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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.
A wonderful relaxing rural cottage setting to escape from the hassles of modern day living.
Secluded quiet cottage but only 5 minutes from Calheta marina and other activities.
Nice cottage with a beautiful view ; large possibilities for walking just near the house.
Nice welcome from Ilidio and the two Rosa
Liebe Rosa und Albino, wir haben zu zweit vom 5. Dezember 2013 zwei Wochen bei Euch im traumhaft gelegenen und sehr gut ausgestatteten Haus `Paradise Cottage` auf 750 m Höhe eine herrliche Zeit verbracht. Wir haben, weil es abends kühl war, viel Holz verheizt. Besonders schön ist Eure Terrasse, die kindersicher und auch seniorengerecht ist – genau wie das Haus. Es war alles so sauber, sogar die Teppiche wurden wöchentlich gewechselt. Besonders haben uns die blauen ´Manta`-Decken gefallen, in die wir uns draußen auf den Liegen eingewickelt oder abends im Sessel drinnen umgehüllt haben. Lieber Albino: nocheinmal ganz herzlichen Dank für die Hilfe am Auto. Es hat so wunderbar geklappt mit der Übermittlung unserer Anliegen oder Hilferufe über Eure Hausvermittlerin Rosa. Bei ihr möchten wir uns auch ganz besonders bedanken. Wir würden jederzeit wieder in diesem schönen Haus Urlaub machen und es natürlich auch sehr empfehlen.
Herzliche Grüße aus Kiel an der Ostsee, Ursula und Winfried Fett.
The cottage is located above Calheta with a wonderful ocean view. It lies somewhat elevated and 5 driving minutes away from the main road, so you definitely need a rental car (which is anyway a good thing to have on Madeira!). But this also means you can enjoy relaxing holidays. The cottage itself was clean and everything you need is there. I may get somewhat chilly in the winter when there is strong wind, but the owner provides you with firewood so you can easily warm yourself by using the fireplace. Huge grill outside the cottage! Nice levada walkes nearby possible. Calheta beach by car approx. 10 min. Rabacal for hiking approx. 20'. We stayed 12 days in November and would recommend this truly "paradisiac cottage" to anyone looking for relaxing holidays.
Property is lovely and much bigger than it looks in the picture, main picture isn't good enough, looks like its facing a street, that picture is from the hill side with the camera back to a none interupted sea view.
perfect view, stylish yet outside setting, make sure cars happy in first gear as the house is up a very steep road LOL Ive rented several houses in the past, ut this was really amasing, i took it becaue it was cheep and seemed quite rural, but it was worth a much higher price. the ouside spae is amasing too wit a large BBQ pit logs and furnitures etc, We felt lie we was in an alpine house, with a roadto the cote d;zure
Thank you owners for presenting the house so beutifully too. Steve
Fantastic cottage, nice view day and night. Thank you to Albino & family for let us using their cottage. We had a lot of walks, just on the door step, enjoyed to see hydroelectric central at 5 minuts walk from the cottage.
We have no words to describe, how much we loved this place.
We will recommend this place to pleople that enjoy to be on the nature, and also is not far from the beach.
Thank you for the welcome surprise.
See you on our next visit to madeira,
I fully confirm everything written in the foregoing reviews.
We spent there wonderful days with our children (4+6 years old).
Enjoyed the calm place far from crowdy hotels, the fresh air, stunning view on the sea (oh, the sunsets!), the madeira countryside romantic atmosphere.
The cottage is exactly as comfortable as it is shown in the photos. All the equipment needed was there, perfectly ready.
The communication with the owners was perfect (thank you, Rosa :-)) - via the email before our stay and also personally after our arrival.
The location is very close to many levada walks (Rabacal area just about 15 min drive), some levadas also accesible just by walking from the cottage!
Very good position for exploring all the western and central part of the Madeira Island.
If I return to Madeira I will surely stay there again!
This village sits above Calheta that has 2 sandy beaches and a new marina. In the marina there are big game fishing boats and also boats that provide whale and dolphin trips. The marina is 5 minutes away by car. There is a nice hotel providing Spa treatment with many restaurants and a supermarket. There is also Casa das Mudas an international art centre. Prazeres village is another 5 minutes away which has a small zoo and a 300 year old church.
In the mountains there is the famous Rabaçal levada walk that has the most waterfalls on the island and from the top of here you can see both sides of the island. There are the last 2 sea located villages on the south of this island namely Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar.
Jardim do Mar has a new flat promenade to stroll or roller-skate and a few cafés and restaurants. Paul do Mar is nice and flat and not much has changed here for many years retaining it quaint charm appeal. Here you can surf and has hosted many competitions. This village also has a small harbour.
Driving 10 minutes towards Funchal you arrive at Ponto Do Sol a charming 200 metre long sea front promenade and worth a visit to sit for a coffee at one of the hotels or restaurants. 5 minutes away you come to a town called Ribeira Brava that connects the South to the North of the island on the via rapida. This town church has terrific chandeliers and when the sunlight shines on them they sparkle like diamonds. There is a new promenade with lots of coffee shops serving delicious pastries and everything a small town needs. Funchal is 10 minutes away with lots of attractions that make this island a pleasure to visit.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The price of € 315 is based on the property with 2 persons. Extra person €5 per day.
Contact the owner about the total costs.
Please contact us for special prices for the winter months, last minute offers and if you would like to stay for a longer period. The owner lives nearby in the village.
Once you confirm reservation a deposit of 25% of total price will be requested to pay into a bank account. Balance of total price to be paid upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.