Summer is coming … Fiesta Season!

Are you ready? … June , July and August in the Hondóns are for parades, dancing, puppets, firework mayhem, medieval markets, water fights, “Moors & Christians”, fairgrounds, bike rides, treasure hunts, concerts, street parties …. and much more!

Summer Fiestas in Hondón

The summer is here, after what was not such a good winter or spring in the Hondón areas (for a change). And summer means “more life” in this sleepy rural community. It’s time the Spanish shine with lots of family get-togethers, celebrations and the inevitable fireworks…. smell the gunpowder!

Well the municipal garden flowers and surrounding mountains are full of growth and beauty, the farmer’s crops look great after more rain than normal and there is a buzz that summer is going to be good. The children are away from school now so there is much more family activity in the villages.

Of course it’s not Spain without the summer Fiestas and community events. The local Town Halls are sprucing up the streets and municipal venues for these fun events. The plazas of Nieves and Frailes are gearing up for the parties, even more “al fresco” dining and the throng of visiting family & tourists. It’s great so find out when they are and if you can GO!

» Euro Tour Guide have a Events Calendar here.
» Ayuntimiento Nieves / Ayuntimiento Frailes / Ayuntimiento Aspe

Over the years the town halls are not so good at the P.R. of these events but are now taking to websites and social media to get the word out. So details are usually sketchy or hard to find. There is no one online resource to get a timetable but programmes are available from the respective town halls or their websites / Facebook Pages.

There are events for all ages during the day but mainly in the evenings. The larger ones tend to be evenings when it is cooler, more people can attend and often start very late… so have a siesta before the fiesta!

We would strongly recommend you look the events up, book a table early if needs be as they are generally very good, lots of fun and you are seeing that the Spanish love life and a family get-together. Join in!

Video: Hondon TV produced this if the very popular CorreFocs…

AIPP: Association of International Property Professionals

Real Estate Code of Conduct

Hondon Villas are proud to be a member (5 years running) of the AIPP, an established organisation aiming to improve the standards of Real Estate services across the globe.

Our service is based on the AIPP’s code of conduct for Realtors. 

In fact we believe we always aim to go beyond every other agent’s service standard! Maureen Cook, the director of Hondon Villas is passionate about making buyers and sellers happy WITH NO PRESSURE and her amiable and honest approach to real estate services. (Read the testimonials here)

Buyers & property owners using an AIPP trade member benefit from unique assurances not available through non-AIPP members or far too many car-only based agents.

AIPP is registered at UK Companies House No. 5677417

AIPP is a bona-fida trade non-profit members organisation of over 350 global paying members, including A Place In the Sun & Right Move Overseas. The membership fee ensures proper accountability and systems are used and scrutinised by its members. The AIPP membership agree, publish and oversee professional standards in the international property market.

Members include estate agents, property developers, lawyers, financial services, media & others. All have signed-up to the AIPP code of conduct and clients of Business Members are covered by the leading UK Property Ombudsman service.

Based in London since 2006, AIPP has over 350 company members in 30+ countries. Find your AIPP property professional by searching members on the AIPP website via the link at the bottom of this page.
> https://www.aipp.org.uk/

Hondon Nature Trail “FondóVerd Biofestival”

Published 30/05/2018 by comunitatvalenciana.com

On 9th and 10th of June, the FondóVerd ecological festival arrives in Hondon de las Nieves. Its uniqueness lies in remaining 100% with nature, so if you feel like it, you can sleep under the sky of the municipality!

» Connect with nature at the FondóVerd Biofestival

FondóVerd Biofestival

¿Qué es FondóVerd?Es un festival familiar, pluralista e inclusivo que cree que con gestos fáciles se está cambiando el mundo.¿A quien va dirigido? Se invitará a familias, emprendedores, organizaciones y personas que con sus acciones están generando cambios sociales positivos, resolviendo problemáticas medioambientales y trabajando para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. ¿Donde?El municio de Hondón de las Nieves se asienta en un pequeño valle de la comarca del Medio Vinalopó, en el interior de la provicia de Alicante a 35km de la capital. El valle cuenta a pie de municipio la magnífica sierra de Crevillente con su frondosa umbría poblada de pinar.El recinto “FONDÓVERD” de 5000m2,centrará todas las actividades al aire libre, en contacto directo con la naturaleza y ACAMPADA AL AIRE LIBRE.Todos los productos en éste punto será 100% naturales y/o ecológicos. Las bebidas excepto el día que se designe como degustación de producto ecológico serán 0%alcohol.El biofestival FondóVerd, es un proyecto que nace de la idea de demostrar la ecológia y la biodiversidad como punto importante de nuestro municipio.

Posted by FondóVerd on Monday, 7 May 2018

You can wander in the surrounding area of “El Fondó de les Neus” (Hondón de las Nieves) and enjoy landscapes of olive trees, pines, almonds and vines. Its exquisite grape is included in the Denomination of Origin Uva de Mesa Embolsada del Vinalopó (table grapes). In addition, the sites of La Cuesta or La Cruz and the archaeological site of the Cueva del Royo can be some of the points to visit in the municipality. Do you want to come?

