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Unique Hilltop Windmill

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The mill at sunrise
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
35 reviews
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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Overview
Rental Home -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Ourique, Beja District, Alentejo
The mill is a magical hilltop haven, a beautiful and unique private home that is occasionally let to the lucky traveller seeking something private, secluded and special. Perfect for couples escaping for a romantic break and families alike. Flipkey Top Vacation Rental Winner 2013, 2012 and 2011. Selected by TripAdvisor as the 2011 number 1 Unique Holiday Rental and voted number 3 in the World's Top 10 Quirky Holiday Rentals 2010.

The grounds of the mill are divided into different garden areas with 3 different dining areas where you can enjoy or avoid the sun at your leisure or swim in a wonderful bio-pool.

A sand terrace surrounds half the mill, perfect for relaxing, doing a spot of Yoga, (mat supplied) or letting children run free, or for a good game of Petanque. There's a tree swing, and a tree chair and a hammock slung betw...
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About the Owner, Mark E
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 31 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2320203
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176anna95
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Overlooking the village and with views up to the horizon the windmill's location is truly extraordinary. Away from everything yet near enough to the coast this place let's you unwind. Kids loved feeding the goats coming uphill and of course the resident cat. We had some off's with electricity but when the sun was out it charged back. The eco-pool...

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Management response:

Thank you for the lovely review. Very much appreciated and we're so very glad you enjoyed your stay. Mark & Rachel

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pjcnfk
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

A beautiful mill sensitively adapted to afford peace and tranquil relaxtion within an eco-friendly environment. Total antidote to today's high pressured life style, swim in the eco-pool, relax in the hammock, take in the unspoilt landscape and wonder at the night sky free from light pollution. On reflection, maybe a small SUV would have given a greater ground clearance on...

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Thank you for the lovely review. It means a lot to us :)

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Barry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Well, the mill on the hill exceeded all expectations. For starters it is much larger then we thought and there is plenty of room in the garden including, hammocks hanging from trees, a swing for the children and lots of sun-traps. If you like peace and quite but access to interesting towns coupled with wildlife, panoramic views - then this...

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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$1,255
£1,000
$3,138
£2,500
Jan 8, 2017 -
Apr 1, 2017
Default
7 nights
$941
£750
$2,008
£1,600
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The standard fee is for up to 2 people.
For parties with more than 2 guests the additional cost is £3 per person per night.
Unfortunately we don't accept bookings of less than a week, but we do accept extra days bookings over a week.
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About the neighborhood
Roads are quiet, beaches, about a 40 minute drive, are lovely and have space, prices are low, amenities are good, the people are friendly and you get a real taste of what is best about Portugal.

The climate is southern Californian. Once known as the bread basket of Portugal the region has always been associated with food. If you like pork then here you will truly taste it. You'll probably rediscover the taste of onions and find out what supermarkets stole from the humble tomato. Fare is simple but fabulous. Porco Preto will steal your soul and the region's wine will find it.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Faro: 70.2 mi
Railway: Funcheira: 5.0 mi
Ferry: Santander: 574.8 mi
Lisbon is also a good choice for flights but a bit further away. Off season car hire in Faro is very cheap. Maps and directions will be sent to guests with the welcome pack.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 26.1 mi.
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