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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


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:
16 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ourique in Alentejo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2098 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


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: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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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.