Why Alentejo’s coast is tempting us from the Algarve!

Why Alentejo’s coast is tempting us from the Algarve!

Known as the bread basket of Portugal, the Alentejo is known for its farms and vineyards. It’s also got a gorgeous coastline, with some of Europe’s best (and secret) beaches. This paradise is one of the best value places to buy in Portugal, too. While house prices are booming in Lisbon and the Algarve, the Alentejo is 5.8% down on its peak levels.
Building a swimming pool in Portugal

Building a swimming pool in Portugal

Found the perfect property in Portugal but it lacks a certain something? Like a swimming pool? Don’t worry, if you have the space and the planning permission, installing a swimming pool in your home in Portugal isn’t too difficult. Here is what you need to do.
News update: Overseas buyers buying more – and budgets are up

News update: Overseas buyers buying more – and budgets are up

The secret seems to be out about Portugal: the latest stats show the number of overseas buyers continues to grow, and they’re generally willing to spend a lot more than locals on their dream home. A move abroad’s the perfect time for a new start, and one Brit is making headlines with a rewilding project near the Serra da Estrela.
We swapped a career in the police for an art studio in Portugal

We swapped a career in the police for an art studio in Portugal

When Dave and Aly Sheldrake retired from their busy careers in the police, the last thing they were looking for was a quiet retirement – so they swapped the UK for a new adventure in the western Algarve, pursuing their dreams as a photographer and artist. Eight years on, they know it was the right decision, saying they’ve ‘never felt happier or more relaxed about life’.
The Minho: why and where to buy in North-West Portugal

The Minho: why and where to buy in North-West Portugal

The north-west corner of Portugal packs a lot into a small area. It has a sandy Atlantic coast, a national park, slowly meandering rivers and medieval cities with grand old universities. But where should you buy property in North West Portugal? 

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