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by widge
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New restrictions
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: New restrictions

Yep, live on the (inappropriately named) Country Club.
by widge
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New restrictions
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: New restrictions

Nothing much changes here in Sesmarias. I read about bad behaviour by youngsters in Albufeira but haven't been out to witness any. Travelling by taxi at 10pm got stopped and checked by GNR in a roadblock - just checked passenger numbers and face masks then waved us on. Everyone seems to follow the r...
by widge
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Mosquito Nets
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Mosquito Nets

We recently bought some from Lamy in Lagoa. They are on the hill below Jacob and opposite the clinic.

Supplied and installed aluminium screens - nice people to deal with.
by widge
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Faro Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Faro Airport

We arrived late Monday night.

Airport quiet and one way systems in place. A new bank of electronic passport readers are now operational and backed up by staffed kiosks.
No queues, no delays and no problems. Car hire collection at P4 empty.

There is nothing to worry about.
by widge
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: August holiday in Carvoeiro
Replies: 27
Views: 3737

Re: August holiday in Carvoeiro

Fear not Geoff.

We are meant to be flying back to Bristol on 13 August for grandchildren duties. The cost of transferring flight to 17 August to avoid quarantine £32.00 per passenger. The cost of booking a new flight on 17 August £19.00 per passenger !
by widge
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: August holiday in Carvoeiro
Replies: 27
Views: 3737

Re: August holiday in Carvoeiro

Daily Telegraph reports that ministers may lift travel ban on Portugal at the end of next week. Coincidentally Tui cancelled all flights and holidays to Portugal until 15 August. As UK's largest holiday company, did Grant Shapps give them a tip off ?
by widge
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: August holiday in Carvoeiro
Replies: 27
Views: 3737

Re: August holiday in Carvoeiro

We have been here for 3 weeks, driving from Santander after pleasant ferry crossing. Rules applying to Covid prevention are simple and almost unanimously adopted. With regard to insurance you need to assess your personal risks. Are you concerned about flight cancellation, lost luggage, loss of accom...
by widge
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Toll charges from Lisbon
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Toll charges from Lisbon

I have just driven from Santander to Carvoeiro.

I crossed the border at Badajoz and collected a ticket from the automatic toll booth. I drove non stop to the A22 and paid 30 euros toll.

On the A22 you can pre pay on line buying a voucher.
by widge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Covid 19 Isolation
Replies: 18
Views: 4210

Re: Covid 19 Isolation

Geoff, In my opinion the most sensible thing you can do is stay here in the UK. I expect your flight will be cancelled anyway within the next few days. Your travel insurance will be null & void due to the Foreign Office warnings and you are endangering your life and other people's by going to the ai...
by widge
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Builder required - Recommendations please
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Builder required - Recommendations please

Having searched the forum there appears to be very little recent information on builders.

If any of you know of a good builder in the Sesmarias area (Lagoa, Carvoeiro, Parchal, Estombar) please can you share their contact details ?
by widge
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: villa management companies
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: villa management companies

Hi Richard, Do you have any experience of completing your own IVA return or is this only possible through a licensed accountant? I have been registered as a business since 2014 and my accountant has only claimed a refund once despite breaching the €3000 threshold and obviously the elapsed time rule ...
by widge
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: villa management companies
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: villa management companies

Hi Keith,

Please can you copy me too.


Regards

Widge

Use the private message facility here rather than publish email addresses
by widge
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: villa management companies
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: villa management companies

Hi Keith,

Please can you copy me too.


Regards

Widge
by widge
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Planning Regulations
Replies: 0
Views: 986

Planning Regulations

We are very fortunate to live in the municipality of Lagoa as the stringent planning regulations historically adopted by the Camara are designed to protect us from the over development and high rise monstrosities we see in places like Portimao and Albufeira. However, are we beginning to see a few cr...