It’s OPEN! The “NEW” but late Corvera Airport (Murcia International) is about a 1 hour drive from the Hondon Valley. This now gives Hondón residents and local visitors more options for flights (see below), travel and indeed promises to open up the Spanish property and work market. (Note in April 2019 there is a proposed name change to Juan de la Cierva Airport – [ link ])
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The village of Corvera is 25 minutes inland between the cities of Murcia, Costa Calida and Cartagena so tourists and homeowners on the coast like the Mar Menor and in Orihuela Costa will have a longer transfer time than they did from old airport atSan Javier. However, the increased choice of airlines and the frequency of flights should more than make up for this.
Of course it is still early days as to how this airport will impact on both tourism and the regional property market, but we are hopeful and excited as Hondón Villas have noticed over the last year or so, more property enquiries and listings towards that way.
Sadly, it has meant the small (military) San Javier airport has now ceased all commercial operations. And the promised Paramount theme park will not be built near-by, due to the long delays. Alicante Airport remains more convenient to our local area (about 35 minutes). However, Corvera airport still promises to become a major gateway to south east Spain (Murcia and Alicante regions). However the early signs are that Air services are slowly taking shape, as is the on-site facilities.
Having lived in Spain for about 15 years now we know Corvera was on the radar back then. But, sadly, Corvera has had a chequered history. Many businesses invested in the area on the strength of this important infrastructure and the proposed economic boost, particularly for the golf resorts, hospitality & entertainment industries. The airport started construction about 10 years ago and took 4 years to build. So sadly, it stood idle for 6 years despite many commercial and political attempts to get the airport up and running mush sooner.
The good news: in January 2019, the Murcia International Airport in Corvera was opened by King Felipe of Spain. The occasion was marked by the touch-down of its first commercial flight – a Ryanair service from the East Midlands.
It would seem for the immediate future the airport will cater for northern Europeans coming to Spain, their key market. Like Ryanair, EasyJet has also launched UK flights to Murcia International and other airlines due to start routes include TUI, Norwegian Air and Jet2. The frequency will be ramped up in time for the summer 2019. There are plans and capacity to take flights from other international links and further afield. Also the airport can take larger aircraft than San Javier which should mean more visitors to the area.
As for Corvera airport facilities, these are sparse at the time of writing but will increase as traffic improves. Covering 37,000 square metres, there are 24 check-in counters, 9 boarding gates, a few shops, cash machines, wi-fi, parking, taxis, bus services, car hire and hotel possibilities. [ Visit the Corvera website for up-to-date details of facilities and flights ] If you use the airport let us now what you think?
Airlines & Destinations (as of May 2019)
Airlines Operating From Corvera (RMU) Air Nostrum : Easyjet : Norwegian Air : Ryanair : Jet2 : TUI : Volotea : Smartwings
2019 Destinations (check with your airline): EasyJet: London Gatwick & London Southend & Bristol Ryanair: London Stansted & London Luton Manchester & East Midlands & Birmingham Leeds Bradford & Bournemouth Dublin & Glasgow Prestwick Jet2: Leeds Bradford & Manchester Norwegian Air: Oslo & Stavanger & Bergen & Trondheim Tui: Antwerp & Charleroi Volotea: Asturias Smartwings: Prague
Hondon Villas suggest you join us for the Good Life!
Having lived and worked in the Hondon Valley for years we know the area quite well and the best bit of being in Real Estate you get to see more of the geography than most! Here is a short video that might just give you an idea of it’s beauty and tranquillity.
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Here we can only give you a glimpse of the local Hondón countryside and towns but we hope you understand why we love the outdoor lifestyle here.
So, yes the Hondon Valley has become one of our offices (well the best one really!) as we value, list or sell homes for our vendors. As you can see there are some excellent vistas that are a delight in all seasons!
Please we suggest you make time for a country walk or drive through the old “camino” roads. You will just marvel at the changing light, shadows, rural settings and picturesque skies.
The Hondon Valley is well known for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes, which is very welcoming in those hot summer months when temperatures rarely fall below 30 degrees.
The region enjoys sunshine in excess of 310 days per year, where the air is very clean and the pace of life slow. Hondon offers a very peaceful and stress free life. Come take a look at the Valley of the Vines, drink the local wine under the bluest of skies and feel the warmth of the Spanish sun on your face … and you’re hooked! We were! We love it!
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this well maintained detached 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with heated pool, central heating and many extras in walking distance to the lovely village of Hondon de los Frailes with all the amenities.
This delightful villa is located within a short stroll from the popular village of Hondon de los Frailes with all the amenities restaurants, shops and bars as well as medical and sports centres.
The 1,398m2 plot is fully fenced and accessed by electric gate as well as a pedestrian gate.
The gardens are well maintained and full of trees plants and flowers.
There is a large salt water heated swimming pool with electric cover for the winter months, which has a terrace surround with stunning views of the surrounding Hondon Valley, for those seeking a little shade the property also has a covered outside kitchen for al fresco dining and an outside bathroom with hot/cold running water.
Inside the Villa you will find a large open plan lounge/diner with feature fireplace with gas fire and doors leading out to the glazed naya with removable glass curtains overlooking the pool and gardens.
The kitchen is also of a large size and is fully fitted and has a separate utility room and a door leading to another naya with glass curtains.
There three double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, the master having an en suite bathroom with walk in shower, there is also a full family bathroom.
This property offers many extras throughout, central heating, air conditioning, ceiling fans and fly nets, and also beautifully landscaped gardens with irrigation plenty of off road parking and a first class alarm system with cctv .
Hondon Villas offer this Exclusive Listing and are delighted to bring onto the market this stunning individually designed detached double storey villa.
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.
Hondon Villas present a mini gallery of 50 pictures of the Hondón Valley area landscapes & local architecture. These images have been taken over the years and kind of represent the rural and historic nature of the surrounding beautiful valley. We hope you like them? Please LIKE AND SHARE. Thank you. Click to view…
Hondón Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this semi-detached 2 bedroom 1 bathroom Finca with private garden and large 60m2 rooftop solarium, situated just a short stroll to the centre of the pretty village of Macisvenda with all the amenities, and with spectacular countryside views.
This delightful Spanish style Finca has a gravelled driveway around the side of the property and a private walled garden in front with Jacuzzi.
Inside the Finca it has kept the traditional style with beamed ceilings and tiled floors.
Downstairs on entering the property you will find a large fitted kitchen with walk-in pantry, a separate dining room (that could be a third bedroom), a large full family bathroom and two double bedrooms.
Upstairs there is a large lounge area with doors leading out to the 60m2 rooftop solarium boasting spectacular 360 degrees views of the village and surrounding countryside.
Situated just a short stroll from the pretty village of Macisvenda in Murcia with all the amenities this Spanish style Finca will make the perfect home and at this price will not be on the market long!!!!