Properties for sale in rural and Central Portugal

Hello and welcome to our new website which replaces Bosch Real Estate. Updated, improved and offering new services about properties for sale in Portugal, we hope that here you will find everything you need to help with your property search. 

For more than 20 years we have searched the green, romantic heart of central and rural Portugal to find some of the most special places. Our focus is on land with water - we look for properties by a stream, river or lake. We try to find land suitable for permaculture or self-sufficiency, beautifully situated building plots, quintas, ruins and also village houses. We are continually able to offer a range of selected property at competitive prices – chosen by individuals for individuals.

Other services we offer include Portugal wide real estate consultancy and rent to buy solutions. Our site lists important and useful information on buying real estate with land and building a house in Portugal with help from us.

Our pet project is straw bale construction. Building with straw is an interesting endeavour in many respects, but it requires a very specific building permit in Portugal, which is where our experience can greatly help.

We can also help regarding building a timber frame house using imported woods such as larch or nordic pine. With our own woodworking shop and timber supply, we are able to help you with the planning and construction of timber frame houses, cabins, treehouses from plan or to your design and specifications. We can also supply biological timber preservatives and wood oils, professional mounting hardware, etc…

Find out who we are, how we work, and why we do not operate a classic “estate agent” business. Also find out about living in Portugal. Here you can find information on the country and people, the climate, taxes and charges, cost of living, immigration and more - updated continuously.

The marketplace is a place where a variety of products and services are offered regarding all aspects of life in Portugal and here you will find current updates on topics related to Portugal and property purchases.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have, and feel free to sign up for our newsletter so you can be informed promptly and automatically about our latest deals & updates.

Have fun exploring!



Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

(Psalms 37;5)

Properties for sale in rural Portugal

Located in the midst of the nature reserve and only 200 meters from lake "Bouçã", idyllic, pristine and always full, ...
58,000.00 EUR

Quintinha Pereira
Nestled in a small village this sunny, quiet and private Quintinha is conveniently located. This renovated farmhouse with a separate guest house is fully equipped and functional and has all facilites to move in and start living in sunny south Europe...
92,000.00 EUR

Monchique Foia - Quinta Corte Longa
The ecological Quinta "Corte Longa" is located in a position with a uniquely privileged view, stretching all the way to the south and west coasts. Away from tourist bustle but with rapid access to the highlights of the Algarve,
295,000.00 EUR

Lovely large stone house with outbuildings set in own grounds of approx. 4,313m² of flattish land in a quiet village, 10mins drive to the lovely market town...
65,000.00 EUR

Vale Pousada
The property lies in a quiet, sunny and elevated location above the river Ribeira d'Alge with beautiful views.....
49,000.00 EUR

Quinta de Painha
This "ready to move in"- Quinta is in a sunny, elevated and secluded location with breathtaking views over the area, but still centrally located with excellent access to the main roads and other amenities.
105,000.00 EUR

Cantinho do Céu
Bordering the lake, absolutely quiet & with breathtaking views over the lake, this property is one to make dreams come true...
85,000.00 EUR

Moninhos Fundeiros
Village stone house, located in hillside village of Moninhos Fundeiros. Nice views to rear of property, looking out over fields and the surrounding hillsides. Sunny and calm...
9,600.00 EUR

Monte Arneiro
A self-sufficient farmhouse with a magnificent view and a secluded location! Within walking distance to the river "Rio Tejo" (with a public launching point for boats) and to the next picturesque, typically Alentejo style village.
56,000.00 EUR

Vale da Fonte
This property is deep in the countryside surrounded by overgrown agriculturallands and forest and offers a lot of development potential...
39,000.00 EUR

Nisa - Herdade Tapada do Lobo
A 16.5 ha homestead absolutely quiet and sunny, with lots of potential and development opportunities. It has 3 buildings and 5 wells, surrounded by olive groves and cork oak forests, embedded in a landscape typical of the Alto Alentejo.
158,000.00 EUR

Algarve/Monchique - Foz de Besteiro
A pearl in the Algarve. With all the pro's of this beautiful part of Portugal and none of the con's of the hectic tourism destination. This area, the Serra de Monchique...
95,000.00 EUR

Madeirã Ribeira Aldeia
Permaculture-Forest-Garden. A small stream meanders through this sunny, south east facing property. Together with the rich variety of mature trees...
19,900.00 EUR

A perfect setting if you like privacy but don't want to miss all the amenities of suburban infrastructure. The property is slightly raised, permitting great views facing south-east...
24,900.00 EUR

Lomba do Barco – Paraiso
Paraiso - the portuguese name of the property describes it best - Paradise. Total privacy, directly on the lake with a great variety of mature trees...
45,000.00 EUR

This idyllic water-rich gem is located in a sunny and absolutely quiet location, surrounded by small scale agriculture.
28,000.00 EUR

Casal dos Ferreiros
A special piece of land to develop: in a secluded location, yet within walking distance of some basic amenities, without any inhabited buildings in sight...
28,000.00 EUR

