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About Us

When considering purchasing a property in Madeira, many people opt to design a villa that is bespoke to their unique requirements. Often, this is because buyers cannot find a property that fulfills their needs from those available on the market. There are many benefits to designing your own home, fundamentally, you get exactly what you are looking for from the outset. A design and build project allows you to realise your design aspirations without compromise, and to create the lifestyle that you've always desired. It is also a more affordable way of living in a premium countryside location, when compared to selecting from market housing.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a city lifestyle, or relax at a country retreat, Madeira has something to offer. Funchal, the island's capital, is a wonderful city, with a high level of tourism throughout the year. This has attracted a wide variety of restaurants, bars and activities to the centre. For those looking for a more peaceful setting, the scenic countryside village of Ponta do Sol is an idyllic location. Dramatic coastal views and year-round good weather make this a popular choice for design & build buyers. Bespoke Villas has many excellent building plots available across Madeira, to fit a variety of budgets, including several in the sought-after Ponta do Sol area.

In our experience, many clients already have a clear idea of what their dream home would look like and of the lifestyle they would enjoy while living there. Bringing those ideas and expectations smoothly together in Madeira requires an experienced team, with professional expertise.

Our architect, David Challinor, has over 20 years' professional experience. He is the Principal of a RIBA-chartered Practice, based in Brighton & Hove, and he specialises in designing stylish contemporary homes that inspire creative, healthy and sustainable lifestyles. As well as being a chartered architect, David also has Masters in Landscape & Urban Design, which allows him to take a holistic approach to architecture and landscape design, ensuring your villa will complement its picturesque natural setting.

David has visited all of the plots available for sale with Bespoke Villas and has compiled a comprehensive video database. This research allows for a flexible and responsive approach to creating a villa that is tailored to your requirements. Our designs can be adapted to incorporate your ideas and individual tastes. To develop the design, David will work closely with you from the outset of the project, meeting with you on site in Madeira and in the UK.

Project Manager, Nelio Mendes, has extensive experience of delivering completed design and build projects across the island. He will personally ensure the smooth running of a project through to completion, delivering on time and to budget. At the initial meeting, you will have an opportunity to visit some of our completed properties, meet the team, and view available plots that would be suitable for your project requirements.