#103: Se Vende Hondon de los Frailes, Hondon Valley

+++ Guide Price €54,950 +++
A Reformed Village Town House: (See the Video below)
2 bedroom – 2 shower rooms and a short walk to the main Frailes Plaza with shops, bars and restaurants.
Features: Fitted Kitchen, Large Lounge / Dining Room, Courtyard
An Exclusive listing to Hondon Villas.

Details here: https://www.hondonvillas.net/brochure.php?pRef=103

Hondon Villas are pleased to have brought another exclusive listing onto the market.

This village town house situated within walking distance to the village of Frailes.

This town house has been reformed by the current owners and is priced accordingly. The accommodation comprises briefly of a good sized lounge with open staircase to first floor and archway to dining kitchen. Dining kitchen with a range of units and open fireplace, door leading to the outside courtyard with ample space for a table and chairs, perfect for outside dining. Door with access to the outside shower room.

First Floor:
From the top of the staircase there is a large open area which could be used as an office space or reading/chill area and a door leading to the master bedroom. The master bedroom benefits from a Juliette balcony and door off to shower room with low level flush w.c. shower tray with shower over and pedestal hand wash basin.
There is a further bedroom with high beams.

Book a viewing to avoid disappointment!

Contact Hondon Villas:
MOBILE +34 622 314 244
Local Office / Dirección Oficina
Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
Plaza Central, Hondon de los Frailes.
Alicante 03689 : España (Spain)

15 Years in the Hondón Valley @hondonagent

So here we are 15 years on and still loving it!

Pop the Cava! It feels good to be the longest serving and professionally trained international agents in the Hondón area.

So, yes, we tip-toed into the Spanish property market on 1st Feb 2006, 15 years ago when we set up a Google Business account and a couple of web domains. It was a slow burner as we worked out the real estate dynamics in Hondón, which was mainly a new-build foreign buyers market then. But we knew those same people would need to sell a few years on and importantly, that new people would love to come to the Hondón Valley / La Montanosa Urb.

Since 2006, Hondón Villas has gone from strength-to-strength and gained an enviable service reputation in the Hondón Valley. We pride ourselves on giving realistic and honest advice. Clients tell us they love how we care about them and hand-hold them from start to beyond their completed sale.

Above all, the satisfaction of helping people realise their dreams of living in Spain is second to none. It can be a “pinch-yourself” moment.

: Maureen, Founder of Hondon Villas

Foremost, we think our success is based on this commitment to the client. Maureen, a founder of Hondon Villas, has earned corporate awards, gifts and testimonials by the bucket load. She is outwardly friendly, always helpful and above all professional. Service is in her DNA. She actually still loves her real estate job after 30+ years!

Having opened the 1st office in Hondón de las Frailes, and latterly a 2nd in Nieves, we now employ multi-lingual staff to service the international buyers (Dutch, French, Spanish and German). And we are now on our 4th office. Very few agents here even have an open door! (instead are working from a car or bedroom).

Overall, it’s been both a bumpy ride and an exciting adventure, considering our move to Spain was to escape the trappings of an intensive workload in the UK. But we are and can be proud to have run a successful business in a foreign land, win awards and improve year-on-year. We truly believe we have the passion and integrity to be good at this. Above all, the satisfaction of helping people realise their dreams of living in Spain is second to none. It can be a “pinch-yourself” moment.

2021 … An Uncertain & Challenging Future?
Now … even with the challenges of Covid and Brexit upon us as we write… we would like this real estate business to continue, improve and assist more people and to see what we saw 15 years ago… a better lifestyle… kissed by that glorious 300+ days of sunshine per year. Amazing if we can!

Moving into 2021. Hondon Villas

Thank you to all that support us, help us, recommend us and want to see the Hondon area thrive.

Contact Us: Of course if you want our expertise and local knowledge you can pop into our plaza office, call, email, whatsapp, etc… contact details on our website.

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News: Lottery luck touched Hondón de las Nieves

Lottery News: Good luck touched the small municipality of Hondón de las Nieves, in the Alicante, region. Hondon Nieves is a quiet town, so it is big news when a local resident wins 25,000 euros on the Spanish Lottery.

