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Investment and Renovation Project of a Huge Country Estate near Mértola, Alentejo

Country Estate in Mértola

ref. AT2170
  • NA
  • 18
  • 18
  • 1.986m2
  • 82.033m2
  • Farm
  • Palace

This huge property in need of renovation with several outbuildings, a large main house, many parking spaces, a chapel, guest accommodation, service and restaurant areas, pool and pastureland is located at a tarmac country road near the town of Mértola (Beja). It was intended to create a hotel palace with 25 suites, restaurant, spa, pool, and terrace areas which the previous owner could not finish. The main house (dating from the 1920´s) is partly renovated along with the wine bar. The current owners worked on an architectural project for the implementation of a tourist resort which has been approved. It shows the intention of the first Boutique Resort SPA & Wine bar in this region and would be a perfect investment.

Country Estate
Alcaria Ruiva
Mértola, Beja
Alentejo (East)
Living Area
1.986 m²
Surface area
1.986 m²
Plot Area
82.033 m²
Tarmac, Easy Access
Private Parking
Storage, Laundry, Pantry, Office/Study, Wine Cellar
Solar (Water)
Borehole, Septic tank
Landscaped, Natural, Fenced, Trees
Courtyard, Paddock, Pond
Countryside View
Palace, Farm
● Pure living area: 1.986m²
● Construction area: 1986m²
● Fenced plot: 82.033m²
● Rooms in total: 30
● Storage rooms, cellars, wine cellar, shop, service rooms
● Main house, buildings in U shape surrounding a large courtyard, chapel, 3 outbuildings
● Approved Renovation & Investment Project
● The price includes the property and the approved project but not the construction costs
● Year of Construction: Before 1951 and ongoing
● Business for Sale Project

This extraordinary huge country property is easily accessed by a tarmac country road near the town of Mértola in the Alentejo. The gates lead to a parking space for approx. 50 cars. The approved renovation & investment project offers a Boutique Resort with Hotel, SPA & Wine Bar in a rural area with sustainable aspects. The current situation shows a palatial house from the early 20th century, a wine bar & shop with storage rooms, further accommodation and service areas, a chapel, pool, and terraces, several outbuildings all in need of renovation. At the moment only a small part of the main house and the wine bar are renovated. The approved project can be presented with all dimensions, 3D photos and possibilities.

This would be an attractive proposition for both private and business investors including large hotel and resort groups. Further Possibilities: Events – Retreats – Weddings – Festivals – Horse riding - Luxury SPA experience, Agricultural Farm, Restaurant and Wine Tasting with Shop.

The huge main house is divided into three floors:
● First floor, ground floor and basement which is currently a wine tasting bar and shop
● All other buildings are on one floor


● Wine bar offering wine tasting plus souvenir shop up and running
● Cellar for wine and shop & storage rooms
● 2 boreholes, cistern, not yet water from the mains, but in process
● Water collection for the cistern
● Mains electricity in process of being installed
● Solar panels for two of the boreholes
● A drip irrigation system covering all garden areas
● Pool in need of renovation
● Main house which is partly renovated plus a project for hotel suites and an owner’s apartment. The project includes 18 superior quality accommodations, 450m² covered service centre, chapel with Portuguese tiles, further outbuildings
● Beautiful relaxing outdoor places and terraces, garden, trees and water features
● Ideal for animals
● Ideal for rural tourism with accommodation, restaurant and wine & tasting bar


● 3km to next village with restaurants
● 29km to Mértola/ 25km to Beja with all amenities
● 145km to Faro airport
● 197km to Lisbon airport
● 33km to Praia Fluvial da Ribeira de Carreias, Mértola (River Beach)

Other Info

Business partially operational.
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