Portugal is famous for its beautiful coastlines and traditional fishing villages, many of which have beautiful little fisherman’s houses for sale. Nowadays, these typical Portuguese properties aren’t merely cabins for fishermen, but fully refurbished or newly built wooden houses complete with relaxing outdoor deck areas right next to the beach.
Originally used as accommodation for Portuguese fishermen, these cottages now have as many as five bedrooms and often come fully equipped with such modern features as swimming pools and separate annexes for guests or live-in staff, not forgetting the most special part of all: the traditional decked patio where you can sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of a Portuguese garden. This age-old architectural style has also been used as the template for many new homes in Portugal. Portuguese fisherman’s cottages are normally built with wooden beams and floorboards, and can be found in popular Portuguese towns like Comporta, a fashionable tourist destination just 1 hour away from Lisbon.
If you’re in the market to buy a home near the beach in Portugal, take a look at this exclusive list of traditional Portuguese fisherman’s cottages for sale.