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Sustainability,
Sustainability and Lower EPC Rating

Now is the time to take action and make changes to the way we all live, starting at home.Read our blog on changes you can make to your property to make it more sustainable, or if youare looking to start afresh, why not make the eco-conscious choice with oneof these amazing sustainable homes in Portugal.…

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Chris Fortunato
Cascais, Estoril,
New year, New office

On 15th February 2018 Fine & Country Portugal opened its new offices in Cascais, adding to those already existing in Comporta, Porto, Estoril and Lisbon and managed by Charles Roberts and Nuno Durão. It opened with evening cocktails in the new offices when guests could appreciate the glamorous and detailed decorations as well as enjoy a drink in the cosy area created especially for the event. As Fine & Country is a consistent and successful brand with proven success in the past 4 years the event was up to the expectations and quality with which our clients and investors are…

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Chris Fortunato
Apartment, Vila,
World Travel Awards 2017

On December 10thPortugal was elected as Best Tourist Destination in the World at the Wolrd Travel Awards 2017. This event has been taking place since 1993 and has as its main aim to recognise the work developed at a tourist level for a country at a world scale. With the objective of competing and quality of tourism the list of names is done by the general public and more than 200,000 tourist professionals in 160 different countries. Portugal won in 6 categories followed by Lisboa as the Best destination for City Break, Madeira as the Best Insular Destination in the…

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Fine Country
Alentejo, Algarve, Cascais, Estoril, Lisboa, Porto,
Moving to Portugal

On October 23 saw the third Moving to Portugal event, organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London, which took place at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel.Fine & Country Portugal was the real estate partner in this seminar alongside tax experts Blevins Franks and other companies offering services such as currency exchange, healthcare and legal advice. This event exceeded all expectations and it seems to us that a growing number of people in the UK are seriously considering moving to Portugal. When asked how many people were planning on buying a property in Portugal, at least two-thirds of hands…

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Fine Country
Alentejo, Algarve, Cascais, Estoril, Lisboa, Porto,
Halloween Session

During the reign of Carlos I of Portugal, the royal family occupied the palace became the residence of Queen preferred home Amelia. The extended stay of the Royal Family, and the opening of the railway lines to Sintra, April 2, 1887, Cascais and two years later, contributed to the emergence of a new type of housing, with plant and reduced program. These buildings are not designated palaces, but Chalets, the self-consciousness of it is a space whose attitude presupposes summer informality, cultural innovation at the time. The Chalet, initially the sole property of the aristocracy orbiting the court, was…

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Fine Country
Alentejo, Algarve, Cascais, Estoril, Lisboa, Porto,
Tourism Oscar goes to Portugal

Portugal offers many opportunities for tourists: marvellous villages with their typical music, gastronomy, culture and history, discovered by visiting the many regions. The amazing Portuguese coast is world renowned for its surf as well as its beaches, golf courses and unending breath-taking landscapes. The people are hospitable, fun and sincere. With all the above Portugal has for the first time been awarded Europe’s Leading Destination 2017 prize. The World Travel Awards has awarded these prizes since 1993 and are considered to be the Oscars of tourism. The ceremony took place in September in St Petersburg, Russia where Portugal was elected…

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Fine Country
Alentejo, Algarve, Cascais, Estoril, Lisboa, Porto,
Best place to work and live in the world

Portugal is improving all the time as it becomes better known confirmed by the latest study by Expat Insider, one of the largest studies in the world that analyses the expatriate’s way of living (executives, qualified professionals, students and retired people who live outside their own country of origin). The country was elected 1st in Europe and 5th in the world as the best destination to live and work in. The study resulted from more than 12500 people interviewed who work outside their own country and from 166 nationalities responsible for the steep increase in Portugal’s ranking – it rose…

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Fine Country
Porto, Lisboa, Cascais, Estoril,
Properties by the river

Reputedly the second largest river in the Iberian Peninsula the Douro River crosses the North of Portugal and flows through Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. In olden days and for a very long time it was a difficult river to navigate but today with the help of dams it has become a totally safe and navigable river resulting in the many cruises and daily tourist visits. The original name has several folk versions from antique Celtic, shining stones (of gold) that rolled up there or even the corruption of the Latin duris describing its tough margins and crossings but…

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Fine Country
Estoril, Cascais, Lisboa,
Luxury Residential Resorts

Can you imagine living in a luxury village? Cascais, located between the city and country, the beach and nature offers 3 perfect options.  The Quinta da Marinha, Quinta Patino or the Quinta Beloura offer privacy, luxury, security, exclusivity as well as comfort and beauty. QUINTA DA MARINHA Located in the cosmopolitan area of Cascais the Quinta da Marinha near to the fantastic Guincho beach, well known to the surfing world, it is a luxury development that has 4 elegant hotels, 2 golf courses with 18 holes (a place where lots of business takes place), a riding centre, health club and…

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Fine Country
Comporta,
ComportaEscape

Have you thought about having paradise so close to you? Read the article and I bet you’ll be packing in the end. High quality tourism, sustainability and the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage make Comporta a European reference model. Located in south of Lisbon on the Alentejo coast, is an agricultural estate with an area of over 12,500 hectares (31 acres). It is environmentally and ecologically friendly with its forests, the sea breeze, vast fertile land and abundant sunshine.  Within this estate several factors have been taken into account: preserving the region’s traditional architecture and creating one floor…

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