OUR STORY

The realisation of a lifelong dream: to create a place of tranquility, beauty and connection, a home for therapy and restoration.

Our Story

About Quinta Carvalhas – The Green Farm

The Green Farm, is a Luxury Farm Stay & Retreat Centre in Santarém, Portugal.
A holistic well-being haven that offers unique experiences for Body, Mind and Soul.

In our efforts to find the ideal location for our retreat centre, in a search spanning seven countries over two years, the perfect retreat centre was found right here in Portugal: Quinta Carvalhas.

Also named ‘The Green Farm’ because of the natural beauty of the property and the absence of chemicals, this extensive farm in the Ribatejo has everything we were looking for

A rolling landscape, gorgeous old stone buildings, plenty of trees and a lot of history. It is only an hour from the Lisbon airport and 90 minutes to the Atlantic Ocean. This ideal location is complemented by ideal weather, with lots of sunshine and clear blue skies. The winters are usually sunny, making this the ideal location for retreats and workshops at any time of the year.

“The Green Farm is the realisation of a lifelong dream of mine to create a place of tranquility, beauty and connection, a place for therapy and restoration.

I care deeply for the planet and all its inhabitants and love sharing this paradise with others.

I am an experienced yoga teacher, Reiki Master and meditation leader. Horses are an integral part of my life on the farm, and I value them for their partnership in therapy and wellbeing.”

Michelle

Thomas

I am an experienced yoga teacher who also enjoys creating tasty and healthy meals.

The orchard and vegetable garden provide the raw ingredients for my fabulous jams, preserves and mouth-watering meals.

When not conjuring up a feast I can be found behind my camera or with our horses, enjoying farm life.

RICHARD

Thomas

Our

Family

The Green Farm Team

We are a family-owned and operated retreat centre, and over the years, our family grew. Today a team of dedicated full- and part-time employees bring the magic to Quinta Carvalhas. Our centre´s peaceful location and breathtaking spaces alone make the Green Farm worth a visit, but the real difference is made by our caring staff.

We have brought together people from different backgrounds with different areas of expertise to provide you with the possible experience. Besides our core team, we partner with exceptional therapists and healers to provide a wide range of massages, treatments and therapies, so you can get exactly what you need, when you need it.

A big part of Quinta Carvalhas is the food we grow, prepare and serve to our guests. In fact, the food we serve is one of the biggest reasons our guests want to stay on the farm and not go home – there is genuine delight and surprise that vegetarian food can be so incredibly tasty. This is a huge win for us; we strive to create the tastiest food with the best possible ingredients to leave you feeling nourished and nurtured.

Our

Food Story

From Farm to Table

A big part of Quinta Carvalhas is the food we grow, prepare and serve to our guests. In fact, the food we serve is one of the biggest reasons our guests want to stay on the farm and not go home – there is genuine delight and surprise that vegetarian food can be so incredibly tasty. This is a huge win for us; we strive to create the tastiest food with the best possible ingredients to leave you feeling nourished and nurtured.

Our

Family

The Green Farm Horses

The horses are important team members too, from the mini Shetlands: Janis and Toby, to the big Irish Draught horse, Mr. Blue, they all bring unique personalities and offerings to the peace and wellbeing of our visitors.

Horse therapy and interactions are part of the wellness offerings.

Our

Family

The Green Farm Dogs

If you have been to Quinta Carvalhas, you surely met Mango, our German Shepherd who spends her days tirelessly bringing sticks, balls and even leaves for you to throw. She is one of four dogs that call the Green Farm home, and then there’s another three that come to work every day, with their respective owners.

Our fluffy pack forms an integral part of the Quinta family, adding to that sensation of being at home. Our four-legged friends are always available for belly-rubs or playing fetch and they might even join you on a walk to the pond.

About

You

That´s all about us, now we want to know About You - the one who really keeps our dream alive. How will we journey together?

VENUE HIRE

The Green Farm has a space for every occasion and retreat

UPCOMING EVENTS

From facilitated group retreats to one day workshops

THE OFFERING

Unique experiences that stimulate body, mind and soul

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Quinta Carvalhas - The Green Farm, is a Luxury Farm Stay & Retreat Venue in Portugal. A holistic well-being haven that offers unique experiences for Body, Mind and Soul. Yoga, Reiki, Horse Therapy, Massage, Vegetarian Food.

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