A bucolic hideaway
The wheels of the 19th Century olive mill were spun by the glorious River Vaz that flows by its side. Today it is a private getaway set in acres of achingly beautiful private gardens full of oak trees, olive groves and lawns. Revamped in 2004 the style is modern and slightly minimalist with plenty of windows to let the light come in through the verdant shades of nature – it was personally overseen by owner and architect, Anibal. The translucent waters of the River Vaz contain the best trout fishing in Portugal and many guests like to sit and watch the river go by dangling their rods in the water. Trekkers will not be disappointed by the ready access to Portugal’s Peneda-Gerês National Park and the unknown Soajo mountains. Breakfast is the only meal served but if you are staying in the loft you will have a private kitchen. Other rooms are served in the morning via a woven basket of goodies or you can try the buffet in the vaulted dining room.