This is the perfect place for nature lovers, artists, writers, families, friend’s gathering or stressed executives needing a real break! This wonderful property set on 600 hectares of land will enable you to enjoy a giant and natural private playground with its own fresh water lake! The comfortable house covers a total area of 450 m² and will allow you to totally relax in one of the many “secret corners” of the property or socialize in one of the lounges, game rooms or terraces. Every season or time of the day brings its wonders and different activities at 'Monte das Fontes': early morning or midnight swims, long walks, bike paths, horse riding, hunting, fishing, mushroom picking, bird watching... and in the winter evenings, roasting chestnuts by the giant fire place.
Evora and the Alentejo region: Monte das Fontes is situated in central Alentejo, at a crossroads within 25 km of Evora, Evoramonte, Estremoz, Redondo and Borba, all homes to wonderful wines and culture.
Central Alentejo is one of the most authentic areas of Portugal where you will find a beauty and a rhythm of life that is gone from most of the rest of Europe. This is wine country, bull country, shooting country, riding country, and the best produce of Portugal is grown in the many farmsteads around. Evora, is a city of the UNESCO World Heritage. Evora has a rich History and Architecture and is hosting many cultural events as well as musical festivals. Evora being a fortified town, the amount of historical sites combined with trendy restaurants, bars and shops is therefore amplified. This concentration of points of interests makes the town seem even more magical and livelier to the first time visitor. The Alentejo cuisine and wines are known as some of the best in Portugal.
Water sports and other activities in Alentejo: Unlike what is often thought about the region, Alentejo has actually a lot of water, due to its many lakes. Therefore, if you like water sports, Alentejo will seem like heaven. The many reservoirs around with plenty of good access points to the water are excellent for Winsurfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing and sailing.
Ballooning in Portugal began in Alentejo: it was chosen as the most suitable region due to the vast plains that are suitable for take off and landing. Waking up in the night to jump into a wicker basket lifted by a balloon into the Alentejo sky is an extraordinary experience as the first rays of the sun light up the plain: miles and miles of terrain, as far as the eye can see, are filled with brush strokes of colour. Horse riding, shooting, trekking, bird watching, wine tasting, special guided tours and other activities can be organized for our guests. Please contact us for more information.
The seasons at 'Monte das Fontes': Every season brings its wonders at 'Monte das Fontes'. You can enjoy many walks, bike paths, horse riding, hunting, fishing, mushroom picking, bird watching, etc. In the early spring, the many varieties of wild flowers, birds and butterflies will enchant your sight and walks. The hot summers with their relaxed laid back way of life will be refreshed by a swim in the lake or relaxing on the shaded terraces or in the cool house. At night, looking at the stars and the Milky Way is an experience one doesn't easily forget! The autumn with its wonderful skies and colours, will allow you to enjoy the best harvests, wine and cuisine of the Alentejo region. Winters can be chilly in this part of Portugal but, most of the time the sky is blue, the light is amazing, the walks and sightseeing are great, and the evenings can be spent roasting chestnuts by the lounge's giant fire place.