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Discover the Mill

A Journey Begins

Bienvenida a Aqua et Oleum

In Latin Aqua et Oleum means Water and Oil. Originally an old olive oil mill with a babbling brook, the Mill has been transformed into this luxurious destination boutique hotel and gallery. Situated in the middle of an olive grove and vineyard on the outskirts of Villamiel.

Aqua et Oleum Mill

Our History

How it started

It started as an adventure...

In 2016 when Joseph stumbled upon an abandoned Mill and as they would say, it’s a match made in heaven.

It started as an adventure...

And once you visit the property you will understand why we call this a little slice of heaven.

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Located between Madrid and Lisbon

Aqua et Oleum is located 3 hours from Madrid and Lisbon, just 30 minutes from the Portuguese border, a perfect spot for exploring both Spain and Portugal.

Fall in love with the history of the Mill

Come around, have a drink, and if you are lucky Joseph will tell you his story.

Sierra de Gata

Beautiful landscapes in the heart of Extremadura.

A boutique hotel and enchanting getaway

What are you waiting for…book your escape now! Contact us for pricing and availability.


What our guests
are saying

A big favorite!

We discovered an authentic wonder in Sierra de Gata, a small corner of paradise all about its heritage and the environment. We felt a genuine soul based on serenity, the taste of creation, and the care given to the welcome. Joseph has a presence that honors you with his humanity. Chef Ruben has the alchemy that transforms the products grown on the site into delicacies, with a smile that makes you feel like you are part of his family. A big favorite!

Lucas I.

We will definitely be back!

A small boutique hotel that has just opened in the Sierra de Gata area. The place is perfect to spend a few days of absolute relaxation in the middle of nature... decorated with exquisite taste (large, comfortable, beautiful rooms with all the facilities) and luxury attention from all the staff. We will be back!

Maria S

Simply spectacular.

Aqua et Oleum is a magical place. A hotel built with great care and attention to detail. In the middle of nature, next to a stream, under the gaze of a castle, is this ideal place to rest, disconnect and recharge your energy. We spent some incredible days there. Simply spectacular. Thank you for everything.



The hackneyed phrase "we want you to feel at home" was made true.


Highly recommend!

A charming place, surrounded by pure nature and very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Carmen S.

We will be back!

Aqua et Oleum is a unique place to disconnect, a location of incomparable beauty. Unbeatable guest treatment, along with exquisite surroundings made with passion. Continue with the dedication and love that you put in. We had a wonderful weekend and will be back for sure. Hugs!


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