- Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
- Disliked: Staff & service
I am sure it is lovely when bathed in sunshine!
This is a nice romantic retreat (log fire in lounge), quiet and set in the woods and pretty gardens and well cared for. Nice place for a meditative retreat or base for walking. Very good wifi. The owner is very helpful and pleasant but not always on site. Apart from no TV or central hotel reception, the apartment was a good size and well equipped, especially the kitchen. Kept clean and fresh. I was alone there on business and unfortunately hit the worst weather imaginable (cold, battering rain and howling winds)...so personally, being alone, I was bored in the evenings - too cold and wet to venture out! But on the day I did explore the village, during a brief respite in the weather, I found a pretty flowery garden to walk through with animals in enclosures and far countryside/mountain views, a nice, interesting church and a friendly village bar with live music. ...And best of all the market on Sunday is only a few yards away and was wonderful, despite the dire weather. 7-8 coach loads of tourists come up to see the 'famous' and authentic market. All the local produce to nibble and knick-knacks and samples of drink (alcohol!) and Madeiran specialities. You can have a great meal there. The self catering accommodation is good if you like peace and walks.