Hondon Villas wins the Business of the Year

We womn the Business of the Year!WOwweeeeeeeee !! Well, we only went and won the “Business of the Year Award 2015” at the Pride of Spain event. 

Hondon Villas want to thank all our customers, supporters and friends in nominating/voting for us. Special thanks to Costa Blanca People (the #1 regional newspaper) for a great night at the La Marquesa Clubhouse, Quesada.

This annual event was well supported again, well presented by the CBP staff and really nice to see some very caring, selfless and deserving people get public recognition.So many people who just help in the community for the sheer joy and satisfaction of doing it.

The the icing on the cake for ” Hondon Villas, Buy, Sell or Rent ” is we won the Business of the year.   Feeling very proud. Happy Days!

“#1 Property Agent in the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South”
» LA MONTANOSA URB. VILLAS in Hondon

851 Hondón de las Nieves – Detached Villa

Hondón Villas are thrilled to bring on to the market this wonderful villa build on the modern La Montanosa Urb.

In our opinion will make a superb family home and is a credit to the present owners who have added many quality features over and above the original build.

The villa has a very welcoming feel and has light and airy rooms. The standard of fittings and decoration within the villa can only be appreciated by internal viewing.

The villa comprises briefly of a glazed front entrance porch with door leading into the pleasant entrance hall, Large lounge/dining room with a cassette log burner and patio doors that lead into a large conservatory. Fabulous new fully fitted designer kitchen with utility room and glazed side balcony. There is a ground floor bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a shower room. Very large under-build with fitted units and would be ideal for many uses such as extra parking, workshop, storage or large games room. First floor master bedroom with newly fitted en-suite and a further 2 double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom. Outside there is a long driveway leading to the garage/under build and pleasant garden to the front View Property Details

439 Hondon de los Frailes – Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market this detached Villa in Hondon de los Frailes close to the village, near all to amenities such as shops, restaurants and bars.

The villa comprises of a fitted kitchen, all brand new, a spacious lounge, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms (one with bath) and an outdoor terrace.

Exterior is the garden which has been left completely untouched, there is enough room for a small swimming pool if desired.

Must be viewed to be fully appreciated

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677 Urbanisation Montañosa – Detached Villa

Hondón Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this well presented, detached villa on the edge of Urbanisation Montañosa which is situated between Hondón de las Nieves and Hondón de los Frailes.

The main villa comprises of an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area with patio doors leading to a glazed terrace where you can enjoy the views over the countryside. There are 2 bedrooms, the master with an en suite and a further family bathroom. The property benefits from mains gas under floor heating. Though this property does not currently have a fireplace the chimney is pre installed so one can easily be added.

The big advantage of this property is the separate apartment of approximately 70m2. It has an open plan kitchen/lounge, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a large utility room. The lounge has patio doors leading to the pool and terrace.

Below the house is a large under build of approximately 70m2 with a gym area, and a sauna. It also stores the water calcification unit.

Outside there is a beautifully landscaped and maintained garden with a 4 x 10m swimming pool with automatic pool cover. There is an outside bar and gazebo View Property Details

507 La Romana – Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this well presented detached villa in La Romana.

The villa comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, lounge with an open fireplace, 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside offers ample space for the installation of a swimming pool, but the property does benefit from a barbecue area, kennels, and storage sheds.

Underneath the house is a 100 m2 basement that could be made into separate guest accommodation.

The property overlooks stunning mountain views and this property must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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626 Hondon de los Frailes Detached Villa

Hondón Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this absolutely stunning detached villa within walking distance to the village of Hondón de los Frailes, close to all the bars, shops and restaurants.

This villa has just been fully reformed and has been done to a very high standard! Comprising of a brand new fitted kitchen, lounge, dining area, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an open terrace that wraps around half of the garden.

The pool has been completely re tiled and the gardens are mature with trees and shrubs.

Must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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A Guide to the Hondón Valley

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Peaceful, friendly, warm and surrounded by beauty

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. For decades they have grown an abundance of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives (the main economy).

The Hondon Valley Urb.

Hondón is surrounded by an expanse of stunning mountain views and traditional arid Spanish countryside. These excellent vistas are a delight in all seasons! Take a walk or drive through the country roads and you will just marvel at the changing light, shadows and picturesque skies.

The Hondon Valley is well known for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes, which is very welcoming in those hot summer months when temperatures rarely fall below 30 degrees. The region enjoys sunshine in excess of 310 days per year, where the air is very clean and the pace of life slow. Hondon offers a very peaceful and stress free life.

Come take a look at the Valley of the Vines, drink the local wine under the bluest of skies and feel the warmth of the Spanish sun on your face … and you’re hooked! We were! We love it!

Hondon’s Grapes & Almonds

The area is well known for its Grape Vines, Wine and Almond Groves. It is sometimes called ‘The Valley of the Vines’. For the ramblers the mountain climb / walks are a superb way of experiencing fresh air, exercise, rural Spain and incredible vistas.

