Sotheby's International Realty - Elvas

This beautiful vast country home, was previously a historic nunnery and Alto real horse farm located in the picturesque olive and wine region in the Alentejo. Ideally located for driving to Lisbon (airport 2 hours), Seville (2 hours), Madrid (4 hours), only minutes from the castle towns of Elvas and Campo Maior, and shopping in Badajoz. The estate consists of a main house with two bedrooms en suite, two guests quarters, independent painting studio/guests cottage, pool house, two car garage and several barns and corrals on just under 50 hectares of Tuscan style farmland. This property sits on a hilltop with 360 degree views, including Lake Caia, was renovated over the last five years. Restored with original hand made tile floors, antique marble sinks, sculpted by hands baths, 100 plus year old roof tiles and hand forged iron and glass doorways and windows, giving the feeling that the farm has been untouched by time. At the same time the house is technically modern with radiant floor heating, solar panel water heat and all new plumbing and electrical. This property must been seen to truly appreciate it's uniqueness. Rarely can one have the opportunity to purchase living history with all the conforts of the 21st century.