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Funchal, Madeira - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Funchal Madeira Jasmine Harman on 22 September 2020

Funchal Madeira Jasmine Harman

Sue from Cornwall has been visiting Madeira for over a decade and has many friends on the island. Tired of the hassle of booking hotels, she’s now decided that it’s time to buy her very own place in the island’s capital city of Funchal. With her friend Elaine coming along to help, Sue’s called on Jasmine Harman to find her perfect property for her £170,000 budget, and Jasmine has 5 terrific options up her sleeve, but will any capture Sue’s heart?

Funchal, Madeira

What's the appeal?

Maderia is part of a group of Portuguese islands in the north Atlantic, south of Portugal and north of the canaries and it’s just under 4 hours flight from the UK to Madeira airport. 20 minutes drive from the airport is Funchal, the island’s capital and the focus of our search. The city has a population of 111,892, making it the sixth largest city in Portugal, and has been the capital of Madeira for more than five centuries. Because of its high cultural and historical value, Funchal is one of Portugal's main tourist attractions. It is also popular as a destination for New Year's Eve, and it is the leading Portuguese port on cruise liner dockings

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Funchal

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Funchal

Our first property is a striking strawberry ice cream colour on the outside! There’s a balcony with gorgeous views to the sea. Inside there’s a large living room with space for dining too and a galley kitchen leading off it. The master bedroom is spacious and bright and the guest room is a decent size too. A family bathroom leads of the hallway and there’s a separate shower room.View the property here.

Valued at £152,273 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed house in Santa Luzia

Property 2 Three-bed house in Santa Luzia

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house has a front garden with a patio that surrounds the house - there’s scope for a keen gardener to get creative with pots and plants, and there are views to the sea from every angle! View the property here.

Valued at £180,909 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed villa in Santa Maria Maior

Property 3 Two-bed villa in Santa Maria Maior

A two-bedroom, one-bathroom house with a loft, balcony, roof terrace and an outside kitchen too. Downstairs as you come in there’s a large master bedroom, guest room and family bathroom - and the living and dining area are on the next floor up - with a galley kitchen alongside. The third bedroom is in the loft - alongside the roof terrace. View the property here.

Valued at £168,181 at the time of filming

Property 4

Two-bed house in Sao Pedro

Property 4 Two-bed house in Sao Pedro

Next, we’re heading to a two-bed, one-bath house with sea views. The well established patio garden is beautifully private – with outdoors utilities and a brick barbecue. As you come in, there’s a spacious hallway with a breakfast bar. The kitchen has a further area alongside with room for a table and there’s walk in storage. There’s another living space – also set up as a dining room - with doors onto the patio. The master bedroom, also on this floor, is a good size with a separate shower room next door and there’s a guest room with it’s own door off the patio. Stairs off the hallway lead to a large loft room that has an ensuite shower and large storage room and from here the little balcony has fabulous view of the bay. View the property here.

Valued at £150,000 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Two-bed apartment in Garajau

Property 5 Two-bed apartment in Garajau

Two-bed, two-bath fourth floor apartment with a communal pool and sea views. As well as the communal pool, there’s a balcony with views of the sea and a second balcony at the back of the building. There’s a large separate Kitchen and beautiful open plan living and dining room with a useful storage area off the hallway. There are two large bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower and a separate bathroom. View the property here..

Valued at £159,090 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Five-bed house in Funchal

Hot property Five-bed house in Funchal

This luxury house is cleverly built into the hillside and in the traditional Madeiran style all five of the bedrooms – 4 with ensuite bathrooms - are downstairs Upstairs, the living rooms have incredible views down to the sea and the outdoor pool is embedded in a beautifully landscaped garden. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £1,363,636 at the time of filming.