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Charming restored stone cottage in Funchal centre – Casa do Feitor

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Casa do Feitor (the Factor’s House) is one of three charmingly restored gems that sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel. Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor's accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment. The large swimming pool is shared with the owner and their family (for a few days of the year this may include family children). The front patio is shaded by vines and a shared seating area, surrounded by banana trees, has 4 cha...Casa do Feitor (the Factor’s House) is one of three charmingly restored gems that sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel. Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor's accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment. The large swimming pool is shared with the owner and their family (for a few days of the year this may include family children). The front patio is shaded by vines and a shared seating area, surrounded by banana trees, has 4 chairs, table & sun umbrella, the perfect place for some light reading or for enjoying an evening drink. Casa do Feitor (Factor's House) has comfortable 1st floor accommodation with a large balcony, suitable for 2 guests. Accessed by an old stone staircase, the front door opens into a living room with sofa, 2 armchairs, a coffee table locally crafted from chestnut beams used in the Quinta, a desk, side tables, a TV with over 600 cable channels, including German satellite channels , broadband access and table lamps. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/seating for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery/serving/cooking/storage equipment. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck-floored balcony with wicker table & 2 chairs. The bedroom (with king double bed) has a mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above and a full length mirror. The bathroom has bath with shower, basin, bidet, loo, heated towel rail and a fitted double hanging cupboard (with small safe). Linen, bath & pool towels and weekly cleaning are provided. There is a shared separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available for guests' use. The properties are adult only and do not accept children. The swimming pool may be used between 09:00 and 17:00. Free Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth speaker are available for guests’ use. An electric fan is provided in summer and a portable electric heater provided in winter months. The 4 acre estate of Quinta Vista Alegre has been in the Zino family for 70 years, the owners being the third generation. The main house (currently occupied by the owners) was built around 1867. It is a working Quinta growing vines and bananas. Much of the garden was laid out by an English family, the Stanfords, between 1902 and 1912 and Charles Thomas-Stanford wrote 'Leaves from a Madeira Garden' about his garden and the island. Opposite the entrance to Quinta Vista Alegre (where the cottages are) is the entrance to Quinta Magnolia, previously an British Country Club which is now Government owned. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, a fitness circuit, and two tennis courts, all set in an area of about 40.000 square meters. Just down the street you have the two most prestigious hotels on the island, Belmond Reid's Palace, and the Savoy Palace. Nearby are other excellent hotels and a good variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and small supermarkets. You can enjoy sea swimming at the public Lido about 1 km by foot, or you may just want to walk along the coast in this area. Funchal town centre is only a 20 minute leisurely stroll away (less than 2 kilometres). Buses/taxis are close and frequent. A car is not essential but advisable to explore this beautiful island. Booking notes The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted. Maximum occupancy in each cottage is 2 people. 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 nº65912/AL. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 65912/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 18 September 2019 via mobile

Had an amazing time at this property, was absolutely beautiful with fantastic hosts. I would go back in a flash, perfect location for everything, fabulous pool we had the most relaxing time there. 100% recommend

Date of stay: April 2019
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Voyager562470, VR Owner at Charming restored stone cottage in Funchal centre – Casa do Feitor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2019

Thank you very much for your recommendation. Delighted all was to your liking.

Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Accommodation was lovely and so were the immediate surrounds. Pool area very nice. Convenient for walking or bus into Funchal. Traffic noisy bit I'm used to a quiet environment at home!

Date of stay: May 2019
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Voyager562470, VR Owner at Charming restored stone cottage in Funchal centre – Casa do Feitor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Thank you.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
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Safe
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
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Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
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