Property is located in a remote, plush, green and unspoilt area in Raposeira, parish of Fajã da Ovelha, Calheta council, on the southernwestern coast of the island at an altitude of 660 mts high, strangely at only 10-15 mns by car from Calheta beach. It is a cosy refurbished cottage fitted out with all the modern amenities expected in a holiday home and is situated at the end of a wobbly winding country lane with only some bucolic pastures, an inviting swimming pool and cultivated small lots of tenant farming separating it from the wide blue Atlantic ocean yonder. The views are, in a word, breathtaking. The evening sunsets are photographers dream and the days are quiet, lazy, uncomplicated and very, very, far away from that madding crowd...
In 300 m there is a minimarket and a coffee shop. Several restaurants and shopping spots are five minutes away by car, in Prazeres. Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, and other amenities are about 10-15 minutes away by car, in Calheta. It is recommended, indeed, required to rent a car so as not to depend on taxis or busses that are further removed from the property than would be comfortable to walk up to.
The cottage is a picture of how pretty a formerly old and abandoned cottage can look like after being carefully restored and refurbished. It is a well renovated structure comprising two floors in the older part of the house. In the new attachment a further extra bedroom and toilet facilities has been installed. There is a family size barbecue in the small amphitheatre style atrium between the house and the swimming pool. The outside living area is located on a wooden deck and has its own garden chairs and parasols. There is ample garden space with awesome sea views that nestle next to cultivated lots of land. The charm of the area is its simple quiet natural feel about it. There is plenty of walking to do along trails and levadas making a stay of at least two weeks necessary to explore the many different routes and beauty spots to be discovered in the area.
With a living area of 220 m², it comprises kitchen communicating with the combined living room and dining room area (cable TV, stereo, open fireplace), 1 double bedroom in new annex with en suite bathroom, 1 twin bedroom sharing bathroom, 1 bedroom with two double bunk beds, 1 loft double bedroom in the gallery overlooking the living room area, 1 bathroom on the ground floor, solarium deck terrace with chairs and parasol, swimming pool, barbecue, exterior wooden table and chairs in barbecue area, garden and parking available nearby (on street). Baby cot(s) available on request.
Activities such as sailing, fishing, walking, surfing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding are all available in the Calheta area. In some of the larger hotels special activities can be enjoyed such as thalasso-therapy, water massage, saunas, tennis, squash, volleyball, spa baths, bio-sauna, nudist sun tanning deck at the Jardim Atlântico Hotel, haute cuisine, jeep safaris, golf (soon), and so on. There are quite a few levadas in the surrounding area. The walk down to the picturesque fishing villages of Jardim do Mar and Paúl do Mar is especially invigorating. The climb down and back up requires some steady footing and gear!
To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book cottage well in advance!
Children under 2 years of age stay free of charge.
Sleeps 8 adults + 2 children, self catering.