A sprawling site used as a US Navy base during the Second World War has gone on the market for £250,000. The 10-acre site at Dunkeswell airfield, Devon, served as the US Navy's only European land base during the war and served as the strategic hub for the Battle of the Atlantic. Two of the derelict buildings on the estate already have planning permission to be transformed into a large five-bedroom family home, complete with a gym, cinema, bar and library. Meanwhile a separate outbuilding is primed to be turned into a 12-car garage - making it the perfect purchase for even the biggest automobile enthusiast. Derelict: The 10-acre site at Dunkeswell airfield, Devon, served as a strategic base for the US Navy during the Second World War. The collection of derelict buildings, pictured, is now on the market for £250,000 Room to grow: The site has planning permission for a five-bedroom family home, pictured in a computer-generated … [Read more...] about US Navy’s European World War Two land base is for sale for £250,000
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Nancy Trejos USA TODAY Published 1:01 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Greece faced one of the worst recessions of any country in Europe for a decade. For years, few people wanted to invest in real estate in the southeastern European country. But since 2016, that has been changing, especially on the many Greek islands located in the Aegean and Ionian seas. “While the economy was picking up in Spain and Portugal, Greece was left behind,” says Natalie Leontaraki, chief operating officer of Greece Sotheby's International Realty. Then the economy turned around and investors started taking advantage of Greece’s low real estate transfer taxes and annual property taxes. Investors from the USA, Europe and Australia began looking for second homes on the Greek islands. Now, prices are up as demand has become so high, Leontaraki says. She says that Mykonos is the hottest of the islands in terms of real estate purchases. Corfu and Crete are next, followed by Cyclades islands such as … [Read more...] about Dream homes: Five tempting properties for sale on Greek islands
An authentic taste of Greece has come to Princes Avenue, promising fabulous food and wine straight from the Aegean coast. The Greek has opened in the former Fish & Chip Kitchen, in the hope of bringing a true taste of Grecian food to Hull diners. John Alexakis, the restaurant's owner, took the decision to transform the former Fish & Chip Kitchen several months ago. “Everybody loves fish and chips, but there are so many people doing it now that I thought we could create something authentic and different,” he said. “I am Greek, all of our staff are Greek, so we are experts when it comes to Greek food. "We want to bring some real education to our food, as well as showing off all the great tastes, sights and smells of the country.” Almost all of the ingredients, right down to the oregano and pitta breads, are imported from Greece, with the small menu ever-changing due to make the most of seasonal produce. Read More Food reviews 2018 The taste of Greece … [Read more...] about First look inside Hull’s new Greek restaurant
€139pp: Midweek madness in Co. Clare The Armada Hotel overlooking Spanish Point has two nights' B&B with one evening meal and a welcome drink on arrival from €139pp midweek. The deal can be booked through the new Original Irish Hotels collection, which launched this month. 01 295-8900; originalirishhotels.com. €182pp: Surf holidays in Ericeira SurfHolidays.com has a seven-night stay in Ericeira, Portugal from €182pp in September/October. You can add seven days of surf lessons from around €145pp, and flights are extra. surfholidays.com. €299pp: Sunway's summer sale Sunway has a five-day sale expiring today (May 14), with seven-day packages from €299pp, based on a self-catering trip to the Algarve or Turkey in May. Canary Island holidays in June start from €499pp. 01 231-1800; sunway.ie. €492pp: Emirates summer sale Emirates has a sale running from May 14 to 28, for travel from May 24 to March 31. Deals include return … [Read more...] about Magic Monday: This week’s Top 5 travel deals, with sales and short breaks from €139pp
I must admit it was a double take moment when I happened to drive through Marshchapel to see the familiar Greyhound pub receiving an extreme makeover. The look of the traditional pub on the main road through the village, was swept aside over a matter of weeks and transformed into what is now, Kosta's Greek Taverna. With crisp whiter than white walls and azure blue fixtures and fittings - it does look like it has been picked up from a Greek island and set down in a Lincolnshire village. It's only the Victorian style pub building which gives it away. Curiosity got the better of us, as we watched with intrigue the new restaurant gradually take shape. We had previously dined out at The former Greyhound but felt the enormous menu was 90 per cent fried food and the interior had no clear identity so never returned. The obvious statement was - a Greek Taverna in Marshchapel, really? But the truth is, yes really and simply why not?! If it's not been done before, there's no reason not to think … [Read more...] about Does Kosta’s Greek Taverna serve up a smashing time?