Monte with house to renovate

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    Portalegre, Monforte
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Monte with house to renovate
Located in Monforte, this Monte with a captivating and charming face has 14.9 hectares and housing to rehabilitate.

The house, abandoned and in need of renovation, amounts to 500 m2 (area not yet registered being updated) has traces and details of the welcoming rusticity of a large Alentejo house. Inside we find 6 bedrooms and several large living rooms, sometimes with stone walls, imposing fireplaces, wooden beams which reveal a lot of attention to detail. The facade is typical of a wealthy country house. Rustic tiling, double facade, arcades, worked and raised fireplaces, yellow bar, entrance with garden. Next to the main house, another independent house was under construction, with characteristics of being a guest house or even supporting a future swimming pool. The house has enormous potential for its recovery.

Century-old olive trees, holm oaks and some cork oaks are spread throughout the property.
Good access (paved road) to the entrance of the property. To the north, view of the Serra de São Mamede. To the south / west, the bucolic countryside of the Alentejo.

This property, like all the others, has stories to tell. Since the beginning known and already more than a century ago, belonged to a rich farmer, whose descendant was a great Portuguese "bullfighter" and whose fame went around the world. Where the largest room in the house is, the Galician olives have been transformed into quality olive oil by pressing with stone millstones. Today, around 200 hundred-year-old olive trees await those who pay attention and again extract excellent oil from it. From one family, the Monte has passed to another in the region and its current owner. This is where the owner succumbed to the charisma of the "charming bandit", a true Frank Jr (Leonardo Di Caprio) in "" Catch me if you can ". He was what was needed: airplane pilot, veterinarian , architect. He plunges into the circle of all the powerful and rich families, gaining their trust. By renting the Monte, and in the quality of architect built what is now the imposing house and which was, of his hands, the Portugal's most frequented rural restaurant, and where long evenings of fado, lunches and dinners were filled, including famous people and with the constant presence of the incredible Bo Derek who marked the world in the 80s at the time of the shooting of the movie Bolero, very close to the property. In all the stories there is a narrative arc, shortly after "our bandit", accumulating debts, abandoned the Alentejo to an uncertain part. Fall in love with the magic of this Mont and his stories, worth telling.
Now, it's up to you to start a new and beautiful story.
We will be waiting for your visit.

The Monte is located 5 minutes from the village of Monforte, 20 minutes from the town of Estremoz (30 km), only 1h50 from Lisbon.

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