Stylish inside and out: Exclusive interview with Taylor Wimpey España’s interior designer

Stylish inside and out: Exclusive interview with Taylor Wimpey España’s interior designer

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It’s not a property’s location or indeed what it looks like from the outside, interior design is just as vital when choosing a perfect holiday home abroad to relax in style.

Ana Garcia Maldonado is leading Spanish developer Taylor Wimpey España’s highly experienced head of interior design who has worked independently with developers for almost 15 years.

Forget dated wicker furniture and terracotta colour palettes, the design of Taylor Wimpey España’s abodes are very much on trend and well thought out. Ana frequently attends all furniture and decoration fairs to maintain a creative flow of ideas and to keep up to date with Spanish design.

Working alongside Taylor Wimpey España’s head architect, Pablo Live Sanchez and also her husband, Ana shares her trade secrets and what is it about interior design that she enjoys so much:


What is your vision for the interior design of Taylor Wimpey España homes?

In all Taylor Wimpey España homes the first premise is quality, comfort, and an aesthetic mix of modernity and elegance that pleases a wide range of buyers. Our goal through decorating is to offer not a house, but a home.


What influences you in your design choices?

I try to follow and respect the line drawn by the Architecture Studio, which since the landmark Avalon development on the Costa del Sol, has been modern lines without leaving aside comfort and warmth of a home. When choosing colours and furniture, we usually take into account factors such as the name, location and even logo of the development, as each of them have their own identity.


What are the key materials / pieces of furniture / brands / colour palettes that you are using for Taylor Wimpey España interiors at the moment?

We always look for functional furniture with light lines that does not detract from the spacious feel of each property. We like wood or matte finishes, natural tones and textures such as linen and cotton. For the walls we prefer a large canvases or mirrors, wallpapers with personality but still discreet, and playing around with the same colour tones in a single environment. We use an endless number of national and international brands in furniture, fabrics, papers, carpets, lighting, and choose brand depending on the budget we are allocated.


What should owners avoid interiors wise when furnishing their holiday homes?

From experience I know that many clients give much more importance to furnishing the terrace than to the rest of the house, without taking into account the inclement weather. So my only advice is to equip the house with the same degree of comfort on the inside as the outside.

Finally, how do you find working so closely with your husband on the architectural side? 

It is a true privilege. We help and complement each other whilst enjoying our work. Can you ask for more?!

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.

Brits choose the Balearic isle of Mallorca for an Easter getaway

Brits choose the Balearic isle of Mallorca for an Easter getaway

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  • Spain most popular holiday destination this Easter with Mallorca topping the list (On the Beach)
  • Sunshine and temperatures of 20C and upward for Easter on Mallorca (Weather .com)
  • Taylor Wimpey España launch two new residential developments in Mallorca’s growing property market

Easter in the UK is usually a mixed bag of time off work, hyperactive children, threatening rainclouds and an overwhelming amount of chocolate. Though this combo does have a certain British charm, increasingly the temptation to spend the Easter break overseas is winning over the hearts of those looking for some springtime sunshine. And Spain is set to be the destination of choice in 2017.

According to the most recent data from beach holiday specialist On the Beach, Spain is the most popular destination for Brits during the Easter period this year. The beautiful island of Mallorca tops the list of holiday hotspots, with the sun-kissed province of Alicante also celebrating a place in the top five.

With Mallorca just a couple of hours’ flight from the UK, long weekends there are now easily achievable, allowing the island to be more than simply a summer destination. Long-term resident Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, observes,

“No longer considered a one season destination, Mallorca’s popularity throughout the year is growing. With such a short flight time, spending Easter there is easy for those living in the UK and with temperatures predicted to stay firmly in the 20s over the course of the long weekend, the Balearics are definitely a tempting prospect for a short coastal getaway.”

Easter in Mallorca is a big event, with processions, feasting and celebrations held across the island. The processions have their origins in the 16th century, when the Christian church set out to present the story of the Passion of the Christ to laypeople through street processions. While the religious element is still strong today, the festival atmosphere is one that those of all denominations can enjoy and the food that accompanies it is something that everyone should experience at least once!

