Properties for sale in rural and Central Portugal

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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 properties with particular characteristics such as water - we look for properties by a stream, river or lake - as well as land suitable for permaculture or self-sufficiency, further more 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.

Another service we offer include Portugal wide real estate consultancy. 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

Leisure property in the Algarve
​Idyllic leisure property located close to the town of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, county of Tavira...
39,000.00 EUR

Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago is the kind of property which is completely developed and ready to move in, located excellently and privately at the foot of the town Pedrogao Grande and in immediate proximity to the famous swimming and fishing lake...
175,000.00 EUR

Nisa Faustino
Aguaranteed bet on the future: fertile soil, own water and a registered residential building. Quinta Faustino enjoys a privileged location with nice views in the midst of local-style agriculture areas, in a short distance to the charming town of Nisa...
51,000.00 EUR

​Sunny, quiet and private self-sufficient Quinta in the local country stile and in proximity to the lake with lots of options...
97,000.00 EUR

Algarve Lagos/Portimão: Quinta das Canas
​Quinta das Canas has become a rarity among its kind: self-sufficient, sunny and quiet riverfront location, lots of own water through a well and a bore hole, proximity to the famous hotspots of the Algarve (Lagos, Portimão, Alvor),...
450,000.00 EUR

Developable Quinta in short distance to the stunning beaches of Quiaios or to the kitesurf spots of Figueira da Foz, located in an excellent private, sunny and quiet village-edge location...
115,000.00 EUR

Building Plot In Lake Proximity
Embedded in the lovely village of Pesos Fundeiros, this idyllic and sunny building plot enjoys an excellent location in proximity to the well-known fishing and swimming lake Barragem do Cabril...​
38,000.00 EUR

Lagoa de Obidos
Located within 20 minutes driving distance from both the popular family-friendly Lagoa de Obidos and the attractive surf- and holiday place Peniche, this property offers a great opportunity for many purposes...
16,000.00 EUR

Nisa Saibreira
This idyllic refuge enjoys a sunny, quiet, private and elevated location in the midst of a nature reserve area, yet just 5 minutes away from the characteristic town of Nisa. It lies hidden and secluded on top of a small hill...
42,000.00 EUR

Fundo da Lomba
Attractive Quinta in central Portugal with a very good existing infrastructure, lots of productive fruit trees, several buildings and outbuildings...
120,000.00 EUR

Ameixoeira Baldeira
This interesting and attractive building plot is located on a sunny, quiet, nature- surrounded location, and is still privileged by a very good access...
25,000.00 EUR

Pedra Abelheira
This organic big-scale Quinta is pretty much the ultimate all-in-one property. Be it as an investment property with interesting profits or as a perfect self-sufficient family residence with guaranteed income...
295,000.00 EUR

Povoa de Alegria
Póvoa de Alegria is a very idyllic, private and sunny property next to a water stream with ideal conditions for an autonomous lifestyle in the midst of nature...
59,000.00 EUR

Tapada das Cancelas
Extensive, sunny and quiet Quinta with lots of development potential and everything that a self-sufficient heart could possibly desire...
92,000.00 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

Praia de Areia Branca - Reguengo Pequeno
Located only 6 kilometres away from the magnificent surfing beaches of Arreia Branca, this property enjoys a very easy maintenance and a sunny location.
24,000.00 EUR

Ameixoeira Ribeira
​Interesting self-sufficient property with up to 200 m2 of building footprint.Lovely sunny terrace next to a small water stream...
19,500.00 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, condtruction timber was mostly avoided in new buildings.

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. Due to these observations and experiences we've decided to create the possibility of acquiring high quality construction timbers through our company...

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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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    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
  • Registration number / USt.IdNr.: 507291638
  • Broker's license No.: AMI 10362
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