About Us

At the Olive Hill Guesthouse our guests can enjoy all the beautiful sites and tasteful food and drinks that Batalha and the Silver-coast with the surrounding areas have to offer.
After a day of exploring, it will feel great to relax at our pool and terraces with some nice food and drinks while you can see the sun go down behind the beautiful hills surrounding Batalha.

We are William and Monique, we have been together for 38 years with ups and downs and we are parents of 4 great children. We have chosen to exchange our hectic life in the Netherlands for a simpler life with more fun and quality of life.

The desire that we both cherished and with which we each had our own ideas eventually brought us to Portugal. Close to the fantastic “Silver Coast” with many beautiful beaches and an abundance of historic and impressive sights, we have found an old olive grove on a hill overlooking the beautiful and atmospheric Batalha in central Portugal to make our dream come true. The 4000m2 olive grove offers great views of the valley with lots of greenery, vineyards, olive groves and the town of Batalha with the famous monastery.

We have opted for Batalha because of its central location between a treasure of historical sites and sights. Our new home with the fabulous world heritage monastery centrally located is the perfect starting point to visit the miracle of Fatima, the queen city of Obidos, the beautiful monastery and town of Alcobaça, the “Convento de Christo” in Tomar and many other sights of interest.

For beach lovers there is a half an hour drive away the famous Nazaré with the fortress and the beautiful church on the “Sítio” and the beautiful beaches with sometimes waves of 25 – 30 meters high and the quiet coastal villages “Valé de Paredes and Pedro de Moel with their own charm.

The city of Leiria (15 minutes by car) with the beautiful old town and the impressive “Castello” and many fine restaurants and authentic shopping opportunities is also very nice for a day out. The cities of Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto can be visited for a day out.

Most of the sights we have visited ourselves and they always amaze us, one even more beautiful and imposing than the other and surrounded by the beautiful Portuguese nature. We can give you a lot of information based on our own experiences and if you wish, we can also plan an organized tour with or for you. We have discovered hiking and mountain biking ourselves in Portugal and we can offer you beautiful routes with different difficulty options.

We have a good partnership with an experienced mountain biker who has a nice shop in Leiria and can provide all the materials for mountain bikers and make whole trips with you or plan these for you.

For us, the most important thing is to welcome and treat our guests as we would like to be treated ourselves. We have travelled a great deal in our lives and we have the necessary experience in how to make our guests enjoy their trip or holiday.

Giving our guests the “feeling of a home”, with great hospitality in a relaxed environment and fully equipped bungalows or rooms is our goal. We see it as a privilege to introduce our guests to all the beauty and flavors that Portugal has to offer.



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