Lagoa property: budget or bling?

Whatever your budget, if you’re thinking seriously about a new life in the sunshine, or just a holiday home, Lagoa in Portugal’s central Algarve is a great option. Easy to reach and even easier to love, Lagoa is close to the sea, the River Arane, wonderful countryside and exciting resorts. But what about property in Lagoa? 

Buying in France, Part Three: Area Guide

France is an extremely varied country, with almost every European climate you could want. Whether it’s the rugged northwest coast, the flat northeast, the mountainous centre of the south or the sunkissed Mediterranean coast, you’re spoilt for choice. In this Part Three of Buying in France, we’re looking at where to buy in France. If you want to know more about planning your move, check out Part One. And, to find out about the timescale, read Part Two. 

Buying in Italy, Part Three: Area Guide

This week, in Part Three of our six-part guide, Buying in Italy, we’re looking at choosing an area. Deciding where to buy in Italy can be difficult – you’re spoilt for choice! Whether you like mountains or rolling hills, cityscape or sea view, Italy has a lot to offer home buyers.

Buying in Greece, Part Three: Area Guide

Greece continues to be one of the most popular locations with international property buyers. In part, this is due to the wide range of geographies, climates and lifestyles on offer depending on where you choose to look. In addition to the mainland of the country, there are over 200 inhabited islands, each with its own character and appeal. Three-quarters of Greece is uninhabited, and even the popular areas remain unspoilt. You can easily find an unspoilt island paradise. So, with so much choice, in Part Three of our six-part series on Buying in Greece, we’re looking at where to buy in Gr

Buying in Cyprus, Part Three: Area Guide

Cyprus isn’t a huge island. It’s less than 200 kilometres, a two-hour drive on the country’s decent roads, from Paphos in the west to Ayia Napa in the far east. British buyers tend to favour the west for permanent relocation and retirement, but the east has its fans too. In this, part three of Buying in Cyprus, we’re taking a look at where to live in Cyprus. And if you’re new to our series, don’t miss Part One on planning your move and Part Two on drawing up your timescale.

Trip report from the Alentejo: the perfect spot for rural tranquility

The southern half of Portugal isn’t all about golf courses, tourist communities and beach resorts. Above the well-trodden Algarve is Alentejo, a region of sweeping plains intermingled with vineyards and sleepy white villages. Property Guides’s Richard Way dropped by and quickly discovered why anyone in search of a tranquil rustic lifestyle, one that’s rich in locally sourced food and wine, will feel immediately at home there!
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