SURFING AND RIDING Equestrian property at sandy beaches

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This fabulous property is a rare purchase and a total dream for equestrians. It offers a glorious healthy, private natural environment where one can enjoy nature and a peaceful life style with a lot of outdoor living.

02Monte da Palha is located in an area of natural beauty and nature reserve very close to Europe longest and most unspoilt beach which you can easily ride to.

Also nearby is a stunning lagoon, fish restaurants and cool bars with live music.

The quinta (equestrian farm) is secluded but not isolated with a total fenced area of 3 hectares. Close to beaches, lagoon and the village of Melides which is in one of the most sort after, up and coming areas in the Alentejo. Many rich and famous are coming into the area as it is natural, unspoilt and protected so will remain special.


Main House

The main house is a typical style Alentejo house that has been altered for more open plan living and has large covered out door areas to enjoy life in fresh air with 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garden that is landscaped with sand and white pebble surfaces, olive trees, painted wooden walk ways and a decked sun longing area. Second house is a charming round wooden Finnish style house with floor size 100m2.

Two Wooden Chalets

Close to the main house there are two charming wooden guest/holiday chalets painted in pale blue and white stripes. Each chalet consist of double bedroom/ bathroom and veranda.

Equestrian Areas 

stablesThe stables are very modern and well designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer.  They are wooden barn style with good facilities, airy and a wide walkway.  Each stable is 3.6 by 3.6 metres.  All stables are designed with quality flooring for easy cleaning and windows to outside but also between stables so horse can talk to each other. 14 stables in total.

At centre of stabling there are two treatment rooms, a tack room and feeding station, coffee room. Also there is a hayloft, roof storage, 2 garages, wide road with planned access for lorries to easily arrive and leave without having to turn around.

Arena is a large 65m by 40 metre fenced jumping field with a quality sillcon surface.  The arena has a terraced viewing gallery and bar.  Also there is jump storage area. Mens and womens toilet.

  • 8 paddocks
  • Lunging arena with silcon surface
  • Mechanical horse walker.
  • For hacking out you can ride out of property straight to beach and lagoon in nature reserve unfenced area, sandy pathways suitable for all paces. You can enjoy a whole days riding without going of tarmac roads.

Around the property are pine trees and the land is well managed.  Covered parking area for cars and plenty of scope for creative ideas.  There are one or two more storage areas.

Power is mains electricity and water from a well. There is plenty of water.

Climate – This area is considered a Mirco-Climate meaning in the summer temperatures don’t go above 30 and in winter it does not really get as cold as the rest of Portugal.  The climate is very healthy and animals especially horses thrive. There are very few mosquitoes

History and a little bit about the surrounding area.

beach and lagoonThe Alentejano coast is considered one of the best examples on the European continent of an unexploited coastline, maintaining its natural biophysical
characteristics. Many are unaware of how stunning and natural the Alentejo coastline is.  Close to Monte da Palha at the Lagoon there are many excellent fish restaurants serving freshly caught fish daily.  There are also some cool live music bars where you can enjoy a few drinks with friends.

The beach of Melides, is located in the centre of the longest of the country’s beaches, totaling about 89 Km, from the peninsula of Tróia to the city of Sines, where it is thought Fernão Mendes Pinto was shipwrecked one night after an attack by French corsairs, is characterized by a landscape of low laying coast and extensive sands dunes surrounded by a natural lake.

The beaches have  lifeguards, parking, restaurants, adapted access, blue flag beaches…. a micro-climate with good weather for 8 months a year , and a region which is rich in fishing and hunting.

Melides is 15 minutes from Tróia which offers the facilities of a marina, tennis academy and gambling casino…10 minutes from Comporta with its unique golf
course (Ryder Cup 2018 will be played here), and a horse riding centre.  It is 5 minutes from Santiago of Cacém with its Zoo set in natural surroundings and 10 minutes from Sines where one can find a marina and the famous beach of San Torpes, one of the best beaches in Europe for surfing.

To find out more or arrange a viewing contact Teresa

Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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