910 Barinas – Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this beautifully presented, 3 bedroom, detached villa, located on the outskirts of the village of Barinas.

The property comprises of an open plan living and dining area with wooden beamed ceilings, a wood burning stove and air conditioning. There is a separate, fitted kitchen. Please note that white goods are not included in the sale.

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the master bedroom having French windows giving access to the pool area.

The property is located on a plot of 1000m2, with landscaped, low maintenance gardens and a private swimming pool of 8m x 4m.

There is a beautifully designed terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing in the shade.

In addition there is a carport for two cars and a storeroom.


893 La Canalosa – Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached villa situated in La Canalosa.

The property boasts a large conservatory to the front which is an ideal place to dine or just relax.

Internally you will find a lounge with a wood burning stove and partially tiled walls promoting a Spanish style.

The hallway leads to the fully fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, the master of which has en suite facilities and the house bathroom.

Externally you will find a private swimming pool with a terrace around, a garage with an electricity supply, an outdoor kitchen/ utility room and a large storage unit with 3 separate storage areas. There is also an outside shower room and a further 3 storage areas. You will find several areas and landscaped gardens over 2 levels.


La Montanosa Detached Villa For Sale

Spanish property agent and real estate in the Hondon Valley is selling a modern detached villa on the popular La Montanosa Urb. Viewing is strongly recommended.  » Check the Price Here

This recently modified and extended 3 bedroom villa is worth a look as the price is excellent value, a quality build and affords lovely views of the urbanisation and local mountains.

Key Features: Plunge Pool/Jacuzzi • BBQ • Feature Wood Burning Fire • Newly Fitted Kitchen • Pre installed for Central Heating • Rooftop Solarium • Outstanding Views • Low Maintenance Garden

This villa is situated just outside the town of Hondon De Las Nieves on the popular La Montanosa Urbanisation. It has private parking, a splash pool / jacuzzi, a built-in BBQ and an easily maintained garden.

More Details for La Montanosa Villa #476
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this modern 3 bed 2 bath detached villa with a plunge pool in the sought after area of The Urbanization La Montanosa.

Originally built as a two bed villa the present owners have extended this villa to make a light, open plan living area with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. High level windows flood the lounge area with light. The fitted log burning stove adds some warmth for the cool winter evenings and the chimney exits via the master bedroom to benefit.

Please note that the second bathroom has been made into a utility room but the bathroom can simple, quickly and cheaply be reinstated.

Externally, the plot is fully fenced and has off road parking for one car on the driveway and a separate pedestrian foot gate. The gardens have been gravelled for ease of maintenance. To the rear is the sun terrace and plunge pool / jacuzzi, however there is ample room for an 8x4m private pool if required. There is a utility room to the rear or the property as well as a large roof top solarium which boasts outstanding views. There is a small park to the front and side of the property.

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2 Storey Detached Villa the in Hondon Valley

FOR SALE: #478 We are delighted to offer for exclusive sale this detached and spacious villa with 2 storeys in the tranquil Hondon Valley. With its stand-out feature being the landscaped pool and sunken bar (WOW factor!), ideal for families, relaxing in the sunshine and al fresco parties.
The terrace and balcony areas have great views or the surrounding countryside. This property is a great price and really must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

KEY POINTS: 2 Storey Detached Villa – Great Location – Large Plot – Breathtaking Mountain Views – Private Pool with Bar – Fitted Kitchen – Lounge – Dining Room – Large Balcony – Terraces – Outdoor BBQ with Pizza Oven and 2 x Dining Area – Parking – Ground floor “annex” with bedrooms and bathrooms and bar/kitchenette – Parking Space.

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Hondon Villa for Sale, La Montanosa Urb.

FOR SALE: Your local agent: Hondon Villas present an exclusive property for sale on the beautiful and popular La Montanosa Urbanisation, Hondon Valley in the Costa Blanca South. Spain. This property is well maintained to a high standard and “key ready” to move in. Call us or visit the www.hondonvillas.net website for more details.

Detached Villa – South Facing Plot – 3 Bed – 2 Bath – Popular & Quiet Urbanisation – Mountain Views – Conservatory – Private Pool – Fitted Kitchen – Lounge / Dining Room – Rooftop Solarium – Outdoor BBQ Dining Area – Carport Parking – Outside Storage Shed.

property @ hondonvillas.net or OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

GREAT NEWS!!! We are celebrating our Business of the Year Award and achieving OVER 1 MILLION website visitors!

Caring and serving you in the Hondon Valley
Hondon Villas is owned and managed by Maureen Cook who has over 35 years experience in Real Estate (UK and Spain). In the mid-80’s Maureen set-up her own profitable estate agency office in Leeds (UK) and the office is still trading today. Maureen has also managed a string of UK based estate agency offices including large branches for the Halifax, Manning Stainton, Your Move and Bairstow Eves.

