Holiday homes in Spain could be the answer as prices of Spanish holidays set to soar in 2018

Holiday homes in Spain could be the answer as prices of Spanish holidays set to soar in 2018

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  • 2018 summer holidays bookings to Spain skyrocketing (Loveholidays.com)
  • Rise in hotel demand will cause up to 10% price spike (Thomas Cook)
  • Costs of hotels and international flights set to jump by 3.7% and 3.5% (Carlson Wagonlit)
  • Holiday homes more attractive and viable than ever (Taylor Wimpey España).

With Spain on course to enjoy another record year for tourism, it’s looking likely that the Iberian nation, just 2 hours from the UK, will remain the number one holiday choice for Brits again in 2018.

According to booking platform, loveholidays.com, demand for holidays in Spain for summer 2018 is already higher than it was for this summer. But with this huge interest Spain, British tourists might have to break the bank to afford Spanish holidays this coming year.

Experts, including the chief executive of tour operator Thomas Cook, have warned that the price of a Spanish holiday could rise by as much as 10% in 2018 due to increased demand for budget flights, the call for hotel beds outstripping supply and the fall of sterling against the euro driving operational costs ever higher.

Indeed, the Carlson Wagonlit Travel report forecasts that the cost of hotels will jump by 3.7% and flights will globally increase by 3.5% in 2018.

As peak holiday seasons get busier and more expensive, increasing tourists are missing out on first-choice accommodation in Spain and are seeking another way to guarantee their ideal holiday.

Taylor Wimpey España’s, Spain’s leading developer established for almost 60 years, is seeing a steady number of enquiries from Brits who traditionally holiday in Spain but now want to make that holiday a more secure and permanent experience.

 

“As the costs of travelling and holidaying in Spain look set to sky-rocket in the coming year, the appeal of owning your own home in Spain and being sure of staying in the location and accommodation you desire is growing. There are homes for every budget here in Spain; you can turn that dream into a reality.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Taylor Wimpey España’s, Spain’s leading developer established for almost 60 years, is seeing a steady number of enquiries from Brits who traditionally holiday in Spain but now want to make that holiday a more secure and permanent experience.

One new development, located on the ever-popular holiday destination that is the Costa Blanca, in one of the most exclusive areas of Torrevieja, is attracting plenty of attention.

From just €189,000 +VAT, La Recoleta III’s 2 or 3 bedroom apartments boast a well-designed layout, each with a private terrace with owners able to enjoy beautiful views over the Mediterranean Sea, swimming pool and private gardens of the development.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/  for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

 

 

Sustainable living gains ground with luxury eco-homes from Taylor Wimpey España

Sustainable living gains ground with luxury eco-homes from Taylor Wimpey España

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  • Eco-friendly credentials increase property values up to 38% (CBRE Residential)
  • 82% of UK buyers are willing to pay more for a sustainable residence (CBRE Residential)
  • Taylor Wimpey España deliver new homes in an eco-friendly environment

Many UK citizens are warming to the idea of being more environmentally conscious when purchasing a new property.  As eco-homes are not just for those in search of an organic lifestyle, luxury homebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey España are delivering them too. A variety of eco-friendly developments are now bursting onto the market for the growing number of international buyers flocking to Spain.

According to CBRE Residential, eco-friendly credentials can increase the value of a property by up to 38% as 8 out 10 UK buyers are ready to pay more for an eco-home. Going green is increasingly an experience that home buyers want to take, even if it means digging deeper into the pockets.

Committed to always delivering what clients want and remaining cutting-edge, leading Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España is expending their portfolio of eco-friendly homes to meet these demands.

“It has taken time and careful research to create the perfect collection of homes situated in an eco-friendly environment where potential buyers can enjoy healthy living.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Launched on the Costa del Sol, in one of the most exclusive areas of Benahavis, unique Botanic residence is comprised of 92 homes in accordance with the criteria of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture.

