In the second half of the sixteenth century the property was walled and internally divided into three main areas, forest land, farming land and the “resevado” by the house, where orchard and garden were formed.
The original layout was planned as a single, rational and orthogonal unit. Avenues and walks to separate the different plots of land and facilitate access to them were formed. The compound has a monumental scale layout that suggests Renaissance influences.
Cultivating olive trees was used to produce oil, and therefore the farm was provided with a mill and -Roman style- press , which was preserved until recent years. Oil production lasted until the twentieth century.