Trust Hondon Villas? – well our reputation depends on it
We aim to have every client feel they have a friendly and trust-worthy team at Hondon Villas Property Agent. We know from the praise, many emails and calls that we go above and beyond for our clients. Referrals are a plenty and our buyers are friends. We haven’t forgotten how exciting and stressful buying/selling can be – the last thing you need is a dubious property experience. We truly will look after you – after all we live here and want to hold our heads high.

Hondon de los Frailes – Commercial Building for Sale

Business Premises & Warehouse For Sale
Type & Location 0 bedrooms + 2 bath/shower Commercial
in Hondon de los Frailes, Alicante Region. Costa Blanca South

OFFERS in the region of:  € 274,950
2,400m2 of Commercial / Retail Building in central Hondon de los Frailes with parking in very good condition and easily reformed.

Business Premises and Warehouse for Sale / Retail Uint

Commercial building / Office and Reception
2 Floors
Industrial Lift
Warehouse and Loading Bays
Public Parking

Description: Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this extremely large commercial building of 2,400m2, situated in the centre of Hondon de los Frailes.

The property has two floors, the ground floor comprises of an office, a reception, a large sales floor and customer toilet facilities. At the rear is a large warehouse and loading bay. There is a commercial lift to the first floor.

The first floor can be accessed by two staircases which lead to another large sales floor.

The property benefits from a heating system and private parking.

» Hondon Villas Real Estate Web Site

454 Hondon de los Frailes – Commercial Building

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this extremely large commercial building of 2,400m2, situated in the center of Hondon de los Frailes.

The property has two floors, the ground floor comprises of an office, a reception, a large sales floor and customer toilet facilities. At the rear is a large warehouse and loading bay. There is a commercial lift to the first floor.

The first floor can be accessed by two staircases which lead to another large sales floor.

The property benefits from a heating system and private parking.


Who needs Agents? Find an Expat instead!

LOL! A recent story (abridged) …
Buyer: “Oh no I’d never buy a DVD player from a random bloke in the pub. Too rissssssky.”

Agent:Very wise! Oh so how did you hear about the house you want to buy here?

Buyer: “Oh the barmaid in that bar showed me it, she was very nice! She says I don’t need a to worry about black money or the paperwork.  And I don’t need an estate agent!”

Thought bubble!  So the biggest purchase of your life, 1/4 of million+ €€€ and you think the … well phhfff… we wish you luck with that one!

We know that a mechanic can fix a car. We  know the electrician will fit new lights. We know a butcher will cut a nice fillet of beef. We know the barmaid will serve ice cold drinks on hot days and the chef will cook that beef…

But a good real estate agent will sit next to you and hold your hand through the long property purchase maze, they will value, photo and video your property, negotiate the deal, sort the deposits and contracts, take you to get the right paperwork like NIEs, find me a good lawyer, open a bank account with you, know the area, the trade people,  help you with transport and the legal notary and always help you after the sale.

Do we also know the estate agent has lots of costs in running an office, employing staff, equipment, computers, websites, tax, insurance, advertising, networking, car / petrol, telephone bills, electric, water, heating, fixtures, fittings and so on… ?

We know the local agent will be part of the community, give to local charities, pay the rates, keep abreast of local planning and events, help the other businesses, create and distribute wealth, introduce people as friends, eat & drink in the local catering establishments and so on.

So a good estate agent is more than just sales person in our opinion. What do you think?

Drones in Hondon Valley. Good or Bad?

As an established estate agent in Spain, Hondon Villas are always keen to use new technology if it helps present and sell our clients houses, improve our real estate services and help speed up our work flow.

We did consult an experienced lawyer on the use of drones ( see below). She advised us that in a nutshell: it seems clear that currently in Spain (2016) it is not advisable to fly drones for commercial purposes or anywhere over urban or populated areas, particularly government owned or where security and privacy is paramount. To do so can incur massive fines.

Background: Well we saw some excellent promo’ footage of luxury properties in places like Marbella, Florida, UAE, etc. After seeing these we thought that for some luxury properties with a global appeal, aerial photographs or video would help the prospective buyer in their potential property choices.

But are they of use in Hondon? Does the law allow us? Well,  about two years ago we at Hondon Villas researched the use of Drones for aerial photography as we were unsure of the appetite for such a service, the cost to do it or even if it would help or hinder or business.

Of course it is early days for such technology and because of mass production and a relatively low price entry level, unmanned remote aircraft are now in abundance. Rightly or wrongly, many people already have them. But as a result, there are now numerous reports of some pilots abusing their use with no regard for others. In short aerial photography has become a “wild west”  situation.

So it turns out that the use of retail drones, particularly over private land, government buildings, urban land & housing estates is contentious across the globe. Indeed there are few places you can fly them legally unless the drone and pilot register and get permissions, particularly for commercial purposes.

Indeed, a local Hondon Valley real estate agent has already used a drone to film the area and some of our own clients have expressed to us the dismay they have that their home, location and land layout have been exposed without permission. Did the agent get permission? Well the law would suggest it would be necessary as it’s used for commercial advertising (branded with a logo) and the flights are over populated urban land and critically within the Alicante flight paths.

