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Quinta das Colmeias - set in an organic farm in Madeira - The Main House - Madeira holiday self catering house

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Main House - Madeira holiday self catering house

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.

About the property

Quinta das Colmeias

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.

More Details

About Us

Andrew Zino
Charles Jeremy Zino Unip. Lda
Charles Jeremy Zino Unip Lda, Rua das Maravilhas 23
9000-177 Funchal
VAT Reg NoPT511211473

Property Manager
Andrew Zino
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2017

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for The Main House - Madeira holiday self catering housein Santo António Da Serra in Madeira

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Hall - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Children´s room - 3 Single Bed , This room has three single beds which are fine for children.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Main House - Madeira holiday self catering house
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Comfortable, peaceful country location.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and great you enjoyed the quiet nights and comfortable beds- certainly one of our strong points, as well as the easy access to explore this side of the island, namely the east and north of Madeira island. We will look at substituting the TV /dvd player and are scheduling TLC with a repaint to the exterior of the house.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Funchal (FNC) Madeira
Nearest Barpub
850 Metres
Santo da Sera
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Santo da Serra
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Santa Cruz
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nossa Aldeia
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Quinta das Colmeias is set in the peacefull village of Santo da Serra - Madeira. Minutes from Santo da Serra Golf - PGA European golf course, horse ridding centre and easy access to walks, including levada walks and the rest of the island through the highway network some 15 minutes drive.