• • • Land and Stable • • •
Casa das Cabras
Beyond the Casa do Poente is a 22m² stable, divided in two sections, ideal for goats or horses. It has additional covered space suitable for chickens and for wood storage.
The land comprises a total of 7.5 hectares. Roughly 2 hectares of this is surrounded by a goat fence, mostly sound but in need of repair in places. Included in the fenced area, in addition to the stable, there are two paddocks suitable for horses. One of these includes a large stream-fed water tank, which makes a pleasant splash pool in the summer.
Closer to the house are terraces with vegetable beds, olive trees and a number of fruit trees – apples, pears, peaches, apricots, figs, oranges, lemons and one tangerine. There are a few grape vines and soft fruit bushes – raspberries, loganberries and gooseberries. The land has been managed organically for thirty years.
Outside the garden and fenced areas are woods comprising mainly pines and strawberry trees, with some oaks, cork oaks and chestnuts and a few rogue eucalyptus. The woods provide a ready source of fuel for all the domestic heating.
The quinta is blessed with abundant water. There is a reliable spring which provides good quality drinking water all year round; it also feeds, via a holding tank, the main domestic water supply. A water mine is the source for irrigation of the garden terraces.