4.5 hectares, 5 old houses
The land has a total of 4.5ha. There are many trees such us oranges, lemons, pears, olives, corks, oaks, palms, mimosas, etc. The soil is fertile and there is plenty of space for vegetable gardens. You could also build leisure structures, parking spots, etc.
The land is surrounded by wild native forest. It is perfect for eco-living projects. One, two, three or even four families that aim to live in a natural and calm place.
There are five traditional stone buildings: two can be renovated, the other three need rebuilding. There is also an oven and a chestnut drying place. The houses are registered in the municipality, which means all necessary permissions.
There is water all year round. There are two small rivers that cross the land and a well.
The land has good sun exposure so is proper for having solar panels. It is also possible to have electricity connected to the public network.
Community life is rich. In the area there are other permaculture and organic agriculture projects runned by people of different nationalities with the aim of developing a good community of sharing and mutual help. There is, for example, a forest school for kids under 6 years old and few community groups-associations that work in environment, arts, yoga or local development fields.
As it is situated in a border area, both Portuguese and Spanish culture mixed together to create an unique culture.
Location & accessibility
The property has good access by car through a dirt road 1.3 km from the main road.
It's situated 15 min. from the village of Valencia de Alcántara. There is a weekly fruit and vegetable market, a health center, shops, banks, post office, pharmacies, hardware stores, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and other facilities. There are train and bus connections to Madrid and Caceres. Valencia de Alcantara is 30' from Portalegre city (Portugal), 1h from Caceres and from Badajoz city (Spain), 3h from Lisbon and 4h30' from Madrid.
Tourist attractions near by
Into a Special Protection Area for Birds and the International Tagus National Park there are a lot of wild animals around, for example, the Black vulture, the Iberian imperial eagle, the Short-toed eagle, owls, wild boars or the fox. There are many tourist attractions around: sacred ancient places, like dolmens and menhirs; practice adventure sports like riding a bike, climbing, having a bath in a natural swimming pool or visit the nice Portuguese villages of Marvao and Castelo de Vide.