Casa Paddock is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. This two-bedroomed 1st floor property is set above the riding school and has superb views of the estate, countryside and ocean. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination of Madeiran countryside, walks and sun.
The first floor hall leads to the open-plan living area (lounge with enclosed fireplace, dining table and kitchen), which open up to the wonderful balcony overlooking the riding school, estate and ocean.
The corridor leads to the second bedroom, family bathroom and to the Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms open onto the balcony
The flat roof above is the perfect sun-trap, ideal for catching rays. It leads to the garden and most fantastic built-in barbecue with seating for 12.
Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, leads to the balcony
Bedroom 2 With two single beds, leads to the balcony
Bathroom 1 En-suite to Master. Washbasin, Toilet, Bath with overhead shower.
Bathroom 2 Washbasin, Toilet, Bath with overhead shower
The 30,000m2 Escapada dos Cavaleiros estate has wonderful grounds and gardens (including some specimens of the protected Madeiran Laurel Forest and other exotic plants), fruit trees, superb views of the hills and ocean and a horse riding school. It is located close to some of the most beautiful walks and viewpoints in Madeira, such as Boca dos Namorados with breathtaking views to the Nun's Valley.
Guests are free to use all the grounds of the Escapada dos Cavaleiros estate.
The school has 3 horses and 3 ponies and guests benefit from discounted prices for horse riding lessons.
Single lessons: Adults 50€, Children 35€
Pack of 3 lessons: Adults 130€, Children 85€
Other family packages are available, please enquire.
There is free wi-fi connection throughout the Villa.
A hire car is recommended.
A basket of wood can be provided for the woodburners or barbecue at a cost of 10,00€. This is paid on arrival in cash.
The nearest facilities are a mere 900m away, and include a bakery, 2 mini-markets, a pharmacy, a snack café, an ATM/cashpoint, and the Medical Centre.
Bus services are available from here to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (10 minutes) and to the capital, Funchal (40 minutes).
Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, known for it vineyards that produce most of the grapes from which Madeira wine is produced, and where the Madeira Wine Festival is held every September, is approximately 5 kilometres away. There you can find two larger supermarkets, various restaurants, cafés/bakeries, banks. This village is also the heartland of the best know dish of Madeiran cuisine - the Espetada (beef on a skewer grilled over embers), and where the cherry festival is held every April.
The old and picturesque fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is at sea-level and here you have various restaurants serving fresh sea-food.
There are many walks available in the area. Boca dos Namorados is a 15 minute walk away and gives access to walks across the mountaisna nd peaks of Madeira. A 4 hour walk takes you to Curral das Freiras.
In addition to country walks, there are two levada walks nearby:
Levada do Roque that links to Cabo Girão is 2,5 Km away; Levada do Norte that cicles the south of the island is 3Km away;
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº 203240/AL