With about 40 hectares (400.000 m2), this farm constitutes one of the most beautiful valleys of the Serra D'Ossa. For more than half a century it has preserved the nature of the Serra.
The house, former monastery of friars recovered at the end of the years in the 80s, maintains ambivalent characteristics. Inside, despite the adaptations made, the house invites to contemplation. It stands out the first floor of the house, and in particular the living room with balcony and a magnificent view over the valley of the farm spreading up to the top of S. Gens, the highest place of the Mountain of Ossa and place of worship primarily dedicated to Venus.
To the rear of the house, we find a fantastic aromatic garden, in the wilderness a rose garden, with aromatic shrubs and trees. In the summer, with nothing like leagues around, the garden fills up with bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds.
To the North of the House there is a floodplain of more than 10 ha of very rich land in organic matter, once used for arable crops, and for more than 19 years occupied by a meadow constituted when the fifth had biological certification. A flock of sheep once grazed in this meadow, adjacent to which there is still a fold, in need of recovery.
To the west, there is a hillside with a young settlement of cork oaks among others older. On approaching the house, the mount gives way to an unexpected chestnut and laurel grove, where many aromatic plants grow, (in other places rare and abundant here) gilbardeira and one of the ex libris of Monte Virgem: Rosa Albardeira, a shrub family of peonies that, in April, May, flowers covered with a hillside among chestnut trees.
The Spring of the House, and contiguously, develops a support building. It consists of a smokestack, with a chimney used once to smoke meats, and a large house used to house agricultural implements.
To the South, the House is protected by the highest mountain on the farm. On the slopes, we find cork oaks, holm oaks, pines, meadows, arbutus trees and a Mediterranean underwater vegetation. There, in humid autumns, many species of mushrooms grow, including Boletus Edulis.
The West of the House, in the valley, runs the stream of the Virgin Mountain. In a small stone dam, built by the monks with a perfection that defied time. On the right bank of the river, on the slope occupied by some adult cork oaks, it marks the ruin, in stone, of a house below which are several terraces, walled to avoid the erosion of the soil, once occupied by gardens. The slope develops to the limit of the farm, very close to the hermitage of Our Lady of Monte Virgem, erected in the 15th century. On the left bank of the river, the slope is mainly occupied by terraced gardens, also supported by stone walls. On the left bank of the river, populated mostly by cork oaks and pines, there are two treasures along the river and between woods: a ruined watermill, next to the water course and 'asking' for restoration, besides a small waterfall who is affectionately called the 'Fountain of the Virgin.'
40 minutes from Évora and 2 hours from Lisbon.
Energy Rating: D
Price 650,000 €
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