Property for sale rural Algarve

A selection of properties for sale in and around São Marcos da Serra

You are looking for your own place in this area of the rural Algarve? This is the region where the good old days are still alive. You may take part in rural traditions, amongst genuine and hospitable locals. Justbrowse through the listing below. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment for a viewing, please use the contact form

For information on the procedure of buying property in Portugal and on the cost involved, you may want to have a look at

Cosy small cottage with 2.6 hectares of land near São Marcos da Serra

cottage for sal Sao Marcos da Serra


Set in a lovely green and peaceful rural area at 10 minutes drive from the authentic village of São Marcos da Serra, this small cottage with 2.6 hectares of land is for sale. 

The property has good access. The last few kilometres are over a well-maintained gravel road. The house has its own water source (a well) and is connected to the mains electricity grid. There is a very good mobile internet connection. A solar system provides hot water water. The house itself consists of 1 bedroom with ensuite shower room, lounge, large and bright kitchen and a half open porch. There is a separate workshop with a terrace on top of it. The property has various plots of flat, fertile land. Furthermore, there is some woodland with cork oaks, a fenced piece of land with barn, formerly used for donkeys and lots of fruit trees.

Serarately there is a portacabin with a lounge/kitchen area with woodburner, shower room, 2 bedrooms and a terrace. 

Price: €160.000

click on picture to enlarge

Quinta with 9.5 hectares of land in Fitos - Santana da Serra

quinta Alentejo for sale
farm Alentejo for sale

In the tiny little hamlet of Fitos, belonging to the parish of Santana da Serra and just over the border with the Algarve, this farmhouse with 9.5 hectares of land is for sale. The house is set in a lovely rural, elevated location, offering beautiful views on the countryside. The house measures 167 m2 on an urban area of 292 m2.

The house currently has 3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 dining room, kitchen with utility room, smoking room with breadoven and extra kitchen, bathroom, storage room and garage. There is a large covered terrace over the length of the house. The house is connected to the mains electricity. Water comes from a private borehole, a well and a barragem (dam). There are several patches of fertile land for growing vegetables etc. 

Separately, there is an old little house of 78 m2 to be renovated. This building is attached to two neighbour´s buildings, but none of the buildings are used for habitation.

Price: €260.000

click on picture to enlarge

Renovated cottage in the countryside near São Marcos da Serra

cottage for sale in rural Algarve
cottage for sale S Marcos da Serra

Casa Amora (Blackberry Cottage) is a charming house with 100 m2 which was renovated a few years ago. It is located near a very quiet, tarmac road in the countryside, just 6 km from São Marcos da Serra. The house features quality wooden windows with double glazing and fitted mosquito-netting. Most of the walls are built in "taipa" (rammed earth, making the house cool in summer and warm during winter). The high ceilings are made from traditional eucalyptus and pine wood.

The living/kitchen area has a large wood-burner and a fitted kitchen unit . The bedrooms have solid oak floors. The large master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The second, smaller bedroom has an en-suite with a bathtub and a mezzanine.

Outside there is a plunge pool with shallow end for children. The covered terrace is perfect for outside dining and there is a large brick built BBQ. There are grape vines, olive, fig and pomegranate trees on the plot of 3500 square meters. There is sufficient parking space near the house for several cars.

There is a registered ruined building behind the house, which can be rebuild. The water tank (cisterne) is located on the highest point of the plot, thus creating enough water pressure to use water without the need of a pump. There is a traditional "nora" (well), complete with water wheel in front of the house. The plot is connected to the mains electricity.

Price: €180.000

click on picture to enlarge

9 Hectares of land with ruin in Santana da Serra, near Fitos

ruin for sale Santana da Serra
land with ruin in Santana da Serra

Just across the border to the lower Alentejo, near Fitos - Santana da Serra - there is a 9 hectare property with 100 m2 ruin for sale.

Although the property is close to the IC1, it offers lots of privacy and tranquility. From here you have beautiful views over the green hills around. You can even see Monchique in the distance. Next to the ruin, there is an authentic traditional bread oven. There is a natural well in the bottom of the valley of the plot. There is electricity nearby and very good mobile phone signal.

Price: €103.000

click on picture to enlarge

Old traditional farm house set in 11 hectares land in Benafatima, São Marcos da Serra

quinta for sale in Benafatima, Sao Marcos da Serra

In the rolling hills of the countryside of Benafatima, São Marcos da Serra, this traditional quinta with 11 hectares of land is for sale.

This property benefits from easy access to the M542, mains electricity, large plots of fertile land with olive trees and a vineyard. There is a large baragem (dam), as well as a well for water supply and not to forget: beautiful panoramic views. There is a huge round watertank near the house, that could make a nice pool. There are a few small pieces of land on the other side of the road, that may be bought as well in a seperate sale.

The house consists of 4 bedrooms, kitchen, smoking room, living room, dining room, bathroom, various storage rooms, various stables. The house is in need of total renovation.

