A property renovation in Portugal is an awfully tempting prospect. A quick browse through property listings for the country reveals an enormous selection of potential projects. These span ruins, places that only need cosmetic attention, and homes with exciting expansion options. But before you sign anything, check out our guide to renovating homes in Portugal, from costs per metre to planning rules. We’ve included a couple of potential Portuguse renovation projects too.
Set on either side of the Rio Gilão, Tavira is easy to fall in love with, having managed to retain the feel of an authentic Portuguese working town. Its location in the eastern Algarve means its popularity with tourists is growing, but it is by no means taken over by them. Unlike some of its contemporaries in the region’s central belt.
Portugal offers a pleasant laid-back lifestyle, wherever you choose to reside. Even the country’s cities manage to refrain from feeling too frenetic. However, if a bohemian lifestyle is what you crave, there are some locations that really deliver an alternative lifestyle, alongside Portugal’s usual charms. Here are three of the country’s chilled out creative gems:
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.