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What Oliver loves…
- The villa has been tastefully and carefully restored to retain much of its original character and features
- Gorgeous countryside setting within the green hills that overlook the sea at Calheta
- The outside space features several charming areas, including terraces, lawned garden and covered barbecue with outdoor dining
- Amenities are within easy reach and a bread delivery van passes by the villa every day
Nestled within the lush coastal hills in the town of Calheta in Madeira, Moradia Sorbus is a beautifully-restored holiday home that enjoys both sea and country views. This charming villa was once a traditional cottage and wine press, with the completed renovation retaining many original features.
Characterful and spacious, Moradia Sorbus is a lovely place to relax and spend quality time with the family. There’s a warm and welcoming feel throughout - and the outside space is just as impressive, with a picturesque country garden and range of facilities to enjoy.
Taking up the entire ground floor is the air-conditioned, open-plan living space. It offers direct access out onto a lovely terrace, which features a small herb garden for your own use and steps down into the main garden. You can really appreciate just how glorious the surrounding scenery is from the terrace, with clear views of the hillside and sea. Sharing the living space are two separate lounge areas, which both have comfortable sofas and a television. There’s also a dining table and a modern kitchen with every appliance you could need. By the kitchen is where you find one of the villa’s most stunning features – the original wood stove and oven.
The three air-conditioned and ensuite bedrooms are located on the first floor and all boast idyllic sea views. One bedroom features a king-size bed, the second has a double bed, and there are two single beds in the third bedroom.
On the lower-ground floor and part of the outside space is where you’ll find the restored wine press - which is certainly a talking point! There’s also a covered barbecue area with traditional built-in barbecue, outdoor kitchen and a laundry room next door. A choice of seating areas means getting to enjoy plenty of family al fresco meals during your stay.
The walled garden features an immaculate lawn and a kitchen garden with vegetables and fruit, which you are free to use. A decked terrace is home to a large, private swimming pool and a selection of sun loungers for soaking up both the views and the peaceful atmosphere.
What you should know…
- The villa is close to a road, but it’s very quiet and receives little traffic
- Take extra care with younger children around the upper terraces and unfenced swimming pool
- This villa is unsuitable for wheelchair users
Moradia Sorbus is a stunning 3-bedroom villa near Calheta. Guests will be spoilt as the villa’s garden space is lush and even includes a fruit & vegetable and herb patch.
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (8mx4m, with a depth of 0.8m to 1.7m)
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Parking
- Summer kitchen, with barbecue
- Sun loungers
One service that you really couldn’t get much closer to at Moradia Sorbus is the bread delivery van that passes by the villa every day. Within a 10-minute walk or a few minutes’ drive are a couple of cafés, a mini-market, some restaurants, a pharmacy and a petrol station.
You can be enjoying the coast in less than 10 minutes after driving down the hill into the heart of Calheta. Here you’ll find one of Madeira’s few sandy beaches, which features sand brought in from Morocco. The sea is generally pretty calm, making it safe for enjoying a swim and also ideal for watersports such as windsurfing and canoeing. The marina is where you can set off on dolphin and whale-watching boat trips and enjoy a delicious meal at a waterfront restaurant.
A little further down the coast is Casa das Mundas, a museum that showcases a range of Portuguese contemporary art. Its sits upon a clifftop, so even the sea views are impressive. There’s a café serving drinks and refreshments for taking breaks in between admiring all the art. Engenho da Calheta is a working sugar factory where you can see how Madeira rum is made and is definitely one of the must-visits of the town.
Around a 40-minute drive from the villa is Madeira’s capital, Funchal. This cosmopolitan city is packed with things to see and do. One of the best things to do is take the cable car up the mountain for fantastic views and access to a beautiful botanical garden. The old town is also not to be missed, with numerous cobbled streets lined with historic buildings.
(700m, steep walk)
Bar Calheta Beach
(1km, steep walk)
Campo de Ténis - Ponta do Sol
|Nearest Ferry port||
Calheta, meaning ‘Small Cove’, is where many tourists flock to in order to indulge in beautiful man-made beaches beaches and striking scenery.
This part of Madeira is formed of several municipalities, each with something unique and special to offer. Calheta Village is an ideal place to start especially if you enjoy a stiff drink! An old sugar cane factory still produces one of the world’s most respected white rums – Aguardente…perhaps you want to leave this part of your holiday till late in the evening!
Jardim do Mar is where you will find many of the locals on dawn patrol, taking to the waves and surfing. The waters can both be heavy and flat, making them ideal for abilities of surfer. Akaw!
For lovers of seafood, you should look no further than Paul do Mar. This is a village where most of the fisherman work out of, so you know you’ll be able to find the catch of the day here.
