Portugal is a favourite for family-focused holiday homes where active outdoor fans of all ages are spoilt for choice. Clean beaches, 300 annual days of sunshine and a reputation for affordability have helped make the country an easy option for multi-generational homes and holidays.
Portugal is on the same time zone as the UK and easy to reach from across Europe by budget and regular flights. Along with some of Europe’s most prized and challenging golf courses and numerous water parks, it packs in thrilling history and great gastronomy in its charming capital city, Lisbon and the rural wine regions of the Duoro and Alentejo.
In recent years Portugal has gained popularity with a new group of property owners enticed by a favourable tax structure for international income and the opportunity to buy with a ‘Golden Visa’.
Portugal launched its highly successful Golden Visa scheme in 2012 allowing residency to non-EU residents spending €500,000 or more on property. Investors gain visa-free travel to the 26 countries in the Schengen agreement and after six years can apply for Portuguese citizenship.