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Unique Hilltop Windmill

The mill at sunrise
38 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
early morning walk
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
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:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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

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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

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

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

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millonthehill, VR Owner at Unique Hilltop Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
    1 Twin
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
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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 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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