It’s all about … Outside!

An Expat says … “OMG! It’s so hard not to love it here. I mean, your living room is outside! Breakfast… is outside. Dinner… is outside. Even my office is outside!

Living the Dream in the Hondon Valley

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Duncan : I love it here. We have great friends. The panoramic views of the mountain’s never let you down, it’s a delight to get up in a morning!

Adele : Travelled around a lot and this is our 36th house! We have lived here 15 years…. so far so good.

Sabrina : I love living in Hondon because it’s a tight community, friendly and beautiful. I am so glad I get to raise my children here! (And that’s from someone who didn’t want to move here! )

Visit our real estate office in Frailes Plaza, 03689, Alicante Inland.

Modern New-Build Villas for Sale €249K

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.

Here is reference #480 a “show house” that shows just what you get and can do with some personal touches. (available to view on request).

Full details on request : www.hondonvillas.net

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

Glorious Grapes! 40 Million Kilos of Them.

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.

Vinalopo Grapes for 2020

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.

The Vinalopó grape is harvested in the municipalities of Novelda, Monforte del Cid, Aspe, Agost, Hondón de los Frailes, Hondón de las Nieves and La Romana, and gives employment to more than 10,000 people.

#lovehondongrapes

Article Fresh Plaza [ freshplaza.com ] c2020

Sold! Sold! Sold! Hondon Villas :-)

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

Too Good (Hondon Writers Circle)

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.

Published by Percy Chattey Books

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.

Credits : Copyright c2020. This article was kindly written for Hondon Villas and the Hondón Community by Richard Seal, a member of the local Hondon Writing Circle. ‘Too Good’ is taken and adapted from Richard Seal’s book ‘Living Now’ (2018)

Percy Chattey Books publish Story Telling ® a series of Short Stories and Poems in digital eBooks / paperback formats available online via Amazon and Kindle.

Help for Foreigners to Integrate into Spanish Life

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.

Novelda Magdalena Church
Novelda Magdalena Church

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.

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Expats love the Alicante Region

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 )

Nearby Towns & Villages, Hondon Valley Areas

This map shows the main local towns and villages in which Hondon Villas SL operate. The Hondón Valley is about 30 minutes inland from Alicante Airport.

Our office is situated in the main square of Hondon de los Frailes at Calle Juan Carlos #24 (near the corner restaurant & opposite the Town Hall).

NOTES: Click/Pinch/Mouse to Zoom or view Pin Locations… Google Maps may identify Hondón de las Nieves in it’s old name of “El Fondo de la Neus”.

VIEW SPANISH PROPERTY HERE: We have villas, homes, apartments and fincas for sale in the following Spanish towns and villages: | Abanilla | Albatera | Alenda Golf | Alguena | Alicante | Aspe | Barbarroja | Barinas | Benferri | Canada del la Lena | Canada del Trigo | Crevillente | El Canton | Elche | Fortuna | Hondon de las Nieves | Hondon de los Frailes | La Canalosa | La Matanza | La Romana | Macisvenda | Monforte del Cid | Monovar | Novelda | Pinoso | Salinas | Sax | We are in the Hondon Valley. Spanish Property Agent. Looking for Hondon Villas in Dutch / Nederlands?

And nearby is ….

  • Nearest city is Elche, “the city of palms” and well worth a visit
  • Alicante Airport (30minutes) | Murcia San Javea Airport – 55 minutes
  • Health Clinics and Hospitals in Aspe, Novelda, Elda and Alicante
  • Private Doctors nearby
  • l’Aljub retail malls, food halls and entertainment in Elche (20 minutes)
  • El Corte Ingles (department store) in Elche and Alicante
  • Leisure Centres in Aspe and Hondon de las Nieves
  • Sports gym and fitness groups in Frailes
  • 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

Novelda Magdalena Church
Novelda Church
  • 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