Messejana, Aljustrel



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Lower Alentejo

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This was one of the last properties allowed to be built from scratch in this superb region of the Alentejo, an incredible location for those that have a particular love of Nature.  Here you will see many of Europe’s remaining mammals such as Red Foxes, Mongooses and very rarely the Common Genet and just as varied is the birdlife…all the way up to the top predator, the Golden Eagle.  This wonderful property, which has around thirty ancient Olive Trees, is approached over a short well maintained track past large fenced fields set in a beautifully quiet rural location, only about 1km from the very pretty Historic village of Messejana, which has a Castle, quaint narrow streets, Churches, bars, bakery, school, an award winning Restaurant together with many other facilities. A stunning backdrop to this property is the ancient ‘monument’ Church – Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, set on a gently sloping hill just beyond the Monte with the added feature of the Church being floodlit at night and is clearly visible from this property – a stunning sight. The Monte, built in the traditional Alentejo style in 2010, has accommodation briefly comprising an Entrance Hall, large Living Room with focal wood burner, spacious fitted Kitchen Diner, huge Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Shower room, two further Double Bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, five piece luxury family Bathroom, heating and cooling A/C units, double glazed windows and doors, underfloor heating in the Hall and Bathrooms. Outside is a large Covered Terrace leading onto the main Sunbathing Terrace, the inviting 9.5m x 4.5m Swimming Pool and very well stocked landscaped auto-irrigated gardens. The driveway, accessed through iron gates is flanked by an avenue of trees leading up to a modern open sided ‘Cart Barn’ with space for two cars, farm tractor and general storage.  The property has borehole water, mains electric, cable/satellite TV and newly installed solar panels to generate its own electricity.

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ENTRANCE HALL 6.46m x 1.98m (21’2” x 6’6”)

With underfloor heating, windows overlooking the large terraces and the gardens beyond, secure multi lever door to the covered terrace.

LIVING ROOM 6.09m x 5.44m (19’11” x 17’10”)

A huge bright room with two sets of sliding doors to the terrace and swimming pool beyond and a tilt and turn door to the side. Large wood burning stove, shiny tiled flooring throughout and large archway to kitchen diner.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN DINER 4.33m x 4.16m (14’2” x 13’7”)

A spacious area for family dining, beyond is the fitted kitchen with ample wall and floor cupboards complete with marble work surfaces, four ring halogen hob, built-in oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher, double bowl stainless steel sink unit set into the marble worktop with mixer tap over, built-in fridge freezer and a built-in larder store.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 6.21m x 5.49m (20’4” x 18’0”)

Huge dual aspect room with both sliding patio doors and tilt and turn door to the terrace, A/C unit and door to the ensuite.


Simply superb with a double walk-in shower set behind thick safety glass with a matching wide glass entry door, wash basin set in a vanity unit with huge illuminated mirror over, concealed flush WC, bidet, opaque glass window, tiled floor, towel rails and stunning tiled walls.

BEDROOM TWO 4.16m x 3.10m (13’7” x 10’2”)

Having a range of fitted wardrobes, A/C unit.

LUXURY FAMILY BATHROOM 3.39m x 2.23m (11’1” x 7’4”)

Fabulous family bathroom stylishly tiled and having a tile panelled bath with mixer tap, shower and side glass screen, wash basin set into a vanity unit with marble top, cupboards below and huge illuminated mirror over, concealed flush WC. and a bidet.

BEDROOM THREE 4.16m x 3.01m (13’7” x 9’10”)

Having a range of fitted wardrobes, A/C unit


COVERED TERRACE 13.5m x 3.00m (44’3” x 9’10”)

A wonderful area to sit in the shade whilst have superb views across the land to the woods beyond. There is a fitted brick built BBQ with chimney and there is outside lighting all around the outside of the Monte including all the terracing.

SWIMMING POOL 9.5m x 4.5m (31’2” x 14’9”)

With Roman entry end and lighting.

TRIPLE BAY CART BARN 12m x 4.6m (39’4” x 15’1”)

Having bays for two cars, tractor, storage and equipment. The tractor may be included in the sale dependant on offer made.


The property is approached through wrought iron gates that lead up the gently sloping driveway to this attractive and spacious house and beyond to the turning circle in front of the Cart Barn.


The gardens are a lovely feature of this stunning property having well stocked and colourful borders providing year round interest with an auto irrigation system and interspersed with beautiful old Olive trees – some over 500 years old. There is a very productive vegetable garden which is further planted with widely spaced fruit trees offering great variety including four varieties of Oranges for year round harvesting, Lemon, Grapefruit, Apricot, Peach, Apple, Plum, Cherry, Lime, Walnut, Hazelnut, eating Olive and Table Grapes. The ground can easily supply a family with all its vegetable needs for the year.


Beyond the more formal gardens there are two beautifully maintained Olive Groves that produce a good crop of olives each year and could be viable for producing an income from Olive Oil production. The grass below the olive trees is well maintained, sometimes with the use of the tractor, but more often a local herd of sheep are brought in to do the job for free and organically. This is a stunningly beautiful location and we have had the privilege of being present at dusk…..the light and the long shadows are so incredibly beautiful. The Olive trees are very well spaced so there would be plenty of space if one wished to keep say two horses – rich level grazing in Winter/Spring and miles of tracks to explore either walking or riding.


A very recent addition, are the Solar Panels for using in conjunction with mains electric. If required, the new owner could purchase storage batteries, as the inverters are already in place and save the electricity, potentially becoming entirely self-sufficient. Under the scheme, the solar panels can be paid off monthly and you can use all the electric generated during the hours of sunlight free.



The property is freehold with mains and solar electric, own borehole and drainage is private with a three chamber bio septic tank. The village of Messejana is easily walkable at 1km and has junior school, cafes, restaurants and every day shops. Supermarkets, a greater range of shopping and other facilities are found at Aljustrel about 8 kms. The incredible beaches of the West Coast, in particular Vila Nova de Milfontes is 60kms, Faro Airport is 130kms (about 1hr 20 mins) Lisbon is 170km and even Spain is only 120kms.

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Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise that all rooms and any land are measured by you or your appointed solicitor or surveyor prior to purchase. All measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only. It should not be assumed that the property meets all the appropriate legal requirements.

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