When we purchased our Quinta, we had an idea of what we wanted our property to become. We planned to retain much of the original layout of the limestone rich land that at one time was covered by 4 hectare of vineyards, and the lush area near the creek that originates in the Sao Mamede hills. We found the upper area suitable for the swimming pool and deck chairs, and it fit beautifully into the surroundings.

At the south side of the property is an enormous granite formation, and we made sure to preserve the hundreds of olive trees, eucalyptus trees, cork oaks and old stone oaks with their mighty branches. A rustic path going by these areas, is in the planning, and we expect to install benches for scenic sunrise or sunset panoramas, or to view the illuminated chapel “Senhora de Penha.