We had lined up a few properties to view, all with Fernando at Esfera Real. The River Cottage, one of our selections, was under offer. Fernando, as usual, took much trouble to show us the other properties, one of which looked promising. Our intention this visit was to look for a property costing not more than £50,000 as this we could afford without requiring a mortgage. By good fortune, the River Cottage came back on the market and we couldn't miss the opportunity to buy such a little gem.
New roof tiles being laid in place of the old ones that were starting to disintegrate. The new roof will provide a much better weather barrier for the loft space.
Still much to do but we are in safe hands with Paulo Pires managing the work for us.