Off-Grid Agro-Tourism Haven in Northern Portugal | Agritourism in Portugal? Family Farm? 140k
Good morning Sarah and wow what have we got today we have at last beautiful stunning weather after all that rain but we have a really wonderful wonderful property we're in a completely different area we're up in the northern part of Portugal 20 minutes from Guarda so hospitals huge City everything you want within a short distance but as Paul will have shown you from the air well he's going to show you in a minute we're in this massive two 20,000 it's 19,000 hectares of no it's 16 hectares and I've never seen 16 hectares 16 is it sorry getting carried away with my hectares (laughter) I've never seen lichen on the trees like it they're like fluffy green sticks the air must be so pure. So Paul's going to show you from the air and then we're going to take a little walk up along the aqueduct up to the house yeah we've got a we've got a house with an aqueduct go on then fabulous. If you are looking for an off grid farm in Portugal then this may be perfect for you. 16 Hectares of land including Oak trees on the slopes and large meadows fed by an aqueduct and water mine. It has been used for crops and pasture in the past so it is safe to say that either of these options remain. A pond has been created mainly for wildlife conservation and it has certainly worked for the wild boar, but for the birds too as there is an abundance of birdsong. There is ample space for extra buildings
if you want to make it a more communal experience or an agritourism business. You can see buildings beyond the farm from the drone footage but when you are there you could be transported back in time as there is no human infrastructure visible from anywhere. It is hard to exaggerate just how peaceful this place is. While making the video we both had a smile on our faces during the whole process which speaks volumes. You can see the aqueduct clearly and although it is
in need of repairs they are not extensive. You can also clearly see the stone built farmhouse which is of a decent size and can be extended, it is made of granite and could be genuinely stunning. So where is it exactly? 20 minutes from Guarda, 2 hours to Porto, an hour and 40 minutes to Aveiro known as the Venice of Portugal, you are very close to the border of Spain here, Salamanca is just 90 minutes away, which I think may be the closest airport. But this is no holiday home, it is a farm in waiting and although you could of course have electricity connected it is just begging for an off grid farm to be brought back to life. Access is via a long dirt track which could be improved if you wish but otherwise keeps a certain privacy. We now offer a buyer's agent service, we can find you any house anywhere in Portugal, don't believe me email us with what it is you want in detail, be realistic and we will find it for you it costs nothing but your time. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are of course always looking to add new properties and new videos, so to make sure you do not miss out then please subscribe to the channel, share and like the video it really does help to spread the word. Now it is time to head down to Sarah and we will explain more in detail about this wonderful opportunity. A shot straight up the aqueduct all the way up to the house and of course beyond the house is the water mine that feeds the aqueduct the owner was telling us earlier that these Meadows would have been originally used for growing potatoes and would have just flooded The Meadows with this Aqueduct later on it was turned for cattle pasture. Sarah hop on the aqueduct Sarah hop on the aqueduct what do a balancing I can't. I can only go so far up if there's a part where it's broken but I mean that we don't
know how old this is, the only thing part of the house was lived in, a little tiny part in the 80s but this must be much older. yeah be fascinating to know just how old it is actually wouldn't it I'm going to have to jump off now. You can have a video of me jumping off and probably squealing hang on no squealing oh oh yeah okay I more of a grunt I think that's okay just landed in the pile of mud but anyway the Javali the wild boar yeah all this damage here I'll just show that all this damage to the ground if you want to call it damage I mean I'm sure the wild Boar wouldn't agree that this is damaged whatsoever, but uh that's just how in nature we are this happens everywhere this happens on our land as well. Yeah not to this degree we don't this much true it's also that you have seen the Little Pond as we came over with the Drone and that probably attracts a lot more of them to the area they've got handy drinking lots of stone walls to find snails in and and lots of roots to be fertling up and whatever else wild boars eat maybe they just quite like it as well what yeah they could be just drinking in the atmosphere party Point. Wild Boar party point. Quite a picture there that it's just stunning I mean I know you've you can't go into the light I always want you to go into the light yeah I know it's like a thing with you isn't it I know I can see it's just beautiful flat land with the pond there and then it continues up until you get to The Farmhouse here now you it's registered with 400 square meters of build I'm a little bit unsure that you've actually got 400 there but that's what you're allowed to build up to certainly yeah and the owner is going to find out about any other permissions but really this is calling out for family who want to do live off grid and really just enjoy nature I mean the trees in the forest is just it is it feels gorgeous it feels really nice I love it. I mean
