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Fuerteventura - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Fuerteventura Laura Hamilton on 11 August 2020

Fuerteventura Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton is on the stunning island of Fuerteventura helping Sarah and Simon from Gloucestershire find their dream holiday home. The couple first visited the island twenty years ago and since then have been back many times. Now with the arrival of their first grandchild they want a holiday home that all generations of the family can enjoy. They have a budget of £200,000 and would love a property in the pretty fishing town of Corralejo. Will any of the 5 properties Laura has found hit the mark?

Fuerteventura

What's the appeal?

Fuerteventura wins the prize for the oldest Canary Island, at the ripe old age of around 20 million years. It originated from a volcanic eruption and has some of the best scenery in all of the Canary Islands. More than 5 airlines fly to the island from the UK - it takes 4 hours to fly from London, and prices average £100 return, but can be found much cheaper.

Many Brits choose to buy here because of the climate. Along the coast the annual rainfall amounts to less than 200 millimetres (8 inches) per year, and you can feel the spells of hot sun for ten hours a day in July. Even in January the temperature ranges from 21 °C to 27°C, making Fuerteventura the perfect destination for year-round sun!

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Corralejo Harbour

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Corralejo Harbour

This property is a modern, furnished apartment on the first floor that can be accessed by stairs or lift. Inside it has a good sized living area with a separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, a bathroom and utility room. There is also a good sized terrace with distant sea views and a garage. Property 1 is just a 4 minute walk away from Corralejo Harbour which is a focal point of the area. With two ferry ports, a marina and many excursion options including glass bottom boats, deep sea fishing and jetski hire, our househunters won’t be short of things to do! View the property here.

Valued at £185,965 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed duplex in Corralejo South

Property 2 Three-bed duplex in Corralejo South

This two storey duplex is fully furnished to a high standard. As well as access to the large communal pool this property has two terraces with city views. On the ground floor there are three good sized bedrooms, one with access to the rear terrace. It is located in the Las Dunas Complex, a gated community, and has a monthly community fee of €75. Because Corralejo South is away from the centre of town, properties tend to be larger so you get more space for your money! This property is no longer available but you can see more from the agent here.

Valued at £201,754 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed apartment in Central Corralejo

Property 3 Three-bed apartment in Central Corralejo

This apartment is on the first floor of the complex and has an open plan kitchen and living area with doors onto a balcony with partial sea views. This area is the most traditionally Spanish part of town, with winding streets and a weekly street market. It's the most sought after location with amenities right on the doorstep. Space comes at a premium in town and the properties on the market tend to be smaller. Find out more about this property here.

Valued at £166,667 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed villa in Bella Vista, Correlejo

Property 4 Two-bed villa in Bella Vista, Correlejo

This villa has a roof terrace with sea views, a garden and bbq area for al fresco dining. No communal fees, situated on a quiet cul de sac. This small residential area is in the South East of Correlejo and attracts a mixture of nationalities. Year-round residents are mainly Spanish and Italian, and long-term holiday makers tend to be from the UK and the rest of Europe. The property is no longer available, but you can contact the agent here.

Valued at £241,228 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed townhouse in Corralejo South

Property 5 Three-bed townhouse in Corralejo South

The final property is a modern townhouse set over three floors. On the ground floor there is a modern open plan living area and kitchen, with a separate utility room. Outside the property benefits from a garden, terrace and roof terrace with lovely sea and mountain views. Located cllose to the shopping centre and bus station. This property is no longer available, contact the agent here for similar properties.

Valued at £234,210 at the time of filming.

Hot property:

Four-bed villa in Villaverde

Hot property: Four-bed villa in Villaverde

A magnificent four-bed, five-bath architect-designed villa with a heated pool and private terrace. It's newly built and features a roof terrace with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside and volcanoes, across to the coast. Villaverde (meaning 'green city') is a charming old farming village around a 15 minute drive south of Corralejo with around 1,500 residents. The property is no longer available, view the agent's website here.

Valued at £1,271,930 at the time of filming.