3 bed Detached in Portugal
Modern detached house constructed in traditional Madeiran style in the Lombada region of Ponta do Sol, one of the prime climatic areas on the south-west coast on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.
The property is situated approximately 200 metres above sea level with stunning ocean and mountain views. The valley, although pleasantly rural, offers shopping facilities and a range of local trades all within a few minutes walk.
The village of Ponta do Sol, a 20-minute walk or 5-minute car journey away, provides further facilities and the town of Ribeira Brava (a 15-minute drive away) offers a choice of three supermarkets and a range of many other shops and services covering normal needs. The capital, Funchal, is approximately 30 minutes drive on grade A road, with the airport a further 10-15 minutes away.
The house is constructed over 4 levels, with the main living accommodation being the two centre levels. Entering from the road, we have the master bedroom (4.5m x 3.5m), carpeted, with fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom (2.6 x 2.2) off. It is fitted with a ceiling mounted 3-speed reversible cooling fan. The fully tiled bathroom contains a four-piece suite plus shower. Bedroom 2 (4.0 x 3.2) is carpeted, with fitted wardrobe and with ceiling mounted 3-speed reversible cooling fan. Bedroom 3 (3.0 x 3.0m) is carpeted, with fitted wardrobe and ceiling mounted 3-speed reversible cooling fan. Good sized fully tiled family bathroom (2.6 x 2.2) with 3-piece suite and shower cubicle and serving bedrooms 2 and 3. Also on this level is the carpeted open plan lounge (4.8 x 3.9) with satellite tv point and fitted with ceiling mounted 3-speed reversible cooling fan. At the end of the hall is a set of French doors leading out onto a balcony, with views over the ocean and up to the mountains. There is a telephone point and smoke alarm in the hallway.
An impressive marble staircase leads down from the spacious hall to the lower level, with smoke alarm. Here there is a fully equipped spacious tiled kitchen (5.0 x 4.3) with generous storage areas, extensive marble top work surfaces and twin sinks, and gas hob with electric oven. Leading from the kitchen is an 11 square metre balcony area with a 180° degree view over the valley. Adjacent to the kitchen is a tiled dining room (4.4 x 4) fitted with ceiling mounted 3-speed reversible cooling fan and possesing a beautiful ocean view.
Also on this level is an office (7.5 x 1.8) with en-suite bathroom off (1.8 x 1.5), both tiled. The office has telephone point and internet, but could be used as a fourth bedroom (twin or bunk beds). This room contains a fitted cupboard/wardrobe as required. Off the kitchen is the tiled sun lounge (5 x 4.2) which offers panoramic views of the area. Contains television point and good cupboard storage space which houses laundry facilities.
Above the sun lounge, at street level, is the tiled garage (6.2 x 4.2). Access is via an electrically operated gate and up and over door from the front road. In addition to the garage there is a 20 sq metre drive area and a front garden and patio of 40 sq metres in total. A stairway leads up from the drive area to the roof terrace (25 sq metres).
This contains copious 2k litre cold water storage and access to the 200 litre hot water solar tank. Also located in this area is a 1.8m satellite receiver dish. Solar hot water for the property is supplied to all areas when available, with back up electric immersion. The lower level (kitchen, office, en-suite toilet) has an additional alternative supply fuelled by butane gas. The boiler for this is housed within the garage area. Entered by a door off the roof area is a generous floored attic area of 110 sq metres supplied with light and power.
On the lowest level of the property, accessed from the kitchen balcony, is the rear garden area (200 sq metres in total) including a large tiled patio. The garden supports a good sized lawn and range of mature plants and shrubs. It would be a suitable area to construct a swimming pool if desired, being in a very sheltered location. Also on this level, entered from the patio, is a workshop/toolshed (6.7 x 2.0) constructed in brick. This is fully equipped with power points, lighting and water supply.
Please note that all sizes, areas and volume measurements are approximate.
Realistically priced at £235,000 (275,000 euros).
Some of the benefits of living in Madeira are an 8 year relief from council tax for new residents and with the temperatures even in winter rarely falling below 15C there is little requirement for significant heating costs. A further benefit is the solar water heating at this property, again saving in power consumption.
Freely available locally produced fruit, vegetables and meat sold widely at very reasonable prices enable living well but very cost effectively. Availability too of some good quality, reasonably priced restaurants both locally and in Funchal.