Internal Areas: 500m2 divided into two houses, 4 bedrooms, 4 + 1 bathrooms and swimming pool.
When life gives you Lemons
In a 1.8 hectare property dotted with olive trees, lies an exquisite farmhouse. This dream property consists of a main house plus annex - unified by an internal patio filled with lemon trees. Amongst the fragrant yellow bejewelled trees stands a minimalist water fountain. The ethereal external area is complemented by a deep green-hued swimming pool, a rose-lined terrace, a tiered grass lawn, and hedge.
This is what country dreams are made of.
About the Property
The house’s architecture is typical of the Alentejo region, with very thick whitewashed walls, bright red doors and an Yves Klein blue skirting board. Light-coloured brick ceilings and vaulted ceilings encapsulate the cosy living spaces, in some rooms exposed whitewashed wooden beams, the epitome of rustic sophistication, beckon in light. In the living room, a beautiful fireplace features as a grand centrepiece.
An ample U-shaped central hall looks into the internal patio and leads to the 3 bedrooms - two suites and one master suite with walk in closet and bathroom. On the opposite side of the house, facing the charming village of Evoramonte, a large vine-covered terrace celebrates a resplendent table made of locally sourced granite which comfortably sits 10 people for an outdoor meal with a view.
The second house is an impressive library, converted into an extra bedroom, plus guest bathroom.
Know the Area
The farm stands in the middle of the historic side of the Alentejo - only a 30 minute drive from Évora one and a half hours from Lisbon and 45 minutes to the border with Spain.
In the local village vivid Vimieiro, one can find the queijaria (cheese factory) Monte da Vinha, and even sample the prize-winning creamy goat's cheese. For unpretentious dining try Restaurant Antiga Moagem. Short trips within the region are greatly encouraged. Evora, Ariolos, Alqueva Dam, Monsaraz, and Estremoz are all worth visiting. Alentejo’s cuisine is comforting and hearty. Our favourites are O Fialho and Botequim da Mouraria.
Wine tours are also recommended for connoisseurs and amateur wine drinkers. Adega Cartuxa, Monte da Ravasqueira, and Quinta do Quetzal rank highly on our list. The region is well-known for its full-bodied red wines. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah varieties of grape all thrive here.
Alentejo is the best-preserved region of Europe, an extensive nature reserve, dotted with cathedrals, museums, UNESCO world heritage sites, menhirs and dolmens - some dating back to Upper Palaeolithic times. The Romans and Moors have lived here. Farmers and royalty. This is the true heart of Portugal - a rich tapestry.
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