The Madeira Wine Cottages form a private, small complex of four 1 bedroom houses in the village of Estreito da Calheta, which is situated about 300 meters above sea level, on the south-west coast of the Island of Madeira
Calheta is a lovely location for nature loving visitors who would like to stay in an environment surrounded by farmland, vineyards and gardens.
From all the cottages there is a lovely view over the hills of Calheta to the Atlantic Ocean.
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The cottages offer privacy and quietness with lovely gardens in between them.
All the cottages have a spacious and comfortable living and dining area with a wood stove and a TV with several English channels.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a four ring electric-stove, oven-grill, fridge, toaster, water heater and coffee machine.
In the separate bedroom, you will find 2 single beds and a spacious wardrobe. The bathroom is en-suite with a bath/shower.
The mezzanine you can reach by open steps. It offers a lovely space for a third and fourth person.
There is one bathroom in each of the cottages.
The cottages all have private terraces with a table, chairs and sun beds.
We offer our cleaning service once a week. There will be 2 sets of towels. Guests who stay more than one week will receive new bed linen each week.
Location of the Cottages
Calheta is one of the oldest parishes of the island and one of the first to be explored by the primitive colonizers. Founded on the 1st of June 1502.
Besides its attractive location, Calheta – which actually means “small beach” in Portuguese – has an old sugar cane factory, founded in 1901 and still producing sugar cane honey and “aguardente” (sugar cane spirit).
Calheta is also famous for the wide variety of fish to be found in its coastal waters.
What to do on Madeira Island
We’ve made a custom Recommendations Map with all our favourite spots to visit on the island and also useful things like the nearest Petrol Station, Supermarket and ATM. When you click on each icon you will find small description that we have filled in for each spot.
The Island is famous for its natural beauty and is often called the “floating garden of the Atlantic”. There is a wide choice of gardens and orchid farms to visit. Madeira has flowers all year around.
The many museums allow the visitor to go back in time from its volcanic birth 14 million years ago to the first hydroplane landing in Madeira. There are a great many churches and chapels all over the Island with most interesting architecture and decorations.
Porto Santo is the sister island of Madeira. Amazingly different from Madeira, where lush green predominates. Porto Santo is almost stripped of vegetation and the southern coast is bordered by a 9 km long beach of golden sand. It has a lovely small village. Porto Santo can be visited in one day.
Madeira Island is a paradise for walkers. The levadas are the island’s irrigation system which covers about 2150km (1350 miles) of channels. The walking paths are mainly along these channels. It is a good way to see the thrilling landscapes of the island. There are easy, moderate and difficult walks to do.
Other interesting things do include boat trips, whale and dolphin watching, scuba diving, big game fishing, horse riding, golf and much more.
Madeira Wine Cottages
Location: Estreito da Calheta – Madeira – Portugal