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Old post Office House in Madeira

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Fantastic House in Madeira

This beautiful cottage style villa has been converted from the original Post Office and Village Shop. The house is filled with original and traditional Madeiran features and has been sympathetically renovated to provide a base for a perfect holiday. If you like the idea of living within a typical Madeiran community while relaxing in the quiet haven of the substantial tropical gardens, you will love this house. With three sun terraces for al fresco dining for 8, and a sun deck area in the garden - in full sun all day – and a wood BBQ the villa lends itself to a very social holiday.Upstairs: two double bedrooms both with access to the south-facing sun terrace benefiting from fabulous sea and mountain views, large family bathroom and study room.

Downstairs: two double bedrooms and bathroom. Two lovely sitting rooms – one with original bread oven.Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards.

kitchen: Large kitchen and dining area converted from the original shop and still retaining the shop counter and cupboards. The kitchen is fully equipped for those who enjoy cooking and entertaining at home with the opportunity to experiment using exotic fruits from the garden. The refectory table seats 8 people.

The upstairs: The pretty hallway with original parquet floor and original painted walls in pastel colours leads the length of the house opening onto a terrace either end. The main bathroom with parquet floor and central bath with shower attachment toilet and bidet is half tiled with local tiles.

The two double bedrooms decorated in pastel shades each have two windows – one each opening onto the east-facing terrace. One bedroom has a 140/190cms double bed and hanging space for clothes. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. The second bedroom is “pink” with the second window looking out over the garden and hills. A 160/200cms double bed in this room comes with hanging space for clothes, colourful bed linen and summer and winter duvets for all bedrooms are provided. Towels (but not beach towels) extra pillows and bed linen are also provided for guests.

The upstairs terraces : The upstairs terraces are reached via the house or an exterior staircase. Find locally commissioned sun-loungers, table and chairs so you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun or just a relaxing read, or spend your time gazing out to sea. Part shaded by the vines, part exposed to direct sun, you can idle the hours away here in comfort.

Outside the west-facing terrace also has an exterior staircase leading from the upstairs hallway down to the main terrace.

An original Portuguese seating bench, a dining table and chairs offer “al fresco” eating under the grape-vines. The original outside cookhouse has been converted into a BBQ room with the original outside stone sinks

More Details
Registration Number : 25905/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

cUnweit von Calheta mit seinem Strandbad Befindet sich ein altes Madeirahaus, das im Erdgeschoss das Postamt mit einem Dorfladen beherbergte und später von einem britischen Eigner sanft renoviert und als Ferienvilla eingerichtet wurde. Das ehemalige Postamt dient jetzt mit seiner Theke und den Glasvitrinen als weiträumige, mit allem Notwenigen üppig ausgestattete Küche. Mir seinen vier Zimmern und Aufenthaltsräumen, die ebenfalls mit zum Teil originalem Mobiliar ausgestattet ist eignet sich die Ferienvilla auch für Familien oder kleinere Gruppen. Ein Hit ist auch das Grosse Badezimmer mit freistehender Badewanne und den typischen portugiesischen Fliesen. Für den Aufenthalt im Freien stehen auf zwei Etagen drei Terrassen zum Teil mit Sicht auf das Meer sowie ein lauschiges Plätzchen mitten im einer kleinen Bananenplantage zur Verfügung.. Ein kleines Manko ist vielleicht zu Randzeiten der Verkehrslärm einer kleinen direkt am BHaus vorbeiführenden Durchgangsstrasse
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Arco Da Calheta on Calheta

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Aeroporto da Madeira
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Via rapida
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Traditional restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Car: recommended

Arco da Calheta is a very attractive village which has a social centre, cafés and a number of small supermarkets which sell everything you need. The locals reckon that Arco da Calheta has the best micro-climate of all! It’s a quiet location – you are more likely to hear the neighbours’ dogs and chickens than traffic. The Calheta Beach Hotel which is down by the beach has a spa which the public can use and there is a leisure centre, banks, a big supermarket named 'Pinco Doce' and the latest marina with their restaurants. Driving towards Funchal you will find Madelena do Mar where there are restaurants and bars and a rocky beach. Further on is Ribeira Brava, with another rocky beach. There is also a small market, a large supermarket, banks and a number of restaurants. Arco da Calheta is a 500 year old village with a beautiful legacy there for its perfect for relaxation.

Other Activities: Paragliding

Golf: There are several golf courses in Madeira


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Arco Da Calheta, Portugal

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5 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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