World Class Homes Ltd
St. Albans AL1 3HG
Phone: 01727 809550
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Villa - Detached, Spain
Region: Costa Del Sol
Price: EUR 2,950,000
Property Ref: R210890
Unique, brand new BUNGALOW type luxury villa, built to the highest standards and with the best materials, located in a tranquil part of Hacienda Las Chapas.
Reports from respected analysts Mintel, Datamonitor and the Office of National Statistics may differ on numbers, but they all agree on one thing - the majority of people looking to buy overseas choose Spain. Supported by the best infrastructure, transport links and quality of life in Europe, it's one of the easiest places to buy as a non-national - with a range of mortgage options from domestic and international banks.
Spain cannot be judged as a whole, particularly when you consider that the cheapest property could be up to 16 times less than the most expensive. Vast local and regional variations mean that it is better to judge each province, city or town on its own (often considerable) merits. While some areas have been over-developed in recent years, other regional markets are just emerging where local government, developers and agents have learned from mistakes made elsewhere.
We have carefully selected areas we are active in and have taken the time to establish ourselves to build a network of key contacts. As a result, we are well-placed to offer the best deals and properties of the highest quality.
COSTA BLANCA NORTH
World Class Homes has considerable representation in this area, with its many delightful fishing towns and villages where development has been carefully controlled and individual villas predominate. In the areas of Altea, Calpe, Moraira, Benitchell, Javea, Jalon Valley and Denia we have villas, apartments, bungalows, fincas, building plots and even commercial properties - plus more resale homes than anyone else.
If it's a quiet and totally relaxed lifestyle you crave, you will find it here. The World Health Organisation reports that the region has one of the finest climates in the world, particularly for people with respiratory difficulties. Furthermore, it comes with the infrastructure - such as medical facilities, shopping centres, restaurants, etc - to support the lifestyle. It's very easy to get there as well. Plenty of low cost flights are available to Alicante and Valencia, which are maximum one hour away.
COSTA BLANCA SOUTH
Set among rolling hills and mountains, vineyards and thousands of acres of farmland, Spain's Costa Blanca region is also known as the market garden of Spain - producing salad, melons, citrus and artichokes. In addition to the traditional towns and villages surrounding the Costa Blanca, you will also find health spas and hot springs, beaches, therapeutic salt flats and warm inland seas i.e. Costa Calida or Mar Menor.
In addition to the fishing towns of Torrevieja, Santa Pola, Guardamar, San Pedro, San Javier and Alicante itself, there are excellent golf courses in the area including Vilamartin, Las Ramblas, Campoamor, La Finca and La Manga. The famous Murcia golf valley is nearby and includes the six Polaris courses as well as many others.
A popular destination for British and North Europeans, with a large permanent non-Spanish population, it has excellent hospitals and international schools in both Alicante and Murcia. There are two international airports serving Spain's Costa Blanca South. Alicante is one of Spain's busiest airports and there is also San Murcia to the south. Every low cost airline from Europe flies into both.
Our homes are your homes
World Class Homes has many different properties available along the coast, or Costa Orihuela as it is sometimes known, which will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Local partners and developers in the region make sure that our customers have access to the very best selection of beach, golf and inland apartments, townhouses and villas, as well as restored farmhouses or fincas. Our properties in Spain's Costa Blanca are found between Alicante and La Manga and offer outstanding investment potential.
Property prices in Spain's Costa Blanca South are relatively cheaper than many other areas of Spain.
COSTA CALIDA & MURCIA
Murcia is an autonomous region in the South East of the country, on the Mediterranean.
Bordered by the regions and communities of Andalusia,Albecete and Valencia.
It enjoys one of Europe's warmest climates with a average annual temperature of 21C
More than 300 days of sunshine!
Its coastline is known as the Costa Calida, which means warm coast.
The region is a major producer of fruits,vegetables and flowers for the whole of Europe.
Often referred to as Europe's market garden.
It has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate so beneficial to asthma, respiratory and arthritic sufferers!
The city of Murcia is the capital..a mix of old traditional and modern
The Naval/Cruise Ship Port of Cartagena, attracts thousands of visitors, also celebrating Spain's leading Semana Santa or Easter processions.
La Manga and the Mar Menor..little sea.. are famous tourist destinations, the latter possessing special therapeutic qualities.
The area has seen a significant tourism boost in recent years,with the construction of a dozen or more golf resorts.
A new airport at Corvera is due to open in 2012.
Followed by a Paramount Theme Park in 2015
Spain's High Speed Trains (AVE ) network will connect Murcia to Madrid in a little over 2 hours.
Some of our properties can be seen on this website: http://www.hdagolf.com - contact us on 01727 835303 for more information.
The video below gives an introduction to the Paramount Park and Life Style Centre, Murcia, Spain. Please give us a call if you want further information.
