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Villa on top of a hill, sleeps 4-6 with private pool and beautiful views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Former windmill with beautiful views overlooking the hills of Estoi

This lovely house used to be just a windmill. About 20 years ago, when the windmill was nothing but a ruïn, someone fell in love with the place, the views and the character and built it back up again, adding a complete house to the old windmill. The result is stunning and makes this villa a great place to spend your holiday.

The villa has 3 bedrooms, the main bedroom has a King size bed, the second bedroom has two standard size single beds which can be changed to a double bed, and the third bedroom which is upstairs in the old part of the windmill, has a standard double bed. It has 2 bathrooms, a good sized fully fitted kitchen, and open plan lounge and dining area.

Two of the bedrooms have been fitted with aircon, both bathrooms have a toilet and washbasin, one bathroom has a shower cubicle, the other a bath with shower.

Outside there is a terrace with an outdoor dining table and chairs for 6 and a bbq for your al-fresco summer evening dinners. The organic shaped pool is great; while having a swim you can enjoy the fantastic views!

Free WiFi is available.

More Details

P. Weyman
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About P. Weyman

Phil and Louise are a couple from the UK who purchased the historic windmill having fallen in love with the Algarve over the years. Phil is a golf professional who makes the most of the ideal playing conditions here and is happy to give tips about the local courses.

We have asked our property managers Françoise and Sebastiaan to arrange the bookings and look after you during your stay. They live near the windmill so you can contact them if any problems occur or you would like some tips for good restaurants or things to do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Murta in Estoi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Villa on top of a hill, sleeps 4-6 with private pool and beautiful views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Really lovely villa, well equipped and with a gorgeous pool. Stunning views over the countryside.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The windmill has been converted really well and looks beautiful. As the description says, the villa is at the top of a hill and, although the road leading up to the villa is really steep, this means that there are stunning views over the countryside. The pool area is really lovely, as is the pool itself. Previous reviews mentioned barking dogs - this rally isn’t a problem! We ran out of water (as the villa isn’t on the main water supply for obvious reasons!) but Sebastiaan made sure we received a delivery later that day so all was good. The villa is well equipped, access to the bedroom in the original part of the windmill is via a narrow, stone staircase. Not a problem for us but something to be aware of. The beds were really comfortable and a really good supply of hot water. Overall a really enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Sussex

A Vila with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was as described. The views from the top are absolutely amazing. The Villla is quirky with a fantastic pool. The Property Manager was extremely helpful and always contactable and nothing was a problem to him. The Villa and Pool kept clean. The Villa was very well equipt, peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully comfortable villa with wonderful views and the most peaceful location. Great pool area and BBQ space. All facilities are well maintained and cared for. A great rural location but within a 30 minute drive to wonderful beaches. Fantastic for a totally relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Newbury, West Berkshire

Fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, spacious and comfortable villa with stunning views over the valley and surrounds. Inviting swimming pool and patio area. Estoi closeby with friendly shops and a well positioned cafe in front of the church to sit and watch the world go by! Roman ruins in the town are fascinating and well worth a visit. Easy to get to the coast but also great for striking out into hinterland. Lots to do if you want to but equally the villa is a great place to lay back, rest and enjoy the sun and a swim. We'll definitely return; great stay. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic stay with my family in this Windmill in the hills behind Estoi. Wonderful time, great views, and very relaxing. Fully equipped for our stay and Wi-Fi too.

Nice to stay in a typical Portuguese rural area, lovely inexpensive places to eat and drink in nearby Estoi & Sao Bras Alportel.

Will definitely return!!

Sarah, Bournemouth

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Decided to book a slightly different type of accommodation for my business trip and what a great alternative it was!!

The Windmill is a very peaceful place to work from and easily accessible from Faro airport. Wi-Fi was brilliant, better than at home.

I liked this place so much I am booking a holiday later in the year for my family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Murta, Faro region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July and August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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