In the heart of the Alentejo and only 1 hour from Lisbon, This is a small working farm of 12 hectares. Montemor-o-Novo (5 minutes away) is the nearest town and has a well preserved old quarter with unique chapels, a castle, banks, small shops, a food market and tennis courts. Also within a short driving distance is the World Heritage Site of Évora, and some of Portugal’s best west coast beaches, with fine golden sand, clear blue waters and fantastic fish restaurants. Other activities on offer at Moinho do Alamo include horse riding (the countryside around the property is ideal), bicycle riding and river boating.
This very spacious country house totalling 1,200 sq metres, is re-constructed from the ruins of a 19th century water-mill, has many original features, including an all- stone living room built on top of the river channel. A large patio with river views is ideal for dining “al fresco”, and there are other outdoor dining or sitting areas.
The property has been decorated in a classical Portuguese style, with many antiques and paintings and is very well equipped, including cable TV (plasma screen in sitting room and other TVs in some of the bedrooms), DVD, sound system, air conditioning in the master bedroom, and fans in most other bedrooms, and central heating on the ground and first floors.
Within the large garden is a swimming pool (14 x 7m) with jet stream and pool gates for child safety. There is a spacious pool house with cooking facilities and a built-in barbecue. The pool can be heated on request at extra charge. For children, there is a “wendy” house in the garden, a small horse carriage, and many toys. The grounds of Moinho do Alamo are particularly charming when floodlit in the evenings with the romantic island folly (in the middle of the river), providing an extra chill out area with hammocks, outside bar with draft beer (on request) and another barbecue.
This property is perfect for small or large celebrations, themed parties or corporate weekends and the services provided, are of 5 star quality! The changeover day at this property is flexible, and they will accept a minimum 3 night stay outside the months of July and August. There are prices for groups of 6 or 16 people (for 6 persons, the corridor access to 5 bedrooms on the first floor will be closed).
Living room with fireplace and dining room, with large original fireplace and seating up to 24 people, opening onto to river view patio with covered and uncovered sitting/dining areas. Guest WC. Large, traditional and very well-equipped kitchen with larder. Rear terrace with built-in spit barbecue. The bedrooms are at a slightly higher level: 2 twin bedrooms, each with private bathroom. Next to these rooms is a small sitting room.
Small sitting room with fireplace and corridor access to bedrooms. One double bedroom en-suite with a children’s twin bedroom off it, one twin bedroom and 2 double bedrooms en-suite - all opening onto a shared covered terrace with hammocks and garden. The master bedroom suite has a king-size bed, small sitting area, fireplace and air-conditioning, a traditional tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower, plus a large private balcony with hammocks and magnificent views of the river.
Main entrance level with hall, cloakroom and kitchenette. Drawing room with large fireplace. Terrace with views over the surrounding countryside.
Montemor-o-Novo (restaurants, shops, tennis courts) 5 minutes drive
Évora (World Heritage Site) 30 minutes drive
Comporta (Alentejo coast & beaches) 45 minutes drive
Lisbon Airport 60 minutes drive
Badajoz – Spain 60 minutes drive