The luxury eco-friendly homes are constructed at different ground levels and the buildings, which hold a B energy certificate, are crowned by spacious penthouses with a modern design and spectacular solariums. All rooms are south-facing so the large open windows can enjoy stunning views from the sea and be open to the autumn sun.

The fully landscaped areas are a significant part of Botanic’s design, fully respecting the wide variety of fauna and indigenous flora in the area, with vertical gardens and green corridors which subtlety link each property and envelop the development within a unique natural environment.

Sustainable homes at Taylor Wimpey España don’t stop with the building though as they are delivered with eco-friendly appliances – they have a minimum energy consumption – holding a ‘B’ energy certificate- and use solar panels, high quality insulation and sound-proofing. And with prices from £329,000 +VAT (€365,000), UK buyers can get the green experience at an affordable price.

“Most people are looking for a simpler lifestyle that allows time to connect with the natural world and that’s exactly what Botanic offers. We are pleased to unveil a new phase of Botanic, which is proving very popular; 65% has been already sold off plan! With minimal environmental impact, these new homes at our Botanic site have an unusual asset that is certain to attract buyers. “

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 But it is not just about the aesthetic as the environment in which residents live in is also influencing the quality of their lives. La Floresta Sur, in Elviria, close to Marbella, is also an ideal base as the development is situated in striking surroundings, which have been declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO and benefits from stunning views towards the oak and pine forest as well as towards the sea.

The spacious apartments are perfectly situated near Elviria beach to appreciate the area’s gorgeous scenery, from the scented forest of oaks and pines to the dazzling shimmer of the sea. With prices from £176,000 +VAT (€195,000), all owners at La Floresta Sur will live in a healthy environment with better breathing, access to pure water and lots of trees for natural beauty.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/  for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

5 reasons to make Malaga your next autumn getaway

5 reasons to make Malaga your next autumn getaway

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While autumn in the UK conjures up images of grey clouds and drizzly rain, autumn days in Malaga, located in southern Spain, are still exotically warm with temperatures often no less than 20c making it the finest time to visit for a final blast of sunshine not too far from home.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España, which operates in the Malaga area, shares his top 5 reasons why you should visit the region this autumn.

  1. It enjoys perfect weather for an autumn break

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers a pleasant climate with year-round warm temperatures. For those looking to enjoy a break under blue skies, it is the best destination as it enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year. With these ideal conditions, visitors can play golf, stroll around the city or hit the beach year-round with the cooler autumn climes making sightseeing more enjoyable.

 

  1. It’s a gastronomic and cultural delight!

Malaga’s reputation lies above all on its cultural identity and autumn brings a large number of fairs and festivals to the province. Beyond the summer months, the city offers many traditional food festivals with autumn bringing chestnuts, grapes and ‘aguardente’ (brandy) to the table.

Also well-known for being Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga has a rich cultural heritage and a short stroll will bring visitors to the finest art exhibitions in the Picasso Museum or the regenerated Carmen Thyssen Museum. Without the usual queues during peak season, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the enchanting attractions that the city offers. Roads will now be clear if you want to that perfect photo from the majestic monument La Manquita!

 

  1. It’s easily accessible

With Malaga being just a couple of hours’ flight from the UK, long autumn weekends abroad are easily achievable.  Whether booked ahead or not, fights are more affordable in autumn than during the peak summer season and as Malaga airport is the third largest in Spain, there are countless low-cost airlines flying into the city from across the UK. Travel platform GoEuro has even ranked Malaga as the top choice for an easy commute from the airport to the beach!

 

  1. It’s golfing heaven

There are a huge number of golf courses in Spain with the finest being on the Costa del Sol. Malaga boasts world class golf courses including La Cala Golf Resort and the region hosts numerous national and international championships. The playing conditions are impeccable and with Malaga province having one of the longest coastlines in the country, many courses offer sea-views. Taylor Wimpey España’s newest golf complex development, Horizon Golf, boasts breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. At this time of year, great golfing package deals can be arranged as fares fall within ‘mid-season’ rates – it’s simply a golfer’s paradise!

