#Loveit – A Place in the Sun TV Show

Just how many years has the UK TV show “A Place In The Sun” been going? How many people, we wonder, has it inspired to up sticks to a better life abroad or buy a holiday home in another country? Countless and many no doubt.

Visit the APITS website for more information.

We loved the show years ago and still do. We remember watching, during those cold UK winter months, the many couples on their dream journey. And with some envy and awe of a better lifestyle in the sunshine.

Well, back in the early 2000s we were stuck in a corporate work life and burning out. Those pictures of blues skies and Al Fresco tapas bars sure inspired us and many more to move to abroad. In our case, it was Spain.

15 years ago, after a few trips to look for a dream villa, we moved to the Hondón Valley, to work at a slower pace, enjoy the warmer climes and address the work/life balance we had got so wrong in England. Working from home at first, we set up a simple real estate portal (hondon.co.uk) in Feb’ 2006. It was to then become Hondon Villas.

And we are still here, having listed and sold selling 1000’s of properties in the Hondon Valley areas. #localagent

And what is so nice is we have now helped APITS with their TV program quite a few times (pinch ourselves!). It sure generates a vibe in the local area when we know APITS is in town, often catching the famous presenters, like Jasmine, Jonnie or Laura in the village squares. Of course then the local Expats want to see the show when it is eventually broadcast on UK Channel 4.

So, yes, we have to thank APITS for the inspiration, really. Giving us that window into a life abroad was definitely via the TV, was the catalyst for our journey. We have no regrets making the move. It is what you make it of course and there will be highs and lows, but you’ll be thankful for the tranquil pace, culture, food and social aspects for sure if you make even the smallest effort to play. Thankfully, the APITS TV prog’ still inspires so many to make a life-changing move to Spain, and NOW we get to meet them and share our story.

Happy! ;-)

NOTE: You can find more information about A Place in the Sun on their website, Twitter or Facebook pages. You can still apply to be on their program too.

You can also catch past series and episodes of A Place in the Sun on the ALL4 website. Plus, for new buyers, they still run the Property Exhibitions in the UK (they are well worth a visit).

Covid? It’s Summer & We Can Go Out in Hondón!

Whilst I am sure we all still need to be cautious and #keepsafe, the Spanish Gov’ have lowered Covid restrictions, which means it is time to get out and support the long-suffering catering and tourist trade. After all the summer highs are here, pools are warming up, bars are opening, and we are well overdue to meet up with friends and Al’ (as in Al Fresco) for a meal out. Right?

Dining out in the Hondon Valley

Hondon Businesses… is your venue on this list below… if not tell us.

Join our Facebook Group: “Hondon What’s On” and show us your menus and events.

Time to get out #supportlocal in the Hondon Valley areas
Valencian Government are allowing much more social interactions, bigger gatherings… So local Hondón Restaurants and Bars are opening for the evenings again, the sun is shining… is life getting back to normal? Support the local guys please.

La Finca Montanosa : Hotel and restaurant, on the Hondon urbanization
El Bocadito Gourmet Restaurant: Spanish menu – Nieves Plaza
La Font : Nieves Plaza (near the fountain
Bombay Indian Restaurant : Nieves Plaza
Central Bar : Nieves Plaza bar, restaurant, BBQ, cafe, music and quiz
Bodegas Cerda : Wine merchant in Nieves, museum and tasting groups
Solo Hazlo : Bar Restaurant in Hondon de las Nieves Plaza
Vienteocho 28- Bar / Restaurant / Breakfast / Snacks Frailes Plaza
El Charro – Tapas / Menu del Dia : Frailes Plaza
Tipsy Terrace : Bar / Restaurant, Frailes
Punjabi Virsa : Asian Cuisine Frailes Plaza
El Nuevo Valle : (Irish Bar) Drinks / Snacks / Meals : Frailes Plaza
El Fogon : Spanish Restaurant, Frailes CV845
Finca El Romero : Barbarroja CV845
Caramels Bar : Frailes Main Road CV845
Don Apetito : Chicken Takeaway, Nieves Main Street CV845
Los Amigos : Cafe / Restaurant. Nieves Plaza
Meson el Moreno : Restaurant, Nieves C. Juan Albentosa
Pepins Bar : Meals Frailes Main Road CV845

La Montanosa Villas for Sale, Hondon.

