This is a stunning traditional Portuguese farm house built in the style of the 18th century, on a 106 ha plot. This unique Quinta is set 1,5 km away from the centre of Portel town. Situated in the best part of Alentejo, 189 km from Lisbon airport,on the motorway and 215 km from the airport of Faro in the Algarve. 125 km from the Spanish border (Badajoz). The Portel town is cose to Évora, Beja and the Alqueva dam.
The whole complex was built in 1965 with the main house of 980 sqm covered area, distributed on two levels. The public and service areas are located at the ground floor, while the sleeping quarters which comprise of eight master bedrooms, each containing a private bathroom are on the 1st floor. They are all equiped with modern, confortable and luxurious finishings, like: hand-painted tiles in the walls, Sicupira wood ( Brasilian hard wood ) for the windows and doors (both interior and exterior), waxed large bricks for the floor of the entire reception rooms and holm-oak for the floors of all the bedrooms.
Each step of the white marble staircase leading to the first floor is made from an entire block and the bathroom floors are also in pink and green marble of the region.
At the ground floor all the ceilings are in Moorish style vaults. The house is also equiped with a central heating system in spite of having large fireplaces in each living-room and dinning-room. It also has a private telephone network system instaled between several outbuildings.
This complex is in perfect condition. Around the house there are 106 hectars of cork-tree and holm-oak woodlands as well as olive groves and pine barren. The cork-tree woodland produces in a cycle of nine years, about one hundred and eighty metric tons (1000 kilograms) of cork.
The facilities that support the farming activities are next to the main house and comprise a 2240 sqm covered area. These ground floor facilities, are set around a spacious square-shaped yard, enriched by a central granite fountain. In one of the sides of this square-shaped yard, there are four independent apartments..
Originating from its own well, the water supply is potable, of excelent quality, and plentiful even in the dry years. There is also an approved turistic project to transform the whole complex of the Quinta in a five-star Inn with 45 rooms.
The entire property has been already classified by the Portuguese Tourist Board, as having “Outstanding Architectonic Value”, which means that to transform the existant compound, the owner will be financed with the maximum of support coming from the EEC.
On 98.5 hectars of the Estate there can be built another 5.910 square meters of covered area.
Other IMPORTANT facts :
A further 29.550 sqm of farm buildings can be built.
Also a sheep-fold exists in the estate, with a profitable covered area of 660 sq.meters, that can be easily tranformed into a suitable cottage.
Evora is one of the best tourist destinations of central Portugal. It is a delightful city that exudes Portuguese charm and boasts a vast array of fascinating historical monuments.
Evora was historically a major trading and religious centre, a former importance that is reflected in the sheer variety of tourist sites, all of which are all conveniently contained within the city’s ancient walls. Evora should not be mistaken for a sleepy old relic that is reliant upon its glorious past, the city is young and vibrant, with a large student population who attend one of the world’s oldest universities.
Evora is surrounded by the Alentejo, a region of sun-baked olive groves, fortified towns and traditional villages, all of which are a joy to explore. Evora and the Alentejo offer a truly unique Portuguese experience, with a distinctive heritage, delicious regional cuisines and an infectious unhurried pace of life, a consequence of the sweltering hot summer months.
Evora’s quaint, cobbled streets are a delight to explore and are lined with traditional houses that have remained unaltered for generations. Tourists can get a taste of the local delicacies at one of the fine family-run restaurants and those looking for nightlife should head to one of the numerous small late-night bars. Beneath the traditional exterior, Evora is very much a living, breathing city, which welcomes and actively encourages tourism. Simply put, Evora makes for an absorbing cultural experience and is highly recommended.
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