#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/

#332 Villa in Hondon Frailes [Drone Footage]

#332 : EXCLUSIVE! Immaculate Villa for Sale in Frailes, Spain
+++++ with NEW LEGAL DRONE FOOTAGE +++++

Watch Video on You Tube* > https://youtu.be/K1j48ktXOAM
Guide Price & More Details:
http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=332

3 bedroom 3 bathroom Villa – Walking Distance From Village

An immaculate detached 3 bed, 3 bathroom villa with swimming pool and outside kitchen, set in well maintained private gardens within walking distance from the delightful village of Hondón de los Frailes. This villa also includes many extras such as gas central heating, A/C, alarm, electric gates, pergola, shed, and many more.

Key Property Points

Detached Villa • Private swimming pool • Fully fitted modern kitchen • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) • Outside fully fitted kitchen • Outside bathroom • Gas central heating • Alarm • A/C • Easy maintenance gardens • Solar heated water • Fly nets at all windows • Ceiling fans • Carport • Electric gates •

*Hondon Villas are the first local agent to use legally registered, insured and approved Drone Pilots in the Hondon Valley.

Semana Santa 2018 Elche

Easter in Spain is a very special time.  Your local city or town will have some kind of festival, mostly religious. The parades are amazing, some solemn and very serious but others colourful and joyous. You should see them. YouTube has many Semana Santa videos to watch, including Elche and Alicante, the nearest cities to the Hondon Valley.

Over the Easter period, thirty one brotherhoods made up of about 7,000 devotees participate in Elche’s Holy Week processions. They organise and enact 33 processions starting on the morning of Palm Sunday and concluding on Resurrection Sunday. There are parades, beautiful floats, ceremonies, drum bands, music and food. Many many children dress up and march too. 100,000’s of people attend to make a great atmosphere.

» Check the Elche Tourist website.

The procession of Palm Sunday was declared of International Tourist Interest on July 22, 1997.

Palm Sunday and dates back to 15th century with the foundation of the religious brotherhood known as La Cofradía de la Sangre de Cristo. The Municipal Council of Elche agreed to allocate the celebration to include processions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following. It’s a long one!

Elche Semana Santa
Elche Semana Santa Procession (Costa Blanca Org)

Cristo Nazareno (Christ of Nazareth) can be seen carried in the “Passion of Christ” parade on Good Friday. Also the festival goers will see images of Our Lady known as the La Virgen de la Soledad. Elche’s main cathedral of Santa Maria is a focal point of course. The city looks great and welcomes tourists.

The white palms procession on Palm Sunday has its origins in Jerusalem, where it was celebrated as a reminder of the triumphal entry of The Lord into the Holy City.  During the Middle Ages this procession acquired great importance occupying the centre of the celebration with white palm also introduced into the procession of bouquets. it is also the custom to hang blessed palms on people’s balconies of  Elche. This custom is a symbol of protection of the house, as the palm has been blessed.

Also, you can visit the “Mercado de Palma Blanca”, and other attractions, bars, restaurants in the week before and after Palm Sunday. Enjoy a day in Elche over Easter… it’s a real treat into Spanish culture and family life.

Hondon… The Good Life: Part 1 Natural Beauty

Peaceful, Friendly, Warm and surrounded by Scenic Beauty.

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. For decades they have grown an abundance of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives (the main economy).

Hondon’s Grapes & Almonds

The area is well known for its Grape Vines, Wine and Almond Groves. It is sometimes called ‘The Valley of the Vines’. For the ramblers the mountain climb / walks are a superb way of experiencing fresh air, exercise, rural Spain and incredible vistas.

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!

INTERESTED? CONTACT HONDON VILLAS:
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/

Hondon… The Good Life: Part 2 Market Day

One of the nicest days to visit the Hondon Valley is on Market Day, every Saturday in the lovely Hondon de las Nieves. You can shop for fresh produce or clothes, meet with friends for drinks or just enjoy the tranquil ambience over a brandy, coffee or a tostado or tapa. Hondon Villas wish you The Good Life!

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. 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!

INTERESTED? CONTACT HONDON VILLAS:
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/

Seeing Stars!