So whilst the use of drones in Real Estate seems a good idea, it is not as straight forward to just buy a drone and willy nilly film whatever you want! Indeed, it is risky in many ways. The Spanish government has collected almost €2 million from drone fines alone since 2015 as they actively looked for breaches of the law. There is a total ban on drones in around the Balearic Islands for instance.

Pro’ versions of drones with high-end UHD cameras can be costly and difficult to fly. So the EU & USA in general are keen to legislate on their use and limit the areas they can be used. The reasons are mainly on safety, privacy and security grounds. After all a falling drone could damage property or hurt someone and people are quite precious about their privacy and can feel spied on.

We think in general, the above reasons for laws on drones have some merit in this uncertain world. And of course many people will and do misuse this new technology for criminal or dubious activities.

So Drone laws make sense to us. And whilst the main manufacturers and retailers pile drones high on shop shelves and sell them to anyone, there are actual laws to govern their purchase, registration, use and permissions. It can be a “red-tape” paper chase, especially in Spain. ( Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October )

We certainly advocate laws on grounds of privacy in built-up areas. E.G. In Spain a property vendor may list their house with many agents, so do we really want those many agents “droning” over properties on a regular basis? We don’t think so. We get the impression that local residents would take a dim view of regular “spys in the skies”.

So, after a lot of questions to legal eagles, near-by flying clubs and asking people in the Hondon Valley, plus taking into account the price of a pro drone purchase, accessory costs and training, we at Hondon Villas concluded that currently using drones in Real Estate might not be the way to go until the laws are changed over these temporary 2014 ones in place now.

So, yes we’d love to offer the service to those that want it but as the Hondon areas are predominantly an urban sprawl we think that many locals would soon complain about noise, nuisance and security issues. In short, we respect the law and our prospective clients privacy and safety. We can’t rule it out for the future of course so we will be keeping an eye on any developments.

Our SOLICITOR spelt out the current stance in Spain:

The matter of private or commercial “drones” is regulated in Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October, approving urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency.

Article 50 of that Law establishes provisions relating to civil aircraft piloted by remote control.

That provision primarily regulates identification, features, possible uses, operating conditions, enabled airspace, security, accreditation of pilots and authorization certificates. An important remark is the obligation to obtain the necessary authorizations and make the flights always during daylight, in good visual meteorological conditions and out of congested areas of cities, habituated towns or settlements and outdoors gatherings of people.

Also, the drones can only be used for technical or scientific works; which in accordance with European standards it includes specialized operations such as research, pest control, photography, surveillance, security, patrol, advertising, fire fighting, rescue and scientific works. So, although the law does not define what is meant by specifically technical or scientific works, it seems clear that in Spain is not currently allowed the use of drones for commercial purposes.

On that regard, State Aviation Safety Agency showed, in his note of April 7, 2014, the following statement: “is not allowed, and has never been, the use of aircraft piloted by remote control with commercial or professional purposes “.

As a final note, it is important to know that this regulatory framework is provisional and will apply until the approval of the regulatory rules laid down in Final Provision second, second paragraph, of the Act. So, it is possible that operating drones in Spain in urban areas and for commercial purposes can be allowed despite that is not what Law has permitted so far.

Update May 2017 …

The Spanish RPAS regulation (Ley 18/2014) is only applicable to flights for commercial purposes and all professional activities.

But for recreational use (hobby) you should comply with the provisions in Spanish Law “Real Decreto 552/2014” (rules of the air), article 15, that allows RPAS flight at low altitude “as long as they do not involve any risk or harm to people or properties on surface

So in particular you should:
– operate at Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) and below 120m height.
– not fly in urban areas and over buildings and people. Overfly of populated areas and crowds is not allowed.
– not fly in controlled airspace (near airports) and avoid flying in areas where flights are conducted at low altitude with manned aircrafts.
– not fly at night or in bad weather conditions.
– please ask your local authorities prior to flying.
– other special restrictions may apply, for example in some special areas like Natural Parks and Biosphere Reserves.

481 Hondon de los Frailes – Bar-Restaurant Freehold

Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale the free hold of this spacious bar/restaurant in the pretty village of Hondon de los Frailes.

This traditional Spanish bar/restaurant is situated on the main high street of the village and therefore benefits from both local and passing customers.

The front of the bar is open, creating a covered terrace and divided from the main bar by a glass partition. The main bar and terrace provide space for approximately 30 covers plus additional seating at the bar. At the rear of the property is a large dining room with room for approximately 80 covers. The dining room leads out onto the smaller of the two terraces and then the larger terrace is accessed via a staircase.
Above the bar/restaurant there is a spacious apartment comprising of a lounge, separate fitted kitchen with a breakfast table, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The apartment benefits from a private patio with a utility room and a store room.
The apartment can be accessed from the bar or the patio.