EDS650: Quinta Vila Maria

Portalegre, Portalegre

Price:

€650,000

Manor house with holiday apartments and separate owner's apartment. 2.9ha land in São Mamede Natural Park

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Quinta da Vila Maria is located on the edge of the quiet village of Reguengo, in the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, yet close to all amenities, providing a home, a source of income and a huge opportunity for those who want to develop the property further. It comprises of the following.

Separate self-catering holiday accommodation, fully licensed as Turismo no Espaço Rural – Casa de Campo with:

– Four spacious, self contained holiday apartments able to accommodate a total of 10 guests.

– A wealth of original period features such as the original and beautiful encaustic floor tiles, wood shutters, tongue and groove wood ceilings and the unique façade with its Art Deco design features.

– The original adega (winery) which has many large “talha” or clay wine pots, some of which date to the 1920s. It is rare to find so many of these wine pots still in their original setting. This spectacular area is used as reception for the guests.

 

Separate owner’s accommodation with:

– 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and living/dining room with woodburning fire and patio doors.

– The living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom have stunning brick, vaulted ceilings while all rooms have exposed brick arches over the windows or doors.

 

The main house’s unique majestic style and grand architecture dates back to the early 1900s. It was fully renovated between 2010 and 2012.

 

2.9 hectares/7.2 acres of gently sloping, fertile land, which comprises of:

– 1.36 ha of old, traditional vineyard, currently managed organically, interspersed with olive, cork and fruit trees which is typical of the unique bioculture found in the old vineyards of this region. Many of the vines are around 100 years old and are the increasingly rare Alentejo grape varieties.

– 1.55 ha of pasture which is suitable for keeping livestock.

– 158 olive trees and many cork trees, one of the olive trees being over 1000 years old. There are also numerous fruit trees, including established apples, pears, plums, figs, walnuts, oranges and clementines, whilst lemon, lime, grapefruit, plum and cherry trees have been recently planted, with room for more to be added.

– A large water fonte which is fed by spring water. The fonte is currently used as an ornamental pond and gravity feeds the irrigation system for many of the fruit trees. It is home to water lilies, newts and many frogs but could be converted into a plunge pool.

– A covered well and pump house, which could be used for irrigation of the land.

– The grapevines and the olive trees are registered with the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture enabling appropriate agriculture subsidies to be claimed.

 

In addition to the main house there is:

– A separate two-storey old house in need of complete renovation. It has four rooms upstairs, five rooms downstairs, a bread oven and a terrace.

– Two large barns and a small store room. One of the barns is in good condition but the second barn needs a new roof.

– The barns and store room contain numerous antique wine making and agricultural related equipment. This includes a large wine press, destalking machine, many old wine barrels, numerous wine bottles and an old cart.

– Excellent access from a quiet tarmac road and a second gateway accessed from a small side road. There is plenty of off-road parking.

– The main house has mains electricity, mains water, septic tank, telephone line, ADSL Internet connection and a large satellite TV dish.

 

The property is located on the edge of the quiet village of Reguengo, only 10 minute’s drive from Portalegre with all its amenities such as restaurants, supermarkets, shops, theatre, banks, utility providers, health centre and hospital. Portalegre is connected to rest of the country by an excellent road system network and regular express buses from the bus station.

This property offers excellent development potential including:

The vineyard has the potential to be expanded into a boutique label vineyard producing its own wines. This area is becoming an increasingly well regarded and fashionable wine region as people recognise it for its special terroir and the quality that grapes from this area bring to wine.

The pasture could be planted with more grapevines or developed into a campsite.

The two-storey old house and the second barn could be renovated into self contained holiday rental cottages.

Building a new swimming pool, for which there is plenty of space, and the water could be supplied from the covered well.

Financial grants may be available for these developments.

Property Location

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