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Azenha patio
detail pool
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The watermill
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cosy living room
fireplace in bedroom
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gorgeous bathroom
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pool and lounge area
shady woods
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Watermill -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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richel87
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Refreshingly Different!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was our first TripAdvisor booking so we were quite apprehensive. Would everything be as detailed in the information? etc etc?

We need not have worried. Delightful "hippy-chic/extremely chique" owner Paola greeted us on arrival and made us feel right at home in her beautifully restored water mill residence.

It's a truly special space for a couple. Or book both properties for privacy. Or share with friends. We were lucky enough to have booked only the mill but had the place to ourselves on this occasion.

It's a little more expensive than most, however Paola prides herself on providing a boutique style stay - providing a daily maid service and a fridge full of fresh local produce to kick start the vacation. We are used to having to clean our rentals before we settle in and then again on departure - so this was a service that is definitely worth the extra euros!

The fantastic local beach is just a fast paced 30 mins walk down hill. Don't forget that you need to walk back up! However, stop off in the village en-route and reward yourself with a refreshing beverage - at local prices i.e. no rip off tourist prices here! If you're adventurous use google earth to discover the scenic off road route rather than the standard road down!

We expected the water mill to have a good source of stream water - obviously! However, it is a good strong flow. The constant tune of which I found most relaxing and comforting. However, should you have super sharp hearing like my husband bring a pair of ear plugs to aid sleep! For us - the adjacent property a little further away from the water source will probably be our first choice next time . And there most certainly will be a next time!

Thank you Paola - you are a charming host and your villas are beautifully designed and comfortably furnished, in a beautiful secluded part of this truly outstanding area.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
7 Jul 2014
Dear Helen,
Thank you so much for your very kind review and am so happy you enjoyed your stay.
it was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope to see you again someday.
Kindest regards,
Paola
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HilaryRus...
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

A really pleasant place to stay. In the Serra de Sintra park, half-way between the villages of Colares and Almocageme, in green surroundings, within easy reach of Sintra, Cascais, Monserrate, Convento dos Capuchos and the Atlantic beaches. Less than an hour's drive from Lisbon. Nice places to eat not far away, also food shops nearby. Accommodation comfortable and attractive. Paola was friendly and helpful.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review.
Best wishes,
Paola
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Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Everything -very cute property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers
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fmaria11
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Liked best: De tudo
Liked least: De nada
Travelling group: Com cônjuge/parceiro
Your age range 35-49
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Valérie L
Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Liked best: le calme
Liked least: rien!
Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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