If you can’t afford a villa, buy a share instead. David Cameron had to head home early from his £9,700-a-week villa holiday in Tuscany. It’s tough at the top – but the Prime Minister is sure to return to so-called Chiantishire.
Those keen to live out the adage ‘life begins at retirement’ are faced with a big question: where? People want a home needing little maintenance, which is near shops, relatives and friends, according to a survey from retirement developer McCarthy & Stone.
Madeira has long been popular with the British and it’s not hard to see why. At 600 miles off mainland Portugal, this delightful island is easily accessible and even more so now, with daily easyJet flights from London and Bristol.