Running a guesthouse in southern France

One lunchtime after a large glass of wine, Dr Phill Edwards suggested to his partner that they sold up in Clapham and rented whilst searching the perfect location for their dream guest house business.

Let’s retire to… the Northern Costa Blanca

With warm sun, a warm welcome and easy access from the UK for visits from the family, no wonder so many of us fancy a retirement on the northern stretch of the Costa Blanca. Dénia, Javéa and the villages between are the perfect place to start your quest for the perfect retirement in Spain.

7 ways to make new friends in Spain

In our last readers’ survey, over 30% of you said that making new friends was a big part of your move to Spain. But that’s not always so easy, with language difficulties and people coming and going. So how do you find a regular, reliable and permanent group of friends in Spain?

Your favourite spots in the Algarve

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, miles of sandy beaches and lots of world-class golf courses, it’s easy to see why the Algarve is one of Portugal’s most attractive places for foreign buyers.

Let’s retire to the Costa Brava

A retirement on the Costa Brava will never be boring. North-east Spain is the work-hard-play-hard part of the country, and if you don’t need to work hard any more, so much the better! So, what will you spend your days doing if you retire to the Costa Brava?