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Alvor, Portugal Ben Hillman

2021 / Alvor, Portugal Ben Hillman on 4 May 2021

Alvor, Portugal Ben Hillman

Married couple of 46 years, Yvonne and Graham fell in love with Portugal when they first visited their daughter who lives in the charming seaside town of Alvor, on the Algarve. The couple would love to find a holiday bolthole as close as possible to the harbour area and beach and have asked Ben Hilman to help, Armed with a budget of £135,000, Ben has 5 great options up his sleeve but will the couple be impressed?

What happened next? Watch our catch-up with Yvonne and Graham below!

Alvor

What's the appeal? 

Alvor is located in the west of the Algarve in the south of Portugal. Alvor is the ideal destination if you are seeking a relaxed, beach-based holiday. It may be a relatively small town, but it contains a surprisingly large selection of restaurants, shops and late-night bars, all of which are found within the pretty historic centre. Alvor has some of the most ravishing beaches in the whole world. Calm and long sandy beaches with golden dunes and crystal-clear water are the reason why a small town of 6,000 people is one of the most sought out touristic destinations in the Algarve. 

Property 1

One-bed apartment in the East of Alvor

Property 1 One-bed apartment in the East of Alvor

The first property is situated on the Delfimar complex in the east of Alvor. The town centre of Alvor is less than a 15 minute walk away, and it's near a restaurant, sports bar and café and is just under an hour away from Faro airport. This apartment has a communal pool, and a good-sized balcony with lovely views. There's a bright lounge-diner, a separate kitchen, a master bedroom and a bathroom. The property is no longer available, but you can visit the estate agent's website here

Valued at £147,222 at the time of filming. 

Property 2

Two-bed apartment in Oasis Parque, North Alvor

Property 2 Two-bed apartment in Oasis Parque, North Alvor

Property Two is situated in the Oasis Parque Country Club, which is a prestigious urbanization. This property is the furthest away from the centre of Alvor but is nevertheless only a 10 minute car journey away or a 30 minute bus ride from the centre of Alvor. Oasis Parque is the ideal location for those who look for holidays away from the hustle and bustle whilst still being close enough to the beaches and main attractions. As well as the two swimming pools and tennis courts here, the apartment comes with its own private terrace to the front. Inside is a large lounge-diner, which leads back outside, a separate kitchen, two spacious double bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is no longer available, but you can visit the estate agent's website here.

Valued at £143,518 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed apartment in Marachique, East Alvor

Property 3 Two-bed apartment in Marachique, East Alvor

Property 3 is situated in the Amoreira complex, which is just over a 20 minute walk into the centre of Alvor. The apartment has a lovely private balcony, a good-sized lounge-diner, which is partially open to the kitchen, and two bedrooms with stunning views. The property has now been sold, but you can view the agent's website here.

Valued at £148,148 at the time of filming.

Property 4

One-bed apartment in La Riviera, Alvor

Property 4 One-bed apartment in La Riviera, Alvor

This property is situated on the Urb, La Riviera complex in the east Alvor, just a 15 minute walk from the town centre and 10 minutes from the Praia da Torralta beach. This spacious one-bedroom apartment has a separate kitchen and large living room with lovely views, a communal pool and amazing communal roof terrace. The property has now been sold, but you can view the agent's website here.

Valued at £131,481 at the time of filming.

Property 5

One-bed apartment near Alvor centre

Property 5 One-bed apartment near Alvor centre

This apartment is a three-minute drive from the centre of Alvor, and is close to a number of cafes, restuarants and a supermarket. The property has a terrace and a private garden with a built in BBQ. Inside is a spacious living and dining room which is open to the kitchen, as well as a master bedroom with an en-suite, a second big double bedroom and a second bathroom. The property is no longer available, but you can look on the agents website here

Valued at £148,148 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Eight-bed villa in Silves, Algarve

Hot property Eight-bed villa in Silves, Algarve

This stunning estate was built 10 years ago and is made up of guest houses, staff quarters as well as a huge main residence that is truly one of a kind. It has a whole floor dedicated to a spa and cinema, with an outdoor pool, tennis court and vineyard too. The property has now sold, but you can visit the estate agents website here.

Valued at £8,750,000 at the time of filming.