- Ideal Homes Portugal joins forces with Hamptons to bring the Portuguese dream closer to UK buyers
- Dream holiday homes available for as little as €75,000
- Or why not buy a whole lakeside village for €4 million!
A second home in the sunshine, or even a new life overseas in Portugal's sunny Algarve has just been made even easier, thanks to a new corporate partnership from leading boutique estate agency Ideal Homes Portugal.
Fresh from being the premier company representing Algarve properties at A Place in the Sun live in Manchester earlier this month, the Ideal Homes Portugal team has now announced a new partnership that will help those in the UK looking to purchase a property in Portugal.
Founding Director Chris White reveals the details,
“Portugal has been our passion for a long time and I am delighted to announce that we are now teaming up with Hamptons in order to make the Algarve accessible to even more UK buyers. The purpose of the partnership is to help UK buyers to find their dream Portuguese property even more easily and ensure that a second home (or indeed a life overseas) is achievable for those who wish for it.”
Portugal is certainly working hard to push itself up the list of second home destinations for UK buyers, with generous tax incentives in place for those looking to purchase property there and/or make a permanent move.
Less than three hours from the UK by air, Portugal offers the sunshine and relaxed pace of life that many of those in Blighty daydream about during those long, grey, typically British winter days. A huge range of property is available in the popular Algarve region, from budget apartments to enormous villas.
House prices start from as little as €75,000, which is sufficient for a one bedroom house with a small plot of land in Portelas, near Lagos. There's even enough room on the land to grow your own citrus fruit, with mature trees included in the sale. For and extra €5,000, you can pick up a one bedroom apartment just 300m from both the fairway and the sea. Or, for €85,000, you can opt for an apartment with communal pool in Albufeira.
At the other end of the scale, spending between €4m and €5m will ensure you have a huge choice of detached villas with their own pools. A stunning new five bedroom villa overlooking the famous Quinta do Lago south course can be had for €4.9m, complete with home cinema, pool and Jacuzzi.
And if one villa isn't enough, €4m is enough to pick up an entire lakeside village. Funcho Village is located in a stunning rural setting and is ripe for development as a tourist resort by someone with the vision to pull it off. The village's revitalisation has been approved by the Portuguese government, with permission granted (subject to approval) for the inclusion of an hotel, log cabins and a full range of support services including restaurants, water sports facilities, a dry ski slope and an observatory.
For those looking to sell up in the UK as part of buying into the Portuguese dream, Ideal Homes Portugal's new partnership with Hamptons offers the perfect solution, providing continuity of service throughout the process of selling in the UK and buying in the Algarve.