Charming restored stone cottage in Funchal centre – Loja da Lenha - 18

Set amidst banana plantations, in the midst of the premium 5-star hotel area.

Loja da Lenha (the Old Wood Store) is one of three charmingly restored gems that sit within the 4-acre working estate of Quinta Vista Alegre where bananas and vines are grown and century-old tropical gardens are tended. Astonishingly, this oasis of tranquillity is found in the main tourist zone of Funchal, near the sea and Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel.

Converted from the old Billiard House, Stables and Factor's accommodation the cottage walls are of original stone and interiors are spacious, characterful and well designed with top quality furnishings and equipment. The large swimming pool is shared with the owner and their family (for a few days of the year this may include family children). The front patio is shaded by vines and a shared seating area, surrounded by banana trees, has 4 chairs, table & sun umbrella, the perfect place for some light reading or for enjoying an evening drink.

Loja da Lenha has comfortable ground floor accommodation for 2 guests. The entrance opens into a well-furnished living room which features original chestnut beams, one stone wall and a coffee table locally crafted from beams used in the Quinta. There is a sofa, 2 armchairs, TV with over 600 cable channels, including German satellite channels, broadband access and table lamps for reading. Beyond, the kitchen/diner has table/chairs for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle and plenty of serving/cooking equipment.

The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds & has mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above. The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet and double fitted wardrobe (with small safe).

Linen, bath & pool towels and weekly cleaning are provided. There is a shared separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board available for guests' use.

These villas in Funchal are adult only and do not accept children. The swimming pool may be used between 09:00 and 17:00. Free Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth speaker are available for guests' use. An electric fan is provided in summer and a portable electric heater provided in winter months. 

The 4 acre estate of Quinta Vista Alegre has been in the Zino family for 70 years, the owners being the third generation. The main house (currently occupied by the owners) was built around 1867. It is a working Quinta growing vines and bananas. Much of the garden was laid out by an English family, the Stanfords, between 1902 and 1912 and Charles Thomas-Stanford wrote "Leaves from a Madeira Garden" about his garden and the island.

Opposite the entrance to Quinta Vista Alegre (where the cottages are) is the entrance to Quinta Magnolia, previously an British Country Club which is now Government owned. Here you can enjoy beautiful gardens, a fitness circuit, and two tennis courts, all set in an area of about 40.000 square meters. Just down the street you have the two most prestigious hotels on the island, Belmond Reid's Palace, and the Savoy Palace. There are no other villas in Madeira that offer this mix of tranquil character and traditon with a central sought after location.
Nearby are other excellent hotels and a good variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and small supermarkets. You can enjoy sea swimming at the public Lido about 1 km by foot, or you may just want to walk along the coast in this area. Funchal town centre is only a 20 minute leisurely stroll away (less than 2 kilometres).
Buses/taxis are close and frequent. A car is not essential but advisable to explore this beautiful island.

Booking notes
The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted. Maximum occupancy in each cottage is 2 people.
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº65882/AL.

Property Type

Cottage

Bedrooms

1

Bathrooms

1

Sleeps

2

Lounge Seating

4

Dining Seating

4

Floor level

Ground

Holiday Type

Long-term stays (Over 1 month)

Quiet

City

Mountain views

Swimming Pool

Pool

Shared

Unheated outdoor pool

Kitchen Facilities

Oven

Dishwasher

Cooking Utensils & Cutlery

Cooker

Microwave

Fridge

Amenities

Washing Machine

BBQ

Beach Towels

Heating

Linen provided

Villa

Iron

Hair dryer

Towels provided

Safe

Separate Kitchen

Entertainment

DVD Player

Cable/satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi

Internet access

TV

Climatizing

Free standing fans

Safety

Smoke Detectores

Outdoor Features

Sun beds

Garden

Outdoor furniture

Distances

Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability

CHILDREN -

PETS -

SMOKING -

RESTRICTED MOBILITY -

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS -

Not suitable for children

No pets allowed

No smoking

Suitable

No wheelchair access

Activities

Beach

Places of Interest

Diving Snorkelling

Tennis courts nearby

Marina

Golf course within 30 min drive

Watersports

Town Centre

Hiking/Walking

Botanical Gardens

Golf

Car Requirements

Car Not Necessary

Secure parking

Nearest Airport

Funchal Airport

Bedroom The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds & has mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above. The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet and double fitted wardrobe (with small safe).
Bathroom The bedroom can be made up with 1 large double or 2 single beds & has mahogany chest of drawers with mirror above. The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower, bidet, basin, toilet and double fitted wardrobe (with small safe).
Kitchen The kitchen/diner has table/chairs for 4, an electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle and plenty of serving/cooking equipment.
Madeira Airport : 23 kilometres AIRPORT
Funchal Port : 15 kilometres FERRY
Lido Beach Club : 15 kilometres BEACH
Palheiro Golf : 10 kilometres GOLF
Bar : 200 metres BAR
Restaurant : 200 metres RESTAURANT

Location Description:

Start Date End Date Nightly Rate (€) Occupancy Minimum Stay From To
23 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 98 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2019 31 Oct 2019 104 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2019 17 Dec 2019 94 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2019 03 Jan 2020 123 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
04 Jan 2020 03 Apr 2020 94 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
04 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020 108 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
19 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 98 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jul 2020 31 Oct 2020 104 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
01 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 94 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible
18 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 123 2 7+ nights Flexible Flexible

Rental & Booking Information

The cottages are adult only and children under 18 are not permitted. Maximum occupancy in each cottage is 2 people. 
The advertised prices are based on a 2-person occupancy and supplements apply should additional people join you for any length of time.
To secure your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required, or the full amount if within 8 weeks or arrival, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Should you cancel up to 8 weeks prior to arrival only the deposit is non-refundable, and within this period the full amount.

