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Archive for April, 2010




Cuba in Madeira – Casa Velha do Palheiro


Most of yesterday was devoted to getting to the tiny Atlantic island of Madeira – not helped by having to evacuate the South terminal at Gatwick airport because of a fire. And, as anyone who has ever flown in to Madeira knows, there is a certain nerve-racking quality about the extremely short airstrip that has been grafted on to the south side of the island just east of Funchal. However, safe eventual arrival in a balmy 27 deg C and warm early evening sunlight was some consolation, as is the beautiful country house Casa Velha do Palheiro, now a super-discreet Relais & Châteaux hotel that is surely every Englishman’s, or every…


Palheiro, the multifaceted resort development on the Blandy family estate in Madeira, is offering a unique property package for golfing enthusiasts.

With pleasant weather year-round, Madeira attracts golfers from across the globe to play at the island’s two golf courses. One of which is Palheiro, a Cabell Robinson designed, 18 hole par 72 golf course situated on the Palheiro Estate. The course, which opened in 1993, was imaginatively redesigned in 2003 and was included in Golf World’s 2009 list of Europe’s top 100 golf courses.

Located in an elevated position overlooking the Bay of Funchal, the 130 hectare Palheiro Estate was originally an early 19th century hunting lodge. The estate now boasts a world famous 18 hole golf course, the five-star Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel with a spa, award winning Palheiro gardens as well as Palheiro Village – a private development of 79 luxury villas and apartments.

Property prices range from €325,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to €1.15 million for a three-bedroom villa complete with a private swimming pool.

Included within the selling price, golfing enthusiasts buying at Palheiro will enjoy:
•    Entrance fees and full membership to the Palheiro golf club for three years (equivalent value €13,248)
•    All purchase completion costs paid for (excluding legal fees)
•    All development charges paid for the first three years

In addition, Palheiro offers a superb property management service and an established and successful rental programme which is available to prospective purchasers.

Palheiro golf course runs a number of golfing days throughout the year which are available to golf club members and their guests including: the Moynihan’s Open in January, Royal Savoy Classic and Palheiro open in June, October fest golf week and Anniversary Salver in October.

For more information on property at Palheiro, please contact: Palheiro Real Estate, Tel: + 351 291 794 015 or visit: