As you drive along the main Hondon Valley road (CV845 ) you will see , not too far from the La Montanosa Urb. towards the mountain backdrop is a unique style detached villa with a “canopy” style roof.
This villa has 360 degree mountain views and is built over 3 levels.
Key Property Points: Kitchen • Lounge • 3 Bedrooms • Bathroom • Sun Terrace • 360 degree views • Garage • Workshop • Solar Energy • Double Glazing • Easy drive to village amentities • for tranquil lifestyle and nature lovers • ripe for further development.
Hondón Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this unique designed detached villa which won a Design Award in Architecture 2014. The villa is sat in a quiet location surrounded by 360 degree mountain views. The villa is only 5 minutes drive to both the local villages of Hondón de los Frailes and Hondón de las Nieves.
The villa is set upon 3 levels, the ground floor has a garage and a workshop. And has extras such as hot/cold tubing embedded in the floor as an initial energy recovering for heating.
The first floor comprises of a fitted kitchen, lounge, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a terrace and room where the swimming pool will be installed. Upstairs on the top floor is a leisure area with a terrace which is south facing.
A very modern build and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Imagine that the Spanish-speaking world was a single country, called Hispanidad. It covers a territory perhaps one-and-a-half times the size of China. Its population is nearly 500m, making it the world’s third most populous country, behind China and India.
(See below for course ideas)
Among these people, the number of native Spanish-speakers is rising towards 400m; as a mother tongue, only Mandarin Chinese is bigger. Hispanidad also has a rich literature, from Cervantes to Gabriel García Márquez, that is best enjoyed in the original. And you really should see an Almodóvar film without subtitles. Only English and Chinese are more widely used on the internet than Spanish.
So if you are in business, into the arts or just want to join la conversación, the sheer size of Hispanidad is a powerful reason to learn Spanish. But Hispanidad is not a single country. The fact that it spreads across the Americas, Spain and even parts of Africa and Asia makes the case for Spanish stronger still.
After English, it is the most used international language. For tourists it eases and enriches travel in the 20-plus countries where Spanish is a main language (though some may prefer to skip Equatorial Guinea). Students have an enviable choice of stimulating places to hone their Spanish skills, from Venezuela to Argentina to Spain itself.
Not forgetting the United States, the country with the second-largest number of Spanish-speakers (about 50 million and rising) after Mexico. Latinos are growing in influence culturally, commercially and politically. Nowadays, would-be presidents make sure to advertise in Spanish: Soy Mitt Romney y apruebo este mensaje.
Even for those with no political ambitions, there is another compelling reason to pick Spanish as your second language: it’s easy (certainly compared with, say, Mandarin). And once you’ve got Spanish, you’re half-way to Italian, French and Portuguese too.
Learn Spanish? ¡Cómo no!, as they say in Hispanidad.
Here in Hondon, there are many private teachers, shared classes and the Townhalls in the area will from time-to-time offer free courses. if you want to learn remotely online, a quick “Google” will find you many courses (free, cheap and full certified courses). There are also interactive mobile Apps such as DuoLingo (free) to get you started. Rosetta Stone make a DVD-ROM course.
Or you cold plump for the old fashioned “buy a book” to learn. Which ever is best for you, we highly recommend you learn some Spanish as it will help you integrate more, understand the rules and medical and of course engage with the many friendly locals in the Hondon Valley.
Lane Green suggests: Duolingois a free all-in-one package, and will get you going. If ready to commit, Babelis a cheap and high-quality subscription that helpfully explains grammar in the teaching. Rosetta Stone, much marketed, now offers a competitive subscription price, but its approach of teaching through pictures, without ever using the learner’s native language, is best kept for easy European languages. Memrise, with many free courses, is brilliant for vocabulary, and even some elements of grammar. It is based on the science of spaced repetition: words are re-introduced at lengthening intervals in flashcard-style exercises. When you get one wrong, the length between repetitions is shortened again, before gradually lengthening. (If you can find them, use the Memrise courses that have audio: when you hear and see the word simultaneously, each reinforces the other – and the audio will train you out of pronouncing the words as though they were English much faster.)
Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this lovely detached villa in Hondon de las Nieves.
The villa is situated in Bayon within walking distance to the village, close to all amenities such as schools, shops, bars and restraunts.
The property comprises of a well presented fitted kitchen, a lounge/dining area that benefits from a wood burner, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the front of the house is a glazed in Naya which provides an extra room which is bright and airy.
Exterior is a small private pool surrounded by mature gardens and over looking stunning mountain views.
The plot is a total of 2000 m2 is easily maintained.
As a local based business we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy property through us are happy and content at all stages. Afterall they will be part of the Hondon community. We aim to make sure they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. So it is always a pleasure to get some positive feedback.
“An excellent professional company. My husband Phil and I experienced Maureen as caring, honest, genuine and constantly helpful. We would highly recommend this company and would like to extend our gratitude to Maureen & her team. ” : E Chadwick.
“You are awesome girls! Special Thankś to Maureen trying to find us our dream house. You have done more than enough and not an easy mission to find us a house. To compare to the other agents Hondon Villas is simply the best. Trustable and quality service in every way. We will always will recommend you!” : M Nyland
“We can’t thank Mo and the team enough for all their help and advice during our settling in period. The professionalism, motivation and genuine desire to meet their client’s needs has convinced us that we made the right choice over all the other agents we contacted. Keep up the good work!” : B Sangster
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2 storey detached villa • Private pool can be installed • High quality construction and fittings • 4 en suite bedrooms with fitted wardrobes • Library/bedroom • Cloakroom • 2 spacious kitchens • ‘L’ shaped lounge with dining area • Separate cave house • Wooden chalet • IDEAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE such as a Bed & Breakfast Hotel •
Spain, part of Europe, is south of France and Portugal but north of Africa. It nestles between the the great Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The latter being a major magnet for it’s key tourism industry. Spain consists of most of the mainland Iberian peninsula, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and two North African enclaves. The capital of Spain is Madrid (central Spain). The population is around 46 million people.
Spain has a long and very diverse history and culture. It is made up of a rich mix of diverse elements, climates and terrain from north to south.
Known for their historic exploration, seafaring and conquest, the Spanish became a world power in the 16th century, and it maintained a vast overseas empire until the early 19th century. However, Spain’s more recent history is marked by the bitterly fought Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, and the ensuing 36-year dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Franco died in 1975, which enabled Spain to transition into a democratic state, built a successful economy and the King Juan Carlos as head of state.
Geography and Regions
Spain’s provincial picture is a complex and evolving one. The country is divided into 17 regions which all have their own directly elected authorities and varying levels of autonomy and powers. If you travel across Spain you’ll hear different dialects. The constitution of 1978 enshrines respect for this linguistic and cultural diversity. For example, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia have a special status with their own language and other rights.
The Hondon Valley and nearby Albatera are inland of the Alicante region of the Comunidad Valenciana, a vast coastal and inland area, boasting the Costa Blanca South and North. It is a one of the most popular regions for Spanish Tourism and property development boom.
“The weather is sublime, the Spanish are so welcoming and kind, the mountains are stunning and we have fab restaurants and a wonderful community of Brits, Dutch and other nationalities. There are so many social activities too. The coast is never far away. We feel very fortunate to have found this place to live”. says Janni (Hondon Valley)
Renowned for the “Mediterranean Diet” the Spanish love their fish, olive oil, tapas and fresh produce. The medical journal, Lancet, according to a European League Table over a 20 year period, Spain is the healthiest place to live in Europe.
Mariano Rajoy is the current (2018) Prime Minister of Spain. He is head of the conservative Popular Party and took office in late 2011. Pre-crash (2008-9) the Spanish economy was of the most powerful in the EU. But their key industries of tourism and real estate development were hit hard by the economic crash causing a severe recession and by the spring of 2013 unemployment had risen to a peak of 27%. Many Expats returned home after losing their jobs or business. Many lost €10,000s on property investments.
Austerity measures were needed and imposed by the government in an effort to reduce the level of public debt. Hard times ahead indeed, but by 2013 these measures started to reap the benefit with more jobs, tourists returning and construction starting again.
Tourism is the 3rd major contributor to the national economy. Ever since the 1960s and 1970s, the country has been a popular destination for summer holidays. The main Costas along the Med’ Sea saw unprecedented and rapid property, golf courses and hotel development. 2017 was another record year for Tourism in Spain and the projections are that 2018 will be even bigger.
We live here so we know the reasons people come to Spain year-after-year, often tempting people the buy a property for emigration or a holiday home. The Hondon Valley is very popular with Expat Brits, Dutch and Belgiques who have made homes in the campo and the upmarket Urb La Montanosa, near Hondon de las Nieves.
Spanish Arts & Sport
Spain has has a long and proud past of traditions in art, music, crafts and cinema…. e.g Painters such as Velazquez in the seventeenth century, through Goya straddling the eighteenth and nineteenth, to Picasso in the twentieth.
Flamenco music and dance are widely admired around the world and can still be heard in many bars and theatres. While Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote is one of the most popular ever written.
Cinema is much loved and the films of directors such as Pedro Almodovar attract huge audiences.
And of course Spain has one of the best and most fanatical football leagues in Europe.
Fiestas and Holidays
Spain is renowned for it’s colourful and lively festivals all-year-round. But summer is the best time to see and enjoy what the Spaniards do best … PARTY!! A large number of festivals (or fiestas) are held in Spain and the Costa Blanca plays a leading role. Most festivals have a religious element to them, particularly around Easter time, but they are also held regularly throughout the year. Each town and village adds its own distinctive flavour to the celebrations, but common themes of life, colour, culture, music and dance will never be far away.
Welcome to Spain … it’s what you make it so enjoy it’s diverse offerings. We do, we love it!
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this spacious, well presented villa close to the spa town of Fortuna.
The upper floor is entered from a shaded terrace and a large wrap round balcony. It comprises of a long entrance hallway leading to the spacious living room with a feature fireplace and the fully fitted kitchen, with granite work surfaces and a well designed utility area. There are four bedrooms on this level, the third and fourth currently being used as a formal dining room and office respectively. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom and there is a further family bathroom.
The lower floor can be accessed externally or via a pretty wrought iron spiral staircase. This lower floor is a real bonus, there is a spacious, open plan living and dining area and two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a superb games room with it’s own private bar area, wood burning stove and, incredibly, a full size snooker table.
The outdoor living space is extremely well thought out with a lovely, shaded terrace, overlooking the private swimming pool, with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.
There is a large driveway, with space for several cars leading, to the garage. The garden has been designed to be low maintenance.
In addition the property benefits from an electric gate, air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet and an alarm system.
The property is perfectly located to give you access to Murcia, only 25 minutes, Alicante Airport 40 minutes and the same to the Costa Blanca, with a great selection of beaches.
Close by there are are several bars and restaurants within walking distance and a two minute drive to Fortuna and the famous spa baths.
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring on the market for sale this beautiful, spacious villa with separate apartment and studio apartment.
The ground floor of the villa offers a stylish, open plan American style kitchen, dining and living area with a pellet burning stove. The patio doors lead onto a terrace with amazing views over the mountains and the surrounding countryside. There are two bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes and the master with an en suite shower room with underfloor heating, and there is an additional family bathroom. There is hot and cold air conditioning in all rooms.
There are stairs from the terrace to access the solarium which also boasts stunning views and houses the tower room where you will find another bedroom and shower room.