 

  1. It’s a property hotspot

Experiencing Malaga doesn’t have to happen just once a year, it’s the perfect location to own a holiday home. Being both a winter and summer sun destination, the region is topping the list for property investment.

With coastal properties always in high demand, Taylor Wimpey España has unveiled a new phase of Horizon Golf, which offers 48 apartments and 55 townhouses. The housing development is comprised of 2-3 bedroom apartments priced from £245,000 + VAT (280,000€).

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

 

 

The lap of luxury: Inside some of Taylor Wimpey España’s most luxurious homes

The lap of luxury: Inside some of Taylor Wimpey España’s most luxurious homes

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  • A holiday home through Taylor Wimpey España averages £350,000.
  • Number of homes completed rose to 30% compared to 2016.
  • The most expensive villa so far in 2017 was sold just under €1 million.
Spain is notoriously one of the most enquired about destinations for Brits buying holiday homes abroad. Whether it’s a detached villa, a stylish penthouse or simply a duplex perfect for a retreat, the Spanish second home market attracts all types but increasingly its more affluent buyers that are seeking that dream place in the Spanish sun.
Indeed, leading housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España has seen buyer budgets’ rise over the past 18 – 24 months by an average of 10%. Today a Taylor Wimpey España home in Spain will cost on average (£350.000).
So what’s fuelling this rise in spending?
According to Taylor Wimpey España, which has been selling homes in Spain for almost 60 years, the rise is primarily accounted for by the sale of properties within more luxurious (and hence expensive) new developments to affluent overseas buyers.
Looking at the first quarter of 2017 for instance, there was an increase in customer reservations for Taylor Wimpey España’s most lavish properties such as Serenity or Casa Vinyes Hills located on the exclusive island of Mallorca.
In total, the leading British developer completed nearly 30% more properties across Spain in H1 2017 than H1 2016, and grew their order book by nearly 2%.
“Even though prices might be rising buyers are prepared to pay more as they know that Spanish property remains some of the best value within Europe. Buyers from across the globe are taking an interest in what Spanish bricks & mortar can offer, both as an investment and as a lifestyle. We are seeing more and more buyers coming to Spain with bigger budgets, looking for more luxurious and high specification homes which we at Taylor Wimpey España are more than happy to deliver.”
 
Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España
In terms of where these wealthy buyers are looking, the enquiries that Marc and the team at Taylor Wimpey España receive are primarily for specific, high value areas of Marbella of the Costa del Sol, Nova Santa Ponsa and Port Andratx in Mallorca and Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca. And it is due to this growing demand that Taylor Wimpey España has launched new luxury developments in these areas.
 Significant price increases have also been seen on Mallorca which is turning the heads of wealthy individuals, here the average price of properties has reached £375,000 + VAT.
“When it comes to location, one of our most popular Spanish spots with Brits is the jewel of the Mediterranean – Mallorca. Mallorquin property prices have always been on average higher than the mainland, primarily due to restrictions on land availability, but having been operational on the island for almost 60 years now, we are in a unique position to still be able to secure prime plots upon which to build the most of luxurious homes.”
Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España
 

This year, Marina Golf situated in south-west of Mallorca was the location of the most expensive property available through Taylor Wimpey España. Customers could acquire spacious villas from 145 m², complete with 30 m² private terrace, large gardens to enjoy warm Mediterranean evenings and a swimming pool twice the standard size. Each townhouse comprised three bedrooms and three bathrooms with air conditioning, all available from £531,000 + VAT . The most expensive one was sold at £880,000 + VAT.
In order to ensure the maximum amount of light, these properties are also southwest facing so the sun can be enjoyed for most of the day and just 30 minutes’ drive to Palma international airport.
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com 

for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.
Record number of UK expats spend their silver years in Spain

Record number of UK expats spend their silver years in Spain

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  • Number of British residents aged 65 or over in Spain has doubled (ONS)
  • 40% of British residents in Spain are retired (ONS)
  • Majority of UK buyers of Spanish homes are 50-65 years old (Taylor Wimpey España)

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that Spain is home to more UK expats aged 65 or over than the UK is home to Spanish citizens.

