Scattered around the swimming pool, the Holiday Cottages Quinta das Vinhas are set on the edge of a large sunny vineyard, with views to the sea.
There are 14 romantic self catering cottages, some of them are open space, with the bedroom leading directly into the sitting room, others have a bedroom completely separate from the sitting room.
Every cottage has a kitchenette and an open fireplace in the sitting room.
Most of the cottages were built from scratch in the traditional style, following environmentally friendly principles.
There is a footpath through the vines that connects the Main House of Quinta das Vinhas with the cottages.
So, guests will enjoy the privacy of their own holiday cottage, while still having access to services of the main house.
Although just 35 minutes from the main city, Funchal, Quinta das Vinhas is a whole world away!
How to get there? - Quinta das Vinhas - Casas de Campo
Instructions to Quinta das Vinhas:
We are situated on the West side of the island, about 40 minutes from Funchal, and 50 minutes from the airport. From the airport follow the signs to Ribeira Brava up to where the motorway ends. At the roundabout take the first right, you will go through a tunnel, which will lead you to another roundabout. Take the first right again into another tunnel (do not go into Ribeira Brava).
You will come out at another roundabout where you will take the second exit to the right, which will take you on a coastal road through Lugar de Baixo and on to Ponta do Sol, into another tunnel. You come out of the tunnel onto another roundabout which has a sculpture in steps. Take the second exit to the right to Calheta (do NOT go into Ponta do Sol). This will take you on a coastal road to Madalena do Mar.
After Madalena do Mar the road takes you through a series of tunnels. (Do NOT go to Arco da Calheta).
When you arrive at a roundabout take the second exit to the right. Sign posted Prazeres. You will go through another 2 tunnels, and will see a signpost Estº da Calheta do not turn, keep going till you see the 2nd sign post, Estº da Calheta, here you turn right.
Follow this road for 0.8km, and very soon you see a large marine pine tree. The gate to Qtª das Vinhas is a few meters on, on the right, and in front of the new Health Centre (CENTRO DE SAUDE). The wall is painted in a reddish colour, with Qtª das Vinhas in tiles.
Drive down carefully on the cobble stones, and park your car on the left by the main house. Google Earth coordinates 32º 44’04.42N
17º 11’13.20 W
If you get lost, the tell is (00351) 291 824086 Hoping you have a pleasant journey, we look forward to receiving you at Qtª das Vinhas.
Quinta das Vinhas is on the Eastern side of Madeira, the part least affected by development, with easy access due to the construction of new roads. By car it is about 60 minutes to the airport, 40 minutes to Funchal and about 5 minutes from the coastal villages of Calheta and Jardim do Mar.
Location Lombo dos Serrões
Estreito da Calheta - Madeira