But why experience Mallorca just once this year? Coastal properties on the island are becoming increasingly popular with holiday home owners and Taylor Wimpey España have just launched two new developments to the growing market. Both already attracting the attention of buyers who are keen to make Mallorca’s coastline a more regular feature of their lives.

The new Cala Vinyes Hills residential complex offers 15 exclusive and spacious three bedroom apartments and duplexes within a modern, gated community comprised of 5 independent buildings. From €380,000+VAT residents will benefit from private terraces, a communal swimming pool with landscaped gardens and private parking.

Cala Vinyes Hills is located in the prestigious area of Cala Vinyes, in the south west of Mallorca, just 15 minutes from the island’s vibrant capital city, Palma. The exclusive marinas Puerto Portals and Port Adriano are also close by, providing a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants such as the most exclusive designer stores.

Less than a 30-minute drive from Palma’s international airport, Serenity is located next to the Santa Ponsa II Golf Club in Nova Santa Ponsa, one of the most exclusive and highly sought-after areas on the island. This new residential complex offers beautiful 3 bedroom homes from apartments to top floor penthouses.

All units benefit from private terraces, with those on the ground floor enjoying spacious garden areas which are also private. From €545,000 +VAT for an apartment and €790,000 +VAT for a penthouse, residents will enjoy the private use of two swimming pools, surrounded by a solarium area, and luscious communal gardens.

With Spanish Easter celebrations lasting for around 10 days, Mallorca and many other parts of Spain may already be in full celebratory mode. Why not leave the chocolate at home and hop on a plane to see for yourself?

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.

Golf abodes worthy of green jacket glory

Golf abodes worthy of green jacket glory

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  • The Masters Tournament begins on 6th April, the first of 2017’s major championships
  • Spain provides ideal climate for those keen to walk the fairways in every season (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Start the season in the perfect golfing retreat from the Costa Blanca to the isle of Mallorca (Taylor Wimpey España)

The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The competition is scheduled to begin on Thursday 6th April and continues to be the first of the majors to be played each year.

Last year’s green jacket was awarded to Danny Willett and the suspense is building as to who will receive the honour next. With golfing mania building, get swept up in the atmosphere and check out this round up of golfing homes in Spain, perfectly located to practice your swing and give Tiger Woods’ tournament record score a run for its money.

“For fans of the sport, golf properties provide the idyllic 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

 

Horizon Golf, Costa del Sol

Situated in the beautiful valley of Mijas, in the ‘Costa del Golf’, Horizon Golf is Taylor Wimpey de España’s second development at La Cala Resort within the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course. With prices starting from €275,000 +VAT, all properties benefit from three 18-hole golf courses, a hydrotherapy centre and spa, La Cala Golf Academy School and an array of sports facilities all close by.

Residents will enjoy stunning panoramic views over the golf course and La Cala de Mijas with each property; the private gated development offers 55 terraced homes, all with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a cloakroom, as well as 48 2 or 3 bedroom apartments.

Residents can reach the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in just 10 minutes, with Malaga airport only 30 minutes away.

Serenity, Nova Santa Ponsa, Mallorca

The brand-new Serenity residential complex is located next to the Santa Ponsa III Golf Club. The properties have a modern design, with three spacious bedrooms and private terraces, with the ground floor properties enjoying large private gardens.

It is in a superb location, surrounded by some of Mallorca’s top golf clubs including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf. It is also close to the coast, in an area dotted with beautiful coves and beaches and some of the island’s most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Adriano, which is only a few minutes’ walk from Serenity, Puerto Portals and Puerto de Andratx.

From €545,000 +VAT, Serenity is accessible within just a 25 minute drive from Palma de Mallorca airport and just 20 kilometres from Palma city centre.

