original house and chapel were built by Caldeira de Mendanha, a friend
and rival of the "Marques de Pombal".
interior of the house can best be described as relaxed elegance. The furnishings
and decor reflect the opulence of earlier times when trade with Brazil
and India was at its height.
The imposing facade of the Solar can be seen from the road and the entrance, carved in granite, displays the original owner's coat of arms.
The 18th century chapel has also been restored to its former glory by the present owners.
Solar de Alvega has three sitting rooms, a dining room where breakfast is served, and a games room. If required, meals based on regional dishes, may be arranged on request. One of the rooms has a magnificent fireplace and it's wonderfully furnished.
The house has 5 double bedrooms, all are equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor, they are beautifully furnished with great attention to detail. They are very spacious and could easily accommodate an extra bed.
remaining bedroom is located on the second floor and is smaller.
It has a separate bathroom and shower.
The swimming pool which is equipped with massage has a depth varying from 1,20 to 1,80 metres. The dimensions are 13 x 5 metres.
Overlooking the stream is a large patio area and adjacent to this is an events room of 250 square meters with a seating capacity for up to 180 persons.
A total of 5 self-catering apartments are also available.
The owners still maintain the old pump, built in the 1940's which used to provide electricity for the village.
This house is located on the borders of the Ribatejo, Alentejo and Beira Baixa regions and is less than 1 hours drive from the Templar Castles of Belver, Abrantes, Almourol and Torres Novas.
A few kms away visitors will find a wide range of activities, riding school, boating, golf driving range, restaurants and the historic towns of Abrantes and Tomar.
A total of four cottages are also available.