Traditional Madeira-style stone Cottages in mature gardens
These three stone Cottages are positioned in a larger than 2000 m² garden built on a slope and terraced with flower beds and quaint paths shaded with hundreds of different varieties of flowers, fruit trees, indigenous plants, herbs, and brush. It is situated inside a valley and the environs are typical of the farming and nature quality that Madeira became famous for in the past. It is very calm and very quiet. The Casas da Terça was a property abandoned some decades ago and left to ruin until the Ferraz family discovered it some odd dozen years ago. They were looking for a place in which to build or restore a country home as a weekend getaway from their city residence in Funchal. They fell in love with the old ruined two-storey cottage and decided to rebuild and completely refurbish it from top to bottom. Most of the work and labour in building and refurbishing the cottages was done by the Ferraz’s themselves. What started out as a hobby and a labour of love soon became a nice place to stay with many friends and family wanting to enjoy a weekend or a short stay in the country too. Subsequently, the Ferraz’s built two more cottages in traditional style. Each cottage has its own separate and external place (terrace) with table and garden chairs. In the central reception area or patio there is a separate outside garden traditional kitchen, which is itself completely equipped and can be used for barbecues.