Bethany Hemsley

Bethany is a writer who has enjoyed Spain and Spanish property for many years. She and her family have owned a property in Mazarrón in the Costa Cálida since 2003, so she offers great, personal advice on buying property abroad. She is a keen traveller, having Interrailed across Europe and toured many US states, including Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and California. She loves exploring new places and meeting people from different cultures.

Articles by Bethany Hemsley

Holiday home hotspots of Western Cyprus

Cyprus’s ancient history, stunning beaches and breath-taking landscapes have led many property buyers to fall in love with the island. After all, according to ancient mythology, the western region of Paphos is where Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love – rose from the waters. Could your dream holiday home be in Cyprus? To help you with your search, we take you on a journey through some holiday home hotspots in Western Cyprus.

Do you dare to buy “sight unseen” in Spain?

Covid-19 may be preventing us from travelling to Spain right now, but it needn’t stop us buying a home there. Estate agents are doing virtual viewings and video walkthroughs of properties, and lawyers and notaries are all working remotely. Moreover, faced with a potential second summer of lost revenue, some holiday home owners are selling at bargain prices.

What’s the latest in Portugal?

We’re all craving some Portuguese sun. Hopefully, we can get back there soon, but in the meantime, we take a look at what’s been happening in Portugal recently…

Why international buyers love the Western Algarve

Ah, the Algarve. Known around the globe for its prestigious golf and leisure resorts, golden sandy coves and lively nightlife. But there is so much more to Portugal’s Faro district. If you want to experience the authentic Portuguese lifestyle, head west…

Empty nesters in Greece: how and where to spend your new-found free time

You’re child-free now, which means more ‘me-time’! The world is your oyster, so why not get out and explore? If you’re feeling anything like bored housewife Shirley Valentine did in the 1989 comedy film, life can seem quite repetitive in the UK. Greece offers a range of exciting activities and projects so you can make the most of your new-found freedom.