La Montanosa is a rural Spanish urbanisation of luxury high-end villas situated in the very sunny Hondon Valley: namely Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes. These friendly and typical Spanish farming villages are about 35 minutes inland from the Costa Blanca coastline, 25 minutes’ drive from Alicante airport and gives easy access from the main AP7coastal motorway.

#101: La Montanosa 4 bed Detached Villa and Pool. Guide Price €199,950

La Montanosa is home to about 400 relatively new-build detached villas from various builders. Most have private swimming pools. It is popular with foreign nationals looking for their “place in the sun”. There is roughly a 50/50 split of permanent foreign residents and holiday homes.

There are still areas to be developed and plots to buy if you wish to have a villa designed to your specifications. The majority of villas have well developed gardens, pools, drives and great views. It is peaceful and populated northern Europeans (English, Dutch, Belgiums and French).

It enjoys 360-degree mountain views and is surrounded by lush agricultural land (grapes, olives, almonds, and many salad vegetables). The roads are quiet and an easy drive to the local villages. The villages are well-equipped with shops, bars, restaurants and essential services like medical centres and pharmacies. There are weekly markets and regular fiestas and social events (some religious). it is a peaceful and very safe area to live.

#102: For Sale – Beautifully presented 3 bed villa – La Montanosa. Guide Price €194,950

This popular “new build” development (urb.) is now about 15 years old and built on legally urbanized farmland. The nearby fields are still used to grow almonds, grapes and olives.

The centrepiece of La Montanosa is the lovingly restored “La Finca”, now a restaurant and hotel. All villas on this superb urbanization have full and legal services: water, electricity, drainage and fibre-optic Internet is readily available. The views and sunsets are a daily delight.

Please arrange a La Montanosa villa viewing today.

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Immaculate, Beautiful, Quality … with 360 Views?!

We really like #123 in the Hondon Frailes campo. it is a credit to its owners who have loving made this their home with all the mod-cons you’ll ever need… and only 5 mins drive from the village amenities. This villa is immaculate, beautiful and finished to a high standard. It feels like a home. And the views!

The guide price is just short of 270K. A steal. That’s £232,827 GBP (*15 June 2021)

For Sale. Hondon Valley Home, close to the village with 360 mountain views. A superb “like new” detached Villa in excellent order throughout. It is close to the Frailes village amenities. Needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Key Property Points:
• Detached Villa • Private Pool • Garage • Car Port • Outside Kitchen • Glazed Naya • 3 Bedrooms • Ensuite shower • 1 Bathroom • Central Heating • Air Con • New Windows • Superb Gardens • Workshop

More Details for Hondon de los Frailes Villa #123
Hondon Villas are absolutely delighted to bring to the market this wonderful; very well maintained detached villa with private pool.

The property is in proximity to the village of Frailes and has been very well cared for and looked after by the present owners. This villa offers everything you need to live here in the village.

As you enter the villa you come into a wonderful large glazed in naya which has seating and dining area with a main entrance door leading into a beautiful lounge with dining area.Central heating radiators and air con feature open fireplace.Door to kitchen.

Fully fitted kitchen with a range of base and wall units built in oven and hob and white goods, with utility room off with plenty of storage and housing the washing machine

Archway from lounge takes you into an inner hallway with doors leading off to the three bedrooms and family bathroom.

Master Bedroom with electric radiator and door into the en suite shower room.

Bedroom Two A double bedroom with radiator and air con unit overlooking the front naya.

Bedroom Three overlooking the side of the villa.

Bathroom/ w.c. Consisting of a four piece suite, panelled bath hand wash basin low level flush w.c. and bidet.

Outside you will find a very well-kept neat and tidy plot with a selection of trees shrubs and plants.

The electric operated gate takes you into the plot and there is a good sized garage and car port suitable for a camper van. There is a covered outside kitchen with cooking stove and seating area which over looks the 10 x 5 swimming pool.

This property must be viewed to be appreciated. Contact Hondon Villas today to arrange your viewing.

