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Eastern Algarve, Portugal - A Place in the Sun

2022 / Eastern Algarve, Portugal Danni Menzies on 23 June 2022

Eastern Algarve, Portugal Danni Menzies

IT business-owner Colin and dog-trainer Janet met on a cruise three years ago. Their dream is to spend their retirement together in the sunshine and open a new chapter in their lives by buying a holiday home on the Eastern Algarve in Portugal. For their budget of £350,000 Danni Menzies has come up with five great options to show them, but will any be perfect enough to put in an offer?

About the area

The eastern Algarve is typically associated with a more unspoiled and rural Algarve than the central and most visited region, and is home to picturesque towns like Tavira as well as secluded island beaches. Many of the towns retain their original features and haven’t been converted into resorts with high rise apartments.

The Algarve has long hot summers, pleasant spring/autumns and winters that are mild but unpredictable with an equal number of bright days as wet days. The height of the tourist season is from July through to August.

Property 1

Four-bed house in São Brás de Alportel

Property 1 Four-bed house in São Brás de Alportel

The first property is a traditional four-bed house located on the outskirts of town (with some basic amenities within walking distance and a short drive to São Bras) and sits on a massive plot of around 4,000 square metres (and a car park at the front) – with lots of potential for putting in a pool. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £366,055 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Five-bed house in Olhão

Property 2 Five-bed house in Olhão

This traditional detached five-bed villa is located on the outskirts of town and comes with a great amount of land (and a lovely swimming pool, surrounded by nice gardens and entertainment areas); there is also a roof-top terrace and even a sauna.  View more from the agent.

Valued at £412,844 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Four-bed villa in Moncarapacho

Property 3  Four-bed villa in Moncarapacho

This recently refurbished former farmhouse is located on the outskirts of town within walking distance (or a short drive) from the town centre and its amenities. It’s about an 18-min drive to the nearest beach. It comes with a good amount of living space and a massive plot of over 10,500 square metres (with pool and gardens). View more from the agent.

Valued at £431,192 at the time of filming.

 

Property 4

Five-bed house in Moncarapacho

Property 4 Five-bed house in Moncarapacho

The fourth property is a big modern five-bed house on a plot of just under 1500 square metres, on the outskirts of town (with amenities within walking distance, or a short drive). It comes with a garden (which needs a bit of work); no pool with this one. The exterior needs painting/freshening up, but inside it’s all modern and in good condition. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £366,972 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Six-bed house in Conceicão de Tavira

Property 5 Six-bed house in Conceicão de Tavira

Just a short drive away from some basic amenities (and about a 30-min drive to Tavira), this detached villa comes with a great amount of living space and a decent size plot of around 1650 square metres (with gardens, a garage and a pool). Part of the house is actually a separate independent apartment (with its own kitchen and living space). View more from the agent here.

Valued at £344,036 at the time of filming.

Hot Property

Eight-bed villa in Quarteira

Hot Property Eight-bed villa in Quarteira

Set in over an acre of gardens, this luxury property is immersed in an oasis of local fruit trees. It is located in a quiet part of the fishing town of Quarteira, about 10 minutes walk to the beach. There’s a marble pool-deck with plenty of space to lounge next to the big south-facing infinity pool. There is also a driveway with four permanent parking spaces (plus room for more cars around the fountain). View more from agent.

Valued at £4,128,440 at the time of filming.