An excellent Country House on Madeira island

Vila Afonso on Madeira island

Choosing a hotel in Madeira? You may want to check out this astounding Country house located on the sunny south coast with panoramic views from the mountains to the sea. Vila Afonso is surrounded by gardens, banana groves and vineyards which produce the famous Madeira Wine.

Beautifully positioned in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, the Vila Afonso is set in a privileged agricultural area, which is known primarily for the production of the famous Madeira Wine.

The villa benefits from a panoramic view of Câmara de Lobos, on the fringes of the sea, with interesting fishing and agricultural activity, thanks to the rare beauty of the banana groves and vineyards which add to the landscape of Madeira. As it is located at the centre of the Southern coast, the rest of Madeira island is very accessible

Vila Afonso has an agricultural area of around 7000m2 where you can witness the production of wine and banana cultivation first hand.

On the land belonging to Vila Alfonso, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the banana groves and vineyards that produce the famous Madeira Wine, which can be enjoyed in a small tavern situated in the main building.

3 Km (10 min.) to the North begins one of the most beautiful watercourses of Madeira “Levada do Norte (Northern Watercourse)”.

10 min. to the south you will find the vast Atlantic Ocean, where you can swim at the beach of Câmara de Lobos.

Before you look any further for accommodation for your next visit to Madeira island, check out the Vila Afonso website and see what your next stay could look like.

Visit the website here: www.vilaafonso.com

The website was crafted by Navega Bem – Web Design and the designer Marta Garcês explained “We have created a website that fully portrays the natural beauty and architectural stature of the Vila Afonso.”

“The site was developed around the Joomla CMS framework and allows the site owners to fully manage the website without external help. We have of course ensured that the site is very ‘mobile friendly‘ and will adapt to display on any device in a very user friendly manner.”

To learn more about Navega Bem and mobile friendly websites that work – visit: www.navegabem.com

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Casa Velha do Palheiro award winning website

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Located in the hills above Funchal in the Palheiro Estate, Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel, with 37 luxurious rooms.

The award winning Casa Velha website has now changed its identity to match the corporate look of the Palheiro Estate group. The site now boasts a fast and responsive user interface with online reservations, quality video feeds, high resolution image gallery and ample information about the Palheiro Golf course, Palheiro Gardens, Palheiro Estate and the Madeira Marlin Sportfishing boat ‘Balancal’.

The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago by the 1st Count of Carvalhal. There is also direct access to the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, with privileged tee offs from the halfway house, a short stroll from the gate.
Within the grounds there is a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam bath: Tennis or croquet, billiards or walking: the choice is yours. Our private motor yacht ‘Balancal’ awaits your pleasure at Funchal marina. It is available for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching, as well as deep sea big game fishing and special charters.

Casa Velha do Palheiro is the ideal hotel for the visiting golfer, as it is the only hotel on the island situated right next to a golf course.

The new Palheiro Spa is a perfect complement to the existing attractions at the Casa Velha. Highly regarded local architect Bruno Martins, has integrated rustic elements with the classic style of the 200 year old Casa Velha hotel to ensure the new spa enhances the site.

“Palheiro Spa has been designed as an extension of the natural surroundings”, says Jonathan Fletcher, director of Palheiro Estate, “with local materials and native planting used wherever possible.”

Direct flights run from 13 airports in the UK to Funchal and take just over three hours. Airlines include easyJet, TAP Portugal, First Choice, Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook and Fly Globespan.

Visit the Casa Velha do Palheiro website here: www.casa-velha.com

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