Brisas de Alenda Golf, Costa Blanca

Brisas de Alenda Golf, is located in the peaceful area adjacent to the Alenda Golf Course while the wonderful beaches of the Costa Blanca are just a 15 minute drive away. There are currently 15 golf courses on the Costa Blanca, all in close proximity to one another. Many of the properties will have access to the Alenda Golf Club, with residents able to use all facilities available.

The complex consists of 3 bedroom townhouses boasting generous private gardens, a communal swimming pool and a club house as well as a gym, bar and restaurant costing from just €150,000 +VAT.

With the warm climate, together with the proximity of the beaches, allows sailing and water sports to be enjoyed throughout most of the year.

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.

Taylor Wimpey España launch new contender for Mallorca’s luxurious second home market

Taylor Wimpey España launch new contender for Mallorca’s luxurious second home market

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  • Balearics enjoy busiest regional housing market in Jan 2017 (Spain’s property registrars) 
  • Mallorca features above The Hamptons and Monaco in latest Prime International Residential Index (Knight Frank)
  • Taylor Wimpey España launch luxury Serenity development close to glamourous Puerto Adriano marina 

Spain’s property market enjoyed a positive start to 2017 with sales rising by 18.1% in January compared with the same period last year. Recent figures from Spain’s property registrars highlighted the Balearic Islands as January’s busiest regional housing market with an average of 150 sales per 100,000 inhabitants.

Mallorca has become a rising star of the second home market within Spain and globally, as its golden coastline appeals to an array of buyers. Knight Frank’s latest Prime International Residential Index (PIRI), which tracks the value of luxury homes in 100 key locations worldwide, reveals house price growth on the Spanish island as 2.01% from December 2015 to December 2016.

The PIRI places Mallorca within the top 50 luxury home destinations, even above world renowned second home locations such as The Hamptons and Monaco, as buyers seeking extravagant properties express increasing interest in the Mediterranean isle.

As a resident of the beautiful island himself, Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España can bear testament to the appeal of Mallorca to the global elite:

“Already a popular holiday destination, Mallorca is now emerging as a hotspot for those seeking a certain level of luxury. And although there is still something for everyone, it is the homes offering a more lavish lifestyle that are now enticing buyers to the island.

“We are delighted to introduce a brand new, highly luxurious residential development – Serenity – within such proximity to one of the Mediterranean’s premium ports, ideal for super-yacht enthusiasts and those wanting to experience tranquillity by the water.”  

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


Serenity is located next to the Santa Ponsa II Golf Club in Nova Santa Ponsa, one of the most exclusive and highly sought-after areas on the island. This new residential complex offers beautiful 3 bedroom homes from apartments to top floor penthouses.

All units benefit from private terraces, with those on the ground floor enjoying spacious garden areas which are also private. From €535,000 +VAT for an apartment and €790,000 +VAT for a penthouse, residents will enjoy the private use of two swimming pools, surrounded by a solarium area, and luscious communal gardens.

Less than a 30-minute drive from Palma’s international airport, Serenity’s idyllic location is also less than 1km away from the premium Puerto Adriano marina. Designed by Philippe Starck, this superyacht harbour provides berths for boats between 6 and 100 meters long, as well as a wide variety of bars and restaurants and some of the most exclusive designer stores on Mallorca.

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.

Palma airport to receive extensive upgrade as Mallorca remains destination of choice

Palma airport to receive extensive upgrade as Mallorca remains destination of choice

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  • AENA announce €297 million expansion project for Palma’s international airport
  • “The island is fast becoming one of the entertainment industry’s favourite locales, increasing it’s attraction as a destination” (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • New Cala Vinyes Hills development only a short 20 minute drive from Palma airport (Taylor Wimpey España)

As the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca continues to entice sun seeking travelers to its shores, AENA have recently announced plans for an expansion project at Palma’s international airport. Between now and 2021, Spain’s air navigation management company will invest almost €297 million in extending the airport, known as Son Sant Joan, to accommodate an increasing number of flights.

Already the third largest airport in Spain, behind Madrid and Barcelona, AENA have estimated Son Sant Joan will receive 28.5 million passengers in 2021. This investment will develop the terminal buildings to create space for the growing number of passengers, as well as the airport’s runway efficiency to increase the number of flights per day.