The number of British elderly living in Spain has doubled in a decade having reached now 121,000 and with the majority of UK expats relocating to Spain for retirement, there is a steady increase in British expats receiving their state pension upon Spanish shores.

“When it comes to who is moving and living in Spain, over the last decade we have witnessed the marked growth of those of retirement age choosing to relocate. We now receive more the double the number of enquiries from this demographic than we did 10 years ago, a trend which the ONS data also reflects.  “

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Concerns about the freeze of state pension post-Brexit have also been wiped out as the government has stated that British pensioners will continue to have their state pension increase. And with Pension Awareness Day fast approaching, interest from British pensioners to relocate in Spain is believed by many not to slow down in the near future with many UK pensioners retire in Spain. In 2016, 40% of the 300,000 British citizens living in Spain were retired, according to ONS figures.

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which offers a range of second homes on Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, has also seen an increase in the number of UK buyers aged 50-65 years old.

“The majority of British buyers we welcome here to Spain are aged 50 – 65 years old; those who are lucky enough to have retired early but more often than not, those thinking ahead and planning for their silver years in the Spanish sun.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

 

In Costa del Sol, where half of Taylor Wimpey España‘s clients are from the UK, golf complex development Horizon Golf receives particular interest from older buyers. Located just 30 minutes from Malaga airport, ease of access from the UK is a big draw which the development’s extensive on site amenities including golf courses offer both the amenities and community aspects that buyers looking to relocate for retirement are often seeking.

“In response to demand from UK buyers looking for retirement properties, we are delighted to present our latest residential golf project on the Costa del Sol. Horizon Golf has the perfect environment for retirees as it offers a spa, hotel and golf course all close to the residential areas. We see in FBD Hotel & Resorts a strategic partner and the signing of our fourth collaboration is further evidence of renewed confidence in the real estate market in southern Spain. “

Javier Ballester CEO at Taylor Wimpey Spain

The new Horizon Golf complex is comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced apartments and 3 bed homes which boast breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. Price start from £380,000 (410.000€) + VAT.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visithttp://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

 

4 most popular places to buy a second home in Spain

4 most popular places to buy a second home in Spain

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Spanish tourism continues to break records this year as INE reports that the Iberian nation welcomed over 10.5 million tourists in July 2017 – 10% more than last year’s figures. British visitors were the largest group, accounting for over 2.3 million arrivals during the month.

And as Brits return from their summer holidays to the unpredictable British weather, buying a holiday home in Spain becomes ever more tempting. The Mediterranean lifestyle, great year-round climate and cheap flights – it’s no wonder that over the last decade, Spain has been the most popular location for Brits looking to own property overseas.

For buyers, location is crucial however. Over the summer, Spain’s leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana has seen particular interest from British buyers in these four favourite spots:

  1. Torrevieja

Visitors have once again been hooked by the charms of Torrevieja, topping the list as the most popular destination for a second home this summer. This town in the southern part of the Costa Blanca, located in the Alicante province, is one of the area’s most favoured destinations with white sandy beaches, affordable holiday homes and Alicante International Airport an easy 45-minute drive away.

 

      2. Marbella

For those looking for the ultimate holiday home in Spain then it must be Marbella, the property hotspot on the Costa del Sol.

A firm favourite with A (to Z-list!) celebrities, sportsmen and women, entrepreneurs, couples and families alike, Marbella, just 40 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport, takes the number 2 spot.

With superb flight connections year round and even more coming (Air Baltic has announced new routes for summer 2018) not to mention luxury penthouses such as La Floresta Sur, from Taylor Wimpey España available from €202,000 + VAT, it’s not hard to see why buyers flock here year after year.

