About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Two separate units - The Main House (8 guests) and The Cottage (6 guests)
Quinta das Colmeias is a private 10ha property with a working organic farm in Madeira with sheep, chicken and vegetables.
The Main House is a large four bedroom room house with a great verandah overlooking the property.
Minutes from European PGA Tour Santo da Serra Golf and from two horse riding centres as well as the famous levadas walks, Quinta das Colmeias is well located to explore Madeira whilst on holidays.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Comfortable, peaceful country location.
My wife and I stayed for eleven nights at this lovely, old country house. The owner, Jeremy, kindly met us at the airport and led us to the property, a 10 to 15 minute journey.
It is a step back in time into large-rooms with comfortable furnishings. It was clean and well maintained internally although the exterior was in need of some TLC. The views of the surrounding countryside were excellent, although often shrouded in cloud; the property being around 600m above sea level. Because of this, temperatures were often some 8 degrees lower than those in Funchal and on one of the evenings we felt it necessary to light the log fire in living room. We had taken our own DVD's to watch in the evenings but they did not play well on the small,old TV.
Beds were very comfortable and the nights were incredibly silent and peaceful. We did not use the pool although the two young boys staying in the neighbouring cottage seemed to love it.
All in all, we found this location to be an excellent base from which to access most of the island. It was our fifth visit to Madeira but our first stay on this side of the island giving us a chance to explore areas we had not been previously. The scenery is much greener and far more lush than other areas we've stayed at.
There's ample space at the property for a large family and It is a great base for those wishing to sightsee and explore but perhaps not for sun-worshipers.
Many thanks for your review and great you enjoyed the quiet nights and comfortable beds- certainly one of our strong points, as well as the easy access to explore this side of the island, namely the east and north of Madeira island.
We will look at substituting the TV /dvd player and are scheduling TLC with a repaint to the exterior of the house.
Quinta das Colmeias is set in the peacefull village of Santo da Serra - Madeira. Minutes from Santo da Serra Golf - PGA European golf course, horse ridding centre and easy access to walks, including levada walks and the rest of the island through the highway network some 15 minutes drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Quinta das Colmeias offers a complementary welcome at the airport and follow me to the house. Please confirm flight details so that we can meet you at the airport.