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The 'Paço dos Bandeira' has all this and much more, and is an excellent opportunity for those looking to invest in tourism or agrotourism. This is a historic 1,200 m2 building with 4.5 hectares of vineyard, olive trees and woodland.
A pleasant courtyard with olive trees invites us to enter the house through the main door, surmounted by the original Bandeira family coat of arms, dating from 1639.
The property consists of two conjoined buildings, the main house, with simple stone mouldings, and the older 3-story tower-house with mediaeval features.
Later extensions, largely single-story, form an 'L' to complete the main 'U' shape of the property.
The entire buildiing was restored between 2005 and 2007, with a completely new insulated roof and damp-proof floors.
The restored main room, which was used as a court-house in the XIXth. century, is now used as a music room. Many of the main areas have been left open-space to give the new owners the opportunity to finish them to their own requirements.
There is a covered parking area for cars, and an annexe for use as a studio.
Here is an opportunity to fit out the house with as many bedrooms and bathrooms, as your imagination may suggest. A visit. will make clear the house's full potential for development. If you like fresh air, the countryside and history, here is a great opportunity.
The family coat of arms, the great fireplace and chimney, the charming inner courtyard, the long verandah with its stunning views to the Estrêla mountains, perfect for family lunches, the stone façades and cornices are some of the details that make this unique house well worth a visit.
Be sure to see the monumental fountain in the grounds, which is one of the house's special features.
The building was classified in 2012 as a Monument of Public Interest, and is in the Protected Area of the ancient village of Ladário.
Important figures in Portugal's history are associated with the house, namely Gonçalo Pires Bandeira, hero of the battle of Toro in 1476, who built the tower-house, and Luiz de Albuquerque de Mello Pereira e Cáceres, Governor and Captain-Governor of Cuiabá and Mato-Grosso in Brazil, who was born here in 1739.
The house fronts the church square in Ladário, Sátão, District of Viseu, in the 'Beira Interior' region of Portugal. It is 40 kms. from the Estrêla mountains, half an hour's drive from the cathedral city of Viseu, and 1h30m by motorway from Porto International airport.'