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Perfect if seeking countryside tranquilty, walks and sun | Haybarn Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
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The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The one-bedroomed cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination of Madeiran countryside, walks and sun. The ground floor of this cosy cottage contains the open-plan living area with a cosy country lounge/dining area (cable TV and Wi-Fi) and a well equipped kitchen. Stairs lead to the first floor bedroom with two single beds and shower-room. In the private south-facing garden is a built-in barbecue and stone table for enjoying meals in the sun. The 30,000m2 Escapada dos Cavaleiros estate has wonderful grounds and gardens (including some specimens of the protected Madeira...The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The one-bedroomed cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination of Madeiran countryside, walks and sun. The ground floor of this cosy cottage contains the open-plan living area with a cosy country lounge/dining area (cable TV and Wi-Fi) and a well equipped kitchen. Stairs lead to the first floor bedroom with two single beds and shower-room. In the private south-facing garden is a built-in barbecue and stone table for enjoying meals in the sun. The 30,000m2 Escapada dos Cavaleiros estate has wonderful grounds and gardens (including some specimens of the protected Madeiran Laurel Forest and other exotic plants), fruit trees, superb views of the hills and ocean and a horse riding school. It is located close to some of the most beautiful walks and viewpoints in Madeira, such as Boca dos Namorados with breath-taking views to the Nun's Valley. There is a lovely private south-facing garden with built-in barbecue, stone table and benches and garden chairs for basking in the sun. Guests are free to use all the grounds of the Escapada dos Cavaleiros estate. The school has 3 horses and 3 ponies and guests benefit from discounted prices for horse riding lessons. Single lessons: Adults 50€, Children 35€ Pack of 3 lessons: Adults 130€, Children 85€ Other family packages are available, please enquire. Guests are welcome to join the farm activities as well as looking after the horses and the saddlery. There is free wi-fi connection throughout the Villa. Although not essential, as in most villas, a hire car is recommended. There is a single sofa-bed available for a third person, at a supplement of 21,00€ per week. A basket of wood can be provided for the woodburners or barbecue at a cost of 10,00€. This is paid on arrival in cash. Cleaning and linen change is provided every 7 days. All linen and towels are provided. The nearest facilities are a mere 900m away, and include a bakery, 2 mini-markets, a pharmacy, a snack café, an ATM/cashpoint, and the Medical Centre. Bus services are available from here to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (10 minutes) and to the capital, Funchal (40 minutes). Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, known for it vineyards that produce most of the grapes from which Madeira wine is produced, and where the Madeira Wine Festival is held every September, is approximately 5 kilometres away. There you can find two larger supermarkets, various restaurants, cafés/bakeries, banks. This village is also the heartland of the best know dish of Madeiran cuisine - the Espetada (beef on a skewer grilled over embers), and where the cherry festival is held every April. The old and picturesque fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is at sea-level and here you have various restaurants serving fresh sea-food. There are many walks available in the area. Boca dos Namorados is a 15 minute walk away and gives access to walks across the mountaisna nd peaks of Madeira. A 4 hour walk takes you to Curral das Freiras. In addition to country walks, there are two levada walks nearby: Levada do Roque that links to Cabo Girão is 2,5 Km away; Levada do Norte that cicles the south of the island is 3Km away. Booking notes The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time. To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount. This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license 20324/AL. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 20323/ALMore
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Linda Dias (Property Manager Our Madeira)
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2007
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

We felt very comfortable in Haybarn Cottage. Every evening, it was a pleasure to come back to this cozy house of charm and character, high above the densely populated coast, where the forest smells of eucalyptus and the air is fresher. Very nice is the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Gwyneth77
Voyager562470, VR Owner at Perfect if seeking countryside tranquilty, walks and sun | Haybarn Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

Thank you kindly for your great comments and recommendation.

Reviewed 4 April 2019

From the beginning my husband and me felt welcome . The owner is very kind and gave us good advices where to go, to shop, to go to restaurants. Comfortable beds, a full equipped kitchen and the lovely garden helped us to relax very soon....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Climber48720604047
Voyager562470, VR Owner at Perfect if seeking countryside tranquilty, walks and sun | Haybarn Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that everything was to your liking.

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Reviewed 12 February 2019

We spent almost two weeks in the charming Haybarn Cottage at Francisco and Claras wonderful country estate. The house was perfectly clean and had all the conveniences we could wish for. Everything worked perfectly and Francisco and Clara were both very warm and helpful. They...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Jeppe G
Voyager562470, VR Owner at Perfect if seeking countryside tranquilty, walks and sun | Haybarn Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are very happy that you chose Haybarn Cottage for you stay in Madeira, and that you had na enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed 11 November 2017

The cottage is cosy, well kept and has a stunning garden, which really makes all the difference. Francisco is an old fashioned gentleman and perfect host. You can get bread delivered in the morning, which makes life so much easier. The place can't be improved...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Bernhard R
Management response:Responded 20 November 2017

Great - thank you very much.

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Small cottage up on the mountainside, within a large riding school estate on which you are essentially alone. Cozy cottage with all modern amenities; ideal for a week away from the world or a romantic vacation. The owners are immensely kind and helpful, and know...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank khildebrand2017
Management response:Responded 6 November 2017

It sounds perfect. We hope to welcome you back again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
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Cable/satellite TV
Parking
Microwave
Horse Riding Nearby
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Kettle
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