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Sintra Municipality / Colares

Windmill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

5 Nights min stay

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from £67 / night

£469 - £1422 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Idyllic, rustic mill, equipped for 9 people, located at the most western point of Europe.  …see more

Very Good 4/5 

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Vendee / St Cyr Des Gats

Windmill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A Lovingly Renovated 19th Century Windmill In The Vendee Region of France. An Ideal Setting For a Romantic Honeymoon or Special Occasion. Perfect for those who would enjoy a peaceful and quiet holiday. Don't fancy Skiing this winter? Why not take a week in this beauti  …see more


22 Jun 2013

4/5

"Wonderful, unique and well equipped venue in a lovely part of France"

The windmill is beautifully and faithfully renovated and provides a comfortable and inviting holiday home, complete with lovely large garden, barbecue and loggia. Ideally situated for cycling or walki… More

Thank you for taking time to review my property. I hope you will visit again in the future.

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Excellent 5/5 

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King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

Windmill / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £400 / night

£2800 - £4990 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This Grade II listed Windmill has been completely renovated to provide a stunning holiday home with private outdoor heated pool and snooker barn. Offering 360 degree views from the 7th floor, The Old Mill is a breathtaking mix of modern design and old world charm.  …see more


10 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great weekend break"

Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More


27 May 2013

5/5

"The Old Mill is incredible!"

Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More


24 May 2013

5/5

"A Stunning luxourious venue for a peaceful retreat with family or friends."

I rented this beautiful renovated mill for 3 nights in aid of my best friends hen celebrations. The evening we arrived we had a wonderful 3 course meal cooked and served by the owner which was out of … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Leoville

Windmill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £36 / night

£249 - £320 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Pour votre installation et votre confort, nous vous conseillons de porter vos draps. En cas d'oubli : draps, housses de couettes et taies d'oreillers seront fournis pour la somme de 20 euros. Les lits ne sont pas faits mais couettes et oreillers sont sur place  …see more


6 Jun 2014

5/5

"Un véritable petit nid d'amour"

Un lieu plein de charme, idéal pour des amoureux un peu écolos (toilettes sèches, douche et électricité par panneaux solaires...)
Un cadre idyllique au milieu des vignes et des bois. Si le cie… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Lisbon District / Areia Branca

Windmill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Uma experiência única e cheia de vida espera-o aqui, no The Windhouse! Este moinho de vento tradicional ostenta uma decoração e um ambiente rústico, rodeado por uma paisagem natural verde. Pode encontrar várias actividade de diferentes origens, ou simplesmente rel  …see more


4 Nov 2013

5/5

"Típico, charmoso, diferente e íntimo!"

Andei a mostrar esta zona de Portugal a uns clientes meus e decidimos pernoitar neste moínho, a conselho de um amigo nosso.
Adorámos a localização (vista maravilhosa, mesmo no meio da serra), … More


3 Nov 2013

5/5

"Simplesmente envolvida pela Natureza, sitio excelente para relaxar e namorar!"

O local é muito agradável, rodeado por montes e vales, com aldeias como pano de fundo. Ouve-se os chocalhos dos animais que por ali passam a pastar durante o dia. Muito sossegado, óptimo para relax… More

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Lot / Cajarc

Windmill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£348 - £958 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Propriétés, Cajarc en Quercy gîte location de vacances France midi Pyrénées Lot près Dordogne Périgord Rouergue Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Rocamadour piscine privative Parc Naturel Causses du Quercy chemin de Saint Jacques GR 65 nature calme repos propriétés  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Cape Cod / Centerville

Windmill / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £497 / night

£3478 - £4968 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Fernbrook Windmill is a unique residence located close to the beaches of Nantucket Sound in Centerville, a classic Cape Cod village. Sleeping 12, with a wrap-around terrace and private heated swimming pool, its the perfect place to enjoy the Cape through the seasons 440  …see more


5 Aug 2014

5/5

"Perfect House for our first Cape Cod vacation!"

We rented Fernbrook Windmill for part of our vacation with another family comprising 4 adults and 4 children aged 8-10.  We had a great time.  The house is beautiful and set in stunning grounds and … More


28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Stunning,well appointed house in a perfect location"

We had the most perfect,relaxing holiday in this house.We were a party of 10 and there was everything you need (and much more) for a wonderful holiday.The location could not be better with quick and e… More


7 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great house - terrific for young kids!!!"

We have rented this house for the last 3 years and its been amazing!! We have three small kids and there is not one detail the owners overlooked. The home is very clean and well stocked with the essen… More

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Zeeland Province / Ellewoutsdijk

Windmill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

6 Nights min stay

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from £87 / night

£603 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
This unique mill is located in the''Zak van Zuid-Beveland". In spring and summer you will be surprised of the many dikes that are in bloom. It is a beautiful area with important natural landscape values welen frontier linden, creeks, refuge mounds and small villages.  …see more

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