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PALHEIRO COTTAGE - STUNNING VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS AND SEA

Graham and Jenny Venters

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PALHEIRO COTTAGE - STUNNING VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS AND SEA

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Calheta - Palheiro Cottage (A.L.)

Lounge, Dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, balcony and roof terrace.

Palheiro Cottage has an 'Alojamento Local' Licence, is approved by the Tourist Office 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/Computer 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. 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).

There is a link to our fishing website and a video to the cottage, you will find this at the bottom of the facilities page.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Graham and Jenny Venters (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Graham and Jenny Venters

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

Why Graham and Jenny Venters chose Calheta

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.

What makes this cottage unique

We offer a range of additional services with the cottage ranging from an evening meal service, boat trips for big game or bottom fishing, dolphin watching or just a gentle cruise along the coastline and airport transfers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks Jenny and Graham for a lovely week in your beautiful cottage. The perfect way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. You have both been so kind, generous and helpful - it has been more like visiting friends than staying with people we have never met before.

What a beautiful island!! for first time visitors we have both been amazed by it's beauty.The walks up at Rabacal are just like being on the North Yorkshire Moors - except the heather is 6 times higher!! We needed walking boots and kagouls up there yesterday morning - but then it was flip flops and shorts down at Calheta beach in the afternoon - fantastic!!!!

We have been very comfortable here and had a lovely relaxing time. Thank you for the home made/grown produce as well - especially the creme caramel - delicious!

We will be recomending you to others and maybe one day we will get back too.
Oct 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
average rating of 4.857143 based on 62 reviews
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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
5

The perfect holiday cottage!

  • 5 out of 5
Thanks to Jenny and Graham, we had a perfect time on Madeira and always felt like coming home after a long day exploring the Island. Self made dinner and a glass of wine on the balcony with the most incredible view.
Highly recommendet!
K&S
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are always delighted that our guests have had a good holiday and feel "at home" staying in our cottage. It is lovely that the cottage appeals to both young and not so young guests!
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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
4

A perfect holiday retreat

  • 4 out of 5
We were looking for somewhere peaceful and with beautiful views and we found them at Palheiro Cottage. The cottage lived up to its description, and more. Jenny and Graham were especially helpful with advising us of the local amenities and with supplying us with fresh eggs and veg. We loved the bread and cake van which visited every morning and the local buses provided an excellent way of getting around the valley. You can certainly manage without a car at this cottage if you just want to relax and fend for yourself using the new gas barbeque. Sitting up on the roof on the deckchairs, under the new sun umbrella is a perfect way to while away the days. We loved the deckchairs so much we have bought a pair for the garden at home. We would thoroughly recommend Palheiro cottage if you are looking to discover Madeira away from the bright lights and bustle of Funchal....
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are always so pleased that we have helped our guests to have a wonderful holiday in Madeira. So for a peaceful relaxing holiday away from the tourist resorts in beautiful countryside with good weather all year round, book now.
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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
5

Perfect base for exploring Madeira

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage could not have been better for our perfect holiday, very well equipped, great location in the sunniest part of the island and with great views! Its only 20mins or so from some of the best levada walks, at Rabacal. Graham and Jenny were so kind and helpful, and their passion for the place is inspiring!
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are always so pleased that our guests have had a good holiday and that Palheiro Cottage and it's location is enjoyed by guests of all ages who wish to explore this beautiful island. So for the most beautiful scenery, lavada walks or lazing on the beach book now for a holiday to remember.
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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
5

Perfect - Relax and Enjoy the View

  • 5 out of 5
Stunning views and excellent location.The pictures of the cottage do not do it justice. It is finished to a very high standard.
Views are breathtaking and its a great location to explore and see the real Madeira.
Graham and Jenny were fantastic.We cannot thank them enough. Their knowledge of the island proved invaluable, and Graham coming to find us when we took a wrong turning on the way from the airport. Brilliant! How many people would do that ?????
A wonderful place to celebrate our honeymoon.
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests have had a good holiday. We live next door to the cottage so are usually on hand if you need any help or advice. So for a holiday to remember book to stay at Palheiro Cottage.
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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
Somerset
5

Happy Holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely holiday at jenny and Grahams cottage. It is just as it appears on the advert, glass windows to balcony looking out to sea. Superb view. Very quiet but easy to get about by car,which I think you need. Did loads of Levada walking,which was what we came to Madeira for. The island is fabulous and we loved the cottage. Especially good to sit up on the roof terrace looking out to the ocean!! Jenny and graham will help with anything you need,but will not interfere with you at all. choose this property,you will have a lovely holiday
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you, it is always such a pleasure to know that our guests have enjoyed their time at Palheiro Cottage and our beautiful island of Madeira. So for Lavada walks and the beach within a 5 minute car ride, catching some fish for your supper on Graham's boat or just enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony watching the sun set book now for a holiday to remember.
business
Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p898940
+351 -291822102
Calheta Madeira
5

A wonderful and perfect organised Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Was a lovely stay, very friendly people and perfect aquipment in the cottage
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Kilometres
Small shop and bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Funchal
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Restaurant Estrela
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Calheta, Madeira

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Notes We require 25% of the rental to secure your booking then the remaining balance 30 days prior to check in.
There are no hidden charges, cleaning is included in your rental cost.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Calheta in Madeira

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fitted with Hydrotherapy cabin, hand wash basin and w.c. All towels provided and changed weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a double bed. A cot is available and a good quality inflatable single bed can be provided for a third person. .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fax facilities are available via the owners. Safety gate for stairs and cot available. Additional single air bed available. FREE calls to most European land line numbers. SMOKING IS PERMITTED ON THE BALCONY OR THE ROOF-TOP TERRACE.
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