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The watermill
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gate to private patio
strawberries on the patio
cosy living room
fireplace in bedroom
cosy bed
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gorgeous bathroom
dressing area
pool and lounge area
shady woods
Original Watermill grinding stone
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Watermill -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Colares, Sintra Municipality, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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LRL212
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful & unique property”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We thorough enjoyed our stay at the watermill. Paola greeted us on our arrival and had helpful local knowledge of the area. The property is beautifully finished to a very high standard and there was more than enough room for two of us. The bedroom is located at ground level, with a living area above and the bathroom on the floor below. The kitchen area is separate to the property and there is a small eating area outside. The kitchen was very well stocked including coffee machines etc; we cooked all of our meals and sat out on the the patio at night. The garden area and pool area is shared with the neighboring property but we did not use it during our stay. The watermill is situated about ten minutes from the beach, with many beaches and towns along the coast very easily accessible by car within half an hour. We would definitely stay again- it is a beautiful, peaceful property which is a great base for exploring Sintra. Thank you Paola.

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Liked best: Beautiful interior, totally unique.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind words Laurel & Joseph
I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and it was a pleasure to meet you.
Hope to welcome you back in the future.
Best wishes
Paola
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fireflyOx...
oxfordshire
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“NEGLECTED, DAMP AND MOULDY”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We arrived to a property which did not bear any resemblance to be pictures on Holiday Lettings or reflect the reviews on Trip Advisor. I could give lots of detail but you will find the photos speak for themselves. Whilst the bedroom was clean, we did not expect it all to be so damp, including the bedding.To summarise the property is dilapidated, rundown, dirty and not maintained. The kitchen is a health hazard, mould, algae and check out the fridge. Lots of damp, mouldy cushions, torn sunbeds, dirty paint peeling pool and an indescribable BBQ area. A romantic watermill it is NOT!

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Liked best: leaving
Liked least: everything - a total dump
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2016
I am very sorry that the property did not suit the needs of these guests
On one hand they say the the cottage was clean and then contradict saying it was dirty.
There is no BBQ in the Watermill!
The pool is cleaned weekly and is certainly not dirty although it is true that during this summer some of the paint did peel off.
It was impossible to contact or communicate with these guests before, during and after their stay.
They never announced their time of arrival and then arrived an hour before check in time, just let themselves in, locked the door and left without having the courtesy to wait.
They never complained while they were there although I sent messages to know if all was well.
I have had consistent good reviews throughout the summer and very happy guests. Sadly you cannot please everyone.
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Gisella44
Riethoven, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Romantic hideaway”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This beautiful and nice decorated old water mill is a very romantic place to stay. A few steps up is a beautiful flower garden and small hidden pool. We had a wonderful stay in this house with its outside kitchen and pretty outside dining area. Paola, the owner, is very helpful and really did a wonderful job in making this place one to remember.

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Liked best: The romantic character
Liked least: I would prefer the bedroom upstairs instead of on the main floor
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was a real pleasure to meet you both and hope to welcome you back soon.
All the best,
Paola
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jhawkx2
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Peaceful, romantic location”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The historic cottage was in peaceful, beautiful surroundings. It was nicely decorated and had everything we needed for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Paola was welcoming, friendly and helped coordinate dinner plans for my wife's 50th birthday. The bed was comfortable and the wood burning fireplace was perfect for one of the chillier nights. The location was close to everything -- yet felt a world away. We walked to Colares to buy wine from the cooperative and the market near Almocageme on the weekend for fruits and vegetables. The kitchen was stocked with a few essentials when arrived, which was a much appreciated welcome. The towel warmers in the bathroom were a nice touch - particularly because it helped dry our towels. Loved our stay!

Only minor suggestions - although we figured out how to get to Colares through the path in the woods and down the roads, a map or directions would be helpful to future guests. The directions to the cottage were very good. We found it without any problems, but we didn't know there was a neighboring property owned by someone else. We contacted him by mistake, so it would be helpful to have this clarified when booking. Although we had a travel iron, an iron would be a nice addition to the otherwise, well-stocked cottage.

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Liked best: Friendly hostess, quiet charming location, natural beauty of area, nice decor, privacy
Liked least: It was to be expected being next to running water - challenge to find the right balance of fresh air with windows open while not having damp
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Jun 2015
Thank you for your kind review and suggestions.
There is in fact an iron and ironing board in the laundry that I neglected to point out to you.
It was lovely to meet you and I am glad you had a good time.
Warm regards
Paola
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a real pleasure to meet you and I hope to welcome you back someday.
All the best,
Paola
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