The village of Hondon de las Nieves has a very attractive and newly renovated church on the hill. In the square (plaza) below and surrounding streets there are a number of small bars and restaurants, local bakers, butchers, a medical centre, dentist, iron mongers, chemist, banks, optician, solicitor, hairdressers, shoe shop, supermarkets, electrical goods suppliers, petrol station, a post office, school, and a 24 hour shop … all you need really. There is a general market twice a week and of course a few Wine Bodegas, please try the Bodegas Cerda (Outstanding!) for those very tasty and very inexpensive Spanish wines. The bars/diners are in the main plaza: Destiny’s, Bar Central, Bocadito Gourmet, La Font, Vamboo.

La Finca Restaurant

Lots of Traditional Spanish Fiestas

Many Fiestas are held in the village and the Spanish love to party, they also know how to do it well. One Fiesta in August which is a brilliant night is the Medieval Markets and Fiestas with costumed characters, music, stalls and games. At the end of the night there is a spectacular firework “Correfocs” display, which should not to be missed. The decorative street competitions take place which are very colourful, not to mention the amazing costumes worn by the whole family of adults and children.

Fiesta del Agua

Hondon & Surrounding Area:

There are many villages and towns to visit too many to list but all within 5 to 20 minutes drive, here are a few to give you a taster of the places to visit around the Hondon Valley.

Hondon de las Frailes is only a 5 minutes drive away, here you can find all local amenities including a private gym, a private Doctor, Physiotherapist, Town hall and a lovely church. Shops include a garden centre, ironmongers (DIY), butcher, grocers, tobacconist and a pet shop/vet + beauty salons. We have many bars and restaurants: Veintiocho (28), El Nuevo Valle, El Romero, La Buena Vida, El Condor, Bar Pepin and El Fogon – All recommended for al-fresco Tapas, daily meals and dinner or to just while away the hours!. We hear the breakfasts are excellent too! (which if you are Spanish might be just a strong coffee and a brandy.

Alguena only 15 minutes drive where a local Sunday market is well worth the visit as is the nearby ‘Marble Mountain’ that can be seen from the road into the village and is quite amazing.

Aspe, a larger town is approximately 15 minutes drive away with all main amenities available, a large supermarket and market day here is Tuesday and Thursday. This is a very busy place with quite a lot of buildings with character, a central park, a lovely church square and an indoor food market.

Elche is approximately 20 minutes drive and is known as the City of the Palms. It has lovely parks and as the name suggests 1000′s of palm trees almost everywhere! This is also the area where the shoe shops/outlets are in abundance… so if shoes are your thing you are sure to get some here. There is a large modern shopping centre called Al’ Jub with designer shops, children’s shops, jewellers and accessory shops, household shops, pet shops and of course more shoe shops! The centre houses a large food, electrical, clothes and fancy goods supermarket selling almost anything! If you are in need of a drink or a bite to eat then visit the food mall upstairs where there are with many choices of restaurants, bars and fast food bars + a cinema and bowling alley. So there’s plenty to do nearby.


Property Locations: Rural property for sale in Aspe, Elche, Novelda, Hondon de las Nieves, Hondon de los Frailes, Alicante, Costa Blanca South in Spain. Plus searching for Spanish property on La Montanosa Villas for Sale with a swimming pool and parking. Read the News, Weather, Properties and Holidays in Hondon. Wine Bodega in Hondon. Fiestas such as Medieval Market. HVLaMontanosaUrbValleyShot

Hondon Weather in Hondon de las Nieves

Spain: The weather in the hondon valley is mostly sunshine and warm. There are many properties to buy in hondon de las nieves and villas for rent. The urbanisation is called La Montañosa Hondón. You can view fincas, holiday cottages and luxury villas. There is car hire through Hondon-Rent-A-Car. We are part of the Costa Blanca South with new build and new development. Builders such as Gama, Contrimar, Conchitta Villas and others have property for sale. Many agents are based in the HONDON VALLEY selling homes, houses, villas and fincas.

Get expert Legal Advice when buying or selling your property

Real Estate Code of ConductAs an AIPP registered agent, Hondon Villas would not be doing our job correctly if we didn’t advise our clients to seek proper legal advice when buying or selling a property in the Hondon Valley areas.

We have experienced many people “going it alone”,  doing a “black money” deal or bypassing some of the legal paths to save money but WITH DRASTIC and COSTLY RESULTS, including one deal with counterfeit cash (person got caught when trying to put a large sum into a Spanish bank !!)… another where a house purchased verbally as “fully furnished” found there was no furniture at all when they got the keys to open their new home!

These and many other problems of variable severity can be avoided with proper checks and contracts. So we think it is vital to seek independent professional legal advice for a property sale/purchase in Spain to avoid making costly mistakes. Your lawyer should undertake all the necessary due diligence / paper work on the purchase and, if granted power of attorney, will be able to act on your behalf and save you having to make numerous trips to Spain to open a bank account, obtain an NIE number and other necessary procedures.

If you don’t already have a Lawyer, ask others for recommendations as not all offer the same service or fees. At Hondon Villas we do use several Lawyers in the general area, preferring not to have all our eggs in one basket and to reduce dependency or allegiance to just one company.

If we feel a Lawyer (or collaborating agent for that matter) is not acting in the interests of the clients, simply we ditch them! (and we have).

