Located on the right bank of the Ribeira de Quarteira, near the Paderne Castle, in an area of the Rede Natura 2000.
The date of construction of this water-mill is not known, but it is known that these devices are older than windmills and are a legacy of the Arab period. This grinding system uses the force of the water on a caster as an impulse. In 1504, in the charter granted by King Manuel I, there is a reference to these milling systems, proving their antiquity and the technological importance they played in the community.
Next to the water-mill is the PR1 footpath - the Castle Trail, which is also part of the Quarteira Stream Biodiversity Station.