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
Did you know: 5 times as many people look for property in Spain than in Portugal according to Right Move Overseas.
And right now the Brits are top of the list to invest in Spain over other nationalities. On average, Rightmove Overseas receives 183,000 unique visitors a week and generates over 5,000,000 overseas property searches a month for advertisers.
That’s why Hondon Villas, the #1 in Hondon Valley, are part of the Rightmove Network who are the UK’s #1 property website. Their portal site has 10,000’s of properties for sale in over 80 countries from agents, developers and owners.
For you we spread our net far and wide. So be assured that if you list your site with Hondon Villas we are part of all the major portals for Spanish Property. As well as Right Move, we use Zoopla, Prime Location, Kyero, Think Spain, Green Acres, CoastRider, Immo Spanje, Vast Goed RoundTown News, TIM and many more. These sites stretch across Europe in many different languages.
The Alenda Golf Resort is a superb and popular course in the heart of the Alicante region, just 20 minutes from the airport. Popular with holiday makers, golfers and permanent living it offers excellent all-year-round sports and event facilities. The Alenda Golf course was designed and built by Roland Favrat with the maximum respect for the original lay of the land and the estate’s natural vegetation, avoiding any aggressive movements of earth during the construction process. Completed in October 1999, it covers 49 hectares of land, 18 holes, par 72 and 6,257 metres in length, as well as an excellent practice area.
Main Facilities at Alenda Golf
Golf Course: 18 holes, par 72 and 6,257 metres
Driving Range: with long shot, with 25 mats, bunker, 2 greens and pitch&putt. The area is illuminated and allows practice until 22:00 h.
Golf School and Tournaments: for all ages and abilities
Pro Shop: for golf equipment and clothing
Gym: work out, with sauna and Pilates
Padel Courts: Try this popular Spanish sport
Great Views: the course and surrounding countryside is beautiful and tranquil.
Club House and Restaurant and Terrace: with front line views
Road Access: Close to the E15 motorway so easy drives to Alicante, Elche, Torrevieja, Benidorm and Airports