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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea

Graham and Jenny Venters

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

Graham and Jenny Venters

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2015
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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 (AL)

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

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/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. 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).

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)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2015

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

Lovely place, lovely time, thank you. A week was not long enough! Thanks for all the helpful advice and "extra's" on arrival.
Mar 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

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Palheiro Cottage - Stunning views of mountains and sea
average rating of 4.878788 based on 72 reviews
5

The photos do not justify the beauty of this place

  • 5 of 5

Dear Graham and Jenny,

Before arriving, we thought that the property looked amazing from the photos posted, but when we arrived, we realised that the photos does not justify the beauty of this place. The view from the balcony is absolutely breath-taking!! (We spent a fair bit of time just admiring the view from the comfort of our own place!) Upon arrival at the property, we immediately felt welcomed by Jenny & Graham and as our stay here continued, they couldn't have done a better job at hosting. We really enjoyed spending time talking to both Jenny & Graham about literally everything and anything. We arrived at the property as guests, but really felt as though we have left a place that we could now call a home - we are already thinking about when we are going to return! We would not think twice about recommending this place to our friends and family and really suggest that you should also seek to book this place as your home in Madeira - you will not be disappointed. Thank you once again for hosting us, and hoping we will see you again soon!

Foize and Alison xxx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to Madeira. It is such a pleasure to see young people enjoying and appreciating the beauties of nature. So whether young or old come and spend time on our balcony or terrace admiring the beautiful view, watching the sun set or the birds of prey hovering beneath you!
5

A comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Jenny and Graham are excellent hosts! The cottage is well equipped, the bed is good. At our arrival Jenny provided us with some rolls, eggs and homemade jam.

We have enjoyed the magnificent views over the ocean and the mountains.

We can recommend a boattrip with Graham to watch dolphins: exciting!

Marieke and Bert, The Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are always so pleased that our guests have had a great holiday, and the boat trip to see the dolphins, well you would have been happy just seeing one dolphin but this trip we were blessed with having nearly 100 dolphins!!!!! So for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, close to the Levada walks and the beach and to be able to see the dolphins or go fishing on Graham's boat book now!
5

A lovely month at Palheiro Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks Graham and Jenny for this lovely month in your nice cottage. Thanks for your kindness. We shall never forget your nice cooking! See you next year in our new home that we bought in Madeira.

Best regards

Annick and Claude

France

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed the month of February at Palheiro Cottage and that you enjoyed our cooking!
5

Very relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Dear Graham and Jenny

We really enjoyed a very relaxing and comfortable 2 weeks in Palheiro Cottage. This is a great location for heading off up the hills or sauntering down to Calheta or just staying "home" on the roof terrace or balcony enjoying the views. Hiring a car for a couple of days and taking a day's tour of the North coast with "Mountain Expedition" broadened our horizons.

We would especially like to thank you both for all you have done to make our holiday perfect.

We won't hesitate to recommend Palheiro Cottage to our friends.

Jean and Mick

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased that you had a great holiday, we do usually recommend that our guests have a car so that they can explore the island at their leisure but you certainly proved that you don't have to have a car and as you are on holiday time is not so important.
5

An excellent stay in Calheta

  • 5 of 5

We can recommend the Palheiro Cottage to anybody. Everything is so tidy and clean, and we found what we needed for a good stay. Jenny and Graham are so kind and helpful. They are really concerned to do their best to ensure a good stay. They took us up to the lavada-walks for free.

We slept very well thanks to the very comfortable bed and the calmness.

The area is very authentic and quite different to Funchal, where we stayed the second week.

We will be back and next time rent a car from the day.

Our best regards

Ester and Poul Traeholt

Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us so much pleasure to hear that our guests have had a good holiday staying at our cottage. Depending what you want from a holiday we do recommend that you hire a car as although there is a local bus service it is very limited. We are always happy to drop guests off to the start of the Prazeres to Calheta walk and the 25 fonts walk so they can walk back to the cottage. So for a relaxing holiday in the real Madeira away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas and close to the beautiful Levada walks book to stay with us at Palheiro Cottage.
5

The perfect holiday cottage!

  • 5 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: Aug 13, 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!

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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Prices & Availability

From £40 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Calheta, Madeira

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 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 for our guests to avoid bank charges.
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 Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • 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:
Single air bed available to cater for third person . Safety gate for stairs and cot available. FREE calls to most European land line numbers. SMOKING IS PERMITTED ON THE BALCONY OR THE ROOF-TOP TERRACE.

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