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Alentejo styled Villa With Private Pool, panoramic views. Peaceful and secluded

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,098 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Nr. Ourique, Lower Alentejo, Central Portugal, Portugal 8361/AL - Stunning Elevated Location With Panoramic Views, No Neighbours. Rural Portugal At Its Best

Moinho das Picadurinhas is a modern villa with its own private pool, set in 9 acres of rolling hills with stunning panoramic views from its elevated position. Very peaceful and secluded, with no neighbours, the perfect place to relax and unwind. The house is built in the Alentejan style with high ceilings and shuttered windows and doors. The open plan lounge/dining room and the vaulted ceiling snug gives a sense of space and comfort. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets and the star studded skies at night, whilst dining al fresco on the terrace. Moinho das Picadurinhas is a fully registered tourism business within the category of "Alojamento Local". Our licence number is 8361/AL.

Joanna Powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ourique in Municipality of Ourique

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2098 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1: bath/shower over, large walk in shower, hand basin and toilet. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2: large walk in shower, hand basin and toilet. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 3: large walk in shower, hand basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have a wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers, hair-dryer and bedside lights and are all en-suite. Bedroom 1 : 1 Large double bed Bedroom 2 : 1 Double bed Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Our housekeeper will meet you at a pre-arranged location and take you to the property. She speaks English and Portuguese and will answer any questions you may have. End of let cleaning is included in the price. Initial sundries supplied are toilet rolls, washing up liquid, laundry detergent, bin liners, kitchen towel, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar, together with a complimentary jar of home-made marmalade. Please note that smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the villa. Not suitable for babies or young children under the age of 12 years. Outside: The inviting private pool is 12m by 5m with steps on the side down into the shallow end. There is a covered terrace and patio. Each bedroom has patio doors leading out onto the terrace. A portable barbecue and outside dining for 6 (please be careful of the fire risk when barbecuing). Sun loungers and parasol. Extensive grounds with holme oak and eucalyptus trees. Pool is maintained once a week. Lots of parking space. Elevated view of rural countryside. Perhaps see Antonio, the local shepherd, herding his sheep and goats (and the distinctive sound of their tinkling bells), at other times his dogs do the work for him! Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer, ironing board/iron and sink. Cleaning materials should they be required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels and linen are included in the price. The cleaning is at the end of the let. Heating by log burner (logs provided). Gas, water and electricity are all included in the price. Other: The snug is a cosy room with a vaulted tiled ceiling and a Jotul wood burning stove. There is a 3 seater and a 2 seater settee with coffee table, CD player and a selection of books, playing cards and board games. Additional toilet with hand basin.


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Alentejo styled Villa With Private Pool, panoramic views. Peaceful and secluded
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A beautiful villa in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very spacious, pool was fabulous. Views were amazing, the sunsets and stargazing at night a wonderful way to end the day. Lots to see and do in the area. A great place for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Alentejan Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Picadurinhas is quite simply one of the finest villas we have ever had the pleasure to visit. We have stayed in many villas in all regions of Portugal over many years and Picadurinhas is now at the top of our favourite list. It is extremely clean, very well maintained and fully equipped with everything needed to ensure your stay is very comfortable. Other reviews of this property have sung it's praises and they are well warranted. As fabulous as the villa is, it's star quality is undoubtedly the view. Stunning, breathtaking and magical are not adjectives I use regularly to describe a view, but in this case, they do not even begin to convey the true beauty of Picadurinhas. We will cherish the memories of our time spent in this wonderful, peaceful Alentejan sanctuary.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly lovely house in a stunning setting with superb views over open countryside. The peace and quiet is wonderful. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.

The house was spotlessly clean and was probably the best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. What was particularly nice was the provision of some basic items such as salt, pepper, herbs, tea bags and sugar. Also what a pleasant surprise to find a potato masher and egg cups - so often missing.

The nearest supermarket is only a short drive away and there are many lovely restaurants in the locality. Being away from the main resorts areas of Portugal eating out is relatively cheap - a glass of red wine for 1 euro for example!

Lisbon can be visited either by train from the local station or you can drive to the outskirts of the city and catch a local train into the centre. Evora and Vila Viscosa are also in driving distance as are the resorts at the coast. The Algarve is also reachable for a day trip.

Joanna (the owner) is wonderfully helpful as it her contact in Ourique, Maxine, so you can feel confident that should there be any issues help is available.

We had a truly wonderful two weeks here. Our only criticism was that the weather was too hot (40 degrees +).

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect tranquility

  • 5 of 5

No TV, No WiFi, No neighbours - Absolute bliss!

The villa is spotless with so much space 6 people do not get under each others feet. The children loved the pool and the view is spectacular.

Maxine was very helpful when we arrived and during the week.

Thank you Joanna for sharing your wonderful villa with us - I cannot think of staying anywhere else the next time we go to Portugal.

Kevin & Lin

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin and Lin for your very positive remarks, I think it is very refreshing to hear our guests comment on the fact that we don't have TV or WiFi and how they enjoyed the peace and beauty of the villa and the surrounding area. I look forward to welcoming you back to Picadurinhas in the near future. Joanna
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Well appointed, quiet, well furnished

  • 5 of 5

The property is tucked away off the main road and tranquil. Well furnished and the peace and quiet along with the view is priceless. It is close to the amenities and if you wish to visit Lisbon is close to the station (tickets can be booked online). If you want to get away from it all this is the place. Thank you Joanne for letting us stay at your lovely villa and will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect villa for a relaxing, get away from it all, holiday

  • 5 of 5

This villa has stunning views and is in an isolated, totally peaceful location. If you like people, bars and clubs then this is not the villa for you.

The villa itself has very good facilities and was spotless when we arrived. The pool is just wonderful; well kept and the pefect way to keep cool.

Lots of places to visit locally ]; good restaurants or you can visit the Algarve in less than an hour.

The track up to the villa seemed daunting at first, but was easily negioated by the end of the hoiday.

I would have no hesitation in recoomending this villa

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Faro. Car hire available - Auto-Europe is OK
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Ourique
Nearest Ferry
590 Miles
Santander, northern Spain
Nearest Golf
49 Miles
Silves - off IC1
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Funcheira near Garvao
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
IP1 or A2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Selection in Ourique
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Porto Covo, near Sines
Car: necessary


The West coast beaches are about 45 minutes drive away and there are many to choose from, far less crowded than the Algarve and some super seafood restaurants. It is also a surfers paradise!

The Algarve to the south is also about 45 minutes drive away and has beaches, water parks, shops, restaurants and other entertainment.


Car essential

Faro airport is a 90 minutes

Lisbon airport is 2 and a half hours

Nearest ferry ports are Santander and Bilbao in northern Spain


Ourique is 2 miles away and for a small town it is well serviced with supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, atms, post office, cinema, pharmacy and internet access at the library.

Also in the area are some beautiful villages and towns such as Castro Verde, Beja, Mertola, Almodovar, Monchique and Evora which are all well worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ourique, Alentejo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made with the owner by email or telephone.
A 25% non-refundable deposit secures the booking. The balance together with a refundable breakage deposit of £100 to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. The deposit and balance can be paid by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday. Times and days maybe negotiable. The villa will be ready at 4pm and must be vacated by 10am. The house keeper will meet you and take you to the villa and show you around.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds Sterling £.
Prices include gas, water and electricity.
Taxes are not included.
Refundable damage deposit £100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.