For sale near Cañada de la Lena, Costa Blanca: These modern new-build villas, inland Alicante region, come with 3 bedrooms, an ensuite shower room + family bathroom, a large double garage, open-plan lounge, electric blinds and fitted kitchen + a 8×4 pool… all surrounded by beautiful countryside / mountains. They are walking distance to the local amenities and a short drive to the nearby typical Spanish villages.
This is a great chance to step onto the Spanish property ladder, in this gorgeous part of Alicante region where beauty meets tranquil, well away from the madding crowds of the tourist spots (about 30 minutes away if and when you need it). These are modern, chic and offer plenty of scope to put your stamp on things, including a choice of finishings, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Take a look at the show house video to whet your appetite.
The villas will comprise of a spacious, open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area with large windows and patio doors all with electric blinds and with amazing views of the mountains and full of natural sunlight.
There will be three double bedrooms, the master bedroom with en-suite, and a further family bathroom.
The buyer will be able to pick out the kitchen, bathrooms and all the fixtures and fittings. The villas also have pre-installation central heating and air conditioning and electric blinds throughout.
The property will be finished to a high standard with great attention to detail and style.
Outside there will be a terraced area around the 8x4m private swimming pool, and a 40m2 double garage, as well as being fully fenced.
The villas all boast 360º degree views of the surrounding countryside and are just a few minutes walk to the quaint village of Cañada de la Leña, where there are several plots available.
With easy payment plans available, book your viewing at the show house now to avoid disappointment as these villas are selling fast!
Contact Details for Hondon Villas Buy or Sell Dream Homes in the Hondon Valley, Spain • TEL: OFFICE +34 965 075 357 • TEL: MOBILE +34 683 635 339
The Spanish love their grapes for the Festive Period, especially New Year. And the reports are that it is a bumper harvest expected in Spain, especially in the Vinalopó / Hondon areas. This year’s production of PDO Vinalopó Bagged Table Grapes amounts to 40 million kilos.
At the beginning of November, the harvesting of the Aledo variety grape kicked off in the Vinalopó region. This fruit is traditionally consumed on New Year’s Eve in Spain following a tradition that dates back at least to the final years of the 19th century.
In an interview with Agencia Efe, the president of the PDO Vinalopó Bagged Table Grape, José Bernabéu, said that they are looking towards a “good campaign” both in terms of production and marketing. This year sees an excellent quality of the product and the good market response to “the best protected grape in the world.“
He said that the weather has been “very favourable” this year since September. The crop has benefited from the dry climate in this area of the Region of Valencia, necessary to obtain a “premium quality” product.
In addition to the good weather, “the product is being well-received in both national and foreign markets,” says Bernabéu. “However with a good supply and demand the growers are not being forced to lower the price of the fruit, as we’ve seen happen in previous years.” They have been the same price for about 20 years.”
This year, the production registered under the PDO amounts to 40 million kilos, counting all 7 protected varieties. In addition to the Aledo, there are also Victoria, Ideal, Red Globe, Doña María, Rosetti and Dominga grapes.
Finally some good news in this Covid-19 year!! Hondon Villas have been busy in these difficult times. It’s been hectic to be honest, a surprise given the current pandemic. But we are happy to report multiple sales post Lockdown. Congratulations to all involved.
It’s a relief as we all know it is a worrying time for businesses that rely on movement of people and freedom of travel, like us. And of course the dreaded Coronavirus has impacted on people wanting to travel to/from Spain for their holidays and property inspections.
Thankfully people still want to move homes or invest in property in Spain and the glorious Hondón Valley is on many people’s list right now… or at least they have been for us, Hondón Villas.
It’s been a mixed bunch of sales, mainly from people already living in Spain and either upsizing/downsizing or moving areas. However, we have had two that flew in from the UK (safety measures in place of course) just to view a property, loved it and paid the reservation deposit! Bonus! And so pleased for vendors and buyers alike… more dreams made.
Anyway, so we need more properties to replenish stocks. Property that sells in the right location and at the right price. it can and is being done.
Let us know if you want to be listed with Hondon Villas, the first choice agent for 15+ years in the Hondón Valley area.
INTERESTED? CONTACT US: TEL: +34 965 075 357 Mobile +34 683 635 339 OFFICE: Central Plaza in Hondon de los Frailes Office Location: https://www.hondonvillas.net/google-maps-for-hondon.php
Richard Seal, a master of words and the description and of The Hondón Writers Circle has kindly submitted this insight into life in the rural charms of the Hondon Valley. Delightful.
