- Country House
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 7
- Reception rooms: 4
- Property size: 595 sqm
- Land size: 123 Hectares
- Year built: 2010
Geothermic Central Heating
100 acres of income generating cork
High Quality Taipas Houses
Herdade de Moinho Velho is a 304 acre (123 hectares) estate. There are 2 large villas (261m2 and 221m2), a restored 1 bedroom windmill (55m2) and a restored working watermill that has a villa (40m2) situated next to it. These stylish eco-friendly luxury villas offers unrivalled space, tranquility and access to nature. All the properties were completed after an extensive and thorough reconstruction with high-quality materials.
The estate has a small river than runs through the valley, a reservoir, an irrigation canal and an artesian well. This abundant amount of water on the land supports a thriving wildlife. The land contains a substantial number of mature cork trees. It was also extensively planted with younger cork trees roughly 15 years ago.
It is situated 15km off the Costa Vicentina coastline in the Alentejo region of Portugal which has one of the lowest density populations in Europe. This coastline is protected by strict environmental laws, has no big developments to speak of and couldn't be more different to the crowded Algarve. Conde Naste said the remarkable pristine beaches "are some of the loveliest in the world". The property is a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive away from Faro airport and 2 hours and 20 minutes from Lisbon Airport.
The property is perfect for someone looking for a countryside escape to reconnect with nature, or someone looking to start a luxurious eco-retreat business (the estate has been previously mentioned in Vogue Portugal). There is also a strong development opportunity which potentially would be supported by EU subsidies.
For more information please take a look at the website below.
Here is the link to the Conde Nast article on the area.