Unique opportunity to purchase this historic century old Quinta farmhouse with 22 hectares, stables, vineyard and event pavilion, set in the countryside in the rural village of Vila Cha de Ourique, Cartaxo in Santarem. This property offers great potential for many business opportunities including rural, equestrian and wine tourism and only 40 minutes from Lisbon
The charming 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom house has many unique features and has an abundance of natural light to most rooms. There are many outbuildings serving many purposes set in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty. After some upgrading, the estate would open up huge tourism opportunities such as, wedding venue, event centre, hotel, riding school, riding shows, etc.
There is a beautiful walled garden that on two sides has many extra rooms that currently serve as an art studio, wine tasting room and offices. In front of the house is a large courtyard and large agricultural buildings that offer business opportunities in rural, equestrian and wine tourism.
The Quinta has a successful wine production business, producing red and white wines. The vineyards (11 hectares) have Portuguese and also French varieties. Some of the spaces are used for presentation and wine tasting and a small event room for private parties. Therefore there is potential to continue the wine business.
On one side of the courtyard area, there is an imposing pavilion that, in the past, has been used for weddings and events. It has enough space to comfortably accommodate 400 people and also for installation of a wine cellar.
The property has large water fountains around it, there are several wells and old laundry tanks, one of them having been transformed into a swimming pool, next to it there is a large lawn and an old orange grove.
The Quinta has a large stable with capacity for 10 horses and also a large horse riding with tribune. In the past this space was used as a riding school for children and adults, several demonstrations and riding shows were held. It would be easy to expand the equestrian facilities in the patio areas. It also has storage areas for machinery, hay and straw storage, feed room and washing areas.
Perfect for an equestrian tourism business and ecological Quinta, this is an exciting and unique opportunity for those looking for the peace of the countryside 40 minutes from Lisbon.
Broadband is widely available in Portugal and is known as 'banda larga'. It is considered to function better than broadband services in the UK due to the fact that Portugal was one of the last countries to embrace broadband technology and thus has a system with newer design and technology. There are several service providers offering ADSL, fibre and wireless services in Portugal to the residential and the professional markets.
Build size: 290 square metres
Plot size: 210,665 square metres
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The Silver Coast is located under an hour's drive north from the country's capital, Lisbon.
It remains one of the country's most beautiful regions offering a wealth of charming coastal towns and villages across a breath taking coastline that runs approximately 150 Km up towards the fishing town of Nazare.
An authentic slice of Portugal that has remained traditional, visitors and settlers arrive on the Silver Coast in search of the 'real Portugal'.
Flying into Lisbon from the UK will take around 2.5 hours then it's a pleasant drive (less than an hour) to the Silver Coast.
If driving isn't an option, there is a good hourly bus service from Sete Rios station or you could hop a taxi.
The silver coast offers a combination of both the Mediterranean and Atlantic climate, this means that winters in the Silver Coast are mild and summers are dry and hot.
Winters see an average temperature of 17°C, while summers offer a comfortable 27°C day time average.
Either way, you can expect to enjoy almost 275 days of sun shine each year.
Obidos - A picturesque gem on the Silver Coast. The white washed houses and cobble stoned streets will take you back in time and provide the perfect setting for a leisurely walk admiring Obidos.
Each year Obidos' castle grounds play host to several events including the Chocolate Festival, Medieval Fair, Opera Festival and Christmas Village.
Foz do Arelho – The point where Obidos Lagoon encounters the Atlantic Ocean. The beach here is a natural wonder and on one side offers the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and to the other, picturesque, tranquil waters of the Obidos Lagoon.
The Lagoon is ideal for kids and a variety of water sports, they are even said to have therapeutic properties.
Alcobaca - Explore the stunning architecture of the monastery founded in 1153 by the first Portuguese King- Afonso Henriques, another of the seven wonders of this amazing country.
As well as offering a flavour of real Portugal, property prices on the Silver Coast are typically up to 30 percent lower than in the Algarve.
If you want to immerse yourself in authentic Portugal, the Silver Coast offers quaint towns and villages where people actually speak Portuguese rather than English.
There are properties to suit most budgets ranging from large country homes and contemporary villas, good size family villas with swimming pools to small holiday homes and apartments. As well as properties, plots of land for development are available across the Silver Coast.
Some of the most popular locations to buy property on the Silver Coast include Foz do Arelho, Sao Martinho do Porto and Nadadouro, Obidos and Nazare.