroom are separated by a custom built wardrobe with sliding doors.

Living-room and kitchen/dining area are open-space, high ceiling rooms.

The bathroom has an open, oversized shower clad in local slate-plates separated from the toilet by a glass-block wall.

Shower also has a large bench seat, under shower head, for resting, when washing off the dust, after an invigorating country hike.


All walls and the roof is insulated and water-proofed. The original Xisto walls were artistically rendered in places and finished/rendered. Floors are done in wide plank pine boards with pine base trim and various chestnut attributes around.

Stairs are done in pine and the ceilings are in tongue-and-groove pine, with double rock-wool insulation.

Ancient features were retained and restored.

Hand-crafted entrance gate.

The chestnut beams are almost ALL from the house itself.

Care was taken to re-use, recycle and re-fit things as possible into the new design and execution.

All wood was oiled with organic oil and the render is natural component, as well as the paint.

The floors on the lower levels are tile. The bathroom is tiled to room-height. Doors and window have the original stone sills and chestnut lintels.

The two ceiling windows are Velux premium fittings.

The house has is connected to a 'fossa', septic tank.


High quality fittings in bathrooms[ rainfall shower-head with separate hand shower for example] and kitchen.

IKEA kitchen, professionally installed, gas stove with extractor hood and a deep porcelain sink.

Built-in fridge.

Wood-burner in the kitchen/living-room.

Custom designed and built-in wardrobe in the downstairs bedroom.

All doors and windows are new thermo-pane double glass type, wood frame, tilt and open.

Hand-crafted, individually designed wood accents, like book-shelves and window desk, sills and built-in wardrobe.

Automatic, multi-cycle, front-loading clothes washer with drying option..

On demand gas fired hot-water boiler, low-pressure capable.

Water-pump [ in-line, bathroom] and gas-bottle compartment [ two half-sized bottles] outside.

Sauna with electric sauna oven. Generously sized, as to lend itself as a 'bunkie' for an extra guest.

Fan in the upstairs living area.

The house has been ducted in preparation for solar lighting/power distribution. This currently is NOT installed.

Electricity is active and comes to the chalet via underground cable.

Telephone line terminates inside of the house. Not currently used.


The alley-way leads to the gate that allows entrance to the house from the square.

The arched entrance is secured buy a exclusive designed, hand-crafted iron gate,

covered by a slate roof.

Inside is a private garden, down a few steps and the entrance to the house, up a few steps

The outside deck is accessible through the interior of the house via the door next to the kitchen area.

Underneath the deck is the sauna, with the door from the bathroom serving as sheltered access.

Here you also find the dry wood storage area.

Old Slate plates cover the ground and the deck. Old Chestnut beams are used for the railings along the steps.

The small yard has a slate shelf for plants and allows access to the bedroom. Here is also the storage of the gas bottles.

There are electrical outlets and a tap found here as well.

Situation in the village:

The house is adjacent to a small square with an olive-tree, down a short alleyway, among other restored Xisto houses.

This village is a huddle of about 30 houses, with the paved road passing on the outside of it.

Age-old cobble stone streets, fountains and small squares complete the pastoral picture.

Location of the village:

This small village is located about 50 km inland from Coimbra, almost due east.

Sitting in a side valley of the Ciera river valley, it is secluded, without being too remote.

The valley it rests in has a creek as well, which runs year-round. The hills around are covered in pine and eucalyptus with acacia and cork-oak trees also present. Of course there are olive trees and old homesteads along the valley.

Services in the village:

The village is primarily a place people come back to for holidays. Most of the houses are restored and are still occupied by families that have roots here.

Annual summer festivals bring those families together and in the main square of the village is held the annual 'Tarrastal Picnic'.

The village has a 'Casa de Convivio” a community house with a small bar, dining table and fireplace and a billiard table in a separate room.

All water is provided by the village spring, which is gathered in the new[2017] cistern and distributed free to all houses. The water is of excellent quality.!

Electricity and telephone service is available and working in the village, as well as very good mobile phone coverage [4G]. This enables using a hot-spot for WiFi internet at very good speeds.

Services near the village:

The next larger town is GOIS, located about 12 km from the village.

Here you will find banks, shops, petrol station, restaurants and services. The closest post-office and a health-centre is located there as well.

It is the administrative centre of the area.

Near the village of Tarrastal, there is a bigger village 'CABREIRA', with a nice restaurant and 2 coffee/bar establishments. It also has a newly constructed retirement home.

Here you find 2 river beaches, one next to an ancient [restored] olive mill.

Coimbra is about 50 km east, Lisbon about 230km south and Porto 150km north.

Snow is 100km away in the Serra da Estrela[east] and the beach at Figueira da Foz is also 100km to the west.


  • Negociável
  • Animais Permitidos
  • Cozinha Equipada
  • Fossa Séptica
  • Jardim
  • Lareira
  • Mobilado
  • Piso Radiante
  • Termoacumulador
  • Terraço
  • Varanda
  • Vista de campo/serra


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