Estalagem Serra Golf is set in a completely refurbished building of the 1920’s which belongs to the same family since its construction. Its architectural features and historical value make the property and its surroundings a very romantic and relaxing place.
During the 1940’s the house functioned as a tea house and was later converted to a golf club house.
There are eighteen twin bedrooms, two junior suites and one suite with two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchenette. All bedrooms have private bathroom, hairdryer, central heating, cable television, internet connection and safe (extra).
The Estalagem is located in the picturesque village of Santo da Serra, and is surrounded by an important and dense woodland, part of the marvellous “laurissilva” forest, classified as World Heritage in 1999. The proximity to the “levadas” (water courses) and “veredas” (footpaths) of Madeira permits lovely and unforgettable walking.
The “levadas” are Madeira’s irrigation system which enables the plentiful rainfall of the north of the island to be distributed to the dry, sunny south.
Rainfall is stored in reservoirs and then channelled into the network of “levadas” that ring the island. There are 2150 kilometres (1335 miles) of canals.
The maintenance paths run alongside the “levadas” providing an amazing network of footpaths reaching parts of the island that are inaccessible by road.
Guests staying at the Estalagem will have excellent opportunities to practice golf, since the wonderful Santo da Serra Golf Course, which is the official location for the Madeira Open Tournament, is only a few minutes walking. Guests are guaranteed starting times, hire of golf equipment and even a 30% discount in green fees.
Santa Cruz beach and the international airport are approximately 10 minutes away. Funchal is 20 minutes away.
Activities in the area include golf at Santo da Serra and Palheiro golf courses, swimming in Albatroz beach and yacht Club in Santa Cruz, mountain biking (bicycle rental available), walking in the “levadas”, horse riding and diving.
Madeira is well known for its pleasant climate, beautiful landscapes and a wealth of natural flora. The gardens are truly amazing with specimens of centenary trees, surrounded by magnificent indigenous vegetation.
Gardens such as the Botanical Gardens in Funchal are colourful during the whole year. In the past few centuries many flowers from South Africa’s Cape region and exotic blooms from South America have been introduced and grow alongside with autochthonous plants.