An interesting property is on the market in Piñeiro, Galicia. Click here for a map. It is interesting in that the house itself is habitable and does not need a lot of restoration work to make it liveable in. In addition to the house there is a beautiful barn which does need work to make it habitable but is is one of the nicest barns we have come across in Galicia. As well as the house and the barn, there is a outdoor lean to storage area and a nicely restored grain store (horreo). It is currently let as holiday accommodation during the Summer months. Click here for the Catastral plan of the property. The referencia catastral is 27051C001000240001TJ. Then click on cartografía
The main house is accessed up a flight of stairs and all the habitable accommodation is on the first floor. There is a kitchen, a lounge (this is unusual in this part of Galicia), 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet. There is mains electricity and spring water. There are also some nice architectural features including a nice wardrobe set into the stone wall.
The style of the property is very rural Galician, but without too much expense could be made to feel very cosy and homely. The house and terrace are 128 square meters. The ground floor (118 square metes) is currently a huge open storage area which used to be the old animal housing. There are various accesses and an old kitchen. It does not form part of the house upstairs and is only accessed from outside. It has huge potential to be developed into part of the main house or as a separate accommodation to maybe let to tourists.
However, the real jewel in the crown is the barn which sits next to the house. It was built in 1948 and is a very attractive building. It has many air slits which could be used creatively in a restoration to distribute light. Also, with a small amount of excavation, it could be made into a two floor dwelling which could be used to live in or to rent to tourists. It is 82 square metres so could be a good size with 2 floors.
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The whole property and land covers 783 square meters. It is being sold complete with all the furniture, fixtures and fittings.