Quinta do Patrolho (Barril do Alva)
Set in the middle of the woods and delimited by the Alva river along
its length, this property consists of approximately 4.3ha of land.
Partially covered by pine and acacia trees, the perfect settings for a
campsite are provided. With fertile plain fields by the river which
are sheltered by thick man-made walls of shale stone, the land is also suitable for agricultural purposes as well as for the grazing of sheep and goat.
There is a rustic two story house made of shale that was once the
residence of farm keepers. The property includes a storage house with kitchen and bathroom, as well as a storage shed and a chicken and goat coop.
The property’s secluded location guarantees a tranquil stress-free
The house has two floors: at the ground level there is an equipped
kitchen, including a wood cooker, which enables tastier dishes and at the same time warms up the house in the winter, and a living room with direct access to the front terrace, from which one can see the river or gaze at the stars. The first floor has three bedrooms, a spacious hall with a typical “salamandra” (wood heater), as well as a bathroom.
From this floor, one can access the garden and the wood-burning oven, where people used to make traditional dishes and pastries, which can still be used today.
There is also an “eira”, where people used to prepare corn and other
A roaming herd of goats takes care of the woods cleaning.
The surroundings of the property are ideal for short strolls in the
woods and/or by the river, where one can bath in the Spring and in the Summer.
Location and distance
From the tarmac road linking Barril do Alva to Vila Cova de Alva there is a 1.2km dirt road to access the property. From Barril do Alva you can reach the IP3 motorway in 15 minutes and then Lisbon in 2h15m and Oporto in 1h15m via the main highway A1.
Water: Own artesian well, Sewerage: Septic tank, Electricity: grid-connected
For more information e-mail Nuno or use the contact form on the right.