Historic farmhouse with lots of charm, Manor House of the 16th century with Chapel and several annex buildings, located 10 minutes from Tomar, a UNESCO Heritage Templar city.
The main core of the property is bordered by the wall and gate and includes the main house on 2 floors. In total, the house has 7 bedrooms, a kitchen, chapel, office, 3 living rooms, and a dining room equipped with fireplaces and enhanced by coffered ceilings and decorative tile wainscoting. It also has a pantry and glazed gallery. Independent 2-bedroom apartment.
The secondary house also on 2 floors, with 4 bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a bathroom and a storage room. Several annexes around the front patio, complemented by a garden, connected to an orchard of orange trees and grove of old trees.
In a separate area, old agricultural outbuildings were refurbished for rural tourism with 6 apartments (4 of 1-bedroom, 2 of 2-bedroom), an event hall (150 m2), 2 garages, laundry and ironing room, housing for rural workers and stable.
Property converted to Agro-Tourism and events, in full operation.
7 km from Tomar and from the A23 road, 1h15 from Lisbon, 4 km from Castelo de Bode. Railroad station in the vicinity.
NOTE: There is a possibility to purchase another 10 hectares.
Year of construction: 1590
Covered Area 2.098m² / Land area 150.000m²
Energy Rating: F
PORTUGAL - House Prices increased 8.4%
In 2020, the House Price Index (HPI) increased 8.4% when compared with the previous year. This rate of change was 1.2 percentage points (pp) lower than in 2019. From 2019 to 2020, the prices of existing dwellings (8.7%) increased at a higher rate than new dwellings (7.4%).
In the 4th quarter of 2020, the HPI year-on-year rate of change was 8.6%, 1.5 pp more when compared to the previous quarter. In this period, price increases were less intense for existing dwellings than for new dwellings, 8.5% and 9.0%, respectively.
In 2020, a total of 171,800 dwellings were transacted, 5.3% less than in 2019. The total amount of transactions reached 26.2 billion euros, an increase of 2.4% compared to the previous year. The value of new dwelling transactions increased by 9.3% to €5.4 billion and that of existing dwellings rose by 0.7% to €20.8 billion euros.
Between October and December 2020, the number of transacted dwellings stood at 49,734, resulting in a year-on-year rate of change of 1.0% and an increase of 10.2% when compared with the previous quarter. In this period, the value of house sales totalled 7.5 billion euros, up by 8.7% compared to the same period in 2019.
Portugal Golden Visa
Reduced Option: 350,000 Euro Real Estate Rehabilitation
As of January 1st, 2022, where you can invest in real estate to qualify for the Portugal Golden Visa will be restricted. Properties purchased in Lisbon, Porto, or the coastal towns will not qualify for the program. This rule change does not apply to any purchases made until the end of 2021.
There are a few different investment methods that qualify an investor for the Portugal Golden Visa. Among these, real estate acquisition is the most popular one by far.
However, within the real estate acquisition module, there are multiple available options. You can either get a property for 500,000 Euro or choose to go with an urban rehabilitation option, where the minimum investment value drops down to 350,000 Euro!
As its name suggests, the objective of this option is to promote urban rehabilitation and offer the investor a series of benefits for contributing to the renovation of the property in return.
Acquisition of real estate, which must be constructed more than 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area. The acquired property must be rehabilitated in accordance with the municipality regulations. The total amount of the property purchase price and the renovation works must equal or be greater than 350,000 Euro.
The 350,000 Euro minimum amount includes the property price + the renovation works.
The lowest real estate investment threshold for the Golden Visa program in Portugal is 280,000 Euro. In order to qualify for this option, the property needs to be older than 30 years old, renovated, and located in a low-density area.
Grants & Incentives
The success of Portugal as an investment destination is based on the country’s positive approach towards international business. Portugal offers a strategic location, access to key markets, skilled human resources, competitive costs and top infrastructures.
Portugal offers national and foreign investors investment incentives.
Incentives may come as financial incentives, repayable or non-refundable, tax benefits and co-financing. Exceptionally, specific subsidies may also be granted, such as reimbursement of employers’ costs with the training of employees.
Tomar is one of central Portugal’s most appealing small towns. With its pedestrian-friendly historic centre, its pretty riverside park frequented by swans, herons and families of ducks, and its charming natural setting adjacent to the lush Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes (Seven Hills National Forest), it wins lots of points for aesthetics.
But to understand what makes Tomar truly extraordinary, cast your gaze skyward to the crenellated walls of the Unesco WorldHeritage–listed Convento de Cristo, which forms a beautiful backdrop from almost any vantage point. Eight-and-a-half centuries after its founding, this venerable headquarters of the legendary Knights Templar is a rambling concoction of Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architecture that bears extravagant witness to its integral role in centuries of Portuguese history, from the founding of Portugal as a nation state to the Age of Discoveries.
Source: Lonely Planet
Wrapped in splendour and mystery, the Knights Templar held enormous power in Portugal from the 12th to 16th centuries, and largely bankrolled the Age of Discoveries. Their headquarters sit on wooded slopes above the town and are enclosed within 12th-century walls. The Convento de Cristo is a stony expression of magnificence, founded in 1160 by Gualdim Pais. It has chapels, cloisters and choirs in diverging styles, added over the centuries by successive kings and Grand Masters.
The Charola, the extraordinary 16-sided Templar church, thought to be in imitation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, dominates the complex. Its eastern influences give it a very different feel to most Portuguese churches; the interior is otherworldly in its vast heights – an awesome combination of simple forms and rich embellishment. It’s said that the circular design enabled knights to attend Mass on horseback. In the centre stands an eerily Gothic high altar, while wall paintings date from the early 16th century. A huge funnel to the left is an ancient organ pipe (the organ itself is long gone).
Dom Manuel was responsible for tacking the nave on to the west side of the Charola and for commissioning a two-level choir. The coro alto (upper choir) is a fabulous Manueline work, with intricate decor on the vaulting and windows. The main western doorway into the nave is a splendid example of Spanish plateresque style.
Seeming to have grown from the wall, the Janela Manuelina (Manueline Window) on the church's western side is the most famous and fantastical feature of the monastery. It’s the ultimate in Manueline extravagance, a celebration of the Age of Discoveries: a Medusa tangle of snaking ropes, seaweed and cork boats, atop of which floats the Cross of the Order of Christ and the royal arms and armillary spheres of Dom Manuel. It’s best seen from the roof of the adjacent Claustro de Santa Bárbara. Follow signs to the janela. Unfortunately obscured by the Claustro Principal is an almost-equivalent window on the southern side of the church.
Two serene, azulejo-decorated cloisters to the east of the Charola were built during the time when Prince Henry the Navigator was Grand Master of the order in the 15th century. The Claustro do Cemitério (Burial-Ground Cloisters) contains two 16th-century tombs and pretty citrus trees, while the two-storey Claustro da Lavagem (Ablutions Cloisters) affords nice views of the crenellated ruins of the Templars’ original castle.
The elegant Renaissance Claustro Principal (Great Cloisters) stands in striking contrast to the flamboyance of the monastery’s Manueline architecture. Commissioned during the reign of João III, the cloisters were probably designed by the Spaniard Diogo de Torralva but completed in 1587 by an Italian, Filippo Terzi. These foreign architects were among several responsible for introducing a delayed Renaissance style into Portugal. The Claustro Principal is arguably the country’s finest expression of that style: a sober ensemble of Greek columns and pillars, gentle arches and sinuous, spiralling staircases.
Source: Lonely Planet
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