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The apartment is very clean, comfortable and well equipped (the wifi is good too). There are bus stops right outside the apartment which means it easy to travel to and from central Funchal ( buses 29 and 31A ). Lino Henriques and his wife are very friendly and helpful, he also collected us from the airport and returned us there. Madeira has a very mild climate, in our two weeks in late November the temperature was around 19 to 22C and sunny with only the odd wet half-day. Highly recommended.
We spent 5 nights in Palheiro Cottage, and found it a very comfortable place to stay. Everything was clean and in immaculate condition and the kitchen well equipped. Jenny was very helpful, promptly supplying two heaters and an electric blanket when it turned cold in the evenings, and we really appreciated the welcome pack, with home-made jam, eggs, and a bottle of wine.
The cottage is well situated for the coast (a sheltered sea pool to swim in in Calheta) and Levada walks, and, being high up above the town, the views down to the sea are fantastic in all weathers. Although on a street with other houses the only noises to disturb us were those of barking and howling dogs. Parking is on-street, but there was never a problem finding a space. Our only problem really was the toilet, which cannot even manage toilet paper - we felt this meant it was not really fit for purpose.