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For All The Family In Furnas- Azores

Azores, Portugal

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The house: Nestled in a huge green crater with a vast lake of calm waters, the Furnas Valley speaks of volcanoes, tradition, clear waters, steaming boilers and magic. It's documented in several literary and fotographic work such as the book of the british writers Joseph and Henry Bull, A Winter in the Azores and a Summer at the Baths of the Furnas, from 1841. The village of Furnas, in the heart of the island but only 30 minutes away from Ponta Delgada (the largest and most important city), is, for its history, beauty and natural phenomena, hot springs and nature parks, the perfect place to spend unforgettable holidays in the Azores. The "House of the Old Church" is part Furnas' History because it is nearby the beautiful church of Santa Ana, built in 1760, where once stood one of the oldest shrines of the island, which was destroyed by the eruption of 1630. Also, it used to be a school and the residence of the pastor until it was acquired in 1995 and restored in 2011. Its central location - but out -of-the way, for a greater peace of mind - provides quick access to cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, post-office,police station,pharmacy, bank or bakery. Above all, the house is almost next door( about 3 minutes’ walk ) from the Terra Nostra Park, one of the most beautiful botanical parks in the world (in the words of Condé Nast Travel); Poça da Beija (5 min walk), a natural pool with thermal water, and a 10 -minute walk along a wide boulevard from de hot springs, emblematic of the local hydrological and thermal wealth of the island. Not far away, 6 km, in the parish of Ribeira Quente, lies "Praia do Fogo ",a beach with waters heated by fumaroles and 11 km you can find the village of Povoação, the county seat. The Furnas golf course, with its 18 holes, is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world and is only a 5- minutes drive from the house. A Casa da Igraja Velha is a high quality ,comfortable expirience in an Azorean typical house surrounded by nature. The house offers a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, two with double bed and one with two single beds, two bathrooms (one with access to the garden) and a pleasant garden with endemic plants, fully walled, perfect for children to play safely. All rooms are heated and the room you can relax to the sound of crackling of the stove. Among the facilities of the house include: satellite Tv, sound system Hi-Fi, small library, games room, bicycles and even golf clubs (if requested). It is also possible to pre-booking of activities such as whale watching, horseback riding and jeep excursions, and diving, canoeing, bird watching. see our site in www.casadaigrejavelha.com

About the property

House

3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Key features

Dish-washer

Parking

Internet (wireless broadband)

Suitability

Children welcome

Elderly suitable

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Pets not allowed

Long term letting

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Map & Area

Local area information

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Furnas is a Portuguese parish belonging to the municipality of Povoação. It has 70.20 km² and 1,599 inhabitants (2007). It lies east of Ponta Delgada and southwest of Lagoa and Ribeira Grande, facing the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the mountains to the north.The main economic activities are agriculture and tourism.

Furnas is well-known for its thermal waters, including hot springs, Poça da Beija and thermal pools. It is also known for the Terra Nostra Park, a magnificent botanical garden with a huge pool of thermal water, different species of animals and plants. Another mandatory stop is the beautiful lake of Furnas. Only ten minutes away from Furnas you can find the village of Ribeira Quente, which has a beautiful beach and amazing seafood restaurants.
You have to taste the yeast cakes (bolo lêvedo) and the Furnas stewor (cozido) cooked inside holes on the ground, which benefit from the heat of the volcano (the meat takes about 5 to 6 hours to cook, and codfish about 3 to 4 hours), and give the stew such an exquisite flavour.

This village has one of the largest and most diverse botanical collections of the archipelago.

Facilities

Bedrooms

This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people

  • Master bedroom(Blue Bedroom): Queen, Cot
  • Double bedroom(orage bedroom): Queen, Cot
  • Double bedroom(green bedroom): 2 x Single, Cot

Bathrooms

  • Full bathroom (separate)(inside bathroom): Toilet, Bath with shower, Bidet
  • Full bathroom (separate)(Outside bathroom): Toilet, Shower cabinet

Other rooms

  • Kitchen, Dining room, Living room, Eating area, Laundry, TV room

Heating/cooling

Wood-burning stove

Sports and leisure

Bicycles

General

Alarm clock, Washing machine, Vacuum cleaner, Hairdryer, Towels, Safe deposit box

Communications

Internet (wireless broadband)

Heating/cooling

Electric heater (built-in)

Child / baby

Cot, Children's toys

Dining room furniture

Dining table

Kitchen equipment

Toaster, Coffee machine (drip style), Dish-washer, Stove, Microwave oven, Fridge, Crockery and cutlery, Kitchen utensils, Coffee machine (espresso style)

Entertainment

Satellite/cable channels, LCD TV, Radio, CD player, DVD player

Outdoor cooking

Garden chairs, Garden table, Garden furniture, Parasol, Chaise lounge

Entry/security

Electric shutters