Quinta do Martelo

Settlers House

Barbecue Spots
Cool AC
Free Parking
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Room Description

This building is a reconstruction of a traditional house used by the first settlers. It is equipped with a set ornaments which are interesting to take a look at.
In the primitive houses there were four corners with distinguished ends: cooking, eating, sleeping and storage.
The cooking corner had a specific fireplace (with no oven) and a cooking stone used to bake the bread. There was also a small clothesline for emergencies and the fireplace’s leftovers were commonly reused. On the sleeping corner there was a primitive table and chairs made out of cedar (juniprus brevifolia) through traditional manufacturing techniques.
The sleeping corner had a primitive bed made out of improvised materials used at the time, with cloths made from linen leftovers and a manufactured woollen blanket.The storage corner had a wooden box that was used to store almost everything it could, even cereals.
One can also admire some everyday utensils such as: an oil lamp, fishing equipment, several tools, hand mill, lamp wick, some few kitchen tools and other interesting details.The door that accesses the rest of the house is in fact a structure used as a support for the children’s bed and it was leaned against the wall due to the lack of space.
In the modern area of the house, you will find that the room furnishing is made up of endemic wood finished with island’s carving and building techniques.
At the time there were already using wool (from the sheep they bred) and linen blankets that were manually woollen. All other accessories are traditional.
All other kitchen, bathroom and everyday equipment are undoubtedly modern.

Room Overview
Bed Queen
Occupancy 2
Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Breakfast Included Yes (Traditional/Gastronomic)
Free Internet Yes (Wi-fi in the Reception House)
Gym Yes
Tennis Court Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Sauna Yes (in the Gym)
Barbecue Spots Yes
Room From Per Night €100