 

      3. Mijas

Many holidaymakers fall in love with this holiday hotspot as they are never far from the sea or a golf course. Situated on the Costa del Sol as it has the perfect setting for capturing the international growing demand for second homes with amenities on hand.

The new Horizon Golf complex typifies the high-end properties buyers can purchase in Mijas. In partnership with FBD Hotels and Resorts, Taylor Wimpey España has unveiled a new phase of this development comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced homes, which boast breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. Price start from £380,000 + VAT (410.000€).

 

     4. Calviá 

 

Mallorca is a destination that has grown and grown in popularity over the years as it offers the perfect sunny escape for international holiday makers and home owners alike. The preferred holiday destination of the Spanish Royal Family and the location of numerous A-listers’ second homes, Mallorca is known for its exclusive feel.

 

Mallorca is also home to the Taylor Wimpey España head office and whilst the developer boasts numerous premium sites across the island, it is properties in Calviá, in the south west corner, that have been the most requested this summer.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

 

60 second interview: Marc Pritchard of Taylor Wimpey España talks about his great love for Mallorca and its property market

60 second interview: Marc Pritchard of Taylor Wimpey España talks about his great love for Mallorca and its property market

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How long have you been on Mallorca?

I have been living here for 25 years. My very first memories of Mallorca are of a wonderful family holiday I had with my parents back in 1975. It was love at first sight, is all I can say!

 

What made you fall in love with the island?

There are many reasons why I fell for Mallorca; the coastline is truly stunning with amazing 200 beaches, many of which boast Blue Flags, all over the island. I enjoy spending time on Mallorca’s best beaches and doing watersports – windsurfing being my favourite.

But I must admit the passionate Mallorquin people were a key factor in choosing Mallorca as my home.

Mallorca has a special hold on me – it’s where I met my wife, started my career in property, and it’s the place my family and I call home.

 

Who’s currently buying in the island?

At Taylor Wimpey España we sell properties across Mallorca to a wide range of international buyers with the German, British, Swedes and Swiss being the most active, particularly buying townhouses and apartments. As foreign investment is set to break a new record this year according to a recent JLL report, we expect the growth in international buyers to continue at Taylor Wimpey España.

 

What is the average price point and where do investors buy?

It depends on the area but as an average across the island, it’s currently around 415,000€ + VAT (£385,000). Our advantage is the variety and affordability of developments we offer. Bahia San Pere is quite unique on Mallorca having a superb location in the unspoiled north east and selling prices of around 215,000€ + VAT (£200,000) for a brand new, two bed apartment.

On the other hand, there are no new developments available in the hugely popular south west of Mallorca for this price at all. Prices in this area range from around 390,000€ – 940,000€ + VAT (£360,000 – £875,000) for three bed apartments or townhouses.

 

What has been the Taylor Wimpey España’s biggest success so far this year on Mallorca?  

It’s definitely been the sales success on all our current projects that has been the biggest achievement for us on the island so far. It has specifically been the case for the developments Marina Golf and Bahia San Pere. Having been building here for almost six decades, we know the Spanish market inside out. Thus, we are focused on offering only the properties most highly sought after by our clients – quality builds in quality locations.

 

What new development in the pipeline can we look forward to for the rest of this year and 2018?

We are looking to release two new developments on Mallorca this autumn. One on the east coast in Cala D’Or (two bed apartments at very competitive prices) and a further site in the south of the island for three bed detached villas, again at very competitive prices. Further to this there are a number of new sites in the pipeline for 2018.

 

What is your outlook on the Mallorca market in 2018?

Generally, Mallorca has enjoyed a positive 2017 so far. Property is selling steadily and in some regions, very quickly. The increase in land values linked to limited availability might have an impact on house prices but despite that, for 2018, the outlook seems steady as the island will maintain its stronghold as a highly desirable destination.

 

What are your top 3 tips for anyone thinking of buying a home on Mallorca?

