Monte dos Carotos is a charming homestead set in the peaceful Alentejan countryside approximately 3 km from the historic town of Santiago do Cacem and 12 km from the serene beaches of the Costa Vincentina National park. The name Monte dos Carotos is derived from the old name Monte dos Casotos which means little houses. The property was once a lime stone mining site. Extracted stones were placed in ovens on site for thermal decomposition, a process called lime burning. Extraction sites can still be seen when going for a stroll on the property.