With a history that dates back to the 12th century, this convent at the time monastery, reflects the scenario of contemplation of the region, rich in nature, beauty and diversity. One of the witnesses of all this history is the thousand-year-old olive tree of the property, whose identity card protects it from the human hand.
The convent, which dates back to the Middle Ages, belonged to "Buguinos" who adhered to voluntary poverty. After a period of neglect, it was rehabilitated in the 15th century by Bishop D. Jorge de Melo, whose weapons are visible in the ruins of the court gate.
At XXI belonging to only one owner who rehabilitated part of the convent and enlarged it with a new nascent wing transforming it into a tourist unit. A few years later, the current owners, in search of a Monte Alentejano, completely succumbed to the charm of the convent, and continued their activity and introduced improvements and fidelilised the customers.
The property, in the Serra de Sao Mamede, a few minutes from the historic centre of the city of Portalegre, has about 15 hectares of cork oaks, oaks and olive trees, is fully fenced and can be walked or driven in a circular way.
At one of the highest points has a large field, whose view reaches the horizon. You can still feel the contemplative atmosphere that has attracted so many hermits.
The former monastery and convent, a cultural heritage of municipal interest, represents 1208 square metres of construction comprising 8 bedrooms, all with bathrooms, and 3 suites, one of which is 70m2, equivalent to a T1.
The 11 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, television, hairdryer, safe box, minibar, telephone and Internet access.
It has 3 large rooms, including one with a fireplace. In the living room, which gives access to a terrace overlooking the stone ruins, traces of a medieval silo, discovered during the construction phase in 2004, can be seen on the ground and through an acrylic.
Alths to the kitchen, there is a bedroom with a bathroom for internal staff as well as several storage rooms, pantry and laundry.
At the access floor to the pool, there is a 160m2 lounge with an auxiliary kitchen, cloakroom , several storage rooms and bathrooms.
The water that feeds the building and the pool comes from a mine/source on the property and is very rich in silicon, with proven health benefits.
Water supply system for the property's mine. It feeds both the house and the swimming pool. There are 2 holes, one of them is used for irrigation
Wastewater treatment system
Fire and alarm detection system
Water heater with solar panel system and 2 diesel boilers
Equipped solar panels
Hot water supply system
Several walls of the century XV including the entrance to the old church and the gate of the court with the arms of Bishop D. Jorge de Melo who rehabilitated the convent during this century.
The magnificent ancient olive tree whose identity card proves and protects it.
Piscine with UV treatment, terrace and access to the living room.
It has 2 water mines and 1 pond
Terrasse next to the medieval walls
Considate historic convent and due to the presence of the old olive tree, the property is exempt from IMI and IMT taxes.