Rustic Charm & History Near Marvao
Rustic and charming cottage between Marvao and Portalegre
Montinho da Fonte is a rural cottage built in the late 1700's and renovated in the 2000's near Marvao, Portalegre, Alentejo.
Located in the natural park of Serra de Sao Mamede and just north of the charming town of Portalegre this rural interior designed Alentejo cottage is only a short drive to the Unesco medieval town of Marvao.
The totally private 6.2 Acres (2.5 Hectares) grounds are full of fruit trees (figs, peaches, lemons, quince fruit, etc), olive trees and old cork oaks. This Alentejo cottage and grounds stand on a hill with great views over the hills and the flatlands of north Alentejo. From the house you can hike for miles, up the hill from the house farther into the natural park.
Unspoilt Alentejo - Perfect Home in Portugal
The Heritage Town of Marvao is about 15 miles from Montinho. Standing tall on a rocky hill, the fortress town remain almost untouched throughout the centuries.
Another world heritage town, Caceres, Spain, is a worthwhile day trip, about 1 1/2 hours from the house. Other towns worth visiting in the area are Castelo de Vide across the natural park, Extremoz with its Saturday famous antiques fair is about 40 minutes from the house and Evora, about 1.30 hours away.
The perfect Alentejo base
Although this Alentejo rental cottage is in a very private and secluded location, you will not feel isolated. The house has easy access and is only a short drive to the towns of Portalegre, Castelo de Vide and Marvao. The small village of Monte Carvalho is just down the road.
Price: € 215,000
Area: 135 sqm.
Description: A charming 3 bed, 2 bath house with big kitchen / dining room and sitting room with traditional Alentejo fireplace. Set in 2.5 Hectares with a natural water spring and fountain pool.
Location: Portalegre, Alentejo
Nearest Airport: Lisbon (2.5 Hours), Madrid (4 Hours) Badajoz (1 Hour)
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