And with the recent revelation that BBC drama The Night Manager will be returning for a second series, Mallorca’s beauty could once again be showcased on the small screen. The first series that was filmed around Palma, Llucmajor, Cala Deia and Port de Sóller, attracted over 6 million viewers last spring and was even nominated for 6 Emmys in 2016.

Providing the idyllic setting for a holiday home, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, offer a beautiful selection of properties on Mallorca with something to suit the requirements of each individual. Their most recent addition to the landscape, only a short 20 minute drive from the Son Sant Joan airport, is the gorgeous Cala Vinyes Hills.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, is excited about what opportunities the AENA investment could bring to the island and is looking forward to welcoming a growing number of visitors to Mallorca. He comments,

“We have certainly experienced a growing interest in property on Mallorca as it becomes a prominent must-visit destination for travelers from across the globe. And it’s fantastic that Mallorca is enjoying such a boom in its reputation as a filming location.

“The fantastic weather and range of stunning locations provide an ideal environment for shooting everything from adverts to films and the island is fast becoming one of the entertainment industry’s favourite locales, which in turn increases it’s attraction as a holiday home destination.

“As popularity for the island continues to grow we are determined to provide an array of high quality properties in locations that reflect the best of Mallorca’s culture as well as its coastline.”

The new Cala Vinyes Hills residential complex offers 15 exclusive and spacious three bedroom properties within a modern, gated community comprised of 5 independent buildings. From €365,000+VAT residents will benefit from private terraces, a communal swimming pool with landscaped gardens and private parking.

Cala Vinyes Hills is located in the prestigious area of Cala Vinyes, in the south west of Mallorca, just 15 minutes from the island’s vibrant capital city, Palma. The exclusive marinas Puerto Portals and Port Adriano are also close by, providing a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants such as the most exclusive designer stores.

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.

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates double operating profit for 2016 as Spanish market continues to soar

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates double operating profit for 2016 as Spanish market continues to soar

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Leading UK homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey has released end of year results for 2016 that highlight the significant progress being made by Taylor Wimpey España in the Spanish property market.

The most recent figures show Taylor Wimpey España delivered an improved operating profit of £20.6 million for 2016, an impressive 106% growth on 2015’s £10 million, and an operating profit margin of 22.0%.

The company, which has been building homes in Spain for 60 years next year, completed 304 homes in 2016 which is a substantial 21.1% increase compared to the previous year. The average selling price of these properties has also seen a rise of 13.7%, from €315,000 to €358,000. Such positive statistics emphasise the Spanish property market’s success in 2016.

Javier Ballester, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, is confident that the market will continue to thrive this year, commenting,

 

“The start of the year has been extremely encouraging and we have witnessed international demand rising again, having sold to more than 25 different nationalities in 2016. Whilst conscious of the potential implications of the wider macro European economic environment, our latest figures show Spain is still very much top of the list for many potential buyers and we are very excited to see what the next 12 months hold for the market.”

 

Taylor Wimpey España celebrated the start of 2017 by completely selling out three desirable off plan developments in three different destinations.

Costa Beach in Mallorca, Jade Beach in Marbella and Jardin del Mar in Javea have all now sold out, with a combined total of just under 100 units.

And with demand set to rise further still throughout 2017, Taylor Wimpey España are on hand to provide new and alternative options for prospective buyers looking to the sun kissed Costas and the beautiful Balearic isles of Mallorca and Ibiza. With over 15 new developments in 2016, and prices starting from just €150,000+VAT, Taylor Wimpey España can help buyers discover their dream Spanish properties.

Taylor Wimpey España’s latest addition to the Costa del Sol is Botanic, with a privileged south-facing position and on high ground that provides amazing panoramic views of the Los Arqueros Golf course, the sea and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

The development itself comprises 92 bright and spacious 3 bedroom homes with large terraces, all of which are southwest facing. The 4 storey buildings are crowned by spacious penthouses of modern design with spectacular solariums from which you can enjoy the views from dawn to dusk.