The lottery ticket was sold in the local grocery store in the main Nieves Plaza. The shop owner says “I was very happy, because it is some good news for a change.” he said. The village grapevine was very active!

Town Hall in Hondon Nieves Plaza

The shop has a privileged location in the Plaza de la Villa, in front of the Town Hall, and it is easy to see that Nieves and other local villages ooze the “quiet life of a small town where we all know each other and live well“. Bliss for the Spanish and its many foreign settlers.

After the news of the lottery win, everything soon returns to normal in Hondón de las Nieves, located inland of the Alicante province, in the Medio Vinalopó region. There are about 2,600 inhabitants, of which 58 percent are foreigners. It is a place of habit and practically everyone maintains the same routines… coffee mornings and market days.

Here in the square there are four bars where everyone meets,” says Carmencín, who points out that “if anything happens, good or bad, we all find out” and maintains that “children play in the streets without concern and we can go out into the country for a walk.

“People live very well here,” the mayor of the municipality, Carmen Sellés (PP), who obtained the rod of command in the last elections. In his charge lives a “population with an average advanced age” that, historically, was engaged in “eminently agricultural” work. such as grapes, almonds and olives are the main produce.

The church of Hondon de las Nieves

“Now the situation is more complicated but some young farmers are taking up the tradition,” he points out and explains that there are also owners who “rent their land to companies that grow onions or broccoli” but most of the workers “move away to Alicante, Elche or Aspe “.

The main town areas are currently under renovation, with aid from the Alicante Provincial Council, mainly, or “from any subsidy that we can take advantage of”, said Sellés.

“The health centre is going to be improved, the works of a new school are going to begin” and, even, a new headquarters of the City Council is being enabled. They are also implementing sports facilities and are negotiating to build a municipal warehouse.

“The town has everything you need, it is 35 minutes from the airport and the people are cordial and welcoming, anyone feels welcome,” María Elena Jones, councilor for Foreign Residents.

The tranquillity, the green space of the Sierra de Crevillente and the climate are the main claims for citizens who choose Hondón de las Nieves as their residence.

Many new buyers to the area land in the La Montañosa urbanization, where 95% of the residents are international. “Here there are British, Dutch, Belgian, French and German who mostly arrive shortly before their retirement,” he specifies.

La Montanosa Urb, Hondon Valley.

“Many cultural activities are offered, integration is very good and the few families that come with children say that adaptation to school in Spanish is very easy,” he says.

Hondón de las Nieves split from Aspe in 1839 and was established as an independent entity in 1926. This circumstance contributes one of the singularities of the municipality, since it is one of the few in Spain that shares its patron with another. “The image of the Virgen de las Nieves is kept in Hondón,” María Teresa Senabre, Councillor for Culture, explained “and every two years, the carving is moved to Aspe on foot, after travelling the nine kilometres that separate them, where stays about 20 days.

The COVID restrictions forced the suspension of the festivities last year and probably will not allow them to be held this year, despite the fact that they take place in August. Fingers crossed that fiestas are back in 2021 as they form an integral part of the community spirit and entertainment.

Article by Rafa Burgos c2021 EFE

The picnic area and reservoir, Hondon Valley.

#Love Local First …

FIRSTS are good! #LOVELOCAL #HONDONVILLA

FIRST and ONLY local business to come from the U.K. after working in real estate business there since 1983 . Trained, Experienced and Professional
FIRST LOCAL Registered & verified AIPP MEMBER celebrating 5 YEARS!
FIRST family run agency in the area.
FIRST local agent to sign-write their company vehicles.
FIRST local agent to set up YouTube, Social Media, Websites and other digital channels.
FIRST local agent to welcome local people to a very successful family business, all with local knowledge and giving them employment contracts.
FIRST local agent year-on-year to donate to and support local charities.
FIRST local agency to help “A Place in the Sun” property buyers and have done 6 years now.
FIRST local foreign run agency with 15 years in business in Spain .