Amazing Hondon Valley Villa + Guest Apartment

Truly…. this is an AMAZING VALLEY VILLA & GUEST APARTMENT with so many modern conveniences and features, it must be the best low price ever!
++ Sleeps 11 people! ++ Priced to Sell. ++

We love it, you will too… Take a look and tell me this is not great value at just
### GUIDE PRICE £343,950 / 399,950€ ###

Ref HV124. Villa in Hondon de los Frailes, inland Alicante5 Beds / 4 Baths + Pool. Main Features:• 2 Storey Villa • Spacious 374m2 • New Kitchen • Self-Contained Guest Accommodation • Pool Area • 5 Double Bedrooms • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms • BBQ & Outdoor Kitchen • Garage/Workshop + Carport • Office • Solar & Log Burner • Central Heating • Glazed Naya

Full Details / Photos Here: www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=124 @hondonagent #hondonvillas #spanishproperty

Amazing Views, Peaceful Location. A Great Family Home

This outstanding, well-equipped villa is priced to sell and is exceptional value and situated in the campo of Hondon de los Frailes. With 374m2 of floor space, this 2 storey house is larger than average. Sleeping 11 in 3 double bedrooms and the self-contained 2-bedroom accommodation below. The whole house and apartment is fully equipped for guests and family alike.

This property is a dream buy and represents such value. It will be an asset as home & business, can accommodate a large family or could be used for holiday rentals.

La Montanosa Villas for Sale. Luxury & Value!

La Montanosa Urb. is a rural Spanish urbanisation of luxury high-end villas situated in the very sunny Hondon Valley: namely Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes. #hondonvillas

Latest Property and Prices here: http://www.hondonvillas.net/la-montanosa-villas-hondon-for-sale.php

These friendly Hondon villages are about 35 minutes inland from the Costa Blanca coastline, 25 minutes’ drive from Alicante airport and gives easy access from the main AP7 motorway.

The La Montanosa urbanisation houses detached luxury villas, approximately 400 of them (including New Build options). It enjoys 360-degree mountain views and is surrounded by lush agricultural land (grapes, olives, almonds, and many salad crops). The roads are quiet and an easy drive to the local shops. The villages are well-equipped with shops, bars, restaurants and essential services like medical centres and pharmacies. There are weekly markets and regular fiestas.

This popular “new build” development is now about 15 years old and built on legally urbanized farmland (almond groves / vineyards). The Center piece is the lovingly restored “La Finca”, now a restaurant and hotel. All villas on this superb urbanization has full and legal services (water, electricity drainage and Internet is readily available. There are still areas to be developed and plots to buy if you wish to have a villa designed to your specifications. The majority of villas have well-developed gardens, pools, drives and great views. It is peaceful and populated northern Europeans (English, Dutch, Belgium and French).

Genuine 50K Price Drop, Abanilla Villa

Ref #106. is PRICED TO SELL
NEW PRICE £171,950 / € 199,950

This is a very spacious 3 Bed / 3 Bath Villa near Abanilla, inland Murcia. It is immaculate and feature rich. Indeed, it is a credit to its current owners who love the house but need to move onto the next chapter of their journey.

Main Features:
• Large Kitchen • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Private Pool • Air con • Log burner • Outside Kitchen • Casita • Utility room

Full Details / Photos Here:
www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=106
@hondonagent #hondonvillas #spanishproperty

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Beautiful Views of the Hondon Valley

Back in the UK, my office and garden looked on a rather ugly row of shops!! It was often grey, cloudy or raining. Hardly inspiring.

Living in inland Spain, like the Hondón Valley, you get to appreciate the warmth, the sunshine and hopefully with the right villa, the ever-changing light and views of the Hondon Valley… it’s greenery, the 360 mountains and awesome sunsets.

Property #102 Hondon Villas : Well we have a very neat and tidy 3 bedroom villa on the popular La Montanosa Urb with probably the best views of the valley from the comfort of the raised patio or from the poolside. Take a look.

The house and pool basks in the Spanish sunshine most of the day. It has recently been re-decorated to a high standard and is ready for you to make your mark.

The pool area is positioned to maximise the al fresco lifestyle so important with 300+ days of sunshine per year. … a morning swim and then breakfast maybe! Bliss.

The villa also has a good-sized under house floor that can be used for storage, a workshop or a gym.

The kitchen is fully fitted and open-plan to the lounge/diner, very airy and the lounge has a pellet burner heater for the chillier winter nights.

There is also a roof solarium offering great views, sun-bathing and more “party” seating.

The double drive gates offering parking space for a vehicle. There is also a pedestrian gate.

This villa has been recently painted and is in immaculate order. Book your viewing today.