Driving in Spain … Keep up-to-date!

Here on the Costa Blanca South the roads are generally very good and relatively jam free. As for the driving and parking here, well, that’s a common topic of (heated) debate, even if the debaters are bad drivers. There certainly are some eye-opening moments, especially at major roundabouts and junctions.

Guardia Trafico. Driving in Spain

Spain, especially on the Costas, have a myriad of foreign drivers and tourists who with the best will in the world will not know how to drive properly in Spain or understand the local laws or road system. It can be said that sometimes even the Spanish drivers ignore or don’t know the rules! So the roads here can be a dangerous place or at least one fraught with problems and possible on-the-spot fines if you slip-up.

Of course. if you are from the UK you will have the added complication of driving on the right and if you hire or buy a Spanish plated car then you’ll also need to get used to the left-hand drive controls.

Know the Spanish Driving Rules & Legal Expectations

The laws, rules of the road and general driving etiquette might be foreign to you too. So, of course you’ll want to be prepared and up-to-date in terms of your vehicle road worthiness (MOT/ITV), importation of foreign cars, driving license requirements, speed restrictions, drink-driving, what to carry in your car and all the related laws. Note: Poor language skills, confusion or ignorance are rarely a defence if you are stopped by the police (Trafico).

To make matters worse the rules and laws change quite frequently here and the “bar-room Johnnies” and social media chit-chat will give you conflicting advice.

Thankfully there is lots of help points on-line for guidance and you can always go to your local Trafico Station for advice (take an interpretor just in case). And it’s BEST DONE as soon as possible.

On-line Help / Guides to Driving in Spain

  • DGT (Direccon de Gereral Trafico) : This is the official government site (in Spanish) on all things driving and laws. You can get up-to-date info’ on laws, traffic flow and speed cameras for your route.
  • N332 Road Website : The N332 is main coast road here on the Costa Blanca. The N332 has it’s own English language website with up-to-date road news, traffic forecasts and help. They also have a discussion page on Facebook if you need to ask a question.
  • RAC (UK): You can check the RAC’s website for helpful information on driving in Spain such as insurance, age groups, speed limits and important driving etiquette.
  • AutoExpress: A general help and support site for drivers with a handy check list when coming to Spain
  • Anglo Info: An expat help site that covers many things “living in Spain” as well as a large driving section.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau ES : Just like the same organisation in the UK this can help with and covers many topics, including driving in Spain. Their Facebook page acts as a bulletin board and a Q&A for members. You should join.

10 FAQs about Spanish Energy Certificates

bnr-hondon-property-epcThe 10 most frequent questions about energy certificates for homes:
As from January 2013 all homes that are sold or rented in Spain will have to have an energy efficiency certificate. This is a European initiative which will affect millions of homeowners, and comprises a report on the home´s energy efficiency. The architect Héctor Machín describes how the certificate will work and explains, for example, that it will not be possible to sell or rent a property unless it has a certificate, which should be paid for by the owner.

» 2013 Source: Spanish Solicitors These are the 10 most frequent questions about energy efficiency certificates for existing homes:

1. Has the royal decree regulating the energy efficiency certificates been approved?
Not yet, but it should be approved shortly as it will come into force on 1 January, 2013.

2. Who can issue an energy efficiency certificate?
According to the royal decree “energy efficiency certificates should be issued by qualified professional technicians who are au thorised to undertake building projects and thermal installations for buildings. The property owner may choose the technician of their choice “.

3. What is an energy certificate?
It is a report that describes how efficient a home is in terms of energy consumption. It assigns an energy rating to each home on a scale which ranges from “A” (the best) to “G” (the worst).

4. Will I be able to sell a home which does not have an energy certificate after 1/01/2013?
No you won´t. You will have to have a certificate before selling your home.

5. Who will have to pay for the energy certificate?
The owner of the property to be sold or rented.

6. How long is the energy certificate valid for?
The certificate is valid for 10 years. This means owners will not have to obtain a new certificate during this period unless they renovate or change the property in any way.

7. If I want to sell my home and it has a poor energy rating, such as D, E or F, am I obliged to make any improvements?
No, you are not obliged to make any improvements even if your property has a low rating.

8. Will a low rating affect the sale of my home? Can I sell it without any problems?
You are free to sell your home. The only way it will affect a sale is how the rating influences the buyer.

9. How much will the technician who issues the energy certificate charge?
As yet there is no established rate, which will be set by the local market. As a rough guide, the rate in other European Union countries is about ?250 + VAT for a 100 m2 home.

10. Will the technician need to visit the property (generally homes)?
Yes. They have to visit the property to take measurements and collect information about the property before drawing up and certifying the report.

It is IMPORTANT to always check the CURRENT rules. Call or email Hondon Villas for advice on Spanish Energy Certificates today.

841 Hondon de las Nieves – Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this detached villa situated on the Urbanisation Montanosa.

The villa comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one en-suite, lounge and a well-planned kitchen. The villa also has a solarium with outstanding views of the nearby mountains.

The garden has been landscaped with and is delightful. There is a superb 8 x 4 swimming pool and patio areas. There is a driveway with double gates leading to the Car Port.

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