OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

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



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Speaks English

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tunbridge Wells

Amazing villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing villa, which is set in the country and is very quiet at the end of a track making it very private. The villa has a lovely feeling of quality. There is everything you need and is spotlessly clean.

From the villa you can walk along dirt tracks to the supermarket Pingo Doce, (at the beginning of Ourique) 2 miles. We enjoyed looking after the plants. The birds in the area were amazing too. There was a little owl in the nearest tree to the villa. Joanne was very helpful in all the arrangements.

Eefje and Malcolm Pont

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Malcolm and Eefje for your lovely comments about Picadurinhas, its location and the peace and quiet. Many thanks also for looking after the plants and giving them a little tlc! The little owl has been resident in the tree nearest the pool for a couple of years now and we always watch out for it as the sun goes down and it flies off to find its supper! I very much hope we can welcome you back to Picadurinhas next year. Joanna
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

3rd visit

  • 5 of 5

3rd time back to this amazing villa,it really is such a lovely place to relax and just wind down,everything is just perfect, i will definitely be back for a 4th time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin, pleased you all had a very relaxing and perfect holiday. Very much look forward to welcoming you back to Picadurinhas for a 4th time! Kind regards, Jo
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The villa is beautifully appointed and has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside

  • 5 of 5

The villa is immaculate and has everything required for a comfortable holiday. There are plenty of tables and chairs inside, outside in the shade and outside in the sun so there is somewhere to sit or dine in every type of weather. The kitchen has every utensil you could require. The bedrooms have crisp cotton sheets and pretty covers and each bathroom is beautifully tiled. The pool is very inviting on a hot day and the surrounding tiles do not heat up in the sun, so no scorched feet! And there are plenty of comfortable loungers. This villa is highly recommended for anyone wanting to get away from it all and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments in the review and by email following your visit. I am pleased that you found the villa immaculate - I will let our two cleaners know, as they take great pride in making the villa clean and attractive for all our guests. I do hope that you will return to Picadurinhas with your family next June, as mentioned in your email. Thanks again Jo
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Chillsville Alentejo

  • 5 of 5

Stunning Villa, great pool (12M) amazing vista and (for us the best) the night sky.

Everything praiseworthy has been said about this magical place and we second all the wonderful comments.

If you want TV and internet this ain't your place. If you want to really, really relax. This is the place.

If you need an internet fix or catch up the library in Ourique or our favourite restaurant Adega do Monte Velho will sort you out.

Most of the time you'll want to stay at the villa.

Buying some carrots from the supermarket for the donkey, chestnut and big gray is optional but highly rewarding experience when travelling to and fro the villa.

Although it feels you are in the middle of nowhere the town is only a few minutes away and Maxine is always at the end of the phone should you need her.

We highly recommend this excellent villa and its surroundings.

You will never forget your time here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro. Car hire available - Auto-Europe is OK at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : In Ourique at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Santander, northern Spain at 590 Miles Nearest Golf : Silves - off IC1 at 49 Miles Nearest Train : Funcheira near Garvao at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : IP1 or A2 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Selection in Ourique at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Porto Covo, near Sines at 35 Miles 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.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
26 Aug 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 195 m²


  • 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


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot