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.
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.