General Blog Posts

Next steps: how to retire to Spain or Portugal

Brexit hasn’t put an end to the idea of moving to somewhere warmer and sunnier to enjoy the free time that retirement brings. Here we look into how Britons can continue to relocate to Spain and Portugal

Buying property in Europe after Brexit

Since we left the EU on January 31, we’ve entered into a period of transition which will come to an end in December this year. How does this effect those wanting to buy a holiday home in Europe?

Carbon conscious skiing: taking the train to the Alps

With everyone thinking harder about their carbon footprint, more buyers of holiday homes in the Alps are considering how best to travel to them this year. Studies show that well over half the carbon emissions in a typical ski resort result from transport of holidaymakers to and from the resort.

City by the sea: Malaga

With its flourishing cultural calendar, we reveal why the Andalucian beachside city of Malaga makes an ideal spot for a second home

What to consider before buying a holiday home

Happy summer holidays in the sun can often spark off the dream of owning somewhere of your own either as a place to escape with the family or retire in the future. If you’re thinking about buying a property overseas, read Winkworth International’s top tips before getting started.

Views on the Costa del Sol: the best beaches

Andalucía’s Costa del Sol, which runs for 800km and boasts 126 beaches, is regarded as one of the most famous stretches of coastline in the world. Anyone looking to buy a holiday home with sea views will find the area caters for all ends of the market from attractive new-build apartments in the up-and-coming town of Estepona and its New Golden Mile to spacious villas in the fashionable addresses of Marbella and Sotogrande. Moving away from the seaside and heading into the hills which quickly start to rise, properties in the pueblo blanco village of Benahavis and its elite hideaway La Zagaleta (where President Putin is rumoured to be completing a vast palace) enjoy vast panoramas of the spectacular coastline.

Top tips on restoring farmhouses in the Dordogne and Tuscany

The ancient regions of south-west France have long been popular with British buyers looking for authentic stone-built French farmhouses. For many years, Aquitaine (which includes the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne) had the highest concentration of long-term British residents of anywhere in France, outside Paris.

Marbella—the most famous name on the Costa del Sol

Since the 1960s, the world’s rich and famous have aspired to own a holiday home overlooking the sea in and around the fashionable seaside town of Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Avoid the additional UK stamp duty and buy overseas.

Own a house in the UK and thinking of buying a second home this year? Avoid the additional stamp duty and buy overseas.