Eric Clapton to purchase £1.2m property with 'panoramic views' in holidaymakers' hub

eric clapton headshot and property

Eric Clapton first set eyes on the property in February

Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 11/06/2024

- 11:34

Updated: 11/06/2024

- 16:06

The guitarist will purchase a property on the Portuguese Archipelago after "falling in love" with it earlier this year

Eric Clapton is about to splurge £1.2million home on the Portuguese island of Madeira, it’s been revealed.

The guitar legend, 79, is preparing to secure a four-bedroom property looking over Funchal Bay, often described as the Portuguese Archipelago's commercial centre.

He had his first glance at the property during a flying visit to the Atlantic Island in February and reportedly "fell in love" with it during the visit.

The sprawling mansion is situated in one of Madeira’s most desirable real estate destinations.

Eric Clapton property outdoor

Eric Clapton will reportedly purchase the property for £1.2million


It stretches over a 10,000-square-foot plot of land and can park up to 10 cars, according to local media.

The Funchal-based real estate Agency representing the property explained on its website that it has been “reserved”.

“It offers a lot of privacy and panoramic views over Funchal Bay,” an entry on the website read.

Currently, the largest house in Clapton’s property empire is his main residence in Essex, United Kingdom.

The musician reportedly flew to Madeira in February by private jet, in what some media outlets are describing as a two-day holiday.

According to the Portuguese daily Correio da Mana: “It wasn’t a tourist or work trip. The British musician went to visit the house he will acquire after he signs the deeds on the property which will cost him nearly 1.5 million euros.

“He fell in love with the dream house with its stunning views over Funchal Bay.”

The travel website Visit Madeira describes Funchal as the capital and the archipelago’s tourist, cultural and commercial centre.

It adds: “The town is named after a sweet-smelling wild herb, traditionally known as fennel, which was abundant here when the settlement was created.

“Later, several excellent regional products, such as sugar or wine, proved crucial to the local economy, turning Funchal into a key trading point in the centre of the Atlantic.”


House exterior

The property is located in Madeira


According to the website, the area is brimming with activities to entertain visitors with all sorts of interests.

“From historical monuments to museums, restaurants with flavour and knowledge, multiple leisure spaces, tropical gardens and beaches, stunning viewpoints and a lively cultural agenda, if you're looking for things to do in Funchal, you will find a wide range of places to discover and experiences to live.”

Temperatures typically peak during August and September, although the subtropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year.

“The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27C and an average low of 21C.”

Additional reporting by Natalia Penza.

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