Quinta do Colmeal

A group of beautifully restored traditional Portuguese farm houses, with swimming pool, dating back to the 16th century. Built around a Roman hermitage amidst a mature orchard of olive, cork and stone oak, almond and orange trees.

Colmeal - Alentejo   Casa Rosamarinho

The complex of spacious comfortable well furnished farm houses consists of a main house, Casa Rosamarinho (7 pers) with 3 bedrooms and 2 seperate farm cottages, Casa Tomilho (5 pers) with 2 bedrooms and Casa Lavender (2 pers) with 1 bedroom. All houses have their own kitchen, sitting room, ample covered terraces with lovely views. Good heating and cooling (fan) system and TV available.

Casa Tomilho   Casa Tomilho
Casa Lavender   Hermitage

The Quinta do Colmeal has been the residence of bon João Athayde, Count of Alva and general of King Pedro II, between 1724 and 1751. The general used the walled Quinta as a supply of oranges, watermelons, green beans and olives for his army.

Enjoy the peacefulness, a flock of sheep grazing on the herbal pasture, under the trees... Enjoy the 11x11 m swimming pool situated in the orange orchard, bordered by a sunbathing lawn and at the edge of a roman bridge.


The Quinta do Colmeal is situated in a historical setting within 3 km of Vila Viçosa, famous for the hunting palace of the Portuguese kings. Within the region of the fortified towns of Elvas, Borba, Estremoz and Alandroal. Within half an hour drive from the world heritage city of Evora. Golf courses in Portalegre and Badajoz. Hiking, biking, fishing and bird watching. Not to forget the restaurants with there specialities of the Alentejo and the excellent Borba wines. An abundance of artisans show their leather goods in Terugem, pottery work int Redondo, stone carvings in Borba and carpets in Arraiolos.

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