The lavish yet eco-friendly homes with minimal energy consumption are fully equipped with high quality finishes. Cream coloured marble throughout, wide patio doors to the terrace, top of the range kitchen appliances and sanitary fittings, LED lighting, air conditioning and heated flooring in bathrooms, are all included as standard.

With prices from just €350,000 +VAT, it is an extremely well connected location with amenities on offer in Benahavis, Marbella, Puerto Banús or the new San Pedro Boulevard are all within close proximity. Botanic is a place of residence where serenity and tranquility reign although the best in leisure experiences and activities in Marbella are available within a radius of just 5km.

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.

Passenger numbers go sky high as Spanish airports enjoy best year in history

Passenger numbers go sky high as Spanish airports enjoy best year in history

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  • 161.7 million international travellers and 67.5 million domestic passengers passed through Spanish airports in 2016 (Aena)
  • Alicante-Elche airport enjoyed a historical 2016 with 12.3 million passengers (Aena)
  • Spain welcomed record 75.6 million foreign tourists in 2016 (INE)
  • Taylor Wimpey España’s La Recoleta III and Panorama Mar new developments are ideally located on the beachfront and close to the record breaking Alicante International Airport

Spain enjoyed a record breaking 2016 when it came to the number of travellers visiting the country by air according to the latest figures from Aena, the state trading company which manages Spanish airports.

161.7 million International travellers passed through Spanish airports last year, confirming its global reputation for connectivity with 67.5 million domestic passengers also travelling during the same period. In particular, Alicante-Elche airport in the popular south-east of the country recorded a historic high in 2016, handling 12.3 million passengers, an increase of 1.7 million passengers in a single year. Interestingly, almost half (42%) of the passengers through Alicante-Elche were from the UK, indicating that the pull for British tourists to the Costa Blanca remains strong.

And even in the face of Brexit, the outlook remains bright with budget airline Jet2 announcing that between April and November this year, they will increase flights by 40% from 9 destinations in the UK including London-Stansted, Edinburgh and Leeds to Alicante-Elche airport, reaching a peak of 93 flights per week in high season.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, the renowned housebuilder which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed first-hand the rising numbers of both flights and passengers entering Spain by air over the last year.

“Living here in Spain and travelling frequently myself both for work and pleasure, you can just see that the airports are busier. More flights, especially from the UK and Northern Europe, bigger aircraft and higher passenger numbers are being witnessed which, in my opinion, is a very positive indicator of the health of the country’s tourism sector.

“Not only did the airports enjoy a record 2016 but Spain overall welcomed the most foreign tourists ever last year, some 75.6 million according to the latest INE data which is an impressive 10.3% increase year on year and we look forward to welcoming even more in 2017.”

Inextricably linked to accessibility and tourism, Spain’s holiday home sector is also optimistic for another good year in 2017. As Marc Pritchard explains,

“As we reported last month, the Spanish market during 2016 was positive for us here at Taylor Wimpey España with an order book increase of 8.5% and completions up 21% on 2015 figures. The latest airport and tourism figures, combined with sentiment here on the ground means that our outlook for 2017 is positive, especially for the Costa Blanca, despite wider macroeconomic uncertainty created by the EU referendum result.”

Taylor Wimpey España are committed to an optimistic 2017 and are therefore launching new developments; Panorama Mar and La Recoleta III.

Property buyers wishing to soak up the sun in the fantastic region of Alicante then look no further than La Recoleta III. This site is near the beachfront with access to the sea and beach just a few metres away, with the Costa Blanca, famed for its fabulous white sandy beaches.

La Recoleta’s Mediterranean style buildings, wide avenues leading down to the sea, immaculate garden areas and well-run services make this a perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic climate all year around.

With prices starting from just €194,000 +VAT, the 2 or 3 bed apartments have a well-designed layout, each with a private terrace. Enjoy beautiful views over the sea, the pool and private gardens of the development. The unique penthouses include solariums and outstanding views and to top it off, Alicante’s International airport is just a one hour drive.

