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“Another great stay at the mill”
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The mill at sunrise
night sky (January 2015) Check for meteor showers on google for breathtaking nights under the stars.
This is our chemical free and beautiful natural swimming pool.
The master bedroom
beanbags for hiding away with a book
double bedroom
the snug
DVD and Books in the lounge and staircase to the master bedroom.
The swimming pool
a favourite spot for breakfast
just swimming here is a unique experience...
Sunset on the mill
our favourite dining area
The BBQ at sunrise
just one place to curl up with a good book
The front door
the swing
the outhouse - its's just where we store stuff.
more milky way
spectacular night skies
The milky way
Springtime is so colourful
Autumn
early morning walk
Zambugiera
nearby lake
the drive
The gate guardian
not a bad spot for breakfast
November 2009
Spring sunrise
Th sand terrace
morning after a November storm
evening by the bio-pool
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Ourique, Beja District, Alentejo

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CarolineL...
Reading, UK
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Another great stay at the mill”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Had another fabulous fortnight at the mill in July. Really tranquil, with unsurpassable views. Great accommodation for our family of 4 plus son's girlfriend. Had some good day trips to the beaches at Odeceixe and Zambujeira do Mar. Food in local recommended restaurants was excellent. Mill is very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday away from it all. The starscape at night is fantastic. We all loved the new ecopool. I would not hesitate to recommend the mill. In fact the area is so appealing that my husband and I are buying a house just down the road!!! You'll not regret it if you go and stay here. One last major plus point: the butcher's in Santa Luzia is great, good meat and a range of other useful foodstuffs

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Valencia
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Liked best: The mill surroundings
Liked least: We needed to put some blankets on the window to avoid ligth in the morning :-)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
Reviewed October 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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London
Reviewed October 1, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Edinburgh
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Tufty1951
Slough, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful, easy feelings”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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The directions were so good we had no difficulty finding the mill in the dark after leaving the airport after 1.00am. We found the keys without too much difficulty.

This is a family home, not just set up for rental, therefore much more comfortable to stay in. The place was well equipped for all our needs, with very clear instructions for everything.

For us the peaceful setting, with views of the surrounding country and the sound of birds and goat bells, was ideal. There is plenty of outside space with lizards, geckos and lots of butterflies for company.

Once down the track from the Mill the roads are virtually free from traffic and give easy access to one's choice of coast or inland destination. Sleepy towns and villages dot the countryside, all the properties painted white with blue trim.

We bought and cooked very good, local fresh food and also ate out at the many small restaurants.
We used some of those recommended in our information pack but also just dropped in the places we fancied. It is a pleasure to say we had excellent meals, even when we were just verbally given a choice of food in Portuguese. This was a delight and was the highlight of our eating out experience,
One place offered three courses plus drinks for 6.5 euros each.

The mill is a lovely place for those who like peace and quiet, but would not suit those looking for a lively nightlife.

One of the nicest places we have ever been, ideal for a romantic get-away!

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Liked best: Location, peace and tranquility
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Pigmango
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Impossible not to relax!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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This was the most relaxing holiday possible. The mill is very isolated and absolutely private. We swam naked in the pool, read books in different nooks of the garden and watched birds of prey fly over the surrounding hills.

There is a great selection of DVDs, fast wi-fi and a nice small library. The kitchen is comprehensively outfitted - we made pavlova, massive soups and wok stir fries.

It is about 1.5 hours to the west coast or the Algarve, so we would stay one day at the mill, and then go to the beach every second day. There are really nice little restaurants 15 mins away in various directions.

The owner is incredibly nice and helpful, and his great information book about what to do and where to eat and shop means you don't need to do any research yourself.

Make sure you visit Viennamina the black pig at the bottom of the hill. She comes when you call her.

A unique and wonderful place.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The small pool
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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