Molinum, a Soulful Country House offers a tranquil retreat with 2 outdoor swimming pools and sweeping views towards the Atlantic Ocean. It is 5 km from Boliqueime and 16 km from Albufeira.
The whole project of rural tourism has its grounds on the mill existence and has been developing around it. The mill is the soul and the brand image of the project. Molinum and the Mill’s House, or Casa do Moinho, have been lovingly restored by his owner, who has taken great care to recreate the ambiance and spirit of a turn of the century farmstead. A distinctive saffron and white coloured buildings, typical Algarvian beamed ceiling in the living room with fireplace, and beautifully furnished with antiques.
This unique property offers accommodation each one with air conditioning and a décor with antiques. Guests can enjoy a breakfast made of regional products and use the fully equipped kitchen.
The windmill was built in 1900 and originally had a rye straw ceiling. The windmill sails and clay whelk were connected to an oak mast who was placed in a wood structure that rotated according to the wind.
When the wind came up the sails would turn. The wind would pass through the clay whelk and make a sound that was heard in the surrounding neighbourhoods. This was the signal that the windmill was working. At this point people would come to the windmill, put the cereals in donkeys or mules, walk up the hill and grind their cereals.
The windmill became a community space, but also a nursery of Almond trees. It was considered to be an industry and there are still records present in the windmill of fees paid.
Among those records there are still traces of a previous mill that was built around 1838. Exactly where the house is located today.
At Molinum, calmness and the beautiful surroundings create a place worthy of time.
Covered dining area
Kids play area
Features great views
Near bars / restaurants
Near a golf course
The energy rating shows the energy efficiency of a building on a scale of A to G. The most efficient homes – which should have the lowest fuel bills – are in band A, whereas the most inefficient homes are in band G.
Boliqueime is a lovely little town, part of the Loule district. It is located 10 minutes drive from Vilamoura inland to the West. Easy accessible by the National Road 125 or the highway A22. The town’s name comes from the word “bulicame” which means “thermal spring” and the origin of this town is closely connected to the Genovese, Venetians and Sicilians who used to travel in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries to this place, for the tuna and whale fishing.
Boliquieme is a popular and sought after location not only for the locals, but also for holiday home owners or expats who want to be close to all amenities, but at the same time have more space, land, peace and privacy that a country side offers. With fertile fields and lovely valleys, Bolquieme has some great views over the ocean and a door open towards the hills at the back with many picturesque places popular for the rural and natural tourism.
Despite it’s small size, Boliqueime has a rich cultural patrimony with many appealing points for tourists, like: the traditional cobbledstone streets, the Matriz church, Sao Faustino church, a museum and the traditional wind mills and wells that used to be used for water supply back in the time.
Boliqueime is host of many religious and cultural fairs: Nossa Senhora da Dores on the 4th of August and 17th of October, São Luís e São Sebastião, in September and the São Faustino party, on the Sunday following Easter.
Excellent activities in the area are the walks in the country side, by the small rivers with crystal clear waters, the old wells and wind mills, the high points for observation of distant places and a variety of vegetation, like the wonderfully smelling Almond trees when in bloom!
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