This secular water mill is located at the village of Estorãos, and it is a true-heart stealer. The ancient wheel still stands by the the building, past which flows a rushing stream and clear millpond. The village, where it is located is a genuine example of typical Portuguese atmosphere. In July and August, local festivities in honor of the patron saints are held with religious parades, folk dances and fireworks.
Old stone steps lead down from an enchanting patio and cottage garden to the Estorãos river. So old and natural does the mill cottage appear, that nothing hints at the extraordinary care and flair that has gone into restoring the interior. Every detail is authentic, from the massive timber roof trusses to the fireplace and old bread oven, still in working order. The furniture, dressers and trestle table are entirely in keeping with the mill´s unique and thoroughly romantic character. Two bedrooms (one double and one twin) with en suite private bath and shower rooms, respectively; an affable sitting and dining room; a traditional kitchen, make it perfect for a family or a group of friends.
Leisure activities may range from fishing, swimming, walking, or golfing and horse-riding.
Amenities include a local shop where all basic items can be found and a village restaurant, easily reached on foot. A wider variety of shops, restaurants and cafés, may be found in the delicious town of Ponte de Lima, which is only at a 10 minutes drive. On the coast, endless sandy beaches may be a temptation after a 20 minutes drive.