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What a glorious setting. The Lost Valley of Ramila. Mill deck overlooking river
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the new pool
What a glorious setting. The Lost Valley of Ramila.
Mill deck overlooking river
eco-friendly apartments with private terrace & great views
Apartment King size bed
apartment terrace
apartment interior
comfort and fresh coffee!
View to apartments from the new pool
the river beach
relax by the river
relax by the pool
a good book on the terrace
The Mill entrance.
enjoy a lovely dip
The Mill - bedroom
The Old Mill and Bread oven House
The Mill Kitchen
Inside the Mill
Mill main bedroom
Birdwatching - maybe the eagle?
The Mill Kitchen
Old Mill Chimney
Picnic area by the river
make your own pizza
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Santo Antonio Das Areias, Marvao, Portalegre District, Alentejo

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MisterKPa...
Paris
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enchanting”
Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Aren't you just longing for a very different tourist experience ? Something far away from stress, noise and congestion - back to nature but with lots of creature comforts ? I can absolutely recommend The Lost Valley of Ramila - have your need for peace and relaxation fulfilled in the very loveliest of natural surroundings combined with the quiet, unobtrusive, gentle care and attention of Ron and Ritsuko. And yet, if you wish, well, plentiful, active opportunities also abound - intriguing, small, fortified towns are close by, ancient churches in wonderful settings, physically challenging walks, the proximity to the Spanish border (and the Pilgrimage Trail in Nisa), Lost Valley birdlife, colourful , bountiful, farmers markets, and wine,cheese,chestnuts and pottery and numbers of fascinating exhibitions, concerts and festivals that will, if you need them, enhance your experience here. You may stay, as I did, in the old Mill and just prefer to relax (after weeks of intensive touring) a perfect red wine and good book at hand, feet up on the deck, listening to the friendly little river below and shaded by tall and beautiful trees - or maybe you might wander along rustic pathways to come across hidden grassy clearings amongst the trees where a hammock invites, or a swing bridge over a rocky pool which sends you scurrying back for your camera. There's also a charcoal barbecue all set up and ready to go with its dear little outdoor eating area - romantic red checked tablecoths on wooden tables and solar fairy lights twinkling overhead, and table tennis, a chess area and of course the gorgeous pool in its amazing setting - and so it goes on. Ron and Ritsuko have created (as we Kiwis would have it ) an absolute 'slice of heaven'. My description really does little justice to this property. Want something different, something very special ? You will love it.

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Management Response
Aug 22, 2017
Thank you for the lovely review. We're so happy that you enjoyed it here. It makes all our work to build it up well worth it - so nice to share this very special place with people who appreciate its splendours. Really hope to see you again. All good wishes, Ron & Ritsuko
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1 review
“Tranquillity of authentic rural Portugal”
Reviewed April 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Our family of five had a lovely holiday at the mill house, enjoying the rustic charm, the lovely saltwater pool and terrace as well as breakfasts and barbecues outside, whist on the terrace overlooking the river and lunches/reading on the river beach. This part of Portugal was new to us and we loved how green it was, despite the heat, and unvisited including stunning Roman ruins and the hilltop village of Marvao. We ate well, including hare stew and pigs cheeks at local restaurants - also really enjoyed the river lido at the nearest town - great for people watching and for our teenagers to hang out! MOst of all though we enjoyed downtime at home, with lots of shady spots in the woods and by the rivers, watching dragonflies and birds. Thanks for a lovely and tranquil holiday, Ron and Matsuko.

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Flo P
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Unreal place”
Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We just had a fantastic time at the lost valley.

We stayed in the renovated mill and loved every minute in there. It's obvious every little detail has been carefully thought out, making this place very special. The river goes by the house and cools the place down. And for even more refreshing on a hot day, the swimming pool is a pure beauty and delight.

With Marvao just up the road, this is a must-do if you're spending days in the Alentejo, and want to enjoy quality time in a natural environment.

Well done, Ron and Ritsuko! Thanks for the welcoming, and thumbs up to Astrid for her help, kindness, and recommendations. We'll be back for sure!

Traveling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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Nuno C
Maia, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect weekend”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Perfect place to rest from the city hustle.
Astrid and Nuno, our hosts, were exceptional, from sympathy to the preparation of our breakfast (divine).
I recommend to families with children/teenagers or for a small group of friends.
Location with fantastic landscape for photographic and observation of animals and fauna.
We love our stay and we will come back soon to visit this lost paradise.

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Nuno F
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“What a location!”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

The Lost Valley of Ramila is at an absolutely amazing location! Their name really makes sense as you are immersed in a lush green environment within calm and quietness only punctuated by the singing and chirping of all kinds of beautiful birds. Perfect setting for resting with an array of activities if that is what you are looking for: the beautiful pool, the river beach, a series of walks available, proximity to the castle towns of Marvão and Castelo de Vide, a short drive away from Spain or local restaurants. The accommodation is very comfortable and very decor. We had an amazing time and strongly recommend!

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Astrogirl...
Castelo de Vide, Portugal
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“A great find”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Fantastic place to really escape the hustle of the city. We booked via another site and because the place was only new, had no reviews yet. So had to come and review here too.

Full marks for the great design and care taken to restore the old mill. Gardens are divine and I loved the private river beach. Hope to return in summer so it will be warm enough to swim.

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francoise...
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you at the Lost Valley. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Ron & Ritsuko
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