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Archive for March, 2009

Madeira island for oldies? Pure myth!

Mail on Sunday – March 1st – Fred Redwoodpalheiro_golf_young_couple

The Mail on Sunday printed a large feature in the property section on March 1st about Madeira, dispelling myths that the island is for oldies. Journalist Fred Redwood states that “resort communities such as Palheiro Village, a developer of 85 flats and villas which is due for completion next month, are very popular with incomers”. The resorts facilities are noted, highlighting it’s the appeal to “golfers and golf widows”. Fred also notes that Madeira isn’t just a holiday home destination, and case study Anne Marchington who lives on the island with her twin boys is pictured and quoted on every-day life. Learn more at Palheiro Estate…

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Cathy Gordon from the Aberdeen Evening Express writes that Madeira “offers plenty of opportunity for tourists young and not-so-young” for an active holiday in article on February 7th. In the ‘Short Breaks’ article, Cathy states that the “picture perfect scenery is hard to beat” and lists a number of activities and attractions on the island. Palheiro Golf is listed as one of “two spectacular golf courses with lovely views”.

Madeira Island Golfing Experience

Golf World April 2009 (text by Toby Keel)

Palheiro offers shades of Augusta National with its landscaping and stunning flora.

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Palheiro is firmly about visitors gaining maximum enjoyment from their golfing experience. Generous fairways and greens combine with wonderful natural undulations, umbrella pines and flowers to create a truly lovely course. This pleasant design philosophy is also seen  on many courses in Iberia as the designer, Cabell B. Robinson, has created dozens of layouts in Andalucía and the Algarve. There’s even a Michelin – starred chef overseeing the clubhouse restaurant and balcony views you’d normally need to take a trip in a cable car to enjoy.

Visit Palheiro Golf online here.

Madeira Island loved by the British

Cheryl Markosky writes that “Madeira has long been popular with the British and it’s not hard to see why” in the Daily Mail on February 20th. She outlines the benefits of buying on “this delightful island” and properties available, including the Palheiro Village. One of the owners of a Palheiro Village is quoted about enjoying his property and time spent on the island.

See the article here: Daily Mail – Madeira Island

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The Palheiro Estate Group located on Madeira island which is renowned with overseas property buyers for its luxury villas and apartments has published an aerial photography gallery which displays stunning shots of the Palheiro Village complex and the surrounding areas, plus breathtaking shots towards Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Visit the Aerial Photography Gallery here: Palheiro Estate Aerial Gallery

Hole in One and One in the Hole

Jesus Manuel Garcia Blanco was delighted when he sunk a hole in one at the 7th on the Palheiro Golf course last Monday.

Sales Manager Michael Otto was equally delighted as it his privilege to share a glass of 1948 Boal with all those that have the good fortune to sink a Hole in One. Congratulations to both at Palheiro Golf – Madeira Island.

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MADEIRA – THE GARDEN TOUR + CARNIVAL… This trip will suit guests visiting Madeira for the first time and seeking an all inclusive garden holiday in a milder climate. Return flights from East Midlands airport to Funchal, inflight meals and return transfers from Funchal airport. Staying at the very popular 4* Pestana Miramar hotel, with dinner, bed and breakfast, and en-suite accommodation. Gardens we will be visiting: Quinta do Palheiro, Quintinha das Ervas, Monte Palace Gardens, Quinta da Boa Vista Gardens. A full day tour of the island is also included, with additional tours available from the hotel. The famous annual street Carnival takes place over the weekend.

Depart: 16 – 23 February 2009 7 nights from £799 (Single room supplement £140) Return transfers from Lincoln to airport available on request. Guests outside Lincoln can join the group at the airport.

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MADEIRA – FLOWER FESTIVAL WEEK… This trip will suit guests returning to Madeira for a Spring holiday, as well as first-timers, with plenty of optional tours and free time. The famous Flower Festival takes place over the weekend. Return flights from East Midlands airport to Funchal, inflight meals and return transfers from Funchal airport to the 5* Pestana Casino Park Hotel, with dinner, bed and breakfast, and en-suite accommodation. A wide range of optional tours will be available from the hotel, with the famous Flower Festival taking place over the weekend.

Depart: 20 – 27 April 2009 7 nights from £759 (Single room supplement £110) Return transfers from Lincoln to airport available on request. Guests outside Lincoln can join the group at the airport.

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