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Saw mill. Small, remote to find, but unique.

Fascinating 100plus year old sawmill. Enthusiastic owner who loves to demonstrate it and talk about... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2016
FLMWm
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Saw mill

The water mill was closed, but the saw mill was brilliant. The owner was happy to show it working... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2015
JennyPearmund
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London, United Kingdom
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4 Jan 2017
“Early Winter Trip 2016”
25 Nov 2016
“Saw mill. Small, remote to find, but unique.”
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sitio Do Pico 9230-156, Sao Jorge, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Came to this wonderful water powered sawmill by taxi with 5 others We were staying at the Monte Mar Hotel in Ponta Delgardo.The mill was operated for us by a lovely gentleman who after showing us the workings etc invited us to have a drink...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2016

Fascinating 100plus year old sawmill. Enthusiastic owner who loves to demonstrate it and talk about it. No charge, donation invited. The grain mill, to which the road signs mostly refer, appears closed, but don't give up, continue up the same road for the sawmill.

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

The watermill was closed when we visited last week and I note that there are reviews on here from 12 months ago that it was closed then, so it does not appear this attraction is open any longer. There is an excellent working water sawmill...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

The water mill was closed, but the saw mill was brilliant. The owner was happy to show it working, cutting wood. Definitely worth a visit if you're married to a technophile.

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Reviewed November 21, 2015

The corn water mill seems closed at the moment but 200 m up the road is a recently restored water saw mill. Very enthusiastic owner and a lovely small attraction, as well as being situated in a lovely area off the beaten track. The water...More

2  Thank mitiros
Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you are close, go there, if not it's just old water mill and nearby is water saw mill. We were at saw mill only, because mill looks closed temporary. Nice small levada going through village and powering both facilities. Some vineyards around, very nice...More

1  Thank Islanders-eu
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Good place to visit so you can see "how it was in the old days" (and still is, since it is still used). Place appropriate to take children. It's about 40 minute drive from Funchal and pretty close to Casa de Palha (very nice restaurant...More

1  Thank Joao C
Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an excellent place to visit for culture, history and general interest. The watermill is the last one fully working in Madeira and is a fascinating little place where you can visit for free! It is 300 years old!! Inside you can see corn...More

2  Thank fjane84
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