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Quinta das Abelhas
Quinta das Abelhas
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Quinta das Abelhas

Project Type

Rural, Residential

Project Summary

Smallholding in Central Portugal. Permaculture gardens, poultry and horses.

Project Description

2.7 hectares of mostly terraced, organic land on a south-facing slope overlooking the valley and two mountain ranges. 10 mins walk to the village, with bars, shop, and restaurant, and 15-20 mins walk to the river Mondego for swimming and fishing.

We have two main gardens on the quinta – one overseen by Andy and one by Sophie. Here we grow as much of our own food as possible, enjoying fresh-picked fruit and vegetables in the summer, and preserving and storing for winter. We also have fruit, nut & citrus trees, grape vines (for juice and wine) and olive trees (for eating and oil).

There are 3 small areas of hillside woodland (pine, mimosa, oak) which supply some of our firewood and building timber.

We have horses, ducks and chickens, dogs and cats on the quinta, plus a variety of wildlife including salamanders, frogs, hoopoes, woodpeckers, owls, foxes, and more!


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