Rural 4-bedroom Quinta
The Casa da Ribeira Seca, in Feiteiras de Cima, São Vicente, Madeira Island, is a seventeenth century farmhouse which formerly had 87,000 square meters of land. The original house had gently sloping roofs, square windows, and eaves with double Roman tiles, and has been altered through the centuries in order to adapt to different circumstances. The architecture is informal, with full use of local materials such as basalt stone, and the typical assymetrical windows, doors and roof levels.
The old house, which was in a severe state of disrepair, was totally reconstructed in 2009, endeavouring to safeguard the architectural and historical heritage of Madeira Island, whilst also offeing every modern convenience & comfort.
The property sits in approx. 2,000m2 of landscaped grounds with a further 14,000m2 of cultivated land (fruit trees) and woodlands surrounding it, offering complete privacy, peace & quiet.
The small coastal town of São Vicente with shops and restaurants is only 5 minutes drive, with the capital Funchal reachable in 25 minutes (30 km) and the international airport of Madeira in 45 minutes (47 km) via the new motorway network.
The property is currently split internally into a main house and an independent ground floor three bedroom apartment which is currently in the holiay rental market.
The main house is comprised of a large period kitchen with all modern appliances, a long elegantly styled main living room, dining room and drawing room, whilst the tower houses a study and on the top floor the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, commanding the highest views of the house. The main house offers a sophisticated environment decorated with antique furniture from Madeira, Portugal and England, this being a characteristic in Madeira homes since the nineteenth century.
The ground floor apartment features one double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The cosy living room is open-plan with a fully equipped kitchen cleverly disguised behind the cabinet doors. All rooms have direct access to the garden.
The lawned garden is perfect for sunbathing and can easily accomodate a pool.
The property can easily be converted into a family residence, but also has much potential as a rural tourism resort with the possibility to construct further independent cottages in the surrounding grounds.
The land could also be more extensively cultivated with fruit trees and other crops.
There is plenty of parking space and room for construction of garages if necessary.
The sales price includes the full equipment of the self-catering ground-floor apartment as well as one or two antique pieces in the main house.
Bathrooms - 4
Bedrooms - 4
Motorised front gate with video survellance system
Double Glazing with Thermal Insulation
Central Heating - radiators
Security Alarm System
Cable / Satellite TV
Access to Irrigation (levada) Water