Fabulous property with planning permission to create a magnificent family home
Palacio Dom Fernando
The property on offer is very unusual and is set in the most exquisite position with a view overlooking the Tagus floodplains where nothing can be built in front, so the view will never change. This is a palace that was built in 1530 by King Manuel I's son, Dom Fernando, as his governor's house when he was touring his jurisdiction. It is located in Azinhaga village close to the town of Golega in the province of Santarem.
The palace originally consisted of one long room divided into three with a chapel attached and outbuildings. The outbuildings no longer exist but the main exterior walls of the main building remain intact including the original surround to the chapel doors. It has not been lived in for some time and is in need of some refurbishment although it is already supplied with mains water, electricity and drainage.
The current owners bought the property in 2012 and now have planning permission to develop the property into a magnificent family home consisting of:
- Entrance hall with boot room & cloakroom
- Drawing room
- Music room
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
The grounds of the property feature:
- One bedroom staff cottage
- 3 stables
- Fado/entertainment room
- Swimming pool
- Barbecue & outside kitchen
- Table tennis/games area
- Lounging areas
- Outdoor eating area
- Vegetable plot
This property has existed for nearly 500 years. Dom Fernando was the Governor of the lands on either side of the River Tejo from Lisbon through to Spain. He chose to build his Governor's Palace in Azinhaga to facilitate his governorship and chose the location because of its spectacular views and position on the edge of the Rio Tejofloodplainn.
Dom Fernando was instrumental in draining the marshes to enable grazing and corn growing with the latter continuing to this day. He also introduced a river route to allow barges to transport livestock and goods to Lisbon via the Rio Almonda, a tributary to the Rio Tejo which passes directly below the property.
Golega is the home of the Portuguese Lusitano horses and fly fishing on the River Tagus which runs through to Lisbon. Golega is the most amazing place and has two horse fairs a year that simply doesn't happen the same way anywhere else in the world.
A fabulous investment for the discerning investor and a great opportunity to own a palatial property in Portugal!!
Attraction Type : Countryside, Village
Property Age : 1530
Garden : Yes
Furnished : N/A
100 Km from Beach
O Km from CountrySide
5 Km from Train station-Mato de Miranda
100 Km from Lisbon Airport, Portugal