My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed here for one week in January 2013, after spending a week in Funchal. We had a great time - the cottage has a spectacular view over the ocean, is spacious enough for 4 people and is very well equipped. Heather, the owner, was very helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed. It is very well located in terms of visiting all the far corners of the island. You will need a car and you must not be put off by the steep road to get to the cottage. It is well worth it! There is a small shop nearby for essential but we would suggest that you visit a larger supermarket for basics. Heather has good recommendations for restaurants if you want to eat out. We loved our week at Lavender Cottage. Very relaxing place after coming back from a day out touring.
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