Bill and Jean love describing to friends back in Wolverhampton how their Spanish villa is tucked away on a mountain road behind an abandoned ruin, beside a forgotten expanse of wasteland which hosts an occasional sheep or goat, with black trees struggling to yield any olives. They excitedly explain that it is too far for the postman to trek, so they have a village mail box – a space stuffed full of old leaflets, and fiesta flyers from yesteryear, parties probably celebrated with customary joy when the aged local shepherd was just a boy.
Flanked by stunning views, lush almond groves, and fields full of oranges and lemons, Bill and Jean often sit together gazing at the landscape and feel that all this is a bit too good to be true. However, they know, through the blood red brilliance of the Costa Blanca sunsets, the occasional dog bark carried on the breeze and the birds which nightly hold the high notes on their twisted boughs, that this is how life is supposed to be.
Sitting in church every Sunday, listening to the service, Bill and Jean are vaguely lost amid Our Lady and saints unknown. They marvel at the Spanish words barely understood but sensed and sampled. A smiling señor and señora on the row in front suddenly turn to clasp their hands, making the couple feel so welcome. Afterwards they enjoy a leisurely lunch with a few Spanish locals, savouring the great value menu del dia with a bottle of vino tinto – Neither dissent at the prospect of time so well spent.
On a late August evening, Bill and Jean stand in the village surrounded by Spanish folk in family clusters, sitting together on rickety chairs hauled out of shuttered houses. The fiesta parade of floats leaves the pair in slack-jawed awe: Flower pot children amble ahead of twenties’ flappers, blazing a trail for Hawaiian gyrators; comic characters herald zombies and an underworld cast before the spectacular midnight firework blast. English village fates seem such distant memories, the couple’s life now is a Fandango; They smile at each other and wonder each day who could have spiked their Earl Grey.
The Provincial Institution (Alicante Diputación) want to help foreign citizens to understand and integrate more into local and national life here in Spain. Some 190,000 euros has been allocated to do this. And our region is involved.
The deputy of International Residents, Juan de Dios Navarro, has highlighted that the objective of these programs is to collaborate with the local entities of our province in the development of projects and activities that “contribute to help, advise and integrate the thousands of foreigners who they have chosen our province to live ”.
If you live here in Spain, you will know it can be different from life in Northern Europe, even quirky to foreigners! Many foreigners do not have the language skills or understanding to integrate or learn about the real day-to-day life here. Of course understanding the language, economy, culture and labour can enhance and facilitate a better lifestyle & happiness.
In this sense, the new initiatives such as Spanish courses, awareness and integration campaigns, care and advisory services, information campaigns on the municipal register, volunteer programs, intercultural participation days or sports activities will be subsidised. “The demand for this type of projects has increased significantly in recent years given the importance that, for their (foreign citizens) full integration in Alicante, have, for example, knowledge of Spanish or legal, legal or labour issues that concern them.” says Juan de Dios Navarro.
So look out for these initiatives in your local Town Hall or on local Facebook groups and get involved. Most will be free!
The benefited municipalities are Aspe, Elda, Hondón de las Nieves, Hondón de los Frailes and La Romana, in the Middle Vinalopó, Crevillent, in the Baix Vinalopó, and Salinas and Sax, in the Alto Vinalopó. Aigües, El Campello and Mutxamel, in L ‘Alacantí, and Albatera, Algorfa, Almoradí, Benferri, Benijófar, Bigastro, Catral, Cox, Daya Nueva, Daya Vieja, Dolores, Granja de Rocamora, Guardamar del Segura, Jacarilla, Los Montesinos, Pilar de la Horadada, Rafal, Redován, San Isidro, San Miguel de Salinas and Torrevieja.
In Vega Baja. Alcalalí, Benigembla, Benimeli, Calp, Dénia, Llíber, Murla, Castell de Castells, Ondara, Orba, Parcent, Pego, Benitachell, Els Poblets, Sanet y Negrals, Tormos and Xábia, in the Marina Alta, and L’Alfàs del Pi , Altea, Beniardá, Bolulla, Callosa d’En Sarrià, Finestrat, Polop, Relleu and Tárbena, in the Marina Baja. In the El Comtat region, aid will go to L’Alqueria d’Asnar, Cocentaina, Facheca, Muro de Alcoy, Lorcha and Planes, while L’ Alcoià will benefit Banyeres de Mariola, Onil and Tibi.
