This beautiful cottage style villa has been converted from the former Post Office and Village Shop. The house is filled with original and traditional Madeiran features and has been sympathetically renovated to provide a base for a perfect holiday. If you like the idea of living within a typical Madeiran community while relaxing in the quiet haven of the substantial tropical gardens, you will love this house. With three sun terraces for al fresco dining for 8, and a sun deck area in the garden - in full sun all day – and a wood BBQ the villa lends itself to a very social holiday.Upstairs: two double bedrooms both with access to the south-facing sun terrace benefiting from fabulous sea and mountain views, large family bathroom and study room.
Downstairs: two double bedrooms and bathroom. Two lovely sitting rooms – one with original bread oven.Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards.
kitchen: Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who enjoy cooking and entertaining at home with the opportunity to experiment using exotic fruits from the garden. The refectory table seats 8 people.
The upstairs: The pretty hallway with original parquet floor and original painted walls in pastel colours leads the length of the house opening onto a terrace either end. The main bathroom with parquet floor and central bath with shower attachment toilet and bidet is half tiled with local tiles.
The two double bedrooms decorated in pastel shades each have two windows – one each opening onto the east-facing terrace. One bedroom has a 140/190cms double bed and hanging space for clothes. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. The second bedroom is “pink” with the second window looking out over the garden and hills. A 160/200cms double bed in this room comes with hanging space for clothes, colourful bed linen and summer and winter duvets for all bedrooms are provided. Towels (but not beach towels) extra pillows and bed linen are also provided for guests.
The upstairs terraces : The upstairs terraces are reached via the house or an exterior staircase. Find locally commissioned sun-loungers, table and chairs so you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun or just a relaxing read, or spend your time gazing out to sea. Part shaded by the vines, part exposed to direct sun, you can idle the hours away here in comfort.
Outside the west-facing terrace also has an exterior staircase leading from the upstairs hallway down to the main terrace.
An original Portuguese seating bench, a dining table and chairs offer “al fresco” eating under the grape-vines. The original outside cookhouse has been converted into a BBQ room with the original outside stone sinks.
The house is perfectly placed to experience the many festivals and religious ceremonies of the Maderian village calendar. Close to all local amenities, modern and traditional coffee bars it’s an easy walk to pharamacy, small supermarkets and Post Office. Situated in the sunniest area of Madeira on the south coast, Arco da Calheta sits above the coastal village of Calheta with easy connections to the airport and Funchal. Calheta is just 2 kilometres away and has the island’s only sandy beach and with other nearby coastal villages is a great place for sea activities, big game fishing, whale watching and wind surfing. There are also many restaurants and a large supermarket. Well placed as a starting off point for further island explorations including the famous Levada walks and laurel-silva forests, botanical gardens, and the renowned fish, vegetable and flower markets of Funchal..
Golf: 3 Golf courses