For those who have travelled to Madeira for its inland beauty, then look no further than Arco da Calheta and Prazeres. Within these locations you won’t only be able find some stunning hiking trails, but you’re also likely to stumble across some traditionally styled Parishes and unforgettable views.
Local Public Holidays
1st January - New Year's Day
40 Days before Easter - Carnival Tuesday
21st March - Good Friday & Easter Sunday
25th April - Liberty Day
1st May - Worker's Day
10th June - Portugal Day
8 weeks after Easter - Fest of Corpus Christi
1st July - Madeira Day
15th August - Our Lady of Assumption Day
5th October - Day of the Republic
1st November - All Saint's Day
1st December - Restoration of Independence Day
8th December - Immaculate Conception Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day
Madeira is served by Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo CR7, Funchal.
From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on Air Portugal, British Airways, easyJet and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.
Moradia Sorbus is a spacious and well-laid out villa that’s ideal for family holidays. Children will enjoy having a bedroom with their very own ensuite bathroom and all the space on offer in the open-plan living area. Al fresco meals cooked on the barbecue and enjoyed in the large garden are sure to be popular, as is the lawn for kicking a ball around. Everyone will love taking dips in the swimming pool on especially hot days.
Calheta’s marina is less than a 10-minute drive from the villa and is where you can go on unforgettable whale and dolphin-watching trips. Jump onboard a boat and you’ll sail across the beautiful sea to be in with a chance of seeing bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales, amongst many others. The crew are very knowledgeable, making the whole experience both fun and educational for children.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- Food blender
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
- Maid Service Available
- Maid Service Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
- Villa availability is structured on a Request Basis, so please enquire with our Consultants when booking a Holiday.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Credit cards details may be requested as guarantee|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Included in the rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||€66 to be paid upon arrival|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included|
|Pets welcome?||Pets are not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
|Pool heating charge?||On a request basis & to be paid upon arrival|
|Other Ts and Cs||Parties are not permitted at this villa|
|Other 2||Cot available upon request|
Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional £17 - £23 per person per night.
|Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||£720|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||£624|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020||£856|
|Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 8th 2020||£1,024|
|Apr 8th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020||£1,159|
|Apr 15th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||£1,247|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||£1,815|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020||£1,423|
|Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||£1,024|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020||£928|
|Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||£1,159|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 7th 2021||£1,024|
|Apr 7th 2021 - Apr 14th 2021||£1,159|
|Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||£1,247|
Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional €19 - €25 per person per night.
|Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||€797|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||€691|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020||€948|
|Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 8th 2020||€1,134|
|Apr 8th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020||€1,284|
|Apr 15th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||€1,382|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||€2,010|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020||€1,576|
|Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||€1,134|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020||€1,027|
|Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||€1,284|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 7th 2021||€1,134|
|Apr 7th 2021 - Apr 14th 2021||€1,284|
|Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||€1,382|
Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people: For every additional guest up to 6, it will cost an additional $21 - $28 per person per night.
|Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 1st 2019||$890|
|Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019||$771|
|Dec 22nd 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020||$1,058|
|Jan 2nd 2020 - Apr 8th 2020||$1,265|
|Apr 8th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020||$1,433|
|Apr 15th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020||$1,542|
|Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||$2,244|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020||$1,759|
|Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020||$1,265|
|Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020||$1,147|
|Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||$1,433|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 7th 2021||$1,265|
|Apr 7th 2021 - Apr 14th 2021||$1,433|
|Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||$1,542|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
Fantastic villa in a beautiful part of Madeira. Will definitely return.
We had a fabulous holiday in Moradia Sorbus. Everything was exactly as described and Elizabeth is the perfect host. Calheta is a beautiful part of Madeira. Very peaceful but with lovely bars and restaurants down by the harbour. Exactly what we wanted for a wonderfully relaxed stay. Thank you Elizabeth for providing the perfect home from home in your lovely villa and we hope to see again soon.
Stunning villa with beautiful views
The information given in the listing was accurate, and it is as beautiful as the photos suggest! The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was very welcoming. Would certainly recommend this property. It is a good idea to have a car as it is a long walk up from the marina at Calheta (though there are taxis around).
This was a fabulous villa in which to spend a holiday. The directions to the villa were excellent and we were met by the owner when we arrived. The owner made us very welcome and took us on a tour of the villa, and we were greeted with some food and drink in the fridge. The villa was spotless and very well equipped. The pool was also kept very clean and maintained regularly although we never saw it being maintained. The view from the villa was superb. The surrounding area was very quiet. However any visitors need to be aware that the road to the villa is very narrow and steep. A car is essential if you want to enjoy the island. We would recommend the villa.
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