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Évora, Alentejo, Portugal
Architect Luís Pereira Miguel Rescues Ancient Watermills In The Alentejo

Just north of the UNESCO town of Evora in Portugal's rural Alentejo, this cluster of ancient watermills lies in a remote and largely undiscovered region of peaceful countryside.

Named "Most Tasteful Renovation" in Monocle's Travel Top 50 Awards for 2017 and featured in Wallpaper, Archilovers, Architizer, and Archdaily among others, the property was discovered by a Lisbon based couple and restored in partnership with Portuguese architect Luís Pereira Miguel. An impulsive passion project, the property was designed as an homage to how people once lived and retains all of its original features.

Carefully restoring the ancient structures to retain their authenticity, the ancient stone, timbered ceilings, and whitewashed limestone appear much as they were when originally built, with subtle modern updates and amenities. Furnished with traditional handcrafted decor and a minimal aesthetic, the effect is simple, serene, and charming.

The property's awards include:

Most Tasteful Renovation, first call on 'design' category @Monocle Travel Top 50 - Awards

Excellence in Service of the Year | Travel & Hospitality Awards, 2019

Six of the Best Retreats | Sunday Times Travel Magazine, 2018

Most Tasteful Renovation Award | Monocle Top Travel 50, 2017.

Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals

Consisting of three original structures and one additional new villa, there is a three-bedroom house with an en-suite master bedroom and two additional bedrooms with a shared bath, and a smaller house that includes one suite. The largest house has a terrace that connects to the swimming pool and offers a large living room and dining area, along with a fully equipped kitchen where breakfast is served daily. Designed for hosting families, or groups, the property can accommodate up to ten guests and doubles as a hotel in low season.

Surrounded by centennial olive trees, megalithic rock formations, and a babbling stream, the property was intentionally kept slightly wild and natural and includes a beach-like swimming pool for cooling off in summer. When night falls, the visibility conditions are like no other place in the south of Europe for stargazing.    


THE ALENTEJO

This rural section of the Alentejo region is rich in history and culture and home to tranquil landscapes and many unique towns and castles of historical interest. The nearby village of Arraiolos with its narrow, neatly lined streets, whitewashed architecture, and artisan shops is a charming example of authentic rural life while the walled town of Estremoz just a half-hour east has long been the site of the Rossio Marquês de Pombalone, one of Portugal’s finest markets. 

The tiny walled village of Monsaraz is a sleepy hilltop town with commanding views of the nearby Alqueva Lake and a short drive south are the fascinating and not-to-be-missed UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and Elvas. The entire region is an important frontier district with remnants of both Moorish and late 16th-century battlements and fortifications including the fascinating megalithic complex of Almendres Cromlech. Lisbon is just an hour's drive to the west as are the beautiful Atlantic Coast and Comporta Beach.      


LOCATION Evora, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport (120km)  


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year-round. The lush green riverside environment/landscape and mild weather last from Autumn through Spring, turning gold and warm in Summer.

 
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Casas Caiadas | Boutique Home
Évora, Alentejo, Portugal
Casas Caiadas | Boutique Home
Évora, Alentejo, Portugal
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Casas Caiadas, Evora, Alentejo, Portugal | vacation home rentals
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Casas Caiadas | Boutique Home
Évora, Alentejo, Portugal
Simple Rural Style

We love that these ancient watermills have been rescued from ruin and restored with such passion for their cultural significance and simple, rural style. Located in a remote and magical setting, it's as if you've turned back time.

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Overview Fully equipped with daily housekeeping included. Private chef upon request (20€/person for additional meals). Bicycles available for guest use.
Kitchen Fully equipped plus with breakfast service daily (optional private chef)
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi in the living room area
Essentials Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Breakfast Breakfast served daily
Bedrooms 5
Bed Type 3 King, 1 Double (optional: 1 room with 2 single beds)
Kitchen Fully equipped plus with breakfast service daily (optional private chef)
Bathrooms 4.5
Accommodates 10
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome outside only
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes During the low season the property functions as a boutique hotel, with maximum two families that will only share the social house and hotel service.
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