The apartment is located in the lower floor with it’s own private access. There is a spacious, fully fitted kitchen which leads into the open plan living and dining area. There are three bedrooms and a spacious, Andalusian style bathroom which houses two showers and two wash basins.
The studio also has it’s own private access. It is open plan, with a shower area, kitchenette, living and sleeping area. The patio doors lead onto a lovely terrace, perfect for al fresco dining and enjoying the mountain views.
The cleverly designed garden, with a private, 8m x4m swimming pool, is divided into different seating and lounging areas providing privacy for yourselves and your guests. In addition the summer house contains a sauna and massage area.
The typical Spanish trees such as olives, palms, lemons and figs complete the picture.
Spring (Primavera) is always a special time for nature with new growth and wondrous regeneration of life and colour. The Hondon Valley is no exception, having an amazing wealth of agriculture. And with record rain fall this winter the valley is greener and more colourful than ever. It really is outstanding this year with the Hondon Meadows a floral tapestry to behold right now.
We at Hondon Villas are no green fingered experts but you can’t help but notice this year is quite wonderful in the gardens and countryside this Springtime.
After the winter citrus harvest of grapes, clementines, oranges and lemons, February sees the valley full of pink and purple almond blossom. Which with the late winter winds fall like snow flakes to make way for March when the grape vines are starting to bud with vibrant green leaves. The pomegranate trees show the bright red flower to later turn to fruit. The thyme and rosemary herbs are in abundance with a small purple / blue flower and just smell delightful.
The Spanish Daises are amazing in full bloom and just seem to grow and are very hardy. The common and locally known “Sally Ann Handsome” (a very prevalent succulent) lines many a drive way or country road edge spreading it’s pinky purple flowers like a carpet. Roses do well in Hondon too. And for those that have managed to find the right spot can see stunning Bougainvillea. We are always amazed at the Yukkas creamy crown against the green blades and blue sky! There also some wonderful fragrances from Spanish Wisteria. All Gorgeous.
But the star of the show this time last year has to be the wild red Poppies. In all the years we have lived in the Hondon Valley we have never seen the fields so full. It must have been the heavy rain falls earlier in the year that has made this scarlet flower spread and thrive so much.
Maureen, the owner and hands-on manager of Hondon Villas in Frailes, has over 30 years experience in property. The last ten years of which have been on the Costa Blanca, Spain. The rest of her extensive career was served in the UK under the biggest companies in Real Estate (Halifax, Your Move, Birstow Eves, etc). During that time she also ran her own thriving agent “Catlows” in South Leeds UK for 6 years.
Maureen is corporate trained, financially accredited, a mortgage broker and has an award winning sales record that many head-hunters have fought over. Before starting Hondon Villas, she was top female property sales-person for Med Sea Plc, a top Inspection Tours and Realty Company operating in Spain and the UK.
No other agent here in the Hondon Valley area has the same pedigree.
She is the FIRST AIPP REGISTERED AGENT with an real office in the Hondon Area.
People love dealing with Maureen for her calm professional but honest approach to house hunting. She never pressures anyone to buy or sell EVER! As such, she has testimonials by the bucket load and is known to go the extra mile for her clients.
She has been called “the fourth emergency service” and her service is “Rolls Royce”… See the testimonials page.
If you want to buy, sell or rent property in the Hondon area, Hondon Villas should be your first port of call. Here are just a few testimonials…
“Hondon Villas are very helpful, professional and always go the extra mile for you. I totally recommend this company. They found us our perfect home and we can’t wait to be living our dream in Hondon de las Nieves” – Len and Anita
“Hi Mo,we wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into finding us a villa to rent. I know that we had a number of specific requirements, things that are normally quite difficult to find in the rental sector but you succeeded. Not only did you find us a villa you also, through your many contacts, managed to organise a company to move us at very short notice. All this in the middle of your own house and office moves, so thank you very much. ” : Ian and Nerys