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“Another slice of Heaven!”
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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
Autumn
early morning walk
Zambugiera
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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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Ourique, Beja District, Alentejo

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Barry M
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Another slice of Heaven!”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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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 day and to visit the stunning beaches just 45 mins away. Lisbon is a great day trip too. The owners Mark and Rachel are very obliging in letting guests rent their "home". As a consequence it's very homely.
Cant wait to return to the Mill in the Hill.

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Management Response
7 Sep 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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Barry M
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Closer to Heaven”
Reviewed 3 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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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176anna95
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rural hideaway with amazing views”
Reviewed 29 December 2016 for a stay in October 2016
3
people found this review helpful

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 some off's with electricity but when the sun was out it charged back. The eco-pool is fantastic with a swimming area and plants. Locals are friendly and we had great meals nearby. Very special!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Dec 2016
Thank you for the lovely review. Very much appreciated and we're so very glad you enjoyed your stay. Mark & Rachel
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pjcnfk
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Getting away from it all - in every sense!”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

A beautiful mill sensitively adapted to afford peace and tranquil relaxtion within an eco-friendly environment. Total antidote to today's high pressured life style, swim in the eco-pool, relax in the hammock, take in the unspoilt landscape and wonder at the night sky free from light pollution. On reflection, maybe a small SUV would have given a greater ground clearance on the demanding approach up to the mill!

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Liked best: 360 degree views of beautiful landscape
Liked least: The drive approaching the property!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Aug 2016
Thank you for the lovely review. It means a lot to us :)
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Barry M
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A large slice of heaven”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Well, the mill on the hill exceeded all expectations. For starters it is much larger then we thought and there is plenty of room in the garden including, hammocks hanging from trees, a swing for the children and lots of sun-traps.
If you like peace and quite but access to interesting towns coupled with wildlife, panoramic views - then this is it!. Beaches are easily accessible 40-60 mins drive.
The owner, Mark, is very helpful and provides comprehensive advice on beaches, towns and places to relax. There are two wood-burning stoves and a stack of oak logs should the evenings be chilly. A huge DVD library, bird-watching guide and book library too. It is very homely. Plenty of hot water etc plus free Wi-Fi.
Its so quiet all we could hear was nightingales and goat bells.
If you are a photographer or lover of wild flowers or a birder you will just love it. Golden oriole, nightingale and booted eagle whilst sitting round the pool. And 40 mins away, at Castro Verde, great bustard (though you need to know exactly where to go).
What more can we say? our two children (2 and 4) loved the whole experience.

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Liked best: the tranquility of the location high on a hill
Liked least: it was all good!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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