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Windmill Hill

Country house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Cercal, Portugal

From £585 per week

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Country house to rent in Cercal, Portugal

Converted windmill with annex and pool - sleeps 6. Set in a 1000 m2 walled garden. Only one km walk from Cercal with its many cafes, restaurants and shops and a fifteen minute drive to the coast.

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Country house overview - owner's description

The windmill has a cosy lounge with a woodburner for those cooler months. There is an ensuite bedroom with a super king size bed and a bedroom with bunk beds and an adjacent toilet. There are terraces and balconies off the mill to enjoy the 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. The annex has a large kitchen/diner with a pellet burner. There is a dining table seating 8 and a large sofa. There is a double bedroom and a bathroom with a rain shower. In the pretty, walled garden you will find a 10 x 6 metre pool and a purpose built BBQ. With a variety of seating areas it is perfectly equipped for outdoor living. Set on the outskirts of Cercal do Alentejo the mill is only a short walk from restaurants, cafes and shops. The coastal town of Villa Nova de Millfontes is a fifteen minute drive away and Port Covo just a little further. This area of Portugal is still relatively undiscovered and as such is unspoilt by mass tourism. Secluded but not isolated the mill is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday and as a base to explore a beautiful, unspoilt area of Portugal.

Rental licence or registration number: 45738/AL


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Couple from Kildare, Ireland May 2019

We stayed as a couple at Windmill Hill for a week in end May 2019.
The windmill itself is lovely and the bedroom upstairs very comfortable.
The annex provides lots of space to cook and chill, and the pool outside is fabulous.
The accomodation was all spotless and very spacious and we had a lovely stay.
Cercal itself is quiet but there are lovely seaside towns nearby and beautiful beaches.
Recommended for a get-away-from-it-all holiday!

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Jean & Ted Feb 2016

We rented Windmill Hill for our February half-term get-away, with another teaching couple. We stayed in the beautiful old converted windmill and our friends stayed in the annexe within the same grounds. We were all very comfortable but, because it was mid-winter, we didn't spend much time lounging by the pool. Instead, thanks to Shona's recommendations, we went on some super walks beginning at the gates of the property, and enjoyed some delicious authentic Portuguese meals in the nearby town of Cercal. In the evenings, the lovely wood burning stove and thoughtfully provided DVD player, games and hot water bottles kept us nice and cosy.

Ian & Clare Sep 2015

The windmill is a lovely place to stay as it has gorgeous views and lots of different places to sit in, although, it can sometimes be windy sitting outside, particularly on the Mill terrace. There is one place, at the bottom of the pool (not literally), where it is sheltered - we often ate there during the day. The Mill itself still has lots of character and the enclosed gardens give the place a very private feel. It is in a great location with lots of places to visit that are not far away (Santiago de Cacem, Porto Covo, Villa nova Milfontes, Odemira, Almagrave to name a few). Currently it is not too touristy, which we liked, and there is still a feel of authentic Portugal about the whole area. The fact that the coast is a protected nature reserve is great, as it is very unlikely to be developed. The wines and cheeses were great and the pastries – well what can we say!!!! All in all it was a great holiday.

Jenny Aug 2015

I stayed at the windmill with my husband and sister in August 2015. The windmill and the garden are beautiful. The accommodation in both the windmill and annexe is really comfortable.There is a 360 degree view of the Alentejo countryside from the balcony in the windmill and stunning sunsets and sunrises. There are plenty of things to do around Cercal, but just hanging out by the pool is a holiday in itself. Thanks to Shona and Keith and to Fred who is always available for information and any help required. I hope we can get back there soon.

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This country house is:

13km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 150km from Lisbon airport 150km from Faro Airport
Outside this country house in Cercal, Portugal
This country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 9 August - 30 September 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 November 2020 - 31 March 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 April - 31 May 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 September 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 April - 31 May and receive 10% off if the booking is for 7 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is for 7 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 15% off if the booking is for 7 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 bunk bed (sleeps 2)


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 10m x 6m, Depth 0.8m to 1.6m


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, German, French, Spanish


Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 8, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Single gender groups

Extra information

BBQ, wood burner, pellet burner.


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Private Owner From Cercal, Portugal Member since Nov 2015

Past bookings: 1 booking

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Number of properties: 1

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