Lowest Fee in Hondón : 25% Discount in October!

October Special! Sell from just €3,750 …
That’s the LOWEST FEE* IN THE HONDÓN AREA! 

Special Sellers Fee for Oct 2018

Due to HIGH BUYER DEMAND and RECORD SALES in 2018 already and of course the opening our second office in Hondon de las Nieves …
WE NEED MORE HOUSES TO SELL … NOW!

Looking to sell?  We are offering a discount of –25% off our normal selling fee * for any new exclusive instruction in October.

If you live in Hondon Valley, Macisvenda, Barinas, Abanilla, Fortuna, Pinoso, Aspe, La Romana, Salinas or Monovar. Book your free valuation today .

Contact us ( via the Hondon Villas website here ) or
Mobiles:   Español +34 683 635 339 | English +34 622 314 244
OFFICE #1: Central Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes +34 965 075 357
OFFICE #2: Central Plaza, Hondon de las Nieves +34 865 571 981

*Terms and conditions apply. Exclusive contracts only. 25% will be deducted from our normal service fee on completion of the sale. This is a direct offer to new listings and the property vendor(s) for a limited period. Book a valuation to find out more.

Spaceship seen in the Hondon Valley!

If you live in or have recently visited the Hondon Valley then you will have spotted the “Spaceship” house nestled in the pine forest towards and at the back of the La Montanosa Urb. (See the video below)

The "Spaceship" house in Hondon

Well we recently had exclusive access to take new images and video of the property. ( visit our website to see the results : https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=689 ). The house was built around 2015 by a local sailor as an “eco” project and the design and construction has won an award.

Still unfinished it now needs a new owner to complete the interior and landscaping. The house has 3 bedrooms, all with ensuite showers, an indoor and outdoor pool and spectacular 360 views of the Hondon Valley.

The 450 m2 living space is over three floors: ground houses the entrance, garage and storage + the indoor pool … 1st floor is the main living areas such as lounge, dining, kitchen and bedrooms and the top floor is a circular leisure area with large solarium and viewing portal.

Truly amazing but an acquired taste for the right person who wants something unique, quirky, tranquil and offers an abundance of building and design options over it’s 59K m2 plot.

See it here > https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=689

Euro Tour Guide… What’s On?

If you want to know what events, fiestas and entertainment is available across the Costa Blanca then our friends at Euro Tour Guide are experts on events and tourism for the area.

Euro Tour Guide Logo

» Euro Tour Guide : They have an excellent website, video guides, events calendar and books. Their website is well worth subscribing to if you want to get more from your time on the Costa Blanca.

 

GOOD NEWS – OFFICE #2 NOW OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that Office #2 IS NOW OPEN in Hondón de las Nieves plaza. Yes… We are continuing to invest in the area and expand our reach of the Hondon Valley.

We’d like to thank all our supporters, work partners and wonderful clients for their custom and encouragement. Hondon Villas have seen steady growth since we started a simple website in 2007, …2017 was a record year and 2018 is already smashed our sales targets. Our staff go from strength to strength as we take on a new member, Cherie, who is trained in sales, a great communicator and performs to corporate standards.

Now as we add office #2 Nieves to our existing office in the Frailes Plaza we look forward to helping you buy, sell or rent your property in the Hondón areas. Call us today +34 965 075 357 or visit our website www.hondonvillas.net if you’d like to take advantage of our excellent sales record, extensive marketing, experience, hand-holding service and friendly staff.

We are happy to help from your first enquiry to completion and beyond. 🙂
Regards, Maureen & the Hondon Villas Sales Team.

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 we can now use a fully registered & trained Drone Pilot* , allows us to offer a legal aerial photography service to suitable 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 of the property location, insurance 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.

 

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has been linked with good health, including a healthier heart. A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain.

It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2010 because it is much more than just healthy food, and because it has been consolidated as culture that promotes social interaction, respect for the land and biodiversity, and preservation of traditional and craft activities connected with agriculture and fishing.

In general, it is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. It usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods and a lot of seasoning and spices. It is usually consumed with wine, water or infusions. The UNESCO mentions Soria, in Castile-León, as a clear example of a city that is committed to the Mediterranean diet, even though it can be enjoyed all over Spain.

The Food Is Really Fresh

You won’t need to roam the frozen food aisles for the Med diet…. like the locals hit the bi-weekly markets for fresh seasonal food and keep it simple & mouth-watering such as salads, soups and stews. The Med diet in general is no-fuss and family food. You can build a yummy salad from market garden spinach, spring onions, asparagus, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Add classic Med’ ingredients like olives and local cheeses or cured hams or make a fresh cold soup such as Gazpacho.

Tapas

The Mediterrean Diet - Tapas!

The Greeks have meze, Spain has tapas! We love ’em! A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to small portion of food usually to accompany a drink in a bar. You’ll find dedicated tapas bars all over Spain but Andalucia is famous for them. Tapas may be cold or hot. In some bars and restaurants in Spain, tapas have evolved into a more sophisticated cuisine. Many tapas are often combined to make a full meal. Some of our favourites are Tortilla, Serrano Ham, Manchego cheese, grilled asparagus, chorizo in red wine, olives, Pinchos (small open sandwiches) and of course Patatas Bravos! And the garlic dip Ali-Oli served with fresh bread is pretty much the law in this area.

Olive Oil

Healthy Meditterraen DietYou cannot have a Med Diet without Olive oil, a good green virgin type is a must. It’s healthy than other oils or fats.

It is extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree which, together with wheat and vines, makes up the triad of Mediterranean plants.

