Revamping Your Holiday Home

If you are planning on renting out, or using your holiday home soon, here are a few nautical ideas to spruce it up a bit:   Clockwise from Top Rattan Sun Lounger – Fishpools – £649 Wooden Lighthouse Light Cords – Coastal Home – £3.49 Wooden Hurricane Lanterns – Occa Home – £70 Nautical Bunting – The Cotton Bunting Company – £12 You don’t have to spend loads of time Continue Reading →

Chancellor makes it easier for British people to move or buy abroad

According to World of Expats, this year could see an increasing number of British people buying property overseas – with announcements in the Chancellor’s recent Budget adding fuel to this trend. “The Chancellor’s pension reforms will make it easier for people to retire and buy property abroad,” says Nigel Ayres, Founder and CEO, World of Expats – the first destination for expats. “Even those with relatively modest earnings over their Continue Reading →

Tips for owners on renting their ski properties in 2014

The fact that many celebrities were spotted on the French Alps last month prove that the Sochi Olympics has reawakened a passing for skiing for all levels of society. In fact, Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul McCartney have both been spotted out on the slopes with skiingproperty.com the estate agency stating that as interest in skiing grows so will interest in buying a ski property. Of course, most people do not Continue Reading →

How about France?

Going on a home exchange holiday doesn’t necessarily commit you to a two-week stay. You might want to get away for a long weekend. In which case, it’s obviously best to choose a flight to a destination that’s only a few hours from home. The south of France is around two hours away from London. To many people, the south of France conjures up images of Nice, Cannes, expensive yachts and perma-tanned Continue Reading →

Have a right royal holiday thanks to Kate’s uncle

Thanks to Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith, you are now able to have a right royal time at the exact place that Prince William and Kate Middleton had a romantic getaway. The magnificent Ibizan Villa La Maison de Bang Bang’s name comes from the islands dance scene. The posh getaway can be rented at £20,000-a-week and holidaymakers can have a similar experience as the one the Royal couple had. The Continue Reading →

Holiday lets in Europe set to be very successful this year

Even though the city of Dubai is the most popular destination, agents and owners letting holiday properties in Europe are likely to have a prosperous year. One of UK’s popular accommodation, Alpha Holiday Lettings expects 7 European destinations to be one of the top ten holiday home hotspots. Dubai, the city renowned for year round sunshine, fabulous beaches and luxurious lifestyle is the number one based on 2013’s booking trends Continue Reading →

New law set to end private rental of villas in France and Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Brits that own villas in Spain and France might face serious problems as a new ban has been proposed that would prevent them from renting out their holiday homes while they are not using them. Holidaymakers that regularly save money by renting holiday homes will also end up losing hundreds as they will have to pay much more to book accommodations in expensive resorts and hotels. Continue Reading →

Homeexchange New Year Starts A New Life

Homeexchange New Year Starts A New Life

14 ‘off the beaten path’ places to spend New Year’s Eve. Millions of people from all over the globe are going to head to the top global tourist attractions to ring in the New Year. Some will choose to look for a much more exclusive place to celebrate New year 2014. HomeExchange.com is the leading home exchange service that offers a much more authentic way to book a travel stay Continue Reading →

Illegal holiday homes in Southern Spain set for demolition

Many British holiday homes located in southern Spain might be demolished due to the fact that they were not built according to the local regulations. The UK Madrid embassy estimates that there are over 4,000 holiday homes in Andalucía that might be slated for destruction following legal disputes. Authorities in Andalucía have already destroyed three homes that were owned by Britons. The UK Foreign Embassy stated that they realise this Continue Reading →

Authorities seize British family’s ‘illegal’ Italian holiday home

Italian authorities have seized a British family holiday home terming it to be illegal and forced them to sell the property. The Italians claim the £250, 000 house is located on agricultural land. Brendan and Jane Crossan bought this cottage in 2006 and were willing to spend holidays there with their children. However, the authorities have declared the property, located on the medieval village of Dolcedo, as illegal seven years Continue Reading →