740 El Canton - Town House

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this lovely town house situated in El Canton.

The property comprises 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. There is a spacious open plan lounge with a galley kitchen and second bathroom. It has a lovely vaulted ceiling with double patio doors leading onto a large terrace with views over the Church and Plaza.

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Video: Reformed & Modernised Finca, Hondon Valley

REF ID #249: A LARGE FOUR BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM FINCA AND CASITA in the heart of the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South, Spain

A MUST SEE PROPERTY!

Painstakingly restored and improved by teh current owners to a very high standard.  Hondon Villas. Hondon de los Frailes, Costa Blanca South

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PRICE:  http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=249
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OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

KEY POINTS:
Detached Villa • Private swimming pool • Guest apartment • Fully fitted modern kitchen • 4/5 Bedrooms • 3 bathrooms 2 x en suite • Double glazed windows with fly nets • Covered Naya • Closed in courtyard • Pool house/shed • Recently reformed to the highest standards • Walking distance to village • Spectacular views

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
Immaculate Detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with private pool and self contained guest apartment that has recently been reformed to the highest standards, outside there is a closed in patio area and a lovely terrace area around the pool with a pool house/shed. Set in prime location within walking distance to the lovely village of Hondon de los Frailes with all the amenities shops bars and restaurants.

 

Video: Semi Detached Villa in Alenda Golf

PROPERTY ID #820 GOLF VILLA FOR SALE

Hondon Villas Real Estate presents this excellent front line golf villa within the popular golf resort of Alenda Golf, near Alicante.

This three bedroom two bathroom semi detached villa situated front line to the Alenda Golf Course and has a large swimming pool, overlooks the course and within easy drive of the airport, beach and local retail outlets. The golf course is exemplary with Pro facilities and tournaments.

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Price:  http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=820
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Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

KEY POINTS:
Private swimming pool • Close to a golf course • 3 double size bedrooms with air conditioning • 2 fully fitted bathrooms and a cloak room • Fully fitted kitchen and utility • Outside storage shed • Stone BBQ • Fully installed alarm system that just requires activation • Front gate wired for full automation is required

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market this lovely semi detached villa situated front line to the golf course. The property is gated and benefits from a long drive with car parking for several cars.The garden has been landscaped and boasts a large private swimming pool. Entrance to the villa is via a very pleasant glazed in conservatory. Internally there is a lovely hallway with marble stairs rising to the first floor and door giving access to a good sized lounge, dining room and a fitted kitchen with separate utility. First floor has 3 double bedrooms,2 of which open up to a balcony, 2 providing excellent views of the golf course and the 3rd of the pool. There is also 2 bathrooms and a cloak room.

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Tranquilo – An Introduction to the Hondon Valley

Video by Hondon Villas c2017
Enjoy the sunshine, the views and chill. This video is a short introduction to the glorious Hondon Valley inland to the Alicante Region, Costa Blanca South, Spain.

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The Hondón Valley is a peaceful, friendly, warm place surrounded by mountainous scenic beauty

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. The relatively newly built Urbansation of La Montanosa is sandwiched between these two Hondón villages.

For decades they have grown an abundance of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives (the main economy).

Hondon is surrounded by an expanse of stunning mountain views and traditional arid Spanish countryside. These excellent vistas are a delight in all seasons! Take a walk or drive through the country roads and you will just marvel at the changing light, shadows 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!

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883 Hondon de Los Frailes Villa with Wooden Casita and Garage

Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market this pleasant 2 bedroom 1 bathroom detached villa situated within walking distance to the popular village of Hondon de los Frailes.

The property is in a pleasant setting with stunning 360 views.

The villa benefits from Central Heating and has two entrances one giving access to the lounge which is light and airy with a working wood burner.

The other entrance takes you into the fully fitted kitchen with utility room.

There a double size bedroom with fitted wardrobes and there is a family bathroom.

Outside the property there is a garage and a pleasant wooden casita that would be ideal for guests it is open plan with a lounge /sleeping area a shower room and another small room that could be used to install a kitchen or as another bedroom.

The plot is fully fenced with electric gate. The outside area is nicely set out with easy maintenance in mind.

The villa has a detached garage and security alarm installed.

Must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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366 La Romana - End Village House

Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this town house in the Village of La Romana.

The property comprises of a fitted Kitchen, lounge/dining room with log burner, 3 good sized bedrooms, and one family bathroom.

Outside is a small garden area, that is fully fenced.

This is a bargain, priced to sell
and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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Drones in Hondon Valley. Good or Bad?

As an established estate agent in Spain, Hondon Villas are always keen to use new technology if it helps present and sell our clients houses, improve our real estate services and help speed up our work flow.  [ Published on: 29 May 2017 ]

We did consult an experienced lawyer on the use of drones ( see below). She advised us that in a nutshell: it seems clear that currently in Spain (2016) it is not advisable to fly drones for commercial purposes or anywhere over urban or populated areas, particularly government owned or where security and privacy is paramount. To do so can incur massive fines.

Background: Well we saw some excellent promo’ footage of luxury properties in places like Marbella, Florida, UAE, etc. After seeing these we thought that for some luxury properties with a global appeal, aerial photographs or video would help the prospective buyer in their potential property choices.

But are they of use in Hondon? Does the law allow us? Well,  about two years ago we at Hondon Villas researched the use of Drones for aerial photography as we were unsure of the appetite for such a service, the cost to do it or even if it would help or hinder or business.

