The Palacio Dom Fernando is located in Azinhaga, Golega known in Portugal as the home of the Lusitano due to the famous horse fair held there each November.
This property has existed for nearly 500 years. It was built in 1530 by Dom
Fernando, the third son of King Manuel I. Dom Fernando was the Governor of
the lands on either side of the River Tejo from Lisbon through to Spain and chose to build his Governor's Palace in the village of Azinhaga
The Palace consisted of one long room divided into three with a chapel
attached and outbuildings where he held 'court' and collected the tithes. The
outbuildings no longer exist but the main building remains intact and little
changed including the original surround to the chapel doors. The views from
this property are stunning.
Sadly in 1534, at the age of 27, Dom Fernando died and the building since
then has been little occupied except as a shelter for farm machinery.
The current owners bought the property in 2012 and now have planning permission to develop the property into a magnificent family home consisting of:
•Large Entrance Hall with boot room and cloakroom
•Breathtaking Drawing room
•5 bathrooms - There is a separate one bedroom self contained cottage for
•Large Swimming pool
•BBQ and outside kitchen
•Table tennis/games area
•Outdoor eating area