Buying in the Alicante region is a well oiled process now. 50% of property is bought by foreigners. Hondón is 30 minutes from Alicante Airport and well established with Expat Brits, Dutch and many other nationalities. Houses are much better value here than most of northern Europe and of course the Spanish weather and hospitality is a massive factor to move… a lifestyle choice very few regret. “Tranquilo” is the by-word … the other is “Salud”. No stress here unless you bring it with you.
Alicante area has a lot to offer even the most discerning people, from quiet tranquil valleys, steeped in Spanish culture to the hustle bustle of the Costa’s tourist beaches. We think it’s outstanding and urge everyone to have a sense of adventure in discovering the region.
You’ll find all you need here in the Alicante Province: Great value Spanish property and a buyer’s market. A wide variety of international entertainment, bars, restaurants Fiestas, Fiestas, Fiestas and traditional arts !! Large shopping malls or small artisan shops and markets Tapas and local cuisine Sunshine 300+ days per year Clean air, streets and Blue Flag beaches Spanish History & Culture Galore! Water sports, sea-faring and natural parks Great walking country Golf courses… and more golf courses Hobby clubs, community centres and volunteer organisations … and so much more!
Hondon really refers to an area of villages in the Hondon Valley. The two principal villages of Frailes and Nieves are the main attractions but there are far too many small enclaves to mention. As part of the redevelopment of the area a 400 villa Urbanisation was build 15 years ago to meet demand from foreign investors. This is called La Montanosa and is now well established, very pretty and has a sought-after property market. The villas are regarded as luxury, well built and unbelievable value for money.
Many people use Hondon as a retirement hub and base to discover more of the Alicante region, for others it is a frequent holiday destination. You definitely need a car here as there are few buses or taxis to get you out of the villages but you’ll want to get around and discover the delights of the area at your pace, so factor in a car or you’ll be missing out.
At Hondon Villas we’ve met and helped many many international clients find their dream homes. And we love to do that…. our office is in the central Plaza of Hondón de los Frailes, a typical sleepy Spanish village inland. It’s a friendly place and has most of your day-to-day needs close by…. and it’s SO RELAXING, many retirees come here and happily get by on their pensions and equity. Life is better.
Hondon Villas are the 1st agent in the area to have a central office and with 15 years in the area are best placed to advise you. If you want to know more about the Hondón Valley, property purchase or general Spanish life, JUST ASK! OUR WEBSITE and CONTACT DETAILS::: www.hondonvillas.net
Hondon’s Local Agent for 15 Years! TEL: +34 965 075 357 Mobile +34 683 635 339 OFFICE: Plaza in Frailes (Find Us Here (Map )
Supermarkets in Nieves, Aspe, Albatera, Elche, Crevillente
Cinema & Theatre in Elche
Open air markets in abundance – local ones are on Weds & Saturday
Coast and Beach 25/30 minutes
Bars / Restaurants in/near Hondon de los Frailes
Veintiocho 28 Restaurant : Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes – Restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner most days
La Buena Vida : International Cuisine Restaurant in Hondon de los Frailes Plaza
Bar Caramel : Bar, snacks and music (main road Frailes)
Infinity: Restaurant. Avenida Constitucion #8, Hondon de los Frailes
El Nuevo Valle : Frailes Plaza, Sports TV bar, lunch, dinner, pizza, snacks
Tipsy Terrace : Bar, snacks and meals. Open everyday.
Bar Pepin : Frailes, Main road. daily food, drinks, bingo and quiz
Punjabi Virsa : Frailes Plaza. Sit-in or takeaway curries and Asian cuisine
El Fogon : Barbarroja Bar, restaurant, events and music venue. Private parties catered for
Finca El Romana : Barbarroja based restaurant, bar and guest house
Bars / Restaurants in/near Hondon de las Nieves
La Finca Montanosa : Hotel and restaurant, on the Hondon urbanization
Bocadito Gourmet Restaurant: Spanish menu – Nieves Plaza
Texas Ranch : Americana – 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
Restaurante Polideportivo : Fish restaurant next to the sport centre, Nieves
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If you are looking to buy or sell property in the Hondón Valley area, please consider Hondón Villas, a local family business for 15 years. We are passionate about property and can advise & hold your hand throughout the process. Our office is in the main Frailes plaza, open Mon-Fri 10.00-17-00 and by appointment at evenings and weekends, WEBSITE : WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET