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Quinta da Marmela, a retreat amidst olive and fig trees.

Discover Portugal’s history and way of life.

Our identity

In a renovated Quinta from the 19th century with a strong Portuguese identity, you will find a peaceful retreat where you can relax in the garden, on a terrace or in the swimming pool, surrounded by olive and fig trees.

With sustainability at its heart, the Quinta is powered by renewable energy and grows organic fruits, herbs and vegetables.


The Quinta offers 8 charming bedrooms with large and comfortable beds, heating, air conditioning and private bathrooms decorated with locally hand-painted tiles. Most rooms have a private terrace with views on the tree-covered hills.

The house is located on a 27 hectares property. The swimming pool is lodged on the hillslope and there are three large terraces for outdoor dining and events.

The Quinta has a large living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a kitchen with an American fridge. Wifi is available.


At the Quinta, you will find young Lusitano horses and be able to explore nearby trails or pick fruits.

The Quinta is located 15 minutes away by car from the town of Golegã, the capital of the Lusitano horse. It is also at the heart of Ribatejo’s rich historical heritage, with 3 UNESCO world heritage sites less than 1 hour away by car. And there is much more to explore.

As of Spring 2022, the Quinta will offer horseback riding. Detailed information about all other activities will be provided in our guidebook.

Events and retreats

The Quinta offers two large indoor spaces (170 m²) and spacious terraces that could be the perfect location for your wedding or family event with up to 120 guests. If you are interested in renting the Quinta for an event, feel free to get in touch for more information. Rentals are possible for a week or a long week-end depending on availability and the season.

Are you looking for a peaceful and inspiring location with 8 bedrooms that is easily accessible from Lisbon to organize your next yoga or team-building retreat ? This could be the place for you. The two large indoor spaces can serve as meeting rooms or yoga rooms. Feel free to get in touch for more information on available services.


  • 1 hour drive North from Lisbon on the A1 highway.
  • 10 km from Entroncamento train station, with regular IC trains from Lisbon (1 hour).
  • 2 km from the small medieval city of Torres Novas, with its restaurants and bars.
  • 10 km from Golegã, the capital of the Lusitano horse and its famous horse fair in November.
  • Taxi service upon request.


For your next vacation, cultural discoveries or sports adventures, feel free to contact us to book rooms or rent the entire Quinta. We speak Portuguese, French and English.

Contact information :

  • Email: marmela2015@gmail.com
  • Phone: +351 935 425 713 / +32 479 606 956

The prices below are per night and for a minimum of 3 nights.

 For the entire house (*)
High season (July, August, Christmas & year end)830 €
Other season760 €
First week of November1.080 €
 Price per room
High season (July, August, Christmas & year end)NA
Other season115 €
First week of November180/220 €
Second week of November220/250 €
Extra bed per night20 €

(*) For the booking of the entire house, a fixed amount of 300€ for cleaning at the end of the stay will be charged.

Optional services:

  • Breakfast: 12€
  • Horse riding lessons or horseback riding
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Nearby restaurants

Restaurants: The nearby town of Torres Novas is 1,5 km away and offers a variety of restaurants including a gastronomic restaurant, a tapas bar underneath the walls of the old castle and a “hamburgaria” in the city garden.

Wine tasting: Portuguese wines are not well known and some of them are excellent. Wine tasting is possible in various bars but needs to be booked in advance.

A fabulous heritage

A journey through time at the heart of a region with 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • from the Neolithic with dinosaur tracks, to a Roman villa,
  • the Middle Age with his fortresses including Tomar,
  • the Great Discoveries with the majestic cathedrals of Alcobaça and Batalha,
  • the house museum of a pioneer photographer in Golega, also capital of the Lusitano horse,
  • Fatima’s sanctuary,
  • Obidos, Porto de Mos, Constancia...

Passionate about the region, we will be happy to advise you.

A generous nature

  • On a 27 hectare estate covered with fig and olive trees, and an orchard with fruit trees: lemons, oranges, pomegranates, persimmons, apricots, mandarines,…
  • Beautiful walks around the property and its surroundings,
  • The Parks of Serra de Aire and Candeeiros with its ancestral rural landscapes and castles,
  • The Boquilobo Reserve and its migratory birds,
  • One hour from the coast, the giant waves of Nazaré and other beautiful and quieter beaches.

We will provide advices to discover this exceptional nature

Looking for sports?

  • Horse riding: horseback riding in the woods or lessons in the outdoor track at the Quinta
  • Nautical sports: kayak descent on the Tagus river and nautical skiing at the dam of Castelo de Bode (28km) upon reservation in advance
  • Mountain biking circuits
  • Paddle at 10 minutes from the Quinta

E. marmela2015@gmail.com
T. +351 935 425 713 / +32 479 606 956

Quinta da Marmela, Rua do Pinhal
2350-649 Torres Novas