Price; €150.000

click on picture to enlarge

Traditional Portuguese farmhouse with 4.58 hectares land and 2 ruins 

A few kilometres from the village of São Marcos da Serra, you may buy this traditional farmhouse set in 4.58 hectares of land. Furthermore there are 2 registered ruins of125 and 112 m2, both for habitation, to be rebuilt. There is a dam (baragem) and a well which supplies the house with water. The property is connected to mains electricity. The house consists of 2 bedrooms, a living/dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom and utility room. The house may be expanded to 260 m2, 

From here you have wonderful panoramic views over the countryside. The plot is located near a railway. However, there are only very few electric trains passing here per day and the plot is on a higher level.

Price: €260.000

Click on picture to enlarge

Lovely plot with ruin and 8 hectares of land in the peaceful countryside 

A few kilometres from the village of São Marcos da Serra, there is this lovely plot of 8 hectares with a ruin to be rebuilt for sale. It is located in the area of Vale Grou de Cima. The ruin has a urban area of 320 m2. The horta measures 1600 m2. There is a well and a natural spring on the property. Electricity is nearby. This location offers optimal privacy and tranquility in a beautiful rural area. The ruin is located in an elevated position from where you have beautiful views. 

Price: €69.000

click on picture to enlarge

Ruin with 3.84 hectares of mainly flat land at walking distance from the village of São Marcos da Serra

Just outside the village there is a lovely piece of land of 3.84 hectares for sale. The land is mainly flat. The ruin is set on the most elevated location of the property, offering wonderful views on the serra and the village. There is a well for water supply and there is mains electricity. The ruin of 183 m2 is in an urban area of 320 m2. 

Price: €95.000

click on picture to enlarge

ruin with land, S. Marcos da Serra
land with ruin, Sao Marcos da Serra

Property of 27 hectares with small house, between Fitos and Pereiras

land for sale Santa Clara
land and house for sale Pereiras

This plot can be found between Pereiras and Fitos, in a peaceful and remote rural location. The total area is 27 hectares. The largest part of the plot is terraced. In a project there were lots of cork oak trees planted in 2004, which will bring extra income in the future. There is a well in the vegetable garden and a baragem (dam) for water supply. 

The small house is located in at medium height. From the surrounding hills you have beautiful views on the serra, all the way up to Monchique. There are no direct neighbours, so you have maximum privacy. It is approximately 4 km to Perieras and not far from the Santa Clara lak. The plot can be seen at Google maps: 37.456858, -8.403066

Price: €169.000

Click on picture to enlarge

Converted farmhouse near Saboia, Odemira

Near the small village of Saboia in the lower Alentejo, there is a renovated farmhouse for sale with beautiful panoramic views over the countryside. Look at the video to see the view.
The plot is 538 m2 and the house measures 105 m2. Access is easy with just a short dirt track leading up to the house.

The location is peaceful, rural and very private. The house is at walking distance from the village of Saboia and in a few minutes you reach the village of Santa Clara a Velha by car.  Saboia has a train station. The large Santa Clara lake is closeby, as is the west coast with its beautiful beaches. You reach the southcoast within 45 minutes.The property benefits from mains electricity, a telephone landline, very good internet connection suitable to watch TV over IP and great reach with mobile phones. There is a borehole for water supply.
In the garden there are several fruit trees and many plants, shrubs and flowers. There is a large covered terrace from where you may enjoy the lovely views. There is an above-ground swimming pool.
The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with toilet, washing basin, bath with overhead shower. There is double glazing, roof insulation and the walls are made of taipa (rammed earth) which ensures a good climate inside the house. There are 2 wood burners to keep the house warm in winter.

Price €140.000

Click on picture to enlarge

7 hectares of land with ruin in Fitos, Santana da Serra

Just north of the border with the Algarve, there is a large plot of almost 7 hectares with a ruin to be rebuilt. The location is very quiet and rural, but not far from the tiny hamlet of Fitos (Santana da Serra) and with easy acces from the IC1. There are 2 small lakes (barragem) and a there is a good size vegetable plot. There is electricity very close to the ruin. You can enjoy beautiful country views all around.

Price: €80.000

Click on picture to enlarge

Cottage near the hamlet of Azilheira 

Situated just over the border from the parish of São Marcos da Serra, in São Barnabé, there is a cottage with land and ruins for sale.  The house needs work done, but the roof is in good condition and there is a concrete ceiling.  The left part of the house has been used as a large smoking room with breadoven. The larger, right part of the house consists of an entrance hall with 4 rooms. There is no bathroom.

The total plot is 2.55 hectares.There is electricity and telephone connection. The water well was destroyed and needs rebuilding. There is a large piece of fertile flat land at the bottom of the plot. The cottage is situated next to a little used tarmac road. On the other side of the road there is more land  with 2 ruins. 

The neighboring hamlet of Azilheira, belonging to the parish of São Marcos da Serra, has a local café and hosts a monthly farmers market. 

Price: €49.000