The Golden Rules of The Portuguese Golden Visa

The Golden Rules of The Portuguese Golden Visa

It’s sometimes difficult to fathom exactly what visa you need when looking to emigrate or invest in property abroad. If you are going to be spending a lot of time in another country it is essential to do your research and choose the correct one, so that regulations don’t trip you up. Here, we explore the recently implemented Portuguese Golden Visa as they are easily attainable, especially if you…

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Featured Property: 5 Bedroom Villa, Paphos

Featured Property: 5 Bedroom Villa, Paphos

Cyprus has great cuisine, weather and also the odd luxury property, such as the 5 bedroom villa below, so why on earth wouldn’t you want to invest in a slice of the med?


This villa is on the edge of Sea Caves, which is on the northern coastline above Coral Bay area. Both are part of picturesque Peyia, which is around 18km away from Paphos itself, so a relatively short drive. Sea Caves are known…

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Luxury Location Guide: Luxury Ski Resort, Courcheval 1850

Luxury Location Guide: Luxury Ski Resort, Courcheval 1850

Courcheval is a resort within the French Alps that is infamous for it’s brilliant skiing courses and conditions and also often known as the St Tropez of winter sports.  Courcheval is split into towns 1300 (Le Praz), 1550, 1650 and the most successful being 1850 where we currently have several luxury ski chalets, perfect for spur of the moment trips to the slopes.


The numbers of the towns, in…

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Ibiza may be more commonly known as a partying island, however, with their award winning beaches and gorgeous weather there are towns that offer a more serene break away.


Santa Eulalia is on the east coast of the island and is still the third largest resort yet is more popular with sun worshippers than clubbers. At only 21 kms from the airport this resort really is a fantastic option for investing in luxury property, within close proximity to the UK.  The town has earned itself the title of gastronomic and cultural centre so there are plenty of galleries, restaurants shops and of course the exclusive Yacht Marina to enjoy, at a rather slower pace than elsewhere on the island.

Another bonus to this laid back town is it’s popularity all the year round so whether you and your family will be popping over to top up your tans, or using the accommodation as a rental investment the town is busy throughout the year. You are by no means confined to the quieter coast of the island, if you want to explore there are several hire car companies or even, if you feel brave, a scooter and moped hire business within the town that has been established for over 35 years, so you’re in safe hands.

A property we are proud to offer currently is a five-bedroom villa position in an exclusive gated community Roca Llisa that is lucky enough to enjoy panoramic sea views in addition to a luxury finish. The modern interior was reformed in 2013 so really is in turn key condition.


Working from the ground up this property has been designed simply yet considerately to enable scope for whatever use you have planned. The lower level has a guest apartment separate to the rest of the villa with two bedrooms and bathrooms, which is a brilliant space for staff, clients, or your teenage children. All bathrooms within the property have either a double walk in shower or deep bath, in some cases both, so choose your bedroom and bathroom carefully!


On the middle level there is a huge open plan living space with a combined lounge and dining area as well as full fitted contemporary kitchen which all have direct access to the terrace that has an idyllic infinity pool, sitting and dining area as well as essential storage space.


Moving upstairs, there are three large bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and access to the front terrace to enjoy the beautiful weather and have some reflection privately.


Although this house is on the very edge of what was a tiny and traditional Spanish island it has been built to enjoy the scenery and views whilst remaining comfortable, clean and modern in its aesthetics. The 245 square meters of terrace and double garage were designed with comfort and luxury in mind, as were the mains electricity and water connection (unusual in this area) and finally a water purification system so no unnecessary trips out to top up on H2O required, just total relaxation is the order of the day.

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Featured Property: 5 Bedroom Villa, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza Ibiza may be more commonly known as a partying island, however, with their award winning beaches and gorgeous weather there are towns that offer a more serene break away.

Unique Livings’ Ultimate Buyers Guide to Italy

Unique Livings’ Ultimate Buyers Guide to Italy

Purchasing a property in Italy is generally a relatively easy process and the following steps give a basic outline of how it is done.


Step 1:
Once a price for a property is agreed upon, both the vendor and the purchaser sign an initial deposit contract proposta d’acquisto. The purchaser will put down a small deposit (up to 5 per cent) and the vendor will take the property off the market while…

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Orchards, vineyards, a wellness spa and beautiful infinity pool all just over an hours drive from Pisa airport and 45 minutes from infamous Tuscan capital, Florence. This luxury property is an absolute gem nestles within picturesque central Italian city, Siena.

tuscan luxury villa

Siena’s city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hence, brings in thousands of tourists per year. This breathtaking city is world-renowned for it’s exceptional cuisine, art and museums as well as the Palio horse race held in July and August, every year.

The villa itself is perched on top of on of the many mountains in this region and therefore has enviable views across the orchards and vineyards as well as Radicondoli, a traditional Italian hamlet that is perfect for a sunny evening stroll through.

rolling tuscan hills

The bonus to this property is that it is part of a larger restoration project so although plans have already been finalised for the layout of the villa, there is definitely the possibility for the lucky owner to have some input into the fittings and finish. From purchasing, this beauty will take approximately 18 months to be completed so perfect to enjoy in time for Summer 2015.

So, lets look in more detail at this impressive development.  Starting with the outside space, as already mentioned the property is situated within an estate that produces its own olive oil, sunflowers and wine so you are completely surrounded by rambling orchards and vineyards. Perfect for entertaining, the patio will house a pergola, forno (outdoor oven) and a shaded seating area to enjoy a glass of wine whilst overlooking the beautiful Italian landscape.

tuscan luxury villa

The luxury heated infinity-edge, glass tiled, swimming pool is also perfectly placed to soak up the atmosphere whilst embracing the stunning views. There is plenty of space outside of this residence to enable you to make the most of what the Mediterranean has to offer, whilst also playing host to family or friends.

Moving inside the villa, it will have energy efficient air conditioning systems installed throughout, to ensure once you stay cool through those warm summer evenings. All three bedrooms will also have en suite bathrooms so, another perfect option for privacy if you like to entertain friends of family. The fitness and wellness spa is also perfect for relaxation and keeping in shape after enjoying all of those huge pizza and pasta dishes.

luxury tuscan kitchen

The interior will be decorated with bespoke Italian designer fabrics and antiques, as well as a real show-stopping feature in the ornate Tuscan marble fireplace. This all results in a completely unique home that really will be a luxury escape.

There are added options such as a daily housekeeper, personal chef, luxury airport transportation as well as private cars for other trips all culminating in you feeling totally pampered and making sure you don’t need to lift a finger whilst staying in this ‘bellissimo’ bolthole.

If there is anything you need, the bilingual concierge are sure to source it for you and have it delivered directly to the villa, so no need to miss those home comforts. If you do get bored of relaxing next to the enviable infinity pool, there are culinary and language classes available nearby as well as organised mountain hikes to keep you busy.

This five star luxury property and resort really does have it all and due to the nature of the restoration project will allow the buyer to put their stamp on what is already an awe-inspiring home with the perfect mix of traditional Italian culture and décor mixed with more contemporary styles and needs.

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Featured Property: 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa, Siena, Tuscany Orchards, vineyards, a wellness spa and beautiful infinity pool all just over an hours drive from Pisa airport and 45 minutes from infamous Tuscan capital, Florence.

Luxury Location Guide: Marbella

Luxury Location Guide: Marbella

It is no secret that Marbella is one of the most important tourist cities of the Spanish Costa del Sol and is bustling with international visitors throughout most of the year due to it’s impressive climate and short distance from much of Europe. It has always been a sought after holiday location, however it’s rise to luxury status has only occurred within the last decade which is why it is the…

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Ibiza is probably best known for its lively nightlife, however there is also a much more traditional, relaxing side to this island. Situated just under 50 miles off the east coast of Valencia, it is the third largest of the Balearic Islands. Ibiza Town and more specifically, its port is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historical sites from the ancient Greeks as well as the Romans and more recently Norwegian invasion so has lots to see and do that will interest all ages.

luxury villa nd pool in ibiza

There are over 50 ‘Balearic’ Islands, meaning they are predominantly rock, a lot of these, however are uninhabited. Ibiza is also known as one of two of the Pine Islands, the other of which is nearby Formentera. With a flight time of just over two hours this idyllic island is the perfect place to consider buying a luxury property either for long weekends yourself with family and friends or alternatively to rent. The island is serviced by Ibiza airport, which is only a 20-minute transfer. The route to paradise could not be simpler.

This huge villa is in an elevated position so the views are sure to be stunning. This property also boasts a sea view and is not overlooked at all so gives optimum privacy. If you do feel like a change of scene then venture down into Ibiza Town, to enjoy the busy marina or alternatively enjoy the beautiful Talamanca or S’Estanyol beaches.

sea views from luxury ibizan villa

This property doesn’t only offer charm, stunning views and an almost tropical setting. It also has space in abundance, built on 490 square metres with grounds extending to 15,000 square metres. There are 6 generous bedrooms, 4 of which are en suite, as well as a larger family bathroom, large living space and dining area as well as a newly fitted Bulthaup kitchen.

modern luxury villa interior ibiza

stunning modern kitchen ibiza

The outside of this luxury villa is as impressive as the inside, with two terraces, one open, one covered for cooler evenings enjoying wine and candlelight. There is a large swimming pool perfect for keeping children occupied, or simply keeping in shape whilst on holiday.

ibiza luxury villa exterior

You are surrounded by typical Mediterranean gardens with real palm trees and natural stonewalls so nothing artificial, just pure beauty. For staff, there is a separate apartment so as to not disturb you and your guests, and in addition there is a large secure garage and driveway with space for several vehicles, so you really can be the host with the most.

luxury property in ibiza

A few valuable added extras are under floor heating, air conditioning throughout as well as a high quality osmosis system to purify all of your water.

This vast property is a real investment and due to it’s layout and style could be further modernised or even returned to its traditional décor very easily. You never need worry about booking a hotel again with this go to luxury home, which is entirely private but nestles on the edge of a picturesque, thriving town.

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Featured Property – 6 Bedroom Luxury Villa, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza Ibiza is probably best known for its lively nightlife, however there is also a much more traditional, relaxing side to this island.

It Can Pay to Borrow, The Increasing Advantages of Finance Property in Europe.

It Can Pay to Borrow, The Increasing Advantages of Finance Property in Europe.

In today’s changing and uncertain fiscal and political climate it has never been more important to carefully consider how to finance an overseas property investment.

Overseas Property Investment

Until very recently the holding of the property in an SPV had been the foremost priority to seek the most flexible and tax efficient structure for a non-resident owning overseas property. However, the benefits of holding property in…

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