Of course it is early days for such technology and because of mass production and a relatively low price entry level, unmanned remote aircraft are now in abundance. Rightly or wrongly, many people already have them. But as a result, there are now numerous reports of some pilots abusing their use with no regard for others. In short aerial photography has become a “wild west”  situation.

So it turns out that the use of retail drones, particularly over private land, government buildings, urban land & housing estates is contentious across the globe. Indeed there are few places you can fly them legally unless the drone and pilot register and get permissions, particularly for commercial purposes.

Indeed, a local Hondon Valley real estate agent has already used a drone to film the area and some of our own clients have expressed to us the dismay they have that their home, location and land layout have been exposed without permission. Did the agent get permission? Well the law would suggest it would be necessary as it’s used for commercial advertising (branded with a logo) and the flights are over populated urban land and critically within the Alicante airport flight paths.

So whilst the use of drones in Real Estate seems a good idea, it is not as straight forward to just buy a drone and willy nilly film whatever you want! Indeed, it is risky in many ways. The Spanish government has collected almost €2 million from drone fines alone since 2015 as they actively looked for breaches of the law. There is a total ban on drones in around the Balearic Islands for instance.

Pro’ versions of drones with high-end UHD cameras can be costly and difficult to fly. So the EU & USA in general are keen to legislate on their use and limit the areas they can be used. The reasons are mainly on safety, privacy and security grounds. After all a falling drone could damage property or hurt someone and people are quite precious about their privacy and can feel spied on.

We think in general, the above reasons for laws on drones have some merit in this uncertain world. And of course many people will and do misuse this new technology for criminal or dubious activities.

So Drone laws make sense to us. And whilst the main manufacturers and retailers pile drones high on shop shelves and sell them to anyone, there are actual laws to govern their purchase, registration, use and permissions. It can be a “red-tape” paper chase, especially in Spain. ( Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October )

We certainly advocate laws on grounds of privacy in built-up areas. E.G. In Spain a property vendor may list their house with many agents, so do we really want those many agents “droning” over properties on a regular basis? We don’t think so. We get the impression that local residents would take a dim view of regular “spies in the skies“.

So, after a lot of questions to legal eagles, near-by flying clubs and asking people in the Hondon Valley, plus taking into account the price of a pro drone purchase, accessory costs and training, we at Hondon Villas concluded that currently using drones in Real Estate might not be the way to go until the laws are changed over these temporary 2014 ones in place now.

So, yes we’d love to offer the service to those that want it but as the Hondon areas are predominantly an urban sprawl we think that many locals would soon complain about noise, nuisance and security issues. In short, we respect the law and our prospective clients privacy and safety. We can’t rule it out for the future of course so we will be keeping an eye on any developments and laws.

Our SOLICITOR spelt out the current stance in Spain:

The matter of private or commercial “drones” is regulated in Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October, approving urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency.

Article 50 of that Law establishes provisions relating to civil aircraft piloted by remote control.

That provision primarily regulates identification, features, possible uses, operating conditions, enabled airspace, security, accreditation of pilots and authorization certificates. An important remark is the obligation to obtain the necessary authorizations and make the flights always during daylight, in good visual meteorological conditions and out of congested areas of cities, habituated towns or settlements and outdoors gatherings of people.

Also, the drones can only be used for technical or scientific works; which in accordance with European standards it includes specialized operations such as research, pest control, photography, surveillance, security, patrol, advertising, fire fighting, rescue and scientific works. So, although the law does not define what is meant by specifically technical or scientific works, it seems clear that in Spain is not currently allowed the use of drones for commercial purposes.

On that regard, State Aviation Safety Agency showed, in his note of April 7, 2014, the following statement: “is not allowed, and has never been, the use of aircraft piloted by remote control with commercial or professional purposes “.

As a final note, it is important to know that this regulatory framework is provisional and will apply until the approval of the regulatory rules laid down in Final Provision second, second paragraph, of the Act. So, it is possible that operating drones in Spain in urban areas and for commercial purposes can be allowed despite that is not what Law has permitted so far.

Update May 2017 …

The Spanish RPAS regulation (Ley 18/2014) is only applicable to flights for commercial purposes and all professional activities.

But for recreational use (hobby) you should comply with the provisions in Spanish Law “Real Decreto 552/2014” (rules of the air), article 15, that allows RPAS flight at low altitude “as long as they do not involve any risk or harm to people or properties on surface

So in particular you should:
– operate at Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) and below 120m height.
– not fly in urban areas and over buildings and people. Overfly of populated areas and crowds is not allowed.
– not fly in controlled airspace (near airports) and avoid flying in areas where flights are conducted at low altitude with manned aircrafts.
– not fly at night or in bad weather conditions.
– please ask your local authorities prior to flying.
– other special restrictions may apply, for example in some special areas like Natural Parks and Biosphere Reserves.

799 Hondon de los Frailes - Detached Villa

Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market this well presented detached property with beautiful mountain views situated on 4000 sq ms of land.

The property consists of a large kitchen/diner, a spacious lounge with log burner, three bedrooms (one with an en suite and dressing area) and a conservatory.

Externally you will find a long gated driveway with an easily maintained garden and a terrace with a swimming pool.

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242 Albatera. Beautiful Detached Villa with pool

Hondon Villas are please to bring to the market this immaculate family villa standing in landscaped gardens with a lovely pool area and garage. At the end of the pool there is a under build for the filtration equipment and provides additional storage. Large solarium with mountain views.

Four of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is an additional family bathroom. Spacious fitted kitchen and separate dining room, spacious lounge with log burner. Must be viewed to be appreciated.

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I like the Hondon Valley because…

Living in the Hondon Valley

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. c2017

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 🙂

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!

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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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