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Last week’s highlight came in the form of the sale of the Infante de Sagres hotel in Porto to Gaw Capital.

In anticipation of the holiday celebrations during these weeks in June, the first week of the month proved to be quiet regarding the property market. However, a few transactions stood out, especially in the hotel sector.

Right at the beginning of the week, Home Tailors Real Estate announced the sale of a wine estate for 8 million euros. The real estate agency was responsible for selling the Herdade das Fontes Bárbaras, located on a classic Alentejo hill near Castro Verde. The estate has a wine-growing component and a rural tourism and wine tourism project. The tourism project is on the estate’s 162 hectares, where the predominant culture is the vineyard.

The 400-m2 tourism project comprises six suites, two living rooms, a game room, a library and heated pool and an independent, 120-m2 two-bedroom house. The property has 43 hectares of irrigated vineyards, two dams, three water holes and two boreholes, 2, approximately 600-m2 warehouses for agricultural support, and all the necessary equipment. Herdade das Fontes Bárbaras also has a fully functioning, 1,000m2 wine cellar, the capacity for 800,000 litres of wine and a wine tasting room.

Meanwhile, the Fladgate group sold a hotel in Porto to Gaw Capital. Owner of the Intercontinental Palácio das Cardosas, Gaw Capital is the new owner of the oldest 5-star hotel in Porto, the Infante de Sagres hotel. The Fladgate Partnership sold the historic hotel in a deal whose value was not disclosed. The new hotel, which has yet to be named, will have between 85 and 90 rooms and is expected to be operational within two years.