In a region known for the rice fields, planes to lose sight and ideal for equestrian activities, is the “Monte dos Duques”. A few kilometers from the village of “Santo Estevão”, this exceptional property is surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes of Portugal and has in its proximity two golf courses. Served by land access by motorway and just 30 minutes from Lisbon international airport, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, this property offers the perfect setting to relax in an area close to the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve.
Located in Ribatejo's extensive wetland area, the “Monte dos Duques” is a unique property with 32 hectares, which allows you to enjoy the peace, tranquility and security characteristics of Portugal.
A compliment to rural life, the homestead is ideal for agricultural and livestock activities with its vast areas of riding, grazing and artificial lake. Horse lovers also find perfect conditions here, with the riding arena and polo field on the neighboring property. Leisure is not forgotten, and the swimming pool and the extensive lawn (where you can land a helicopter) plus the tennis court promise hours of fun.
In addition to the beauty of the property, the main house is also a prominent spot on the “Monte dos Duques”. Constructed according to traditional standards, it was designed by the architect António José Brito e Cunha and finished by the architect Maria José Salavisa in 1995. As the excellent sun exposure and privileged view over the fields, the building has more than 1500 square meters of floor space and highlights for quality details and materials. The vaulted ceilings in ancient brick and tiles, an old Portuguese art, are one of the great assets of the house. Apart from the beauty and character they provide to the spaces, they are essential to maintain proper temperatures in each season, conserving the heat in the winter after being warmed by one of the six fireplaces and keeping it cool in the summer.
Another singular aspect is the stone floors of the ground floor, idealized by the architect Maria José Salavisa. Due to the complexity of leveling old slabs from monasteries, it took two years and the manual work of three people to finish this unique element of the house. Already on the top floor, the one of the rooms, the tropical wood of “Ipê”, coming from Brazil, provides a welcoming character.
The bathrooms and the main rooms also received special attention with the application of hand-painted tiles from Sant'Anna Factory, founded in 1741. From the tropical to the rural landscape motifs, tiles are one of the main decorative elements, complementing the rustic atmosphere of the remaining house, which also has details such as fitted wardrobes and doors in solid wood.
The main house consists of six en-suite bedrooms, two living rooms with fireplace, dining room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, laundry space and pantry. The property also includes a guest house, the house of the housekeepers, garages and several spaces for agriculture machinery.
Price € 6,000,000
Price / sq metre: €/m² 8,462.62
Agency: Coldwell Banker Luxus