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Unique Hilltop Windmill

Holiday Rental House -
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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Listing #FKN2320203
About the Owner
Mark E
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:73%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

When we booked we had high hopes of a truly relaxing and peaceful holiday at the mill. When we arrived it surpassed all our expectations, we settled in straight away and this stunning, unique place was home for the next 8 days. There were a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit and we will be visiting for a third time next year. We just love the uniqueness of this fabulous property in rural setting with peaceful vistas. As a photographer I like to view the Mill at different times of the...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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millonthehill, VR Owner at Unique Hilltop Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review and for the magical photos you've shared with us :) R&M xx

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to Mill on the Hill. The pool is warm, the views are fab. The Mill has everything you need for a relaxing trip but close to beaches and a train ride for a day trip toLisbon

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank barrym596
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • 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 Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Bunk
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  • Damage Deposit: €113 / stay - Deposit
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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Call for reservations: 44 07540726335
About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
There is a main line train station on the Lisbon - Faro line, 8km from the mill at Funcheira.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Faro: 113.0 km
Railway: Funcheira: 8.0 km
Ferry: Santander: 925.0 km
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: 42.0 km.
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