FondóVerd Biofestival is a family festival, pluralistic and inclusive that will take place in the municipality of El Fondó de les Neus (Alicante) on June 9th and 10th. You will have two days ahead immersed in nature waiting for you,where we can join in a multitude of activities.The idea is to make you awareness of the powerful simple gestures we can do to solve environmental problems.

This festival is very peculiar because it has marked as its objective that you are in permanent connection with the natural environment. Therefore, from the organization they offer us the possibility of free camping to enjoy the environment to the fullest and enjoy the night with the starry sky and an ideal temperature.

What else have they planned? Farms with animals, cycling route with provisioning and prizes, puppets, live music, ecological menus, craft market … In addition, as it is an event related to biodiversity, we would learn some useful things to care for our environment. Energy, waste treatment, food, mobility, reuse/recycle, use of local, season products, and much more. Will you help making the world a better place?

#411 La Montanosa Villa – Luxury!

REF ID #411: A fantastic quality built house … has to be seen!

For Sale: an immaculate 5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom Detached Villa includes a ground-floor self-contained apartment. Comes with a large swimming pool, 3 x en-suite bedrooms, car drive and beautiful gardens… all surrounded by great mountain views!  This is a WOW property!

» SEE THE GUIDE PRICE & MORE DETAILS

KEY POINTS:

Detached Villa • Under-build guest apartment • Private swimming pool • Modern fully fitted kitchen • Large 1100m2 corner plot • 5 Bedrooms 3 en-suite bathrooms • Garden fish pond • Mature gardens • Stunning views • Peaceful urbanisation • Electric gates

INTERESTED? CONTACT:
Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357
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A Place in the Sun … in the area again

As featured on TV!

Like many British Expats we came to live in Spain over 12 years ago after being seduced by those dreamy TV property programs showing a more relaxed and sunny lifestyle. Well, it is and can still be like that. These type of TV progs are still popular and thankfully for us, they still work!  Such that “APITS” is a now national gem, a staple of daytime viewing being repeated on UK Tele most days. Long may it promote a new life abroad.

Hondon Villas have been asked quite a few times to help TV property searchers over the years. One of the most recent being to help Jane and Nigel find their fab “Casa Blanca” house in Barbarroja on the “New Life In The Sun” series (Channel 4)… they are loving it!

Jane de Longa : You’re so right we are loving it !!! Nigel and I are so very glad we found the Hondon Valley to live in . . it’s been nearly a year since we first came to the valley and it was love at first sight with the valley and our lovely home!!

Well Maureen reports to the TV producers again this week (May 2018) in the La Romana & Hondon areas… It’s great these TV progs want to film here and more importantly that buyers still wish to move to this fab part of rural Spain.

We’ll let you know how it goes … fingers crossed the potential buyers find something they like to make their dreams come true!

Your Online Privacy is Important

GDPR, Privacy and Cookies: (May 2018)

We take your data privacy very seriously. And so should you. In May 2018 the E.U. passed new privacy and data laws : collectively known as the General Data Protection Regulation.

Cookie anyone?

It affects us all and it is in your own interest to understand how your data is harvested and used across the Internet. Importantly, also what you can do about it. The policies and information below should help you. There are other resources online by regional Governments also.

» You can read our updated GDPR Privacy & Cookie Policy on our main website. Be assured we NEVER SPAM or distribute your personal data without consent. We need and only use your data to service your business with us, namely to buy, sell or rent Spanish property.

Once we have completed our relationship we periodically delete your details. Be careful, we know of other agents that are very flimsy with your data and have never had a privacy or cookie policy (which is unlawful since 2011). Ask if you need further clarification but our online policy should answer any fears.

 

I like the Hondon Area because…

We asked our Facebook Group “What’s On Hondon” why they liked to live or visit the Hondon Valley… here are some of the answers. ©Hondon Villas 2018

Kathryn says … “I love the laid back attitude along with the peace and quiet of a small Spanish village. Being surrounded by mountains is my favourite thing, it is so relaxing :)”  ||| read more below …

Hondon: Tranquility, Beauty and Warmth

Joan : It’s our little piece of Heaven on Earth – our little bit of Paradise ❤❤❤

Mia : Nice people, nice places around, good entertainment. I hope to live there soon.

Pamela : I luv living there. No regrets!

Janni : The weather is sublime. The Spanish are so welcoming and kind. The mountains are stunning and we have Hondon de los Frailes nearby with fab restaurants and a wonderful community of Brits, Dutch and other nationalities. There are many social activities and the coast is not far away. We feel lucky to have found the Hondon Valley.

Christopher : Yes a nice place with nice people. But the Indians in the hill are a pain when coming over the mountains, their arrows took out 2 of my tyres last week lol !!

Toni : It’s my little piece of paradise!

