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Madeira tempts buyers from Canaries and Algarve

Madeira tempts buyers from Canaries and Algarve

Madeira has long been popular with British and other international holidaymakers. It has winter warmth, stunning flora and countryside and plenty of flights from the UK. It’s a friendly island too, with a wide range of leisure facilities and a gorgeous capital city, yet all in a slightly more relaxed atmosphere than some Portuguese locations. But what of Madeira property? What will you pay and where should you be looking? We have all the answers.  
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Your guide to gardening in Portugal

Life in Portugal is very much one lived outdoors. Most people who move here permanently or buy a holiday home look forward to long warm summers, year-round sun, low levels of precipitation and the opportunity this brings to spend far more time outside than back home. This often includes continuing their passion for that Great British pastime, pottering in the garden.
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Top tips for learning Portuguese

British expats in Portugal who are completely fluent in Portuguese are rather thin on the ground. Portuguese is a tricky language, and friendly locals who are willing to speak English (especially in the Algarve) can reduce the need and motivation to learn the lingo.
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5 reasons to love Portugal in spring

Even though Portugal is blessed with hundreds of days of annual sunshine, the seasons are still distinct. Spring in particular is a great time to take a viewing trip here, when temperatures are still comfortable, the summer crowds are yet to arrive and the countryside is in bloom.
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Central Portugal: rural living at its best

You’d be forgiven for associating Portugal with sun, sea, sand, golf courses and tourist resorts. Yet for many expats, the Portugal they know and love is a world away from the source of these stereotypes, the Algarve. The peaceful mountainous landscapes of central Portugal are a world away from the bright lights and relentless energy found in the south.
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Lisbon and the Algarve: properties to suit all budgets

Portugal is a country of contrasts. Take the Algarve; a ten-minute drive can transport you from a rustic village to the glitz and glamour of a resort in the Golden Triangle. Or Lisbon, where a short walk will take you from an upmarket  district, home to boutiques and glamorous apartments, to a charming neighbourhood with peeling paint and washing hanging from window sills. When you’ve worked out your budget, Portugal has the homes.
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Researching your move to Portugal

There are approximately 30,000 Britons living in Portugal, and this friendly bunch loves nothing more than sharing tips about life here. This means there’s a wealth of information out there to refer to when planning your own move.
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