First, buy new and from Taylor Wimpey! It’s hassle free with a 10-year guarantee just as you would have in the UK. Then I would advise any buyers to take legal advice to ensure the purchase process is smooth. Finally, it is very important to explore the island first to find out for yourself which area suits you, your family and your needs best.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com  for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

 

 

Spain set for record breaking tourism & property investment levels in 2017

Spain set for record breaking tourism & property investment levels in 2017

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  • Record 36.3 million tourists visited Spain in H1 2017 (National Statistics Institute)
  • 2017 on course be the 8th record year of foreign buyer growth in Spain (JLL)
  • Number of foreign tourists using their own holiday homes for accommodation up 8.5% (INE)
  • German, Scandinavian, British and Russian buyers most active (Taylor Wimpey Espana)

 

Spain’s residential market continues to display good health with JLL forecasting 2017 to be the eighth consecutive year of foreign buyer growth.

Overseas buyers lavished €888 million on Spanish properties in H1 2017, smashing last year’s record of €330 million for the same period with total investment for 2017 expected to exceed €1 billion according to JLL.

In addition to foreign investment in property, the first half of 2017 has also been a record breaker for Spain’s tourism sector with the National Statistics Institute reporting that 36.3 million tourists visited between January and June, a whopping 12% rise compared to the same period in 2016.

The majority of those who visited (8.6 million) came from the UK, while 5.5 million were from Germany; a 9.1% and 10% rise over the same period last year respectively.

The National Statistics Institute has also highlighted an 8.5% increase in foreign tourists using non-market accommodation. The number of tourists visiting Spain using the housing of relatives, friends or their own is even higher than those using traditional market accommodation such as hotels or rental properties.

 

 “A decade on from the crisis and Spain’s property market is not only back on its feet but thriving. The appeals of owning a second property in Spain, be it to enjoy holidays with friends and family or to relocate to has endured and I have no doubt that the country will welcome another record year of international investment.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey Espana

 

In line with the observations made by JLL, Spain’s leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana, operational since 1958, is also seeing growth in international buyers.

To date in 2017, Taylor Wimpey Espana homes across Spain have been purchased by more than 15 different nationalities with German, Scandinavian, British and Russian buyers the most active. To meet with such diverse international buyer demand, Taylor Wimpey Espana’s website is now available in eight different languages.

The Balearic island of Mallorca is one Spanish destination attracting a great deal of interest both from tourists (a 20% increase in UK visitors was recorded in May this year compared to the same month in 2016) and foreign property buyers. Taylor Wimpey Espana’s exclusive new development Camp de Mar Beach, perfectly located in the south-west of the isle, just 30 minutes from Palma international airport, is receiving particular interest.

Enjoying direct beach access, this final phase of the hugely popular development consists of 3-bedroom Mediterranean style townhouses with underfloor heating, air-conditioning and solar paneled water heating as well as communal gardens and a large modern swimming pool.

Camp de Mar Beach is located in the heart of the well-known Andratx golf course and is surrounded by beautifully manicured fairways and greens. Prices start from €650,000 + VAT.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

 

Golf drives Mallorca’s tourism on course

Golf drives Mallorca’s tourism on course

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  • 6% increase in UK visitors to Mallorca (Jan – May 2017, Balearic Islands Tourism Board)
  • Mallorca remains a top tourism and golf hotspot (Taylor Wimpey Spain)
  • Taylor Wimpey Espana serve up the perfect golfing retreat in Mallorca

Mallorca continues to top the list of the favourite holiday hotspots Brits visiting Spain with the Balearic Islands Tourism Board reporting a huge jump in visitor numbers during the first part of 2017.

British arrivals to Mallorca were up by 17.6% year-on-year for the period January – May 2017 compared to the year before reports the Tourism Board. And with the summer season now underway, it seems the outlook for the remainder of 2017 is equally positive.

One area which is driving visitor levels even higher is sports tourism, especially golf, with many UK golfers choosing Mallorca to their overseas rounds rather than traditional Spanish mainland destinations or the Algarve.

