42 hectares, native forest
The land has almost 43ha. It's a big native forest with cork trees and chestnuts trees, some of them very big. An important part of the land is in process of natural regeneration with a large number of young trees of different ages. Cork, a natural resource with different uses, is an important element in the local economy and is a big potential of this farm.
Part of the land is covered by big stones that create magical corners and from where you can enjoy beautiful views. The land is a real dream for anyone who want to live in nature and have plenty of space.
It is a refugee for wild boars, foxes, black vultures, eagles, partridges and other native animals.
There is water all year
round from several springs and small rivers.
There is an old stone house, that needs rebuilding. The big trees are also a beautiful place to build a tree house.
The land has good sun
exposure so proper for having solar panels.
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.