It’s worth remembering that Hondon Villas was the first LOCAL agent to register as AIPP and so we are the FIRST LOCAL Registered & verified AIPP MEMBER for celebrating 5 YEARS! The industry body. The industry voice. The industry standard. + Other agents originally dismissed it, but they are catching up thankfully +

CONTACT US FOR EXPERT HELP, EXPERIENCE AND PRO SERVICE.

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

@hondonagenthttp://hondonvillas.net for Spanish inland villas. Sorted!

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.

More Hondón Homes Please!

HELP! We need more villas and apartments in the Hondón Valley and surrounding areas to sell! … Yes despite Covid and Brexit the buyer enquiries are still coming in. many buyers can’t wait to get here, post-Covid, to BUY BUY BUY their dream villa in the sun. As soon as they are allowed to they want to fly into Spain to view houses.

Selling your home in the Hondon Valley

But they will not see yours if it is not listed! And due to our continued success in Hondón property sales we are short on our property portfolio. VALUATIONS ARE FREE … call or email us for a consultation. TELL YOUR NEIGHBOURS and FRIENDS… we have people coming as soon as they can fly, and we have many people wanting to move inland now from the coast.

Areas we Cover: List your 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 Montanosa Urb | La Canalosa | La Matanza | La Romana | Macisvenda | Monforte del Cid | Monovar | Novelda | Pinoso | Salinas | Sax

Our office is in Frailes Plaza, the Hondon Valley (Alicante 03689).
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Travelling during COVID-19 Restrictions

After a long winter and a year of stop-start lockdowns, many of you are dreaming of a holiday in the sun or buying a lovely home in Spain – and in a few more weeks there might finally be some clarity. We are hopeful.

BUT ….. In case you missed the news this week, we are happy to confirm that there is light at the end of the tunnel for prospective home buyers from Britain. Starting Monday 29th March, the UK’s travel restrictions will include a list of specific “reasonable excuses to travel” outside the country, which includes travel “in connection with the purchase, sale, letting, or rental of a residential property,” according to new legislation.

Permitted activities include visiting an estate agent, developer sales office, or show home, viewing residential properties to rent or buy, and preparing a property for moving in.
Also… starting next Tuesday 30th March, the Spanish government will be lifting restrictions on flights from the UK! Travellers will still have to show a negative PCR result from a test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

As other countries have different rules, laws and restrictions around Covid-19, and it can be a moving target, of course so YOU need to make sure you comply with your departing and arrival country’s rules. Check the Gov websites or your travel agent. Failure to comply could mean BIG FINES!

So cling onto the good news, that in general it can still be possible to travel abroad for the purpose of purchasing a property. And people are doing so.

You probably will need a negative COVID-19 test before, during and after you travel. Some countries may require you to quarantine for a period (5 to 10 days). And it would be wise to get an authorised letter to prove the purpose of your visit.

However, here are the valid reasons to travel, including a purpose to buy or rent property abroad: (Again check as they may change)

• Work
• Study
• Legal obligations or to vote
Moving, selling or renting property
• Childcare reasons or to be present at a birth
• Visiting a dying relative or close friend
• Attending a funeral
• Getting married or attending the wedding of a close relative
• Medical appointments
• Escaping a risk of harm

For UK travellers, SKY have an article that explains the current situation in more detail, including the RED LIST of countries that are most affected.

Cascada Pantano Elche – Vinolopo Waterfalls

The delightful “Cascada Pantano Elche” waterfalls, its lake & nature trails are 25 minutes drive from the Hondon Valley. [Google Map]. These beautiful waterfalls near Aspe/Elche are perfect for a walk.Flowinf rivers are a rarity in the very dry Costa Blanca, so it is a nice change to see the river and its dammed waterfall.

There are various car parks close by, however to actually get to the Waterfalls it is a 20-minute steady walk. We recommend you use suitable footwear for the dusty rugged tracks. Try to avoid the hot midday heat too.

There are no catering facilities so take some food & drink as there are plenty of picnic tables. You can also climb up the steps to see the Rio Vinalopó / Lake which is the source of the waterfall, actually a functioning hydroelectric dam.

Elche Waterfalls / Casada Pantano