Nisa - Quinta das Termas
This 14 hectare Quinta lies about 10 km away from Nisa and the dam (lake) Póvoa e Meadas . Very easy to reach, but in a quiet, sunny, healthy and extremely low-traffic area within a nature reserve .....
138,000.00 EUR

Casa Senhoral Troviscal
This ancient mansion, full of living- and shaping-space let you travel into the past. Although the house has for a long time not been inhabited, it has been always maintained and cared for and you can move in immediately...
70,000.00 EUR

Pesos Fundeiros
Sited in an idyllic spot surrounded by countryside, a few hundred meters walk to the  swimming and fishing paradise of the Cabril resevoir. Located in a lovely little...
58,000.00 EUR

This Vivenda is in a very privileged, sunny, elevated location with fantastic panoramic views. While being very private it is still central and has excellent access.
63,000.00 EUR

Ameixoeira - Casa da Vinha
Almost 1200m² of flat, sunny vineyard on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Ameixoeira. Absolute quiet setting, as the village is almost uninhabited, but still with the amenities...
16,900.00 EUR

Quinta da Lameira
The Quinta has a very special location, on the one hand a completely secluded location in the countryside without any neighbours (no more building allowed) and on the other hand, a close connection to the world...
115,000.00 EUR

Troviscais Fundeiros - Vivenda Fátima
This 2 storey habitable vivenda is situated in a quiet village location and has approx 800m2 of land. A practical and easy project ideal for a retirement or second home...
87,500.00 EUR

Ameixoeira Ribeira
The interesting topography of this property opens a tremendous amount of development-possibilities. Situated on the brow of a small hill it offers great views.
18,600.00 EUR

A total of 4 natural stone ruins with outbuildings, patios and terraces made of solid natural stone for renovation, restoration in a quiet hamlet with beautiful view to...
21,000.00 EUR

About us

Our family business was founded by Edith and Markus Bösch in 1994. A European tour in 1989 took us from our old home in Switzerland and on our travels we found this area of central Portugal, the idyllic lakes and area around the Rio Zêzere. We fell in love with the landscape, the simple warmth of its people, the rhythm of life, and of course with our water mill property which we bought and renovated, and where we still live. 

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Buying and Building

  • We use a promissory contract (Contrato Promessa de Compra e Venda) which has been written by our solicitor and which is a legally binding contract which seals the deal at the agreed price. This contract details the property, the price and describes how the deposit and balance of payment must be paid.

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Timber and Construction

Portugal - the country of vast forests and lovely landscapes with the evergreen lush and blooming flora and scented clean air. About 70% of the Portuguese land area is forest and scrubland. The vegetation reflects the climatic differences between the north and south of the country.

Pine (pinheiro bravo) and eucalyptus are exported. 500 years ago so much oak and chestnut timber was used to build ships for discovery exploration and conquests that stocks have never been able to regenerate to a sustainable level. The available timber was used for the construction of houses. Until the 1940- /50's the roof trusses and beams of stone houses were still largely made ​​of chestnut, oak or eucalyptus. Later, from the 1970s, a new law stated wood could not be used in new builds.

Eucalyptus is processed largely for cellulose. Pine gives log burnerpellets, pallet wood, but only limited timber, due to the low quality for building. Pines grow far too quickly here and therefore do not develop natural resistance to pests. Pine used for floorboards, beams & paneling must be treated with strong woodtreatments first, both against pests as well as against fungal attack. 

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Straw bale houses



Our successful experiment

Are you looking for an alternative, ecological and low-cost housing?

Be it the environmental impact, the cost, the issue of insulation or the design possibilities - the idea of straw bale houses kept coming back to us again and again.
So one day we decided to address this notion directly and practically.

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On this page you can find out about changes and developments concerning the purchase of property, landownership or general life in Portugal. 
Read about changes in connection with the services we offer, but also about political, cultural, social and medical news and concerns in Portugal.




The past 50 years has seen a marked exodus from rural Central Portugal with people seeking employment in the bigger cities and overseas. As a result, both the locals and the local authorities are welcoming and accommodating to foreigners investing in property, in part for the support tolocal businesses, which are mostly small family run enterprises, and in part, simply because the Portuguese are very friendly

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(We are open Sunday to Friday noon, and are closed on Friday afternoon and Saturday)


Mobilephone:   +351 965 376 071 (Markus Bösch)
Telephone:       +351 236 486 374 (Family Bösch)

Skype:     upon arrangement

Languages:  English, Portuguese, German 




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    Markus Bösch Lda. Property Services
    Caminho da Várzea da Mó Grande, No. 840
    3270-088 Pedrógão Grande
  • Postal Address
    Markus Bösch Lda.
    Apartado 33
    3271-909 Pedrógão Grande
  • Managing Director: Markus Bösch
  • Registered court:
    Tribunal da Comarca Figueiró dos Vinhos, 3260 Figueiro dos Vinhos
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