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“A genuine rural Potuguese experience”
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11 reviews
Open the gates and there it is!
Welcome inside the mill's cosy lounge.
Woodburner for those colder months.
Ideal setting for a romantic evening.
Up the winding stairs.
Ensuite bedroom in the mill.
Super King size bed.
Ensuite Bathroom.
Single bedroom with bunk beds.
The mill is full of features.
Typical Portuguese tiling.
A perfect place for lunch.
The annex.
Kitchen / Diner with open fire and bread oven.
Seating for eight.
Seating area.
Double Bedroom
Annex Bathroom with Rain Forest Shower.
Explore the outdoor space.
Pretty Gardens.
Plenty of space to relax.
Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace.
Time for a dip!
Outdoor Shower.
Purpose built BBQ
Enjoy some outdoor cooking!
It's beautiful at night too.
Far reaching views.
Secluded but not isolated.
A serene pace of life as seen from the mill.
Even poor weather brings beautiful views.
Beautiful sunsets.
Stunning!
Inquisitive neighbours.
Attractive local shop.
Seafood platter for two. 25 Euros at a local restaurant.
The mill as seen through the cornfield.
Local walks.
Wonderful countryside - perfect walks from the mill.
Meet and make new friends!
View of the coast - a 45 minute walk away from the mill.
Villa Nova De Milfontes - a fifteen minute drive from Windmill Hill.
Porto Covo - 20 minutes drive from Windmill Hill.
Fantastic beaches.
Hidden coves.
Pristine beaches.
Coastal walks.
A wild but beautiful coastline.
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Windmill -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cercal, Setubal District, Alentejo

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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clarew610
Kelso, United Kingdom
1 review
“A genuine rural Potuguese experience”
Reviewed 8 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The windmill is a lovely place to stay as it has gorgeous views and lots of different places to sit in, although, it can sometimes be windy sitting outside, particularly on the Mill terrace. There is one place, at the bottom of the pool (not literally), where it is sheltered - we often ate there during the day. The Mill itself still has lots of character and the enclosed gardens give the place a very private feel.
It is in a great location with lots of places to visit that are not far away (Santiago de Cacem, Porto Covo, Villa nova Milfontes, Odemira, Almagrave to name a few). Currently it is not too touristy, which we liked, and there is still a feel of authentic Portugal about the whole area. The fact that the coast is a protected nature reserve is great, as it is very unlikely to be developed. The wines and cheeses were great and the pastries – well what can we say!!!!
All in all it was a great holiday.

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Liked best: The location in a rural, unspoilt part of Portugal
Liked least: Getting onto the motorway from the airport!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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512jenny
Muscat, Oman
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“Wonderful, peaceful place.”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I stayed at the windmill with my husband and sister in August 2015. The windmill and the garden are beautiful. The accommodation in both the windmill and annexe is really comfortable.There is a 360 degree view of the Alentejo countryside from the balcony in the windmill and stunning sunsets and sunrises. There are plenty of things to do around Cercal, but just hanging out by the pool is a holiday in itself. Thanks to Shona and Keith and to Fred who is always available for information and any help required. I hoe we can get back there soon.

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Liked best: Hanging out in the courtyard in the evening.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter D
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Windmill with pool and annex building in own grounds, privacy and facilities.”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the windmill on the hill, it is extremelly private in its own walled in area. It is accessed via a country lane (we used rental Nissan Micra car) and is situated in the middle of rural fields. Large pool with plenty of areas to sit and enjoy sun or shade. Met by Fred (English speaking Dutch) who was extremely helpful, gave his mobile and only arrived on request or as previos agreed. Would advise picking up a local tour map as there are plenty of secluded beaches only fifteen to twenty minutes away.
Local village Cercal has supermarkets and bars etc.
We travelled from Faro airport around one and half hours, easy drive on the motorway.

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Cercal, Portugal
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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