The Windmill The Windmill

Holiday in a Windmill near Tavira, Algarve. Pool with 2 bedrooms, Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Sleeps 4.
near Tavira, Cabanas

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Description (Property Reference: 108)

Admit it, you've always wanted to holiday in a windmill, haven't you ? Well, here is your chance. Make this your perfect holiday rental in the Eastern Algarve. Not just any old windmill, but one complete with sweeps and internal workings and all lovingly restored to make the most unforgetable holiday home for you. It sits atop a hill with panoramic 360º views of the hills and down to the Eastern Algarve coast. Without being isolated it is tranquil and private and transmits a magical charm which you'll love. So, rather than holidaying in a villa or other holiday rental in the Eastern Algarve, treat yourselves to a holiday in 2017 at The Windmill.

The Windmill has Free Wi-Fi Internet access, and is legally licensed to be rented with the licence AL22855.

Prices
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Period Price GBP
1 Jun 2016 to 30 Jun 2017  * 999
1 Jul 2016 to 31 Aug 2017  * 1,199
1 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 2017  * 999
1 Oct 2017 to 31 Jan 2018   799

Notes
Prices are for the property per week, regardless of the number of people (up to the maximum number of people for the property).

 

 

 



Facilities
Facility Comment
Free Wif-Fi Internet access YES
dishwasher YES
oven YES
hob YES
microwave YES
fridge/freezer YES
electric kettle YES
toaster YES
iron YES
ironing board YES
wood burning fire YES
Facility Comment
heating YES
air conditioning YES - both bedrooms
swimming pool YES - salt water
barbeque YES - built-in
satellite TV YES
DVD YES
CD YES
baby cot YES
high chair YES
washing machine YES


Further information
What is the accommodation like ?

Very special. It's quite different from your usual holiday villas or other holiday rentals in the Eastern Algarve, and it's not everyday you get to holiday in a windmill, and one in which so many original features have been incorporated into delightful new living spaces. The Windmill dates back to 1841 and was actually still working, until as recent as 1976. The ground floor of the windmill is now a wonderfully cosy, cave-like indoor dining room. Up the stone steps to the next floor you will find a window seat beside the old mill wheel. Then ascending the ladder to the top floor, you are in the conical roof amidst the original working mechanism. Here, you are on top of the world and can look right down to the Algarve coastline from the two large windows. You can swing in the hammock or lounge on the gaint bean bags; quite simply the best place we've found yet to chill out with a good book and while away the hot siesta hours. It's a dream.

In the cottage built around The Windmill, you have an attractive, galley-like kitchen, with views to the coast and a door to the outside terrace. From the kitchen, you can step down into the lounge, with its comfortable sofa, satellite TV and double patio doors to the terrace. Free Wi-Fi Internet access has also been installed for everyone to use. The principal bedroom has a double bed, an en-suite shower room and views to the east and the rising sun. The second bedroom has twin beds and views to the north. The main bathroom has a small bath with a shower in it.

What outside spaces and facilities are there ?

There is a large, south-facing terrace which has panoramic views down to the coast and out over the sea. This is where you will spend most of your time in the summer. Immediately outside the kitchen, there is a dining table under a shade roof - with panoramic views of the Algarve. In front of this, on the edge of the hill, is the salt water pool - also with panoramic views. There are sunloungers for around the pool. There is a small lawned garden on the west side of The Windmill, walled and gated from the entrance. The eastern side of the terrace is also walled and gated to keep you private and in the lee of any Eastern or Northern winds. Also within the terrace area is a built in barbeque and wood/charcoal burning oven. Climb the staircase that winds around The Windmill and you find yourself on a roof terrace with 360º views and offering total privacy. To the east of the house is a further terraced area with stone bench where early risers can watch the sun come up. At the front of the house is a walled and gated parking area. In short, there is always somewhere private outside in the sun or the shade, out of the wind and always with fantastic views.

What is it like walking from the property ?

Being a windmill, you are on the top of a small hill, so everywhere around you is down. You can set off, out across the hills of the Algarve countryside and perhaps come back via the road.

How close is the nearest beach ?

The nearest beach is at Cabanas, a 15 minute drive down hill.

How close are the nearest food shops ?

The nearest supermarket is on the outskirts of Tavira, a 12 minute drive away.

How close are the nearest restaurants ?

Stroll about 5 minutes into the village and you will come across a nice restaurant, or take the car 12 minutes down the hill to either Cabanas or Tavira, and you will find a wealth of eating options awaiting you.

How far is the nearest airport ?

Faro airport is about a 50 minute drive away.

Do we need to hire a car ?

Yes. A donkey would be more appropriate, but perhaps too slow. With even the best holiday villas in the Eastern Algarve, it would stil be recommended to hire a car. See our car hire.

What is there to do ?

The Windmill makes for a fabulous holiday in the Algarve, in a fabulous location, so just sit back and enjoy it. Float in the pool and out into the air down to the coast. Relax in the turret of The Windmill. Read a book or three. Don't just settle for typical holiday villas in the Eastern Algarve, when you can have your very own Windmill.

Are children welcome ?

Yes, they'll love it.


Are pets welcome ?

No, sorry.

Can we smoke in the property ?

No. Like most holiday rentals in the Eastern Algarve, we respectfully ask that you smoke outside please. SMOKERS MUST BE PARTICULARLY VIGILANT IN THE DRY SUMMER MONTHS DUE TO THE HEIGHTENED RISK OF FIRE.

On which day(s) can we arrive/leave ?

Like many holiday rentals in the Eastern Algarve, we have a flexible changeover day, but must fit in well with existing bookings, particularly in high season. The earliest check-in time for 2017, is 16:00 hrs and the latest check-out time is 11.00 hrs, but again will be flexible where we can be. Please enquire if you have dates and times in mind.

Is there a minimum/maximum length of stay ?

The minimum stay is 7 nights, though once here, you'll probably want to stay longer !

Is there anything else I should know about the property ?

Yes, there are many holiday rental villas in the Eastern Algarve, but there aren't too many Windmills.

See our other rental accommodation in the Eastern Algarve



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