Fabulous Historic Equestrian Farm

This wonderful hostoric family farm is a century-old property located in Ribatejo region of Portugal. The property has had a strong established tradition in some typical activities related to the region – Lusitano horse breeding and wine producion also the other emblematic cultures such as tomatos, corn and wheat.

The farm is approximately 26 hectares, it literally oozes history and boasts many special, fascinating features. The house and buildings are harmoniously settled in the middle of the land which is in turn situated in an area of natural beauty.

The main house although not large is very charming with many original features and the sun light really enhances the rooms.  There is a lovely walled garden which on 2 sides has many extra rooms currently serving as an art studio, wine tasting room and offices.

In front of the house is a large courtyard area and ample farm buildings offering so much  opportunity potential for a business in Rural/Equestrian Tourism and Wine Tourism.

In fact the farm still has a successful wine production business producing red and white wines. The vineyards have both Portuguese grape varieties and they also blend the grapes with other varieties from elsewhere. Over the years they have won many awards and are still providing wines to shops/supermarkets in Portugal and overseas. Some of the spaces were used for wine presentation and tasting, a small function room for private parties.

There is the potential to continue the wine business.

To one side of the fram yard area there is an impressive a huge pavilion that has in the past been used for weddings and functions. It has enough space to comfortably seat up 400 people.

The property has ample natural water sources around the farm there are several water wells and collection points and also a large depository that a long time ago would have been used for many purposes including washing clothes. During the summer months the family enjoyed this natural pool for swimming. Alongside the pool there is a large lawn area and an old orange grove.

PROPERTY DETAILS :

1.5 million euros

  • 26 hectares
  • Main House
  • Staff apartment
  • approx 10 hectares vines
  • paddocks
  • fields/ cork trees
  • ample storage buildings
  • Indoor picardeiro/ gallery
  • horse stables
  • tack / wash areas
  • large barn for functions
  • wine making areas
  • function kitchen
  • art studio/office
  • Wells and water reserves

Current Equestrian Facilities

Although the family no longer operate an esquestrian business there are still some horses on the farm – largely breeding mares and rescue horses.

The horses live in the surrounding fields and large walled paddocks. The stables are located in a large barn area with an small indoor arena with a viewing gallery above.

In the past this space was used for a riding school for children and adults, they held many dressage and riding exhibitions. Their stud horses won prizes in numerous national competitions.

It would be esy to expand and moderise the equestrian facilities in the yard areas you can create a super outdoor arena and futher paddocks and boxes.  Also plenty of barn areas for machinery, hay and straw storage, feed room washing areas etc.

If you were considering equestrian tourism the property naturally leds itself to accommodation on site. Riding out in the countryside is an activity easy included.

  • Indoor Picardeiro
  • viewing gallery
  • stables
  • saddle room
  • washing area
  • paddocks
  • good space for outdoor arena
  • whole property fenced
  • good riding out potential

Main House & Land

The charming principle house is filled with lovely features and the windows capture the light perfectly.  It is a small house in need of moderising it has a lot of character and it would not be too complicated to enlarge it and make a beautiful home. It is located in the centre of the farm with beautiful trees in the courtyard area.  Beside is a walled garden and a back yard with sheds and washing areas. The garden has many established shrubs, trees and bushes.

The whole property is fenced and the main entrance has a gates.

There are also amazing huge white traditional silos at the gates that create an impressive arrival. With an architect these could be converted into very interesting tourism accommodation.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new adventure, a business and love historic and traditional aspects of Portugal.

To find out more and arrange a  visit contact us.

  • Principle house
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 living rooms
  • kitchen and utility rooms
  • office
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Enclosed back yard
  • Attic
  • Walled mature garden

Equestrian Farm and Vineyard