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Western Madeira - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Western Madeira Jonnie Irwin on 13 October 2020

Western Madeira Jonnie Irwin

Jonnie Irwin is house hunting along the stunning, rugged coastline of Western Madeira, with holistic therapist, Daniela from East Yorkshire. Daniela dreams of relocating to the island with her two rescue dogs, and is looking for a property with sea views, lots of outside space, and the potential for a therapy room. Daniela is bringing along her mum Janet to help and has given Jonnie a budget of £100,000 to play with, but will any of the 5 amazing options he’s got lined up hit the mark?

Western Madeira

What's the appeal?

Madeira is an island almost 700 miles south west of Portugal, there are direct flights to its airport from the UK taking about 4 hours. The island is actually the top of a volcano that rises 4 miles up from the Atlantic Ocean floor. As such, it’s famed for its landscapes – which range from mountainous forests, classified as World Heritage Sites, to beautiful pebbly beaches. As it’s volcanic, there’s hardly any sand here but there are a handful of superb man made sandy beaches. Today we’ll be searching along the West coast, which has white and terracotta towns dotting it’s hillsides and a long standing history of fishing. With year round sunshine and world famous wine to enjoy, it’s no wonder 1 and a half million tourists flock to this stunning spot each year.

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Caletha

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Caletha

Caletha is one of Madeira’s oldest towns which has now developed into a popular tourist spot with a charming little marina and two sandy beaches. This property is a two-bed house with sea and mountain views. It also benefits from a garden, an outbuilding and a garage. No longer available, view the agent's website here.

Valued at £109,091 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed house in Ponta do Pargo

Property 2 Three-bed house in Ponta do Pargo

Ponta do Pargo is on the westerns tip of the island - because of its position on the island it has jaw dropping views, and there are also plenty of facilities including shops, a bank and a pharmacy. Our second property is a three-bedroom detached house with sea views and terraces to the front and back. This property is no longer on the market see more from the agent here.

Valued at £113,636 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed house with annexe in Ribeira Brava

Property 3 Two-bed house with annexe in Ribeira Brava

Located on the southwest coast of the island of Madeira, Ribeira Brava is one of the oldest towns in Madeira. This property is a two-bedroom house with a separate annexe. It has a pool, large terrace, wraparound garden and sea views! It's no longer on the market, but you can view the agent's website here.

Valued at £95,455 at the time of filming

Property 4

Three-bed bungalow in Faja da Ovelha

Property 4 Three-bed bungalow in Faja da Ovelha

This property is a three-bedroom, two-bedroom bungalow - it has a garden plus an enclosed terrace with a BBQ. No longer on the market, visit the agent's website here.

Valued at £81,818 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Two-bed house in Ponta do Sol

Property 5 Two-bed house in Ponta do Sol

Our fifth and final property is a two-bedroom house that sits in almost half an acre of land, and has great sea views. There’s also a wraparound ground floor terrace complete with outdoor kitchen and a first floor terrace with views. No longer on the market.

Valued at £109,091 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Three-bed villa in Funchal

Hot property Three-bed villa in Funchal

This luxury villa has amazing views across Madeira’s capital city, Funchal – which can be perfectly soaked up from its gorgeous infinity pool. It looks ultra modern from the outside and this is continued throughout its interior, including three bedrooms,five bathrooms, and multiple living areas. View the property here.

Valued at £1,865,000 at the time of filming