Quinta do Martelo - Hammer´s Farm , P 9700-576 Angra do Heroísmo - Terceira/Azores ( last change : 22.11.2008 22:39:22 )

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Quinta do Martelo - Hammer´s Farm
Canada do Martelo, nº 24 - Cantinho - São Francisco das Almas - S. Mateus,
P- 9700-576 Angra do Heroísmo - Terceira/Azores
Phone : 00351-295/642 842     00351-962/812 796
Email : quintadomartelo@quintadomartelo.com
Website: http://www.quintadomartelo.com/

Hammer´s Farm a name deriving from an 18th century door knocker that still embellishes its main gate is an estate located 3 miles away from the UNESCO recognised world heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo. This farm´s activity reached its zenith when the orange fruit trade in the Azores was a very prosperous activity. It was here that these citrines were produced, packed and exported to Europe , labelled as Japanese fruit.

Later on, after the decline of that economic period in the Azores , wine presses were installed in the Farm for the wine and loquat brandy production, a type of fruit that nowadays still abounds in the 56 square miles that makes up the estate, alongside with many orange trees and other types of fruit trees.

Through an extensive work of investigation and the study of several vestiges found, we were able to reconstruct and maintain certain regional aspects such as: workshops, traditional dying out crafts, and houses dating back to the beginning of the Azores settlement. We were also able to recover and adapt certain Farm areas to biological agriculture, and preserve autochthonous species of domestic animals for use in the various features of the Farm.

Restaurant, Description :
Our our Tourist Menu was designed having in mind a traditional everyday meal from a wealthy rural estate from last century. All our meals are prepared in a wood burning oven. Even our Starters are made up of traditional snacks.

Infrastructure :

Accomodation , Infos : - Hammer´s Farm, Rural Tourism, that offers visitors a house with 6 rooms and another one with 4 rooms. , - Rural Houses: "Settler`s House" and "Elder`s House" with sleeping rooms, living room, kitchen and bathrooms.



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