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.
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
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.