Above the rocks looking out to the sea of Calheta, 30 minutes from the city of Funchal, is Casa do Calhau Grande, an ideal location for those who appreciate the calmness, the agricultural surroundings and nature. Its name, Casa do Calhau Grande (House of the Great Pebble), originates from the great rocks of basaltic origin, calhaus, which you find there, some 5 meters high, a place that locals are still finding older rocks.
You will find old houses in madeirense traditional style, acquired by the current proprietor, in 1995 and reconstructed in 1997 and 2004. The construction was renewed in accordance with the models of the region, with local rock, carefully constructed, in order to protect the surrounding ecology, tracing its original, the harmony and the integration in the landscape.
Casa do Calhau Grande, with a panoramic view of 180º on the Atlantic, fits in the natural, country environment, in perfect harmony with the typical rustic look of the region, and provides a calm, healthy stay of great pleasure. The property consists of 4 independent houses, with privacy, in a rustic and comfortable environment, framed for the spectacular beauty that the sea view and the energy of the rocks provide to them. Each one of the houses is the ideal place for a family to escape to for a while, to live with tranquillity and to get a taste of the proximity with nature. All of this with private parking, a good choice of gardens, pool, agricultural land with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and aromatic herbs that are of high biological quality.
Properties are accessed through electronic security gates (although security is not an issue!) and there is a parking space for each holiday home. The Gouveia family have their own cottage on site and so are always available for advice or help. We would advise that this is not an ideal place for someone who has difficulty in negotiating steps or who has problems with heights, as well is to recommend that children, between two and eight years old, must be always controlled by their parents, because this place has stairs, swimming pool and some balconies in X! But it is exactly the height of this little complex that makes it so spectacular.
Calhau is the perfect place for a small family (a couple with two children). This house has two floors. On the ground floor there is one big ample sitting room, equipped kitchen and guest WC. On the first floor there are 1 shower room and 2 bedrooms. One has two single beds and other has one couple bed and a balcony. Outside, there is a private barbecue, garden, great sea views and private entrance.
Sleeps 2-4 persons, self catering.
Baby corb & high chair available.