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Off grid garden of eden (prepper's paradise), Portugal
Nestled in the Sao Mamede Natural Park 14km from the Spanish border. 7 hectares of extremely beautiful organically farmed land full solar, abundance of water, 3 bed home plus annexe set in fenced garden approx 1.5 hectares, huge variety of mature trees and shrubs, veg plots and a 20ft polytunnel.
Sustainable Rating - 4 Report
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This wonderful off grid garden of eden is a preppers paradise.
It is nestled in the heart of the Sao Mamede Natural Park near to Portalegre in the beautiful Northern Alentejo region of Portugal and is only 14km from the Spanish border.
The property consists of just over 7 hectares of extremely beautiful land much of which is pine forest and looks after itself. There is a fully fenced garden area of approx 1.5 hectares which contains a huge variety of mature trees and shrubs, several veg plots and a 20ft polytunnel all of which are organically farmed.
The trees, vines and bushes include:
apple orchard, almond orchard, hazelnuts, walnuts, many chestnut trees, olives (last year they produced 60litres of super tasty olive oil), several varieties of cherries, plums, oranges and figs. Lemon, lime, bullace, pear, persimmon, pomegranate, avocado, quince, nespera, wild strawberry tree, alpine strawberries, normal strawberries, grapes, kiwi, quince, blueberry and blackberry.
There are also many herbs including lavender, sage, thyme, basil, rosemary, aloe, purslane, spearmint, rocket, goosefoot, plantain, chickweed, comfrey, marigold, tillia leaf, periwinkle and elderflower.
Many other mature trees and shrubs are growing in this gardeners paradise such as cypress, cedar, bottlebrush, hydrangea, wisteria, camelia, magnolia, pine, eucalyptus, alder, bamboo cork oak and many more.
The property also has its own established beehive giving excellent pollination. (We do not harvest the honey as we are vegan).
The house has its own pure water supply from a bore hole more than 90m deep and benefits from its own power supply from a professionally installed 2.5kw solar system with back up generator. As the house is situated next to 200m of river frontage from a beautiful clear river that flows all year round you can enjoy paddling and bathing whenever you like.
The main house is in a traditional style and has 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a kitchen and large living room. The property can easily be split into separate self contained units;
a one bedroom unit with ornate antique solid fuel log burner, private bathroom and balcony with its own separate entrance,
plus a two bedroomed unit with private bathroom, living area with large fireplace and log burner, plus kitchen including wood burning stove for use in winter and calor gas range style cooker for use in summer and private balcony.
The annexe is at present used as a large workshop/storage area but could be easily converted into another large self contained apartment and already has water and electricity connected. It has an old traditional bread oven and a small sink unit already installed. There are endless possibilities for this wonderful property. Telephone and adsl internet are also connected.
The house can be sold fully furnished as a turnkey property and is priced to sell. If an offgrid preppers paradise is what you desire then look no further your dreams have come true!!
There are many rare species which live on or near the property including:
otters, kingfishers, eagles, owls, iberian emerald lizards, water voles, also pine martens, nightingales, fire salamanders, frogs, toads and bats to name a few.
The garden benefits from lots of irrigation pipes and taps on most terraces and also has a fonte plus a large concrete water storage tank that is presently used as a fish pond.
The house is tucked away and feels hidden from the outside world and enjoys total privacy while being in easy reach of all amenities should you wish to use them. The city of Portalegre which has many supermarkets, shops and all the infrastructure that you would expect in a city is only a 20min drive away yet it is so peaceful here that you would expect it to be miles and miles away from a major city.
The surrounding area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horseriding, climbing, bird watching, star gazing, canoeing and many other nature based activities.
Portalegre has an abundance of shops including; Intermarche, Continente, Pingo Doce, E.leClerc, Mini Preco, Lidl, Aldi, Bricomarche, Agriloja, Maxmat, Sportzone, Woorten plus post office, major banks, schools, vets, polytechnic and it's own hospital.
It also has 3 castles within a 30km radius and is close to many other areas of special interest.
This property has it all: All the amenities of a major city just a short drive away yet all the tranquility of a meditation retreat.