Taylor Wimpey España’s complex, Panorama Mar, is a new first line development, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

With prices starting from just €234,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. Alicante’s International Airport is just 45 minutes away and Punta Prima is also blessed with excellent transport links.

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.

Follow Cupid’s arrow to star-studded Mallorca this Valentine’s Day

Follow Cupid’s arrow to star-studded Mallorca this Valentine’s Day

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  • Mallorca welcomes a wealth of famous faces from James Blunt to the Beckhams
  • “Mallorca has a special hold on me as the place where I met my wife and where my family and I call home” (Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Follow in the sandy footprints of today’s elite with Taylor Wimpey España array of properties to fall in love with on Mallorca

The Balearic island of Mallorca has attracted the world’s rich and famous for centuries. Its picture postcard scenery has become a sublime setting of both inspiration and relaxation for those in the spotlight, emerging as the perfect romantic getaway destination.

Spain’s most international tennis player, Rafal Nadal often returns home to Mallorca to relax with girlfriend Xisca; look out for his silhouette sailing around the island which also hosted the popular ITV show, Love Island and the hit BBC drama, The Night Manager.

Singer-songwriter James Blunt not only celebrated his wedding on Mallorca but continues to be a frequent visitor to the island with his wife, Sofia. They wanted to show their affection for the island by making sure that their big day gave back, buying the bridal gown from Mallorquin designer Rosa Esteva and using Palma based event planners to organise the celebration.

The Beckhams are the most recent celebrity couple to fall in love with the island and they know how to celebrate their love for one another in style. The luxurious setting of Mallorca is where the world’s power couple now enjoy time away from their star-studded lifestyle.

It is clear that Mallorca is the top destination for a romantic getaway and Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, for leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, agrees as he himself fell in love with the island when he first visited on a family holiday in 1975.

He comments, “Having visited a great number of Spanish destinations, 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.

“There are many reasons why Mallorca has a unique and romantic feel; the coastline is truly stunning with an amazing 200 beaches, many of which boast Blue Flags, all over the island. It is also an absolute paradise for nature lovers, my favourite is the Tramuntana mountains. Nothing beats taking my motorbike up through the winding mountain roads to enjoy the most breath-taking views and see the local wildlife at the weekend.

“Mallorca is an island full of life; the capital Palma plays host to half of the island’s population offering style, sophistication and a buzzing nightlife. The Mallorquin people are passionate and I have no doubt that the island will steal your heart just as its stolen mine.”

For those ready to follow in the sandy footprints of today’s elite, leading Spanish homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España offer an array of properties perfect for an A-list romantic retreat. The Marina Golf complex is less than 30 minutes from the capital Palma and is located next to the celebrated Santa Ponsa III Golf Club.

This new Mediterranean style village has spacious townhouses with private terraces, gardens and allocated parking spaces. In the communal area there is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of owners, surrounded by a solarium with views over the golf course and a large communal garden.

Prices start from just €600,000 +VAT and every townhouse has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathrooms, double-glazing, a security door, TV aerial and satellite dish. In order to ensure the maximum amount of light the properties are southwest facing and have several terrace areas so the sun can be enjoyed for most of the day.

Santa Ponsa is surrounded by some of the top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III. 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 the Puerto Adriano. Designed by Philippe Starck and just 1.5 km away, Puerto Adriano has a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants ideal for that much needed date night.

For those with a more modest budget, Taylor Wimpey España’s most recent development is the gorgeous Bahia Sant Pere. The development is situated in the traditional north east coastal village of Colonia de Sant Pere, perfect for those wanting a more rural escape.

Less than an hour from Palma’s international airport and only a short distance from the local fishing port and Mallorca’s golden coastline. From just €215,000 +VAT all apartments have two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar and the use of a private parking space. Each resident will have access to the development’s two swimming pools and luscious communal gardens.

Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the village of Colonia de Sant Pere allows visitors to experience the more rustic side of Mallorca, being the perfect location to enjoy both the stunning landscape of the mountains of the Peninsula de LLevant Natural Park and the beautiful coast with the white sandy beach of Sa Canova.

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

Belgian buyers head to Spain’s Costa Blanca as sales increase by 156%

Belgian buyers head to Spain’s Costa Blanca as sales increase by 156%

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  • Belgian buyers up 43% in 2016 (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Belgians demand Costa Blanca property with sales growing 156% (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • “European buyers enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments” (Taylor Wimpey España)

The number of Belgian buyers looking to Spain as a second home destination increased by 43% in 2016 according to Taylor Wimpey España.

In comparison to the previous year, the leading Spanish homebuilder experienced growing interest from Belgian buyers, representing 13% of all Taylor Wimpey España reservations made in 2016.

The latest figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed that as of November, over 2.2 million Belgian tourists had visited Spain in 2016 and it seems there is one location in particular that has caught their attention.

Spain’s Costa Blanca region is where property demand is highest, with sales to Belgian buyers increasing by 156% alone last year.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed firsthand the movement from Belgian buyers towards the Costa Blanca. He comments,

“The past twelve months have seen a real boost in sales to North Europeans, especially Belgian buyers. Easily accessible, with regular, direct, low cost flights, the Costa Blanca on Spain’s southeastern coast has become a holiday home haven for them in 2016.

“European buyers in particular enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments; a great example being Panorama Mar, where there is a strong sense of family and community with three shared swimming pools and a children’s playground. The stunning and enjoyable site encourages international buyers to socialise and appreciate the gorgeous weather in the favourable communal areas.”

Taylor Wimpey España’s complex, Panorama Mar, is a new first line development, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

With prices starting from just €234,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. Whilst being an area of natural beauty right on the waterfront, Punta Prima is also blessed with excellent transport links. The San Javier Airport in Murcia is only a 30-minute drive and Alicante’s International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

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.

Sun shines on the Costa Blanca as property sales soar 91% in 2016

Sun shines on the Costa Blanca as property sales soar 91% in 2016

Spain
  • British buyers increase by 60% on the Costa Blanca in just 12 months (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Spanish buyers grow by 260% as demand for property on the Costa Blanca soars (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • “We are delighted to present Arenal Dream after the success of its neighbouring development, Jardín del Mar, which has now completely sold out” (Taylor Wimpey España)

Taylor Wimpey España has confirmed an encouraging trend within the Spanish property market’s recovery with the leading homebuilder seeing sales on the Costa Blanca rise by a significant 91% last year.

Positive news for the expat community was also reported with sales to British buyers increasing by 60% in comparison to 2015, however, it is domestic buyers that are leading the charge towards the Costa Blanca.

Property transactions by Spanish buyers have grown by an incredible 260% during the last 12 months on the Costa Blanca as they reignite their love for Spain’s white coast.

This excitement surrounding the Costa Blanca property market has definitely driven demand for property in the area and Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, believes this trend is set to continue throughout 2017. He explains,

“As both domestic and overseas buyers return to the Spanish market, the Costa Blanca is once again emerging as the firm favourite. It’s sought after sunshine, chiseled coastline and laidback lifestyle has granted the region a new lease of life and second home buyers are showing a real desire to be a part of it.

“In response to buyer demand, we are delighted to be presenting our new development, Arenal Dream, to the market. Especially after the success of its neighbouring development, Jardín del Mar, which has now completely sold out in less than a year.”

Situated only 300 metres from the beach of El Arenal, awarded with a Blue Flag and one of the best beaches in the Valencian Community, the stunning development consists of 47 properties, comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Luxurious communal areas include a swimming pool and luscious gardens creating a beautiful environment in which to relax.

With prices starting from just €220,000+VAT, all residents can enjoy the spacious terraces integrated as part of the living room which benefit from natural light through large French windows. Each property includes an underground parking space and ground floor apartments also offer private gardens to the front and rear. It is a privileged location with many services within walking distance such as leisure amenities, restaurants, banks and supermarkets.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.