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The Molinum Experience

The whole project of rural tourism has its grounds on the mill existence and has been developing around it. The mill is the soul and the brand image of the project. Molinum and the Mill’s House, or Casa do Moinho, have been lovingly restored by his owner, who has taken great care to recreate the ambiance and spirit of a turn of the century farmstead. A distinctive saffron and white colored buildings, typical Algarvian beamed ceiling in the living room with fireplace, and beautifully furnished with antiques.
Guests are welcomed in a natural setting where they can feel free to wander through the surrounding open fields and reinvent the pleasure hidden behind the tree shade, the clouds untamed rails, the sea far beyond while sipping a mild wine, the lighting of a candle as the sun goes down and – supreme joy – the mere lying on the Portuguese stone sidewalk contemplating the starry sky, waiting for the shooting star to show itself and materialize the long wished-for dream.

Hello, my name is Joana Mendes and I’m the great granddaughter of the first owner of the Windmill. André was his name and he built the windmill in 1900.

The windmill originally had a rye straw ceiling, sails and clay whelk were connected to the oak mast who was placed in a wood structure that rotated according to the wind. The wind would pass through the clay whelk and make a sound that was heard in the surrounding neighborhoods. This was the signal that the windmill was working. At this point people would come to the windmill, put the cereals in donkeys or mules, walk up the hill and grind their cereals. The windmill became a community space, but also a nursery of Almond trees. It was considered to be an industry and there are still records present in the windmill of fees paid.

Among those records there are still traces of a previous mill that was built around 1838. Exactly where the house is located today.

Nowadays the windmill is as a unique place to spend the night. In 1985 my father came up with the idea to expand the property with the intention to share it with guests. By building a larger house, constructing a swimming pool and a tennis court, he and my mother managed to create a relaxed spot with touristic accommodations. A hundred and sixteen years later, the miller’s spirit takes the main stage again. At Molinum, calmness and the beautiful surroundings create a place worthy of time.
Once upon in 1900

History

Once upon in 1900

History

Hello, my name is Joana Mendes and I’m the great granddaughter of the first owner of the Windmill. André was his name and he built the windmill in 1900.

The windmill originally had a rye straw ceiling, sails and clay whelk were connected to the oak mast who was placed in a wood structure that rotated according to the wind. The wind would pass through the clay whelk and make a sound that was heard in the surrounding neighborhoods. This was the signal that the windmill was working. At this point people would come to the windmill, put the cereals in donkeys or mules, walk up the hill and grind their cereals. The windmill became a community space, but also a nursery of Almond trees. It was considered to be an industry and there are still records present in the windmill of fees paid.
Among those records there are still traces of a previous mill that was built around 1838. Exactly where the house is located today.

Nowadays the windmill is as a unique place to spend the night. In 1985 my father came up with the idea to expand the property with the intention to share it with guests. By building a larger house, constructing a swimming pool and a tennis court, he and my mother managed to create a relaxed spot with touristic accommodations. A hundred and sixteen years later, the miller’s spirit takes the main stage again. At Molinum, calmness and the beautiful surroundings create a place worthy of time.
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Enjoy our Soulful Country House

Molinum Facilities

Free WiFi access

Free WiFi access

There is free wifi access throughout the main house house and the Molinum.
Free pool access

Free pool access

Molinum has two swimming pools. One near the main house with 10x4m and another larger pool with 12x5m.
Garden

Garden

Enjoy panoramic views for the ocean and mountain while being privately in peace, or simply relax in a hammock.
Meals

Meals

Breakfast is included. There is also a possibility of half-board or full-board service.
Tennis Court

Tennis Court

Guests have free access of the tennis court. Tennis rackets available in the main house.has two swimming pools.
Snooker & Games Room

Snooker & Games Room

Situated on the first floor, guests have free access to play snooker or a variety of table games from 10AM/PM.
Free air conditioning

Free air conditioning

All rooms are equipped with last generation air conditioning for a more efficient and ecologic usage.
Fully equipped kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen

Guests can use the kitchen to storage food items, prepare meals and use the fridge.
Millstone House

Millstone House

One multipurpose room (40m2) with maximum capacity of 20 pax, natural light and wireless internet connection.
Testimonial

Costumer Reviews

Casa do Moinho is a fantastic place to stay, with a magnificent view over the area and the Atlantic Ocean at the horizon.
The place has been lovely renovated and the hosts are magnificent people who really care for their guests. We will certainly come back in the future!
Alain
Alain - Review from Airbnb
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Contact us

Boliqueime, Algarve
Caminho do Moinho do Zambujal, nº44
8100-078, Portugal
Call us:
+351 289 094 024