Calheta Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms Sleeps 5
There are cafés and village pub nearby. A car is required as this house is at the end of a very private quiet road providing a calm environment to just sunbathe and chill out. Below this village there is the Via Rapida for fast travel to Funchal 25 minutes away and the airport another 10 minutes travel. If you like pure fresh clean air then this is the place to have a great holiday and so handy to explore the island.
This beautiful stone property was restored in 2009, in a peaceful rural location in Atouguia, a small parish within Calheta, with lovely views of the ocean and mountains.
There are 2 bedrooms, 2 toilets, lounge and kitchen with all appliances. The car parking driveway is constructed with local granite and large, enough for 2 cars and there is a porch. Outside there is a large covered barbecue patio area.
This cottage is over 100 years old, sits in the middle of the 2 valleys overlooking Calheta, if looking to the East you can see the village of Loreto with sea views beyond and to the West the views over Calheta with more sea views providing glorious sunsets. Behind this property there are forests, all around about 300 metres away with a lovely Levada walk that goes from Prazeres to Canhas about 25 kilometres long.
Downstairs there is a lounge / kitchen with lovely features like an old wine press wooden screw as a pillar. Five antique paraffin lamps now converted into electric lights, new internal York coloured stone wall and a log burning fire that heats up the house when needed, Tiled floor with wooden ceiling and beams. On the lounge are a fire place, comfortable furniture and a TV. The downstairs toilet has modern sink unit and a hydro shower. The staircase steps like all the wood in the home is mahogany with an ornate metal balustrade.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with a further toilet. The master bedroom has a restored metal bedstead probably used by the present owners grandparents working the fields many decades ago, terrific views from the windows and balcony to sit at night enjoying a glass of wine after sunbathing and levada walks enjoying the glorious sunsets. There is a TV in this room and solid mahogany furniture for clothes.
The other bedroom has 2 single beds with again restored metal bedsteads probably many years old, TV and again mahogany furniture. The bathroom has a toilet, modern sink another hydro shower and a Jacuzzi bath.
The owners’ family has owned this property for over 100 years which originally was a shed for animals and farm equipment when their grandparents worked the land. This property has retained many old articles of furniture that are about 100 years old incorporating them into the property. The owner advises that guests can help themselves to the organic vegetables that grow in the garden.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Why The Owner chose Calheta
A wonderful relaxing rural cottage setting to escape from the hassles of modern day living.
What makes this cottage unique
Secluded quiet cottage but only 5 minutes from Calheta marina and other activities.