The Palheiro Nature Estate is one of the largest and most impressive in Madeira, spanning over 297 acres and located 500 meters above sea level. The hotel on the estate, Casa Velha do Palheiro was originally a summer residence for the 1st Count of Carvalhal in 1801. The sheer size and incredible history of the estate make this one of the most revered destinations in Madeira. The Casa Velha do Palheiro is a proud member of â€˜Relais & Chateauxâ€™, ensuring that the quality of food and service here are of the highest standard. The estate also plays host to an 18-hole championship golf course with a comprehensive academy, nature trails for walking and biking and world renowned botanical gardens. There is also a luxury spa centre for some further indulgence. The hotel features only 37 rooms, giving the Casa Velha do Palheiro an air of exclusivity and intimacy. For a relaxing stay and fully immersive nature experience in Madeira, the Casa Velha do Palheiro is a must.