Palheiro Village wins major international awards

Palheiro Village has received international recognition after being judged “Best Development – Portugal” and “Best Fractional Ownership Scheme – Silver” in the Homes Overseas Awards.

Roger Still, Development Manager, Palheiro Village receives the GOLD Award for BEST DEVELOPMENT PORTUGAL from Susan Clay of Barclays Bank

Roger Still, Development Manager, Palheiro Village receives the GOLD Award for BEST DEVELOPMENT PORTUGAL from Susan Clay of Barclays Bank

Roger Still, Development Manager, Palheiro Village receives the SILVER Award for BEST FRACTIONAL OWNERSHP SCHEME from Piers Brown of Fractional Life

Roger Still, Development Manager, Palheiro Village receives the SILVER Award for BEST FRACTIONAL OWNERSHP SCHEME from Piers Brown of Fractional Life

The winners of the highly coveted Homes Overseas Awards were announced at a glittering Gala dinner and awards ceremony at The Grovsenor House Hotel in London on Friday, 28 November.   The evening event was attended by property developers and property agents from all around the world and gave recognition to the very best international residential property projects.    The Homes Overseas Awards are the most highly respected symbols of prestige and excellence in the overseas property sector.

The awards are made annually following a rigorous process, with shortlisted candidates being visited and assessed by a judge.   The awards judge who visited Madeira was Marc Da-Silva, editor of the online version of Homes Overseas Magazine.   After the awards ceremony, he said “Best Development Portugal was one of the most fiercely contested categories this year with a whole host of entries from across Portugal”.   “Golf was awarded to Palheiro Village, as it is a truly magnificent development.  I believe Palheiro has taken residential architecture on the island to a new level, and now stands to rival some of the best golf property developments in the more established golfing hotspot of the Algarve, at a fraction of the price”.

Palheiro Village comprises 79 luxury freehold apartments and villas with spectacular sea views over the Atlantic Ocean, forming part of The Palheiro Estate, an ideal haven for those seeking peace and relaxation, surrounded by the lushness of Madeira’s vegetation, nature and scenery, yet only 15 minutes drive from the charming and vibrant city of Funchal.

The origins of the estate go back over 200 years to 1804 when João, 1st Count of Carvalhal built a hunting lodge.    In 1885, the estate was acquired by John Burden Blandy, in whose family it remains.     The old house has been restored and transformed into Casa Velha do Palheiro, a `Relais & Chateaux´ country house hotel which welcomes golfers and those interested in exploring Madeira’s gardens, mountain scenery and levada walks.

Adjacent to Casa Velha are the Palheiro Gardens, famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there, but for the beauty of their hillside setting.   The gardens form a rich collection of plants from many different parts of the world, gathered together over a period of 180 years or so.

Winding its way through the estate, Palheiro Golf comprises an 18-hole golf course, golf academy and elegant clubhouse    The golf course architect Cabell Robinson has created a challenging golf course incorporating the characteristic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys and reflecting the elegance and serenity of the surroundings.    The clubhouse offers a relaxing ambience with an excellent all-day menu and breathtaking views over Funchal Bay.

Located conveniently close to the Palheiro Golf clubhouse, the Village offers a range of apartments and villas together with its own club facilities including swimming pool, pool bar and reception.   Owners in Palheiro Village will also have access to the new Palheiro Spa, which is due to open mid-2009.

Palheiro Real Estate
For further information contact Roger Still or Anne Marchington
Tel: +351 291 794 015
Fax: +351 291 794 022

roger.still@palheiroestate.com
anne.marchington@palheiroestate.com

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