TIDAL MILL IN SPECTACULAR LOCATION ON THE RIVER NEAR THE SEA

Joanna Buckenham

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TIDAL MILL IN SPECTACULAR LOCATION ON THE RIVER NEAR THE SEA

Vila Nova e Milfontes House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13

Moinho do Loural is a stunning 10 hectare estate surrounded on three sides by the Mira river with 700m of private shoreline. Originally a working tidal mill, there are several small guest houses that make it an ideal location for shared family holidays.

The main house has a wonderful terrace where leisurely meals can be taken in the shade of a fig tree and at night no other light is visible except from the stars. It comprises a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, both with fabulous views, a twin room, a further single room which gives directly on to the terrace and a beautifully appointed bathroom. There are two guest cottages in the grounds also with terraces and captivating views. A further studio with a glass wall overlooking the river sleeps four and is perfect for children. Everything has been fully renovated to a high specification while retaining the character of the original buildings.

Within the main house there is plenty of space to relax in a large, comfortable, living space and a separate study area. There is an internal dining table that seats up to 14 people and a spacious and extremely well appointed kitchen that adjoins this. A south-facing terrace is shaded by a mimosa tree and there is a large outdoor table hand-made from local stone on the main terrace.

A few metres away is the first guest cottage which has twin beds, an en suite bathroom and its own seating area with fireplace. From here you can meander through the landscaped garden to the pool or on down to the private jetty.

The second guest cottage - about 80 metres from the main house - can be reached via a path that winds through cork trees past an old well. Overlooking an orchard of orange and lemon trees on one side and the river on the other, it also has twin beds, en suite bathroom (with walk-in shower), fireplace and seating area and a wonderfully secluded terrace.

From here it is a few steps to the last remaining tidal mill on the Mira river.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Joanna Buckenham

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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FABULOUS HOUSE!

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This is one house we would definitely rent again. It was perfect for our 3-family gathering where each family had their houses and the kids all bunked up in the "teen house".

Everyone relaxed by the pool or the different decks. We found a great butcher in Vila Nova de Milfontes and cooked all our meals at the house and even used the wood oven to make pizza.

We had a glitch with the refrigerator but both the owner and the caretaker were on it right away and did their best to fix the situation.

We went to a couple of beaches around to both relax and boogie board. We had a great lunch at one of the restaurants by the beach where they grilled a huge fish for our party. One of the most delicious meal we have had in Portugal.

We recommended this property without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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HOUSE IN SPECTACULAR POSITION OVERLOOKING RIVER

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a wonderful holiday at Moinho do Loural. The position of the house with it's separate Guest Cottages overlooking the river and surrounding hills is truly spectacular. Being newly renovated everything was in perfect working order and in excellent taste.

We had some delicious seafood meals in the charming coastal town of Vila Nova de Milfortes where there are also good local beaches and it is within 15 minutes drive.

The owners were extremely helpful with any queries we had about the house and we would highly recommend this spectacular house to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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A WEEK AT THE MOINHO

  • 5 of 5
Moinho do Loural is a unique location set in one of the most secluded, most traditional regions of Western Europe. You reach the property along a mile of track, then drop down into your own private enclave. The perfect setting for a large family holiday or, by contrast, the writing of that novel you always promised yourself you'd write
The river Mira curves its way along 2 sides of the property before heading off to the sea at Vila Nova de Milfontes (itself a traditional Portuguese resort full of restaurants & bars, well-stocked food shops and charming sandy beaches). You'll be lucky to see more than one or two fishing boats row past in a whole day!
The main terrace offers incredible panoramic views of the river
The 4 buildings have all been renovated, internally and externally to a super-modern standard, surrounded by lawn and shrubberies and climbing plants, and then tastefully integrated into acres of natural landscape of cork trees, pines, mimosa and oleanders.

The main house, at the top of a small hill, is flooded with light and boasts a very spacious, oak-beamed social / dining area opening out onto the main terrace.

The other buildings are the Pool Cottage, the Well Cottage - for single or couple occupation - and, of course, the natty "Studio", converted specifically to provide some independence for the teenagers. Each one of these has its own terrace, its own views, its own character.

Leisure and other on-site facilities include a beautiful pool, full internet service, a jetty, table football and the latest must-have, a pizza oven. And masses more.

During the day, a herd of melodious cattle graze past on the opposite bank of the river, their bells clunking; in early evening, formations of white birds skim the river surface on their way home. That's a whole day's action.

Our group had a fantastic time, watching the river, reading, walking and doing loads of cooking. The only thing we had to worry about all week was the lack of a lettuce drier ! The owners have since put that one right.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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HOLIDAY

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  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Faro or Lisbon
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Furnas
Car: necessary

The property is in the heart of protected parkland on the west coast of Portugal with outstanding views and a tremendous sense of remoteness although only 15 minutes' drive from a bustling seaside town. Whilst benefiting from being on the banks of the beautiful Mira river, it is only a short drive to long stretches of unspoilt Atlantic beaches. Almograve and Vila Nova de Milfontes (with its wonderful old fort) are close by with a full range of shops, cafes and restaurants - serving fresh fish from the local port. The possibilities for outdoor activities are numerous - there is a first rate surfing school as well as opportunities for kayaking, sailing, fishing, riding and cycling. As the property is in a nature reserve you can also enjoy peaceful bird watching. The historic town of Monchique is less than an hour away with far-reaching views down to the Algrave coast. The airports of Lisbon and Faro are within two hours' easy driving and there is a weekly flight to Beja (one hour away).

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Vila Nova e Milfontes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
High season
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
 
 
Mid-season
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Off-peak season
Oct 5 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
See Notes below.
Notes - 20% non-refundable deposit due at time of booking
- Balance payable six weeks prior to arrival date
- Last minute bookings accepted subject to availability
- We are sure the house and contents will be treated with care but we would ask for a €500 deposit in advance against breakages or damage which will be refunded at the end of the stay
- We will do our best to be flexible about changeovers
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Amenities

Vila Nova e Milfontes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 377 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Includes double basin unit
  • All bathrooms are marble or limestone and have heated towel rails and high specification fittings
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , All single beds are large
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , On a mezzanine level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
A housekeeper and caretaker will visit twice each week but can be arranged for daily visits on request. Catering can also be arranged for local dishes.
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