For the ultimate power trip, opt for a sunny eco home!

Why not add an eco edge to your overseas home and go ‘off-grid’? Here’s a pick of homes where your electricity - and in some cases water - bill could be zero… Sunshine is free and in abundance in southern Europe, which makes powering your home and its hot water on solar energy a real possibility. Thermal [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Articles|

Bloomin’ marvellous homes in the sun!

National Gardening Week falls in April, making it the ideal month to showcase some overseas homes with exceptional gardens. Which of these is your favourite? Floral delights in the Limousin Limousin, France Tucked away in a pretty hamlet in the Limousin, the landscaped garden of this charming period property is the ideal place to [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Articles|

Feel-good homes that help you feel better!

New Year, new healthy you? A property in one of these destinations would be the ideal place to kick off your 2017 detox or fitness regime… Catalonia, Spain Overlooking some of Spain’s finest fairways and with views of the Montseny mountains, this boutique apartment development within the award-winning PGA Catalunya resort in Girona would be [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Articles|

Find your perfect ‘pasta pad’ in Puglia!

Fantastic food is one of the major draws of Puglia in southern Italy, where Ryanair has just announced a new route for 2017. We pick five foodie hot spots there and for each cherry-pick an equally delectable property… Article written by The Overseas Guides Company Discerning celebrities who crave rural privacy and access to some [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Articles|

Live your own Olympic dreams somewhere sunny!

Feeling inspired by Team GB in Rio? If so, we’ve matched four Olympic sports with a sun-kissed second home destination, and for each found a medal-worthy property Article written by The Overseas Guides Company Kayaking - Dordogne, France The Dordogne is not only a department in France, it takes its name from one of the [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Articles|

Developing a taste for Italian property?

Wherever you buy in Italy, you’ll have access to fantastic, locally-produced food and wine. Why not visit one of these three September food festivals for some ideas about where to start your property search… Article written by The Overseas Guides CompanyFestival del Prosciutto di Parma Parma, a province in Italy’s northern Emilia-Romagna region, celebrates its [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Articles|

On your bike – second home hot spots for cycling fans!

Discover 3 European destinations where the exciting landscape makes them ideal for second homeowners who enjoy a spot of cycling… Mallorca With its combination of flat coastal routes, sweeping inland plains and exhilarating passes through its Tramuntana mountain range, the largest of Spain’s Balearic islands is one of the most popular winter season training destinations [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Articles|