The Costa Brava, a coastal region of North eastern Catalyna, stretches from Blanes, 60km Northeast of Barcalona, to the French border. Brava is the Catalan for 'rugged' or 'wild' and, while it has been tamed in many respects by developers targeting the package holiday market, it has many undiscovered areas. Small towns like Cadaques (close to the French border and close to the foothills of the Pyrenees) have become very fashionable (having attracted artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso). The Costa Brava, or Catalyna as it is also known, was recently voted the world's best new golfing destination.
In 1998, coastal towns of the Costa Brava signed a charter (the Carta de Tossa) to protect the environment and tourism from excessive development. The Islas Medes off the coast of
L'Estartit, for example, is Spain's first maritime nature reserve and the nearby wildfowl reserve on marshland at L'Emporda is also protected.
Puig Rosell, at Calonga, is an exclusive development of high quality, detached villa with sea or mountain views. The average plot size is a quarter of an acre and competitive, personalised payment plans are available. Villa La Borna at Begur is situated on the Mediterranean and offers modern style three/four bedroom villas 'front line' to the sea.
Only a day's drive away from the UK, there are many low cost flights to Barcelona, Girona and Pernigon just across the border in France. There is also the option of a Eurostar train from London via Paris or Lille. However you get to the Catalan region, it will be well worth the journey.
Gaucin, Casares and Jimena are some of the famous 'pueblo blanco' villages of Southern Andalucia, Spain. All with stunning natural surroundings and magnificent views they make havens for nature lovers and artists and offer all kinds of rural properties including country estates, country houses, country villas, village houses, townhouses, equestrian, farms, fincas, cortijos, plots and land for building. Their proximity to 3 main airports Gibraltar, Malaga and Jerez makes it easy to travel to and from other parts of the World.
This area of Southern Andalucia is steeped in history going back as far as the Moors and Romans. Casares with its Roman Baths clinging to the mountainside is only 15 minutes away from the Coast yet a thousand miles away in terms of peace and tranquility. Jimena is set amongst lush green rolling countryside and is popular with people in the equestrian world. Gaucin, a mecca for artists, bird-watchers, walkers, offers the most spectacular views down to the Coast, Gibraltar and North Africa. The famous Sotogrande - the California of the Costa del Sol with its marina full of impressive yachts and polo matches in the summer - is a maximum drive of 35 minutes away and also offers an International School.
Whether you are looking for the quieter life of an inland village or an impressive country estate it would be hard not to find the dream property in this area.
COSTA DEL SOL
Low cost airlines fly to Malaga and nearby Gibraltar from all over Europe and most of the properties on the Costa del Sol are less than 30 minutes drive from an airport. Set within a range of mountains, with small towns and villages nestling in the hills, our properties are also found near the provincial capital of Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso. The hillside villages of Mijas and Benhavis are rated as the best in Europe for restaurants and eating, and Ronda with its majestic architecture and Moorish influence, has the smallest bullring in Spain.
Nearby Marbella also offers wonderful shops, hotels and fine dining, plus golf resorts and world famous health spas. Puerto Banus, home to the rich and the famous, boasts multi million dollar yachts, boats, casinos and nightlife. There are over 60 golf courses on the Costa del Sol and many have hosted important championships, such as The Ryder Cup and Spanish Open. Other sports include tennis, paddle tennis, sailing, powerboat racing and polo. There are also a number of football academies.
Prices peaked in 2003 after soaring to ridiculous levels from a very low starting point. Having settled down, with agents and developers pricing at more realistic levels, the Costa del
Sol can now be judged on the factors that have always made it popular. Life on the Costa del Sol resembles the South of France, California and the Italian Riviera - steeped in style and
Our properties on the Costa del Sol are found between Marbella and Estepona and are still able to combine excellent lifestyle benefits with investment potential. They consist of apartments and townhouses in golfing, marina and residential communities as well as spacious villas and mansions on the beachfront or in the hillside behind Marbella. Many have terraces, balconies and private courtyards.
For the area of Sotogrande we also have many properties for sale shown on our website dedicated to that region: www.sotograndepropertyforsale.com
Rolling hills and mountains provide a stunning backdrop to many of our properties in Mallorca, with many delightful towns and villages nestling in the hillsides. These include Soller and Mancor, where pears are made, and Deya - once the home of acclaimed authors such as Robert Graves.
Home to the great and the good including: Richard Branson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mike Oldfield and Jeffrey Archer own property in Mallorca, together with a host of other celebrities. You will also find the stunning medieval castles and royal palaces, where the King and Queen of Spain spend the summer.
The capital city, Palma, is full of shops, hotels and restaurants and bursting with culture and sophistication. Overlooked by its wonderful cathedral, it is truly one of the finest capital cities in Europe and has one of the largest ports and marinas - with over a thousand yachts and boats plus a ferry port to other Balearic Islands and the Spanish mainland. Mallorca is rated as the number one sailing destination in the Mediterranean.
