A luxury Portuguese Quinta (country house) ideally located for exploring the wonders of the Alentejo province.

Marta’s Farm has been designed around the owner’s great love of horses and inspired by the style of Conchita Citrón (a famous female American Portuguese bullfighter). The villa is well suited for private groups and year-round rentals and with cook service included in the rental, a home gym and horse riding available.

This luxury Alentejo country house on 2 levels is very comfortable and equipped to a high standard, with 5 double/twin bedrooms suites. The master bedroom on the top floor enjoys landscape views of the surrounding countryside, and there is an additional bedroom suite with direct garden access for 2 extra guests, on request.

A 100 sq square meter living room has a TV plus cinema screen, whilst the 50 sq metre dining room can sit up to 16 guests around the table (but extra seating up to 30 people can also be arranged). Both the living and dining rooms have fireplaces and open onto covered terraces for outdoor dining and onto the pool area, whilst the kitchen offers a fantastic space for a group lesson in local gastronomy should you be interested.

Exterior amenities include covered terraces, a salt treated swimming pool surrounded by a large lawn area with oversized sun-loungers and shade, plus a jogging circuit or horse riding for those who like to keep active on holiday. This unique rental property is surrounded by 87 hectares of unspoilt countryside planted with cork trees and holm oaks and is a place where serenity reins (except for the odd moo of a cow), somewhere you can inhale pure oxygen, and totally relax!

The crisp and clear winter days are perfect for discovering the Alentejo province and all it has to offer with fireplaces beckoning you in the evenings; whereas, in the summer heat, you’ll be taking refuge by the swimming pool during the day and enjoying evening meals outdoors. The Alto Alentejo where Martas Farm is located, boasts two UNESCO Heritage Sites (Elvas and Évora), several castles and local markets, a total of 33 vineyards within close proximity where an educational wine tasting visit is a must; as well as being close to the Spanish border.

WARNING NOTES: As well as horses there are other farm animals including a dog (usually tied up when clients are about) and cats. Children under 5 years of age need to be supervised and are only accepted with a signed disclaimer.

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall & guest WC
  • Two twin bedroom suites (large single beds of 2 x 1,15 meters) each with a shower bathroom
  • Double bedroom suite (bed size 2,40 x 1,80 meters) with shower bathroom
  • Double bedroom suite (bed size 2 x 1,85 meters) with full bathroom & handheld shower.
  • Very spacious living & dining rooms with full use of formal dining service, wine & champagne glasses; both of these rooms open onto covered terraces for dining outdoors & the pool area
  • Spacious & fully equipped kitchen; utility room with wine cellar
  • Outdoor access to extra single bedroom plus a pullout bed with shower bathroom, also equipped with fitness bar and spinning bike (for use by clients by special arrangement only)
  • Fully equipped laundry room (staff use only)

First Floor

  • Master bedroom suite with 4-poster bed (bed size 2,10 x 1,90 meters), dressing area, study with open fireplace, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath & separate walk-in shower
  • Bedroom & bathroom linen is changed once a week for week-long rentals; or every 4 days for longer rentals
  • All the bedrooms in the main house have orthopaedic beds & down duvets; no extra beds are provided
  • Hairdryers provided
  • Mosquito netting fitted on all windows
  • Air-conditioning available in the master suite only, otherwise the property has been designed to keep cool during the hotter periods of the year
  • Heating available with a mix of oil central heating & portable gas bottle heaters, as well as fireplaces in the sitting & dining rooms – firewood and an initial stock of 6 gas bottles are included in the rental
  • Cable TV (Portuguese channels only), a library of DVD’s, backgammon set & card table
  • Free WiFi available throughout
  • Well equipped kitchen including fridge/freezer, gas hob & oven, microwave, juicer, coffee machine & electric food mixer
  • Outdoor bread oven
  • Salt treated swimming pool w/ roman steps (8 x 12 meters, shallow-end 0,90 meters & deep-end 1,60 meters) open summer months only; poolside shower & WC; poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels provided
  • Use of fitness equipment including spinning bike by special arrangement only
  • Horseback riding at the Quinta is possible for experienced riders only (free of cost but riders must sign a disclaimer)
  • Resident staff of 2 (speaking Portuguese/English) for regular cleaning, personal laundry, preparing & cooking 2 meals a day (clients choice) as well supervising the property in general – 8 hours p/day
  • Garden & Pool Maintenance as required
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, seasonal fruit, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, and mosquito repellent)
  • Extra bottle of gas for heating over & above the 6 that are included in the rental, paid locally
  • Personal food shopping, paid locally
  • Chauffeured car for visiting local attractions, paid locally
  • Monforte (food shops, chemist, banks): 4 kms
  • Extremoz (castle town, market, restaurants, hypermarkets, health centre): 25 kms
  • Portalegre (hospital): 35 kms
  • Alter do Chão (Lusitano horses & falconry): 35 kms
  • Vila Vicosa (Royal Palace): 50 kms
  • Castelo de Vide & Marvão (castle towns): 55 kms
  • Elvas (UNESCO World Heritage Site, castle town, old library, restaurants, etc): 38 kms
  • Évora (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bones Chapel, the Temple of Diana, churches, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida Winery & Museum, restaurants etc): 80 kms
  • Badajoz, Spain (golf): 55 kms
  • Cáceres, Spain (palaces & museums): 145 kms
  • Comporta (stunning expanse of sandy beaches within a nature reserve & great beach bars serving mostly fresh seafood): 200 kms/approx. 2 hours drive
  • Lisbon Airport; 200 kms/approx. 2 hours drive


10 Guests (main house only)

€5,500 p/week 

2 Extra Guests (extra bedroom suite w/garden access)

On request & subject to a supplement 

  • Minimum 1 week rental with flexible changeovers
  • Extra services on request, are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season
  • Check-in after 16:00 hours; check-out before 10:00 hours
  • Barbeque use only allowed with supervised help (staff) due to fire risk
  • Children under the age of 5 years accepted only with a signed disclaimer
  • 30% non-refundable rental deposit required to reserve the property
  • Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
  • Security deposit of €1,000 to be paid in advance of rental; in exceptional cases & when pre-arranged, the security deposit can be paid at the property – the deposit is intended to cover possible damage of small objects; for the damage of bigger or more valuable objects, such as a painting or a carpet, guests ate obliged to cover the real value of that object; this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday