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Algarve: Your escape to the sun


by Almonds and Oranges

London, England, 29 January 2015

High 6°C, feels like -1°C. Low 1°C, feels like -6°C.

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 January 2015

High 2°C, feels like -1°C. Low -1°C, feels like -5°C.

Berlin, Germany, 29 January 2015

High 4°C, feels like -3°C. Low 0°C, feels like -7°C.

Paris, France, 29 January 2015

High 6°C, feels like 0°C. Low 1°C, feels like -7°C.

Sky News, UK - 29th January 2015: Flights suspended, rail services cancelled, main roads and schools closed.


Cold blasts from Greenland and Iceland will cause temperatures to drop to around 2-3C (36-37F) in the North and 4-5C (39-41F) in the South. It will become slightly milder by Friday, reaching 7C (45F) in the South.

Up to 15cm (6in) of snow is expected to fall in parts of the North tonight and there is also snow expected during the morning rush hour in the Northwest, on the M6 north of Cheshire, Scotland and Greater London.



What better incentive to escape to the sunny Algarve, where temperatures during January reached 21°C in many parts of the region and the forecast for February promises more of the same.

Whether you’re looking for a bolthole for the winter months or you’re thinking of moving to the Algarve lock stock and barrel, there are plenty of super properties for sale to suit all tastes and budgets.

For the Brits, with the value of the Pound surging against the Euro, it’s a case of strike while the iron’s hot (and the weather’s cold).

Today €107,000 (£80,000) could buy you this smart new apartment in popular Albufeira, a stone’s throw from the beach and close to all main amenities, including a myriad of restaurants, bars, and year-round entertainment in Albufeira town.


Or, for €115,000 (£86,000) you could be enjoying this view from your two bedroom apartment on the stunning Praia Dona Ana in Lagos.

If you’re not the kind of person that does things by halves, maybe you’d rather join the thousands of expats living the Algarve life all year round.

There’s a great choice of homes both along the coast and inland that would make perfect permanent residences.


Take this three bedroom villa for example. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport, it’s located in a quiet and tranquil village between São Bartolomeu de Messines and the beautiful historic town of Silves.

It has spectacular views and plenty of space for all the family, and it’s on the market for just €495,000 (£295,000). What a bargain!




Further east in Tavira, €335,000 (£250,000) will buy you this beautifully finished, quirky two bedroom house.

Located in the desirable old town within a private condominium, it has an inviting swimming pool and private parking. Take a look – there’s an original Nora (water wheel) by the pool.



Want to escape the world and the weather? Check out this amazing four bedroom property in the Jordana Valley, Olhão.

Set on a plot of almost 9000m2, in the beautiful private grounds of Quinta Almira. It has panoramic views of the Jordana Valley, the hills towards Spain and the wonderful azul ocean at Fuseta.




If you’re feeling flush, €2.95m (£2.2m) kind of flush, you might want to go for something in the exclusive bracket.

This four bedroom villa in fashionable Quinta do Lago won’t fail to empress your guests. Designed by a local architect and overlooking the ocean, it could easily be described as a paradise in paradise.




Take a look for yourself and choose your own great escape to the sun from over 21,000 properties for sale and rent.  Wherever you’re escaping from, make your destination the amazing Algarve!



*The properties featured in this blog were listed for sale on Meravista at the time of publication, but may have since been sold or removed from the website

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