As a local based business we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy property through us are happy and content at all stages. Afterall they will be part of the Hondon community. We aim to make sure  they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. So it is always a pleasure to get some positive feedback. 


“An excellent professional company. My husband Phil and I experienced Maureen as caring, honest, genuine and constantly helpful. We would highly recommend this company and would like to extend our gratitude to Maureen & her team. ” : E Chadwick.

“You are awesome girls! Special Thankś to Maureen trying to find us our dream house. You have done more than enough and not an easy mission to find us a house. To compare to the other agents Hondon Villas is simply the best. Trustable and quality service in every way.  We will always will recommend you!” : M Nyland

“We can’t thank Mo and the team enough for all their help and advice during our settling in period. The professionalism, motivation and genuine desire to meet their client’s needs has convinced us that we made the right choice over all the other agents we contacted. Keep up the good work!”  : B Sangster


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Professional Estate AgentHaving arrived in Spain in 2005, Maureen from Hondon Villas, secured a successful sales position with Med Sea Estates Ltd, an established and key property finder and inspections tour operator in the Costa Blanca South.

Maureen’s history in real estate goes back over 30 years, including her own successful Property Sales business in Leeds, UK and managers for the Halifax, Your Move, Bairstow Eves, Browns and Manning Staintons. No-one in the Hondón Valley area has such a pedigree.

Hondon.Co.Uk was established in 2007 by Maureen’s husband looking for a back-up plan with the pending global downturn. The Hondon Valley had seen such growth that of course there would be a need to re-sell properties in the future. Thus Hondon Villas was “born” to serve an international client base to both buyers and sellers. And to do this in Maureen’s winning formula of a friendly, honest and knowledgeable manner.

We are here to help.

Hondon Villas knowledgeable team all live in the Hondon Valley areas and so are well placed to offer buyers local advice on the area, suitable properties, and the legal aspects of buying and living in this tranquil and typically rural part of Spain. Clients who buy via Hondon Villas often become our friends and neighbours. (see our testimonials above).

We pride ourselves on making your buying experience as stress free as possible. Be assured that all of our properties are checked by experts before the notary to ensure that they are 100% legal with all documentation and licenses in place.

As we guide you and hand hold you through your property tours and purchase,  experienced multilingual lawyers will act on your behalf and the transaction carried out in the language of your choice.

Real Estate Code of ConductOf course we are always available throughout the whole buying process, from your initial property search on-line, cross-country calls, to viewings, the offer process, conveyancing and completion at the notary.

And as our previous clients can vouch for, our job does not finish at the notary. We make ourselves available to you as you settle into your new Spanish home, pointing you in the right direction, helping with move in, local networks and try to make your transition to Spanish life as simple as possible.

Hondon Villas are a legal and registered business with our main office and staff in the main plaza of Hondon de los Frailes. We are also proud members of the AIPP an association initiated to maintain the very highest standards of the real estate industry in Europe.

Spanish Real Estate – Brexit Buy or Sell?

Brexit … groan! As important as this historic event was and is likely to be in the next few years we are tired of hearing about it? But we cannot ignore it.

But or Sell in the Hondon Valley post Brexit

Well…. despite some jittery nerves after the UK Brexit vote in 2016, thankfully Brexit does not (as yet at least) seemed to have had a negative outcome on Brits buying property in Spain.

Without doubt Hondon Villas have had an incredible start to 2018 as in 2017 so we can say for now that people are buying here in Hondon despite Brexit. The charm  and value property of the Hondon Valley does still seem to inspire our prospects to want to live or holiday here.

We know from many studies and stats that the British are still by far the biggest group of foreign buyers of Spanish property, almost double the next biggest group – the French. Great news for the Real Estate sector and indeed for Spanish home sellers and the Spanish Government who rely on us for a massive part of the national income. Whilst it is nowhere near the heady heights of the pre-crash boom, things still look rosy in Spanish Real Estate.

We also know that many buyers who had designs to move to Spain are bringing forward their new life in fear of Brexit making it harder later.

“We decided to make our move sooner rather than later, as it may not be so easy in the future after Brexit,” says Natalie, 47, a primary-school teacher.”