This property is registered and has an Alojamento Local lodging license nº65882/AL.

Adresse à découvir
<p><span>Séjour très satisfaisant. Proche du centre ville de FUNCHAL. Magnifique endroit entouré d'une bananeraie. Propriétaire très sympathique et parlant un peu le français. Nous y retournerons très certainement avec un très grand plaisir.</span></p>
Caroline Jenot   Apr 2019
Madeiran Oasis
<p><span>A fabulous holiday retreat if you want a peaceful holiday , yet be with in walking distance of the bustling city of Funchal. Thoroughly recommended.</span></p>
John Aspinall   Apr 2019
Quiet and blissful.....
<p><span>We enjoy the quiet and privacy of Loja de Lena and have stayed there several times. It is set in a beautiful plantation near to the main manor house. 25 min walk into the centre of Funchal or a few minutes by bus. About a 10 minute walk from the unmissable Reid's Hotel ! There is a lovely swimming pool/ sitting area. The property is well equipped, comfortable and attractive. The king sized bed is firm and very comfortable. There are two other gite type properties adjoining. We have always found our neighbours to be quiet and courteous. The owners live in the main house and are warm and helpful. So if you want a quiet relaxing environment in beautiful grounds and within walking distance of Funchal old town and plenty of good eateries........ .</span></p>
Michael Bruton   Mar 2019
Tolles Cottage in einer wundervollen Anlage
<p><span>Wir haben den Aufenthalt in dieser Unterkunft sehr genossen. Schöner kann man eigentlich gar nicht wohnen. Es war gemütlich, großzügig, toll eingerichtet und es hat an nichts gefehlt. Die ganze Anlage war toll mit Bananenplantage, super schöner Poolanlage die wir die ganze Woche allein genutzt haben.Die Vermieterin war sehr nett und jederzeit erreichbar. Supermärkte, Bäcker etc. waren in unmittelbarer Nähe. Der Hafen ist ca. 20 Minuten fußläufig erreichbar. Alles machbar, man ist auf ein Auto nicht unbedingt angewiesen. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur wärmstens weiter empfehlen.</span></p>
Susnane Kunze   Mar 2019
Management comment
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that everything was to your liking.
Superb environment set in beautiful grounds
We stayed for most of May at Loja da Lenha. . Until this year we have stayed at a good Hotel but decided to try somewhere else. It was brilliant. Well equipped, comfortable, spotless and with firm mattresses on the beds. Frank and Buffy are very welcoming. The location is ideal - one really can walk into Funchal and it is near the Ferry Terminal for Porto Santo Island ( a great place to visit), Reids Palace Hotel ( fantastic for afternoon tea) and a range of grocery/coffee shops. All the couples we met seemed like us to like peace and quiet. The pool is very good and I swam most days. If one wants to go to Church - Penha de Franca RC Church ( 20 minute walk) has a service every Sunday at 10.30 in English and its full. The priest is remarkable and welcomes all religions ( we are Methodists). We think it was a super experience and quite a 'find' - Surrey UK couple.
Michael B   Jun 2016
Management comment
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we also think we are "quite a find"! Some of our guests consider us an oasis in the middle of Funchal. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back again.
Eine Idylle in der Stadt
Die Kommentare zur Unterkunft "Loja de Lenha" können wir nur bestätigen, es ist nichts hinzuzufügen. Es ist eine Idylle inmitten der interessanten und lebendigen Hauptstadt, in der man sich sofort wohl fühlt. Unser Urlaub war eine wunderbare Kombination aus Erkunden der Insel, Wandern, Bummeln in Funchal, Essen in netten Restaurants ... - und Entspannen in unserem wunderbaren Quartier. Hier konnte man so richtig "die Seele baumeln lassen". Danke an Buffy und Frank für ihre freundliche Aufnahme, viele Tipps und interessante Gespräche!
Astrid H   Nov 2014
Management comment
Sorry for the delay in coming back, but had to have a translation! We are delighted that you enjoyed Madeira and our Loja da Lenha so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Frank & Buffy
A Special Place
A little bit of old Funchal within easy reach of the town centre and close to restaurants and bars. We loved Loja da Lenha and are recommending it to our friends. The accommodation is extremely well appointed, very comfortable, and it’s on a banana farm --- perfect.
Judith B   Apr 2014
Management comment
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are indeed privileged by our position, being within walking distance of most town facilities and yet sheltered amongst bananas and vines. We would be delighted to have you back. Frank & Buffy Zino (owners)