Home to three world-class golf courses. Golf Son Gual S.L, Arabella Golf Son Vida and Canyamel Golf, Mallorca is already widely considered one of the best golfing hotspots with Pula Golf Course in the west and Son Antem in the south drawing many to practice their swing this season.

Indeed, the growth in sports tourism and golf in particular is so marked that housebuilders on the island including Taylor Wimpey Espana are seeing demand for holiday homes right on or very close to the top courses.

 

“For fans of the sport, golf properties provide the ideal base for any holiday or retirement plans with high quality facilities right on the doorstep. Buyers should consider properties near a golf course that is also considered a resort offering an array of additional facilities to keep the non-golf players in the party equally as happy. Spain’s plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season for exciting weekends away playing golf and a very popular rental opportunity.”

 Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Many potential buyers aim for locations such as Puerto de Andratx or Santa Ponsa for the perfect Mallorca home. Santa Ponsa is in a superb location, surrounded by some of the top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf.

 

Taylor Wimpey Espana’s latest development, Marina Golf, is perfectly located next to the Santa Ponsa III golf club and the resort has a residents’ club to appeal to all demographics – retirees, singles, golfers, non-golfers, permanent residents or vacation visitors. It is also near the coast, in an area dotted with beautiful coves and beaches and some of the island’s most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Adriano.

With prices starting from €590,000 + VAT, all properties at Marina Golf benefit from 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathrooms, double-glazing, security door, TV aerial and satellite dish. In the communal area there is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of owners, surrounded by a solarium area with views over the golf course.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

Spain remains top choice for British retirees as population doubles

Spain remains top choice for British retirees as population doubles

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  • Nearly half of British residents living in Spain are retired (ONS)
  • The number of British retirees living in Spain has doubled in 10 years (ONS)
  • 2017 set to be 5th consecutive record-breaking year for Spain’s tourism industry (INE)

New ONS data suggests that Brexit has not diminished the overseas retirement dream of British citizens.

Spain was home to 296,600 British citizens in 2016, with almost half (40%) of retirement age. In the last ten years, the number of those aged 65 and over has jumped from 56,291 in 2006 to 121,181 British residents in 2016.

With the older generation eager to while away their golden years in the sun, it is no surprise that Spain is so popular with retirees. As it is easily reachable, the tourism industry in Spain is thriving: the Frontier Tourism Survey from the National Institute of Statistics highlights that 2017 is set to be the fifth year of historical highs for Spain’s tourism industry. Since flight companies announce regularly new routes to Spain, its easy access makes it appealing for retirees. According to ONS figures, in 2016 643,000 visits were made to see family or friends.

“Here at Taylor Wimpey Spain we welcome the release of this new data by the ONS as it confirms the picture we are seeing here on the ground that Spain remains a top choice for Britons relocating with almost 300,000 British citizens calling Spain home.

“When it comes to who is moving and living in Spain, over the last decade we have witnessed the marked growth of those of retirement age choosing to relocate. We now receive more the double the number of enquiries from this demographic than we did 10 years ago, a trend which the ONS data also reflects.  ”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

The prospect of retiring to the playas of Spain has always been attractive to British citizens. In terms of location, Spanish leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España notes that the coastal province of Malaga on the Costa del Sol is the most popular location for older buyers: 50% of totals sales come from British buyers.

Taylor Wimpey España offers a range of properties suitable for those in their ‘third age’.

New terraced homes at Horizon Golf enjoy a stunning location in the beautiful Valley of Mijas. Priced from €280,000 + VAT for an apartment and from €399,000 + VAT for a penthouse, the private gated development offer homes that have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. They all boast panoramic views over the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course and La Cala de Mijas.

La Cala Golf Resort, where Horizon Golf is placed, is a residential area with golf, restaurants, SPA, hotel, good communications to airport, etc… perfect environment to retired people.

Malaga’s international airport is only 30 minutes away and all properties benefit from a hydrotherapy center and spa, a golf school, as well as 24-hour security, the communal gardens and swimming pool.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.