Spain top choice for British second home seekers

New figures show that Spain remains the number one European destination for Brits seeking a second home abroad.

The latest data from property website Rightmove shows that more than 2.5 million searches for properties in Spain are made from the UK every month.

Searches for properties located in the country are particularly popular among people living in Glasgow and Liverpool, the website found.

France is the second most searched-for location in Europe by people using the website, followed by Italy and Portugal. France as found to be of particular interest from potential investors living in Cardiff, London and Bristol.

Over 12 months, we received an average of 2.5 million searches a month for property in Spain, indicating just how in-demand this sunny country is for property seekers,” said Chris Please, head of Rightmove Overseas. “Whether it’s the large expat community, the sunny climate, the food or simply the easy transition into relaxed Spanish culture that has Britons enthralled, Spain’s proximity to the UK, cheap flights and short travel time has it consistently emerging as one of the most popular property destinations abroad,” he added.

Top ten searched for European property destinations

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. Portugal
  5. Ireland
  6. Greece
  7. Cyprus
  8. Germany
  9. Malta
  10. Turkey
Article published 10th July 2017