This weekend, the sun reached its highest point in the sky, we had our longest day and summer officially started in the northern hemisphere. It was also, very happily, the weekend that the ‘state of alarm’ officially ended in Spain. Until further notice, we will now live under the rather awkwardly-named “new normal”, but in Andalucia, this will not be quite the same as in the rest of the country.Continue reading “The end of “estado de alarma” and the welcome start of summer”
If you’ve been thinking about following your dreams and buying a (holiday) home in the Spanish sunshine, but have a limited budget, you may think that your ‘place in the sun’ is still out of reach… Wrong! We have 10 village houses in the heart of our beautiful Lecrin Valley, ready to move into right now, for €85,000 or less!Continue reading “Find your future home in the Lecrin Valley for €85K or less!”
In 2018, we sold this lovely couple from The Netherlands an existing business with holiday accommodation on the outskirts of Durcal in the Lecrin Valley. Eighteen months later, we pay them a visit to see how they have found working and living in Spain and dealing with the unfortunate current circumstances with the Covid travel restrictions.Continue reading “Alphons and Rogier: a year on from taking the plunge!”
If you’re searching for a project, or piece of land on which to build your own slice of Lecrin Valley heaven, then this fantastic plot in the centre of Restabal with existing planning permission could be just what you’ve been looking for!Continue reading “Build your dream home on this fantastic plot in Restabal!”
Sadly, this year we will not be able to celebrate the festival in honour of the Virgin de Fátima (Our Lady of Fatima), but At Home in Andalusia’s Danielle Gouwens has been up to ermita to take photos of this wonderful place.Continue reading “Barrio El Cerro and Virgin de Fátima”
I hope that you are all well and that it will not be too long before we see each other again in person in the sunny Lecrin Valley. In the meantime, I thought I should give you an update on the fast-moving conditions here as we move towards a new normality…Continue reading “On our way to the new normality”
Easter will have turned out differently for most of us this year: no family gatherings, empty streets, empty beaches, worries about your own health and that of your loved ones, and perhaps financial and economic concerns.
You may be wondering what this will mean for the plans you’ve made in relation to future holidays and, for some of you, for your future emigration to Spain and what this all means for the property market.Continue reading “The likely effects of lockdown on the Spanish property market”
If you’re a keen rambler or just an occasional walker, you may have heard of the GR-7, a famous walking route that extends throughout Europe, passing through some of the most beautiful countryside our continent has to offer. You may not know, however, that part of the GR-7 goes through our own, very lovely Lecrin Valley.Continue reading “Walking the GR-7 trail through the Lecrin Valley”
In The Lecrin Valley we are a week into the lockdown and it feels like a lifetime ago that we could leave the house to socialise, go for a run, cycle or climb a mountain, to meet friends for a stroll or a drink and tapas in the local pub and chat about the important and not so important things in life. Continue reading “Life in Quarantine in the Lecrin Valley”
Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, in order to stop the spread of the virus, Spain has announced a 15-day lockdown and we have all been asked to stay indoors, unless for essential journeys. We will therefore not be undertaking viewings on houses in the coming 15 days.
Continue reading “Temporary suspension of viewings due to Coronavirus lockdown”