Casa Marreco

Gradil, Estremadura
+351 261 963550

Tranquil house on a family-run wine estate with its own orchard, garden and swimming pool, and a picturesque village a short stroll away


8 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This traditional ochre house has a secluded position on the top of a valley, with views across rows of vines to woods and distant hills. House manager Zofia will greet you at the main house and show you around, and can arrange extras such as cleaning, laundry and pre-cooked meals or picnics – the estate hosts lots of weddings so has a team of chefs on hand.

The large kitchen overlooks the orchard and there’s plenty of room to cook together; eat around the dining table or on the terrace. Buy organic wine from the estate’s shop and sip it while gazing out at the view, or find a shaded spot on the patio next to the swimming pool.

Stroll 10 minutes into the charming and authentic village of Gradil for bars, restaurants and a shop, or just a strong coffee with the locals. You couldn’t be more ideally positioned: 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon, the historic town of Sintra and the coast – the surfing town of Ericeira has great seafood restaurants.

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We think you'll love

  • The two terraces with magnificent views
  • The secluded, peaceful location
  • The set up which is ideal for a large family holiday
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You should know

  • There are steps, so the house is not ideal for the less mobile
  • The house is isolated, away from the main house and village
  • The two upper bedrooms share a bathroom


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €270
Weekly price
from €1260
Cot available. Sofabed available.
1 House for 8
From €2708 beds4 bedrooms


Arriving at the Quinta is like finding an unexpected oasis tucked away in a traditional Portuguese village. Then a short journey to the other end of the estate takes one to Marreco House. Perched at the top of a valley, this quiet and secluded house is a gem. Everything one would need for a restful stay and perfectly positioned for trips to Lisbon, Sintra and the beaches. idyllic.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're welcome to stroll around the quinta - check out the 18th-century Baroque chapel next to the main house and reception area. This area north of Lisbon is very attractive, with green rolling hills of cork oak and eucalyptus and small unspoilt villages; the estate is on the outskirts of Gradil, a sleepy, non-touristy town of traditional houses and cobbled stone streets.

Local points of interest from James Frost

  • We are dedicated to three activities: producing authentic and characterful wines, hosting guests in four charming holiday houses and organising tailor-made events for an international clientele.
  • Quinta de Sant’Ana is a special place, full of life. We do not rest until the vineyard is looked after, our guests are happy and the children are tucked into bed.
  • We consider ourselves lucky to live and work in a stunningly beautiful setting that allows us to raise our seven sons in this fascinating corner of the world. Above all, the Quinta de Sant’Ana is our family home.


James Frost

James and Ana live in the estate's main house with their seven sons. Ana’s family are originally from Germany and bought the property in the 1970s, but nearly lost it during the revolution in 1974 – it was handed back to them by the new owner, one of their employees, who they have named a vintage after. James and Ana are extremely passionate about their estate and are dedicated to their three main activities: producing authentic and characterful wines, hosting guests in their four charming holiday houses and organising weddings for an international clientele.