Of course There are many factors on when or why people want to invest abroad… not just Brexit. For example there is a strong correlation between British demand for Spanish property and the strength of the pound against the Euro.   TIP: So Brits selling to return to the UK might want to do their sums as often the Euro to Sterling exchange rate can make up ground on any sales loss, especially if you bought in the boom years when GBP was 1.45+ €s.

But 100% it’s still a buyer’s market as supply by far outweighs demand. So sellers will likely not get the asking price they want as typically all buyers will make a reduced offer. Certainly in Hondon just about every house sold in recent years does not achieve the price the vendor thinks they can get. Many sellers with prices too high have had to wait years to sell and then only to reduce the price anyway.

Idealista have published that on average, buyers of Spanish Property offer 20.9% less than the vendor wants.

» Our reduced price Hondon Villas can be seen on this page

Hondon Valley Property AgentWe believe in general that this is to be expected and we ALWAYS advise sellers to keep their guide price as realistic as possible or you could be waiting a long time! Too many people proclaim “I’m not giving it away” but more often than not they have to accept it in the end.

So as a seller you should be prepared to negotiate and lower your guide price. The simple fact is that the Spanish Real Estate market has been depressed for nearly 10 years but it is definitely looking better, albeit slowly slowly.

Speak to Maureen or Jacquie for advise if you are unsure on what to ell your Hondon property for. 

 

Thanks to Mark Stücklin (Spanish Property Insight) for helping with this article.

Driving in Spain : Roundabouts

Spanish Highway CodeIf you have driven in Spain already you’ll know it can be frustrating and bewildering. It has also been known to induce Road-Rage! Why is it so hard to grasp?

Apparently the Spanish “Highway Code” (Codigo de Trafico y Seguridad Vial (pdf)) is about 1000 pages long! (in Spanish of course). So realistically you will not read it and judging by experience not many locals have read it either.

Is it any different in other countries? There will be cause and blame from both locals and foreigners not familiar with Spain’s road laws and of there can be the usual disregard for other road user’s safety.

So what about Roundabouts in Spain?

Drivers here already know one of the most hair-raising driving situations here in Spain is usually at roundabouts. It can sometimes feel more like the fair-ground dodgems and a free-for-all guessing game of lane changing. Of course a lot of drivers do not even signal their intentions (lazy!). So you need to be very careful of other drivers on “glorietas” when driving in Spain.

Driving in Spain : Glorietas
Driving in Spain : Glorietas (click to enlarge)

It should be quite simple: Under normal circumstances you should always exit the roundabout from the right hand lane.

Remember that you must stay to the right and drive as far to the right as possible when travelling around a roundabout in Spain. The right hand lane is the normal driving lane. Try and think of the roundabout as a normal road that has curves.  Have a look at the graphic above:  Car A and Car B is good driving but C, D and E is bad driving and could impede others drivers or worse still cut-off or force an accident.

If (due to traffic or lane markings approaching the roundabout) you need to enter the roundabout in a left/middle lane then ensure you still move over (and signal) to the right lane in time to exit the roundabout ( like CAR B ).

The principals are similar to the UK rules but of course in Spain we drive on the right.

The main thing is to be very aware of other drivers as unfortunately far too many do not know the above rules… you will be cut-off and will see many near-misses on Spanish roundabouts! Keep calm!

Hondon Property is on UK TV

Nigel and Jane, from The Wirral (UK) have recently relocated to this beautiful area of Spain, the Hondon Valley to start a new life in the sun.

Nigel and Jane, Barbarroja

They bought their 5 bedroom B&B villa in Barbarroja through Hondon Villas in 2017 as a new challenge and change of life style.

The refurbishment of the property is to a high standard and now “La Casa Blanca” is open for business. It’s beautiful, welcoming and set in a wonderful location with views extraordinaire!

You can watch their “moving” story on the Channel 4 series “A New Life In The Sun”. Nigel and Jane are featured in Episode 11 on Monday 26th Feb’ 2018 at 4pm (or repeats). Or you might be able see them on All4 Catch-up.

Website > https://www.bedandbreakfastlacasablanca.com/
TV > http://www.channel4.com/programmes/a-new-life-in-the-sun