Our traditional Quinta is set in the heart of the charming village Arco da Calheta, the warmest, sunniest part of the beautiful island of Madeira, with sea and mountain views. It's a characterful stone Quinta with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a small banana farm in a beautiful tropical garden, five minutes from Calheta beach and thirty minutes from Funchal. Sympathetically modernized and retaining the original character, creating a stunning mix of traditional quirky Madeiran with the addition of a sun-drenched large patio/entertaining area with heated pool, outside kitchen with barbecue and gas hob. The original features of the old house remain, including exposed stone walls, beams, wooden floors, casement windows and the original bread oven in the kitchen. Decorated with antiques and vintage finds the Quinta has all mod cons, Wi-Fi in all rooms and on the patio. There is one king size bedroom with en suite shower room which opens onto the patio and pool, a family bathroom with bath and over head shower, and double bedroom upstairs on the 2nd floor with patio balcony and fabulous garden, mountain and sea views plus a twin room for the summer months.The large, modern patio area is the perfect entertaining or relaxing area, with a covered porch, locally hand made chestnut dining table, loungers for sun bathing. Surrounded by a high, curved traditional volcanic stone wall the patio and tropical gardens have views of the sea and the mountains all around. A lush mix of tropical palms, hibiscus, geraniums, hydrangea and cool lawns make up the pretty garden. The small banana farm includes an organic vegetable patch with fruit trees and though out of bounds to visitors a complimentary basket of seasonal vegetables and fruit is provided on arrival and throughout your stay. Facilities include local Meo cable TV, DVD with a selection of English-speaking films, WiFi in all rooms, wood burner in the sitting room for winter evenings and several radiators/heaters for the bedrooms. The pool has a solar cover, pool heating in cooler months is charged at £70 per week. The price shown is for two guests, extra guests are charged a seasonal nightly rate, please email for details. There are steps into the garden and house plus stairs within the house and from the gated parking area making it unsuitable for small children and anyone with mobility issues, there are also some low thresholds between the bedrooms, kitchen and sun room, this is all part of the character of an old house, taller guests are advised to duck or grouse! The Quinta is a real family affair, a lovely local family help us run it, Joao (who also speaks Spanish) maintains the garden, vegetable patch and bananas, his wife Rosa is our wonderful housekeeper and their daughter Susana and her husband Marcio, who both speak perfect English, are on hand to meet guests and help out when we are not available. We do our best to provide a home-from-home holiday in Madeira. We live in the Quinta when we're in Madeira and rent it out when we're in England, we leave one room locked in which to keep our things, this in no way impacts on the use of the house. If there are particular dates you would like to rent the house and it is blocked on the calendar get in touch and we'll see if we can accommodate you.