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Fairytale Portuguese country mansion seeks an owner with grand ambitions

This Portuguese country house – perched on a hill in the Torre Novas area and featuring turrets and traceried parapets – looks like it is lifted from the pages of a fairytale.

Quinta do Marquês was transformed from a 19th-century-style chalet into its current whimsical form in the early 20th century by its owners, the Counts Foz. They restyled the building in neo-Manueline and neo-gothic styles and added two 16th-century Manueline windows as part of their update.

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The first two floors of the 20-bedroom Portuguese property have 30 themed rooms, decked out with traditional azulejos, marble and bronze fireplaces and coffered wooden ceilings with floral paintings.

The Santarem house and its formal gardens – on sale with Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty with price on request – sit above the surrounding land, affording it long views across pastureland.

Via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

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