|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Quinta das Colmeias is a private 10ha property with a working organic farm in Madeira with sheep, chicken and vegetables.
The Main House is a large four bedroom room house with a great verandah overlooking the property.
Minutes from European PGA Tour Santo da Serra Golf and from two horse riding centres as well as the famous levadas walks, Quinta das Colmeias is well located to explore Madeira whilst on holidays.
Quinta das Colmeias is Santo da Serra - Madeira is a 10 ha property with two seperate units:
The Main House - a large house with large bedrooms, kitchen dining room, sitting room and reading room. Sleeps 8 and enjoys great views
The Cottage - a smaller, cosy unit with three bedrooms and sleeps 6.
Quinta das Colmeias is a working organic farm with chickens, sheep and vegetables.
Quinta das Colmeias is minutes from European PGA Tour Santo da Serra Golf as well as two horse riding centres and of course many walks including levada walks.
At 600m altitude guests enjoy the peace of quiet which the property allows to enjoy, yet only only 15 minutes away from Machico and Santa Cruz and some 30 minutes away from Funchal, Madeira´s capital.
Quinta das Colmeias is well located to explore Madeira whilst on holidays, and great if you want to relax in the peace and quiet or bring together a group of friends or family.
Quinta das Colmeias offers a complementary welcome at the airport and follow me to the house. Please confirm flight details so that we can meet you at the airport.
My wife and I stayed for eleven nights at this lovely, old country house. The owner, Jeremy, kindly met us at the airport and led us to the property, a 10 to 15 minute journey.
It is a step back in time into large-rooms with comfortable furnishings. It was clean and well maintained internally although the exterior was in need of some TLC. The views of the surrounding countryside were excellent, although often shrouded in cloud; the property being around 600m above sea level. Because of this, temperatures were often some 8 degrees lower than those in Funchal and on one of the evenings we felt it necessary to light the log fire in living room. We had taken our own DVD's to watch in the evenings but they did not play well on the small,old TV.
Beds were very comfortable and the nights were incredibly silent and peaceful. We did not use the pool although the two young boys staying in the neighbouring cottage seemed to love it.
All in all, we found this location to be an excellent base from which to access most of the island. It was our fifth visit to Madeira but our first stay on this side of the island giving us a chance to explore areas we had not been previously. The scenery is much greener and far more lush than other areas we've stayed at.
There's ample space at the property for a large family and It is a great base for those wishing to sightsee and explore but perhaps not for sun-worshipers.