It is in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, both north and south coasts, that most of the windmills, once linked to the island’s agrarian exploitation, are found.
The São Vicente mill is an example of this legacy. Integrated in WellsHouses, it was built a few meters from the seafront, on a small elevation of volcanic rock. In the past, it had four rectangular candles and worked for many years in the milling of wheat and corn, after being collected by neighboring towns.
The activity around the São Vicente mill was abandoned, entering a period of ruin, like most other windmills in the region.
It was recently recovered, keeping the structure of the mill, and adapting its interior for housing.
Witnessing past and present, this Wellshouses accommodation offers its visitors a unique and memorable experience.
The name Wellshouses, in Portuguese “Casas dos Poços”, came from the inspiration of São Vicente Ferreira wells, the saltwater bathing area delimited by basaltic rocks, located next to the property.