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10 bedroom country house for sale

Portugal - Madeira, Santa Cruz


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Call: 03339 396426

Key features:

  • Privacy & tranquility in woodland setting
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Close to Santo da Serra Golf course
  • Hiking, walking, horseriding nearby
  • Easily converted into a family residence
  • 19,000m2 of grounds
  • Flexibility as live-in with letting additional rooms
  • 10 minutes to airport
  • 20 minutes to Funchal

Full description:

Quinta Cova do Milho is a charming rural hotel set in lush gardens and woodlands in the picturesque village of Santo Antonio da Serra. Whilst only 7km from the international airport and 20 km to the capital Funchal, it provides a tranquil location for a relaxing stay in pristine nature with the activities of hiking, golf, horseriding and walking all close at hand.

The property is currently run as a small hotel with 10 rooms, but could easily be converted into a family residence with staff quarters.

The accomodation is split between two main buildings; the main Quinta with reception room, living room, dining room and kitchen, and five bedroom suites and the "Casa Amarelo" (Yellow house) which houses four independent suites.

There is also a self-catering stone cottage which can be rented out or used as staff quarters.

The Quinta is situated in the traditional area of Madeiran "Quintas" (manor estates) in Santo da Serra. It was built by the Farra family in 1930, and burnt down/abandonned by the owners in order to avoid illegal occupation after the revolution of 25 April 1974.

Only in 1993 was it acquired by the Pontes family and has been lovingly restored in 2007. The Quinta offers peace and quiet amidst luxurious vegetation, centennial trees, and in its gardens with exotic flowers.

The hotel is elegantly deocrated in warm colours and feels immediately welcoming.

All 9 rooms ensuite in the two houses are brightly decorated, comfortable and offer lush garden and mountain views from their private balconies. The rooms have central heating.

The one-bedroom stone cottage also has its own kitchenentte. Support buildings include equipment rooms, laundry, maid's room, etc.

Please enquire for further details.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Funchal (International), 8.1 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
ImoPalheiro Lda, Palheiro Estate, Madeira

Rua do Balancal nº. 29 São Gonçalo 9060-414 Funchal Madeira
03339 396426  Local call rate
About ImoPalheiro Lda, Palheiro Estate, Madeira

The Palheiro Estate

Located on a prime hilltop site overlooking the sophisticated capital of Funchal, the 130 hectare Palheiro Estate, has grown from an early 19th century hunting lodge and summer retreat for nobility into a sophisticated, low density resort destination.

Palheiro benefits from an unrivalled location, on the one hand its elevated position gives stunning views over the city and harbour, yet it is only ten minutes by car to the city centre, with its elegant mix of historic buildings and modern shopping. On the other hand, it is only fifteen minutes to the international airport, with direct flights to over 40 European destinations.


Madeira is a small island (50 km long) located 900 km. south-west of Portugal and 600 km. off the North African coast.

For over 200 years, Europe's elite have been drawn to the archipelago of Madeira, enjoying the reliable, year-round fine weather and dramatically beautiful landscapes. The waters surrounding the island are warm and the winding coastline provides many opportunities to enjoy them. Savvy second home purchasers are aware that Madeira, which can be easily reached in around three hours via direct flights from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, is an ideal alternative to long haul destinations for sun seekers, offering year round rental opportunity as well as a superb second home location.


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This property is marketed by:

ImoPalheiro Lda, Palheiro Estate, Madeira

Rua do Balancal nº. 29 São Gonçalo 9060-414 Funchal Madeira
or call 03339 396426
Calling from outside the UK? 00351291794015

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