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Tidal mill in spectacular location on the river near the sea

Longueira / Almograve, Portugal
  • House4057 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights

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.

Owner

Joanna Buckenham

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 06, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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

        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

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Rural

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        Cotton bed linen is provided on all the beds.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        The property remains cool a night so air conditioning is not required.
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        There is no separate fitness room but the pool is long enough to swim laps.
                      • Garage
                        There is no separate internal garage.
                      • Heating
                        There is central heating in the winter.
                      • Internet
                        There is wifi in the main house.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Living Room
                        The living space is open plan. It is sub-divided in to reading and fireside areas and can accommodate 12 - 13 people in comfort.
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                        There is parking for several cars close to the house.
                      • Telephone
                        Please feel free to make local calls from the landline phone. If the total cost exceeds €25 this may be deducted from your deposit.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels are provided. However, we do not provide towels for use at the beach or pool.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        There is no tumble drier.
                      • Washing Machine
                        There is washing machine at the property which guests are welcome to use. There is normally laundry detergent available but please replace this if you finish it.
                      • Wood Stove
                        There is an original clay oven on the terrace.

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                            Modern kitchen with granite work surfaces and plenty of natural light. The kitchen inter-connects with the terrace and indoor dining areas.
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            The kitchen is fully equipped withe ample crockery, cutlery and glasses.
                          • Dishwasher
                            There are two dishwashers on site.
                          • Freezer
                            Full height freezer
                          • Coffee Maker
                            There is a Nespresso machine and a large cafetiere in the kitchen.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            There are usually salt, pepper and other spices in the kitchen. If you finish something it is appreciated if you replace it or if you let the caretaker know.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full height fridge
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                The large outdoor dining table can seat up to 14. The indoor dining table - adjacent to the kitchen seats up to 12.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 14 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                  • Television
                                    There is no television.

                                    Outside

                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        There are several terraces for reading, sunbathing or just enjoying the view.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        It is possible for you to organise for kayaks and/or paddle boards to be brought to the hosue.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Housekeeper
                                                  • Staff

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    8 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Stylish property, beautiful location

                                                                    Joanna B.-

                                                                    Vila Nova is a vibrant town and we enjoyed eating out. There is also great walking along coastal paths. The property is really wonderful when you reach it (better than the photos) and is very tranquil and relaxing. We had all the amenities we needed at the house (and in the extremely comfortable little cottages) and the caretaker, Carlos, was incredibly helpful. Fantastic holiday!

                                                                    Simon

                                                                    Fabulous family holiday in paradise.

                                                                    Quinta d.-

                                                                    We are a large family with teenagers and younger children, this was the ideal holiday for all ages and parents, with parents and younger chilkdren occupying the main house and elder children in the annexes. The position of the property is magnificent with great views up and down the river, not another house in sight and nature all round. The houses are all beautifully equiped and well maintained. The property manager was extremely friendly and helpful, fixing up kaiak rental for the river and providing fishing tips and information on the local area. We loved all of the swimming options available, the pool, river and the sea just a 15 min drive away. We will return!

                                                                    Idyllic riverfront retreat, just as advertised

                                                                    Howard G.

                                                                    The luxurious accommodation in this magnificent setting is so well suited to the environment that the entire experience is one not to be missed. The main house and cottages, nestled in a bend on the River Mira, offer spectacular views and opportunities for relaxing on the verandas or poolside. One can enjoy a glass of Vinho Verde or perhaps fresh figs or other seasonal fruit picked fresh picked from the beautifully landscaped gardens. While watching the occasional boat pass by, we were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a 'sounder' of wild boar ambling on the path across the river. The location makes it possible to engage in water sports, hiking, and to undertake excursions to villages within a short drive. Nearby towns provide well-stocked shops featuring fresh food and a good selection of wines. (We even managed to locate some Japanese sake.) High quality restaurants with ocean views, fresh seafood and local dishes are easily accessible. We will be returning.

                                                                    Idyllic retreat in spectacular riverfront setting

                                                                    Howard G.

                                                                    The luxurious accommodation in this magnificent setting is so well suited to the environment that the entire experience is one not to be missed. The main house and cottages, nestled in a bend on the River Mira, offer spectacular views and opportunities for relaxing on the verandas or poolside. One can enjoy a glass of Vinho Verde or perhaps fresh figs or other seasonal fruit picked fresh picked from the beautifully landscaped gardens. While watching the occasional boat pass by, we were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a 'sounder' of wild boar ambling on the path across the river. The location makes it possible to engage in water sports, hiking, and to undertake excursions to villages within a short drive. Nearby towns provide well-stocked shops featuring fresh food and a good selection of wines. (We even managed to locate some Japanese sake.) High quality restaurants with ocean views, fresh seafood and local dishes are easily accessible. We will be returning.

                                                                    Fabulous house!

                                                                    francois c.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    House in spectacular position overlooking river

                                                                    nina h.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Longueira / Almograve, Portugal

                                                                    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).

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    - 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

                                                                    $546avg/night
                                                                    8 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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