|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Palheiro Cottage has an 'Alojamento Local' Licence registration number Calheta - 13/12 and is fully insured. The cottage stands on a ridge and the views are breathtaking. The lounge/dining area/kitchen are all open plan on the first floor and encompass a large balcony accessed through patio doors which give outstanding views from the lounge over the valley. The kitchen is equipped with fridge/freezer, oven, hob, extractor,microwave, kettle, coffee maker and toaster etc.There is ample cupboard space provided. The lounge is furnished with TV, DVD player, free WiFi and Xbox, (FREE calls to landlines in over 50 countries), a 3 seater sofa and dining table and 4 chairs.The staircase leads down to the ground floor which comprises of a double bedroom with bedside shelves and table lamps, a triple robe with mirror, hairdryer and a dressing table. There is an en-suite shower room containing a Hydrotherapy cabin, a large hand basin over cabinets and W.C. A good quality single airbed can be provided to cater for a third person/child. All linen, towels and beach towels are provided and changed weekly.
Calheta is the driest, warmest part of the Island and boasts a Marina of international quality and 2 golden sand beaches. Also close by are the famous Lavada Walks . Close to the property is a bakery, general store, supermarket, hairdressers, hospital, doctors, dentists, garage and banks. We offer fishing trips or cruises on our boat (which has a full tourist licence and insurance) and a catering service if you don't feel like cooking. Laundry and maid service is available on request. We have spent many years in the restaurant/hospitality industry and will provide you with the highest quality accommodation at reasonable rates.
The Cottage is fully equipped with all tableware, glasses, linen, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels. Linen is changed weekly. We have a good quality single airbed to cater for a third person if required. There is an assortment of books, dvd's and cd's. Also cards, dominos and games.
Our rooftop terrace offers unrivaled views of the Mountains and the Ocean with about a 270 degree panorama. The terrace is equipped with a table and four dining chairs, a 3 metre parasol,2 loungers and a gas Bar-B-Que, so you can enjoy a lazy day in the tranquility of the terrace garden or enjoy the pleasure of a bottle of wine whilst the sun goes down. The terrace receives full sunshine from around 9.00 a.m. until the sun sets over the West end of the Island.
Our aim is to provide you with a most comfortable and enjoyable stay in pleasant surroundings and with the total privacy of you own building. However as we only live next door, any problems can be resolved quickly and efficiently and we are nearly always on hand with help and advice to ensure you have a memorable stay on the Island.
If you have any specific needs or are celebrating a special occasion, we can help you to meet these with a special meal, or by assisting with any special needs/ requests (where practicable).
Jenny and I have both been in the Licenced trade and I am a quaified Chef. We are both retired now and live next door to the cottage in the main house, so we are usually available to advise or assist whenever needed. However we will never be a nuisance to you and only seek to enhance you holiday experience.
Graham and Jenny Venters purchased this cottage in 2009
We bought the main house in 2009, it was in a very bad state but as soon as we saw it we just fell in love with it and so we renovated it and then we did the cottage 3 years later in early 2012. It was a derilict 'Cow House' and we did the reconstruction sympathetically to the original style and in a manner that we would be happy to stay in it ourselves, Hence the cottage is very well equipped to a high standard and is very comfortable. We chose to live in this area as it is very quiet and the views are out of this world. The house and cottage are a little off the beaten track and so you will experience the 'Real' Madeira as against the Tourist images usually offered. Also, being at 400 mtrs altitude it does not get too hot in Summer or too Cold in Winter.
We offer a range of additional services with the cottage ranging from an evening meal service, boat trips for big game or bottom fishing or just a gentle cruise along the coastline and airport transfers.
After staying in Funchal on many occasions we thought with a little bit of trepidation it was time to visit a different part of Maderia . We are so glad we did. Set up in the hills above Caletha the cottage has great views down into a valley and out to sea . You could watch kestrels and buzzards from the balcony. The directions given but Jenny and Graham where spot on , it took around 45 minutes to drive to the cottage from the airport mostly on the express way . I think a car is a must . We where made very welcome in the small bar which joins the village shop . We spoke no Portuguese and they spoke very little English but some how we spent a couple of hours on a couple of evenings chatting in the bar . The cottage is in a good location to visit other parts of the island . The cottage had every thing you would need for a holiday . Ideal for walkers and people who just like to sight see.
We had a wonderful stay at Palheiro cottage and were made extremely welcome by Jenny and Graham. The accommodation was perfect. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped for our stay. The views were stunning and local coffee shop perfect (and very cheap) Jenny and Graham were extremely helpful and friendly and we would most certainly recommend them as hosts, with Palheiro cottage for holiday accommodation. We would love to return in the future.
We hadden een topweek in het huis van Graham en Jenny. Na een gastvrij onthaal waren zij beschikbaar voor hulp en advies wanneer wij daar maar behoefte aan hadden. Het huis is gezellig en voorzien van alle gemakken. Het uitzicht vanaf het balkon en het dakterras is spectaculair. Het buurtje is uiterst rustig, maar getuigt toch van locaal gemeenschapsleven . Het is een prima locatie voor het doen van alle levada-wandelingen op het westelijk deel van het eiland, sommige direct vanuit het huis. Wil je de populaire 25 Fontes wandeling maken, profiteer dan van de nabijheid en begin vroeg. Dan ben je de drukte voor.
An ideal quiet location for 2 people. Clean, well equipped, compact, with great views. Situated on a steep, narrow residential street with limited parking. A car is needed. Jenny and Graham were excellent hosts willing to offer help and advice when needed. Highly recommended.
Un accueil chaleureux, une maison agréable, une vue magnifique et cerise sur le gâteau une excellente cuisine, bref que du bonheur.
Isabelle et Jean Michel
We had a wonderful week at Palheiro cottage. Jenny and Graham are wonderful owners who made you feel right at home. The apartment is well equipped and has a great view, both from the balcony and rooftop terrace. Jenny gave us wine and a sensational home-made lime marmalade as a welcome gift. The marmalade alone is worth the travel. All in all, the place is a gem and highly recommended.
The cottage is well set up with beautiful views from the lounge and terrace. Jenny and Graham couldn't have been more helpful, meeting us on our arrival, and providing a welcome and delicious meal and basic provisions. They were on hand when we needed them, and were extremely sociable. Everyone in the village was also helpful, and we had a warm welcome in the local bar, where the owner loved to chat even though she knows very little English and we knew even less Portuguese! The area provides lots of opportunities for walks, boat trips to see the marine wildlife, and to explore Madeira. We had a wonderful 7 days - would have spent more time if we could have done!
Our cottage is located on the outskirts of Estrela which is the commercial centre for the Calheta Region. We are withing easy walking distance of the village and some Lavada Walks . Also some of the most spectacular Lavada Walks (the 25 Fontes at Rabacal) are within our region and are easily accessed by car. The Marina is but a short drive from the cottage and this has a number of Restaurants and Bars. There is also a sand beach next to the Marina with a safe swimming area, although you may choose to go out to sea with Graham on his boat and swim in the Ocean or view the Whales and Dolphins or even go fishing for your supper! The boat is fully licenced and insured. 15 Kilometers away is Cabo Girao, the second highest Sea Cliff in the World with a cable car from the top to almost the bottom and a view point with glass floor.Swim in the natural pools at Porto Moniz which is just a short drive away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We require 25% of the rental to secure your booking then the remaining balance 30 days prior to check in.
We accept payments via bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
There are no hidden charges, cleaning is included in your rental cost.
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