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ACCOMMODATION AT MOINHO - 1 OF 2 IDENTICAL WINDMILLS

Sleeps: 6+2 | Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 |
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Two windmills next to each other on a ridge north of Oporto in Portugal

Moinho Velho and Moinho Novo Overview
These two Minho windmills have been restored to the highest standard to give unusual 3 bedroomed self catering accommodation with a swimming pool.
Accommodation
The tower of the mill has been converted to provide two bedrooms each with a double bed with en-suite shower room connected by a spiral staircase outside the room.

The ground floor of the mill is now the entrance hall with the staircase going to the bedrooms above.
A sofa bed is in the entrance hall provides an additional bed for an adult or two children.

Walking through the entrance hall brings you to the former mill store which has been converted into a large living room.

This room has a sitting area and a dining area and is separated by a partition from a fully equipped kitchen.

Leading off the sitting room is a bedroom with a double bed and a shower room adjacent.

Outside
The small walled garden has a barbecue area and an oval pool in which you can swim against a current.

Steps lead up from the garden to a raised sun terrace.

Outside is one of the small differences between these two mills. In one the outside table is in the shade of a small tree, while the other mill has a linen canopy to provide the shade.

Location
These windmills were built on a ridge to get the benefit of the 'Portuguese Trade Winds' which blow from the north almost every afternoon in summer. Nowadays these winds no longer power these mills but yachtsmen from northern Europe still use it on their journey to north America.

It is of great benefit to the holiday maker since the cooling breeze prevents temperatures from reaching the high afternoon levels of the rest of Iberia.

The mills are 6 kilometres by car from the long sandy Atlantic beaches at Apulia - also well known for small beach side restaurants where the fresh fish caught by the fishermen is barbecued.

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto is about 30 minutes away by motorway.

The village is part of Barcelos district where the Thursday market is reputed to be the largest in Europe.

Also within easy reach by car are Braga, the religious capital of Portugal, Guimaraes the former capital of the country until Lisbon was conquered by the Moors. To the north is the old sailing city of Viana do Castelo.

To see the unspoilt way of agricultural life a journey should be made into the National Park of Peneda-Geres.

The oval swimming pool is 7 metres by 3.5 metres and the depth is a constant 1.2 metres.

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- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Swimming pool with current
- Satellite TV
- Outside dining table
- Barbecue
- Large sun terrace
- Extensive views
- Fridge / freezer
- Microwave
- Dishwasher
- Tennis 5 kms.
- Golf 10 kms and 12 kms
- Horse riding 5 kms
- Restaurants/shops 6 kms
- Nearest airport: Porto
- Nearest motorway: A28
- Nearest beach: Apulia 6 kms
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- Towels for pool/beach are not included

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