it could be more than one family as well I mean you could have an off-grid Community here, true I mean you really could that's true actually yeah a little bit of work would need to be done on the access but where there's a will there's a way. I mean this pasture at the moment is mainly used for grazing sheep isn't it there is a local Shepherd that comes and grazes his sheep on it. I mean Sarah waxes lyrical very often about stone work I know I haven't mentioned any of it no but you bet yeah you're already famous for it so but look at this I mean look at that that's Granite very old very old big granite and that was put up without Machinery I can assure you you see you got the old windows here now that's been blocked up because this when it was used so this is probably of 1980s build this was put on around the outside for the castle feed you had to be 60s 50s 60s 7s I imagine okay well you see there's the old your old lintel I mean look at the size of for lintel I mean just look at it yeah how'd you get it up there, look at that one I mean that's probably the biggest lintel I've ever seen over a window that size incredible, look, yeah but look at a window of that size, it's a lot of Lintel for a little tiny window yeah going to get a little bit more of this in yeah but because it is outrageous really yeah but it's get really really exciting around here oh I can't wait. Right, you can look that way can't you, I can you can see there's the stone tank yeah okay and then behind there there's a it's Granite build again but a little bit of block work on top that's the natural water mine so that has water all year round throughout the summer as well so you do have your own supply of water and then it goes underground so that tank would have been filled up and then it would have come down to the aqueduct that I've just walked along and gone to the bottom to flood that field, but look at this I couldn't even get in here I decided the brambles and me weren't going to go together, but look at this but I did take some photos yeah see if you can stick your head around there.
oh look at the size of the lintel on the doorway there lovely, yeah I mean this would be totally amazing I have to say I really love it here yeah I mean can can we just go off piste come on come come follow me I know you like it, just look at this tree look at the lichen it's crazy we have lichen all over the trees where we live we back 2 hours north of where we live but driving in some of the trees were just completely green like literally we have to get some on the way the whole tree is green yeah the air must be so pure yeah it is my it is my understanding that lichen can only exist in very pure air or very clean air come and stand here and do that swoop that's lovely I can't you you can to a degree may you stand here look where we are we are in sort of in a basin well now we're in a huge Amphitheatre gosh I can just imagine you singing in the shower yeah echoing across the place how mean you could put some special oh look at that which bit what the mushrooms yeah look at that baby no that's probably the first time before get excited about a mushroom video I know I nearly landed in the mushroom ate it don't not enjoy that's the edible mushroom right I've been known to get excited about mushrooms thank you very much, yeah it's a big old farmhouse isn't it, yeah but what's exciting to me is it's up like beautiful right there is the stone work come on then I've been in this bit here I mean it's a pretty Valley no getting away from it The Meadows down the bottom you've got all oak oak thick Land Oak thick land I have no idea what thick land is uh but we've got so it was me the waffle we got like a Oak Forest at the back there and he did tell me what the name of the oak trees were the particular type of oak tree but can't remember I don't know is that camera pointing at anything in particular yeah think it's like pointing at you mainly right okay um approx yeah come on stop pretending you know things about Oaks come on I think I'm saying the opposite I don't know anything about oaks look let's just go back to the building darling but I like them look I don't know what this was for I don't need to know what it was for I suppose but look that's an old window as well yeah and obviously that part was built on later cuz you can see the join, yeah you can go in here I mean nothing serious happened to me when I came in it might be a bit dark For You Second Time Lucky Second Time Around look at that lintel I might have to do it maybe we do a Christmas quiz thing how many times has Sarah said look at that lintel look turn around and get Stones what like ever I don't know there'd have to be a prize I don't know free free I don't know free lintel look at that wall it is gorgeous. I mean this place could just be amazing well it kind of is amazing isn't it but uh can you imagine those all pointed up beautifully and