Our properties in Mallorca are situated throughout the island: from Palma in the south to Pollensa in the North; and Andratx in the west to Cala D'or in the east. Often found near marinas or golf clubs - including Portals, Alcudia, Son Vida, Santa Ponsa and Puerto Pollensa - our properties in Mallorca are nearly always close to hundreds of beaches and coves.
Variety and quality
Our properties consist of frontline apartments, townhouses within secure gated communities, and stunning beachfront villa as well as inland country properties that have been meticulously restored to the very highest standard.
Residential Betlam is a classic example of frontline quality apartments situated at the eastern tip of the bay of Alcudia. These new apartments, which are built and ready for immediate occupation, comprise of two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses - all with sea views and direct access to the Mediterranean. Set in wonderful landscaped gardens with a large pool. Five golf courses are with a short drive and it is just 45 minutes from Palma international airport. The small fishing village of Colonia de Sant Pere is a short distance away, with its fishing fleet and beachside bars and restaurants.
Low cost airlines fly into Palma every day. One of the busiest airports in Europe, it is capable of handling 20 million passengers a year. The majority of tourists visiting Mallorca tend to stay in the large tourist resorts close to Palma, but the island is certainly big enough to offer peace and tranquillity once you get away from these densely populated areas.
Demand for property in Mallorca has never been higher and the market has escaped some of the difficulties encountered in other parts of Spain over the last year or so. Captial growth is still running at a reasonable level and this looks set to continue.
Most of our properties in the Spanish Algarve or Costa de la Luz are found between the Portuguese border and the provincial capital city of Huelva (home of the Spanish strawberry industry with harvesting from January). They are also close to traditional fishing villages and towns including Ayamonte, El Rompido, Isla Canela, Isla Cristina, and Niebla - a medieval inland town close to the UNESCO designated Donana National Park, which covers 700,000 acres and boasts 5km of beaches and sand dunes.
Major Spanish cities such as Sevilla, Cadiz and Jerez (famous for its sherry and brandy) are less than two hours drive away and the area is home to numerous species of birds (including herons, falcons and eagles). Lisbon is less than 5 hours drive away.
The remarkable coastline, with protective sandbanks, offers a wide choice of sports such as sailing, sand-sailing and windsurfing. There are a number of golf courses in the area including Costa Esura, located at the mouth of the Guardiana river. There is also Golf Neuvo Portil, which has many delightful villas immediately on the course.
Our properties consist of apartments, townhouses and villas both in new developments and many situated in fishing villages, inland towns and rural areas. Some are in need of restoration whilst others have been totally reformed but still retain the original style and appeal.
An 'emerging' region
The Costa de la Luz has only been discovered by foreign property investors in the last 10 years and prices still compare favourably to other parts of Spain, as well as the Portuguese
Algarve. Access to the Spanish Algarve is usually via Faro in Portugal with low cost flights in abundance with EasyJet, Ryan Air, Thompsons, Monarch and many more. Travelling time from Faro to the
Spanish Algarve is only 45 minutes by motorway.
Buying a property on the Spanish Algarve offers enormous investment potential as well as being one of the best places to live in Spain in a warm all year round climate.
The Turia Valley or 'Green Spain' and it's surroundings is a favoured holiday location of the Spanish people. Located between Galicia and Asturias, it is a natural paradise full of charm and exceptional beauty.
It is protected by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.
It is a valley of magical forests, breathtaking scenery, stunning mountains and crystal clear rivers.
All very close to idyllic beaches.
The Turia Valley maintains the traditional relaxed way of Spanish life.
It has superb gastronomy, local community spirit and is famed for its warm hospitality.
As well as a deep sense of tranquility, the valley and its surround also boast excellent outdoor activities.
Including trekking, cycling routes, nautical sports and world class salmon fishing.
The valley has two large towns, Tauramundi and Pontenova, and more than one hundred small traditional villages and hamlets.
The region has two airports (Santiago and Asturias) with daily flights to the UK and other European countries.
The ferry ports of Bilbao and Santander are easily accessible.
The stunning pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela is nearby and visited by millions every year.
The Turia valley was the birthplace of Spanish rural tourism, initially to the people of Madrid and other large cities.
It has a mild climate which is comfortable all year round.
Most of our properties are of traditional stone and local tmber (oak and chestnut ), usually close to or within lovely villages and beaches.
Most have land and own water supply, and some have rivers and streams.
Owners easily integrate into the community and village.
It enjoys a relatively low cost of living!
Finally remember that more and more people are looking for renovation projects in rural Northern Spain.
Not only because of it's incredible low cost and value, but because of it's outstanding quality of life.
It's superb cuisine ( home of Spanish cider ) and strong emphasis on family life and traditional values.