The oil composition of this fruit varies, depending on the type of olive, the soil, the climate and how it is grown. Olives are composed of about 30% oil. All olives can produce excellent virgin oils, each with their particular characteristics. They need to be picked carefully and they must be processed the same day they are harvested. Olive oil has exceptional properties for human health and its consumption is essential in most of the culinary creations made nowadays in Mediterranean countries.

Saffron

Saffron is a deeply rooted condiment, both economically and culturally, in many parts od Spain, traditionally used in Paella. It should not be considered just another agricultural product, rather part of the historic and cultural patrimony of the region that must be protected and preserved. It has enjoyed a Protected Denomination of Origin since 17 March 2001.

This plant was introduced to Spain by the Arabs. Cultivation has been maintained ever since its arrival to the region of La Mancha. Saffron is obtained from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus: Crocus sativus. It is used as a condiment, providing dishes with a characteristic orange colour and slightly bitter taste, as well as an exotic aroma. Saffron from La Mancha under the Denomination of Origin must always be saffron from the current harvest, since it loses quality over the years.

The Spices Are Delicious

Whilst Med food is not “hot” like asian food they do use simple herbs and spices such as bay leaves, cilantro ( coriander ), parsley, rosemary, garlic, pepper and cinnamon to add so much flavour… rarely will you need to reach for the salt shaker. Some have health benefits, too. Coriander and rosemary, for example, have disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients.

You Can Have Wine

A glass of vino with meals is common in many Mediterranean countries and Spain is no exception (and so cheap!), where dining is often leisurely and social. Some studies suggest that for some people, up to one glass a day for women and two for men may be good for your heart! And despite the wine snobs aversion to Spanish wine, there is excellent quality and variety to choose from and priced a fraction of French or Australian wines.

Research Sources:  Spain.info / Wikipedia /  WebMD /

Hondón Villas on YouTube

Well seems that the Hondon area is getting better known and it’s residents are keen to show you what they are doing and what is going on here in the Hondon Valley…. many people have uploaded their videos of local fiestas, events, concerts, markets, bars and restaurants.

If you search HONDON VILLAS on YouTube there’s quite a lot of videos to see (of varying quality and interest). Look out for the ones about the local fiestas in the local villages of Hondon de las Nieves, Hondon de los Frailes, La Canalosa, La Romana and Aspe.

  • Please subscribe to our Hondón Villas YouTube Video Channel:
    » Visit YouTube (Hondon Property Videos)
  • Also see our array of websites for local information, property buying and selling tips and house tours.

www.hondonvillas.net – Main Hondon Property Sales
www.hondondelasnieves.co.uk (Hondon blog and news)
www.albateravillas.co.uk – Villas for sale in Albatera
www.hondon.co.uk – Hondon & Costa Blanca Tourist
www.hondonvalleyrentals.com – Hondon rental property

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Google + : https://plus.google.com/+HondonVillasHondón/

Hondón grapes and more grapes!

Grape Bagging in HondonThe Hondón Valley is to have a bumper grape harvest despite the reported activities of high numbers of wild rabbits!

Harvest time does seem to vary a lot across the Hondon valley and the Costa Blanca. Near Hondón de las Nieves it seems to be anywhere between September and New Year. The late grapes are used for the New Year Celebrations when the Spanish tradition is to eat “12 grapes and drink cava” to the toll of the midnight bells.

The grape harvest creates about 10,000 temporary jobs across the Costa Blanca and local growers have had a good year, despite a new “plague” of wild rabbits which have threatened the harvest in some areas. The early and heavy spring rains and glorious summer sun has created some fat juicy grapes this year. The farmers are generally happy. Although many acres have been changed to more profitable market garden crops such as spring onions and chillies in recent years.

In the main they grow table grapes in the areas of Novelda, Aspe, Hondón de los Frailes, Hondón de las Nieves, La Montanosa Urb, La Romana, Monforte del Cid and Agost. (most wine grapes are grown further north in the Jumilla / Pinoso areas).

You will see millions & millions of grapes wrapped in paper bags to protect the grapes until they are picked from September onwards. Last year production in the Hondón region was more than 40,000 tons according to the Spanish newspaper “La Informacion”.

SO EAT MORE GRAPES – They are good for you and the local economy!

Hondon La Montanosa – Exclusive 4 Bed Villa

Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market this EXCLUSIVE Villa for sale. Ref #801 is a well presented detached property with beautiful mountain views located on the Urbanisation La Montanosa

The property has an open terrace leading into a spacious lounge and dining area with wood burning stove, a fitted kitchen, 2bedrooms, 1bathroom on the ground floor and a further two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.

Externally the property boasts a private pool, a covered terrace, mature gardens and a solarium.

MORE DETAILS HERE…

The “Pelicano” and the Almonds

The Good Life in Hondon – Almond Harvest:

If you already live in the Hondon Valley, then you will know that we are surrounded with acres and acres of agricultural delights such as almonds, olives, grapes and many market garden vegetables. Delicious ! … read more below the video …

Well the local farmers are already (End of August/ September) harvesting the almonds in the area. Many of the small farms are still using the labour intensive net & sticks method to collect the tasty nuts we all love.

But more often these days the bigger farms hire a team equipped with tractors and the “Pelicano” attachment to shake the tree of it’s riches!

If you haven’t seen this “Tree Shaker” gadget we were lucky enough to briefly video them nearby. How quick are they?

You’ll see the tractor attachment can back-up to the almond tree, clasp its large hopper around the trunk and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE !!! Then empty its lovely bounty into the nearby containers. Easy and efficient.

It sure beats the old net and stick method!