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! )

Helen : I love living here, who wouldn’t? It is one of the healthiest places around. It’s a laid back friendly area and ideally situated to visit the coast 😃

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 12 years…. so far so good.

Percy : It has been said Paradise! In seventeen years we have watched this beautiful place grow from an old Spanish village to an old Spanish village with modern amenities. There are good eateries and friendly people with a weather which is also friendly…most of the time!

Andre : It’s my paradise with nice warm people living here. English Dutch & Belguique and Spanish

Irene : When ever I am there I look at the views and never fail to be impressed. All my visitors from London adore the time they spend in Hondon. It is a little bit of paradise.

Roy : We just love it here! We are living the dream, second best to paradise x

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WOW! Aerial Videos for the Hondón Property Market

Hondón Villas are excited to announce that we are the first local Hondón agent to offer stunning & legal drone videography* to our exclusive vendors.

You can see our first batch of aerial videos on our YouTube channel which are already receiving positive reviews.
» Watch Hondon Drone Videos on YouTube … read more below!

If you have seen any aerial videos you will understand that showcasing a property from the air can look stunning and show off not only the house and land from a different perspective but also the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Buyer’s love them and it can be another tool to help sell your house!

SO AN EXCLUSIVE SALES OPPORTUNITY for motivated sellers!

After about three years of researching the possibility and understanding the impact of using this exciting drove technology we think the time is right to offer it to suitable vendors and properties (it’s not for everyone and is subject to stringent AESA / EU flying laws). But the recent changes in Spanish drone laws and that our house photography has passed & registered his Drone Certificate, now allows us to offer a legal and insured aerial photography service to the Hondon Valley property vendors.

It’s early days with this area of photography and video but for sure some properties are ripe for aerials. We look forward to helping you sell your house.

» Contact our Office in Hondon de los Frailes if you are interested and motivated to sell your house with the No.1 agent in the area.

*Commercial drone flights are subject to a some flight restrictions, a safety audit, insurance, the property location and suitable sales conditions – ask us for details.  Commercial Drones Pilots need a licence to fly, 4 days minimum training, a medical certificate and liability insurance.

 

#563 Large 5 Bed Country Villa, La Canalosa [Drone Footage]

Large 5 Bedroom country villa for sale, near La Canalosa, Hondon Valley, Spain. Inland Alicante Region 03688.
++++ NEW DRONE FOOTAGE INCLUDED ++++

 

» Watch the video on YouTube:

GUIDE PRICE and MORE DETAILS
» http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=563

KEY POINTS:
Detached Country Villa • Tranquil Area • 5 minutes to Villages & Shops • Large Private Pool  • Large Fitted Kitchen • Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room • 5 Spacious Bedrooms (2 floors) • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms • Outside BBQ Terrace and Kitchen • Mature Gardens and Land • 360 Mountain Views

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
Hondon Villas offer this Exclusive Listing and are delighted to bring onto the market this stunning individually designed detached double storey villa. We strongly recommend viewings on this property. The villa offers a good living space with an open plan lounge / dining room with a large log burner and a very large fully fitted quality kitchen. The villa is designed to a high standard. There are a total of 4 bedrooms on the ground floor. The master bedroom has en suite and a dressing area. The bedroom in the upper floor has an amazing mountain view balcony. The property also benefits from central heating, security shutters and ceiling fans. Outside is a private pool, an outside kitchen and shower room. With ample outdoor space for entertaining.

DRONE VIDEO:
Aerial Videos* by a registered & qualified AESA legal with insured Drone Pilot.
*Hondon Villas are the first local agent to use aerial videography to promote our property portfolio. Contact our office if you are interested in an exclusive sales contract to include aerial video.

INTERESTED? Please Contact:
Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

WEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA:
UK Site: http://www.hondonvillas.net
NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

#478 Luxury 2 Storey Villa for Sale [Drone Footage]

Excellent property, exclusive to Hondon Villas… A 4 Bedroom, 2 storey country villa close to the village of Hondon de los Frailes (Alicante Region, Spain)
++++ NEW DRONE FOOTAGE INCLUDED ++++

GUIDE PRICE & DETAILS
> http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=478

KEY PROPERTY POINTS:
Close to Hondon de los Frailes • Detached Villa • Double Storey • Designer Pool • Jacuzzi • 4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 2 Lounge/Dining Rooms • Integral Garage • Pizza Oven in its own house • Very Private Plot PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Award Winning Private Pool with integrated bar and Jacuzzi. Large Plot with 360 Views of the Hondon Valley Hondon Villas says this has the wow factor. A credit to the present owners and only by viewing can the property be fully appreciated.

DRONE VIDEO:
Aerial Videos* by a registered & qualified AESA legal with insured Drone Pilot.
*Hondon Villas are the first local agent to use aerial videography to promote our property portfolio. Contact our office if you are interested in an exclusive sales contract to include aerial video.

INTERESTED? Please Contact:
Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

WEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA:
UK Site: http://www.hondonvillas.net
NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/