cleaned, they would just be outrageous how did people build with this stuff I it's more impressive on the First wall we saw I mean some of those stones God knows what they were but obviously I mean obviously this was two stories hence you know just to point out the obvious two doorways and these are all your old beam points it would have been the hay loft above and the cattle below, yeah, unless they had levitating cattle which I really doubt it yeah which is very unlikely yes I think I don't know which well we might as well try and go through come on through the jungle and where you see the fences isn't isn't where the land ends all of this behind the um the house belongs right up to you you're on the wall are you yeah I think you might need to get out of the forest a little bit see all the land right up the top we're not in the best place to show I suppose we were better off before when we were looking up towards the mine yeah the top of the hill the land goes all the way up there yeah I mean there's the fence there the Sarah standing next to so you kind of get the line there but I've shown you the boundaries already from the air but yeah this isn't a boundary there is a boundary fence so yeah off grid plenty of space for however many solar panels you need plenty of water all year around which is it's unusual you need to have an underground water mine or something not just a little stream running through yeah yeah the streams they just dry out in the summer you've got your water source has got to come from well below ground and then this s this would have all been put in with when they decided to breed the cattle here oh I know you're going to do a stone thing the pillar behind you I particularly like that one that's a cracker isn't it yeah yeah Portugal's totem pole exactly and the other one either fell down and got remade in concrete or just got covered in concrete cuz it was falling down yeah Sarah come just come over here well we've got a hole go and put your arms go and go and touch either side of that rock just to show how big it is oh what here no no no no that Big Stone there on the wall yeah yeah yeah it's virtually the span of Sarah's arms actually fromlintel to lintel it's nearly I mean help help how do you how do you lift that stuff I mean how do you actually lift it and there are Stones almost as big all the way up through the wall yeah it is amazing people were way cleverer than we gave them credit for oh right come on then so this that's an empty shell which we show you from the other side I've already tried the do can't get in and that's fallen down roof and even I decided I wouldn't go in further here was actually from this enormous building this was the bit that was last lived in um by the floor it looks like it was eventually well I suppose since it was been empty it's been lived in by sheep will have come in here but look at the fireplace I mean yeah imagine this is the last bit to we live this was the light exactly it's tiny you got you've got a set set of stairs that go up there imagine how cold it would be yeah life was hard no matter what we moan about life was very hard but you've gone upstairs you'd have had actually probably the animals below to give the heat from the yeah gases keeping you warm igniting the fire and sending it all up to you yeah you'd have been freezing I don't think they used animal gases to light the fire no that would have been quite an interesting site maybe they should have done, right so maybe are we sort of go through those Gates a lovely View where do we where do we summarize well I think perhaps just just on the other side of the aqueduct okay this side of the aqueduct. yeah I mean for right you could easily have well I'm going to say I was going to say two families but I mean that's what an amazing place to grow up several families here I mean you really all in that building no not all in that building but you know we don't think there'd be much trouble in getting permission to erect more buildings as long as it was off grid um well as I say the owner is going to find out about permissions but I mean yeah there would be nothing stopping you well we think we think that there would be very little to to stop yeah he he's um he's a bit of an expert um on planning and nature reserves is the owner of this one and he knows that this land is not protected at all um he did lots of checks before he purchased no no pesky no pesky butterflies or orchids here pesky butterflies? um since when did we have a pesky butterfly well sometimes you get you know if there's a rare butterfly or something it you know gets you're going to watch this back and say why am I waffling there little cave under there um yeah I mean it might not be what you're thinking of but me God you could drag a load of fantastic gypsy wagons on here and have a whole you oh yeah you kid ready are you going to say bye are we saying bye I'm sorry oh you shooting down that way right okay right sorry hello goodbye right nice to see you all again it's a very different property from the ones we normally look at completely different region huge possibilities it really is beautiful uh thank you for watching we'll be doing more videos now the the weather's changed and um please do like and sub subscribe see you next time bye-bye.