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Adra, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Adra, Spain Laura Hamilton on 9 October 2020

Adra, Spain Laura Hamilton

The search is on in southern Spain for a holiday home for retired tug-boat captain, and keen skier, Geoff who is torn between his love of the sea and the mountains. Taking command, Laura Hamilton is on a mission to find him a property around the coastal town of Adra, near the Sierra Nevada, that offers the perfect balance. With support also coming from Geoff’s sister, dance teacher, Jackie, Laura has lined up 5 great options for his £120,000 budget, but will any have him quickstepping to put in an offer?

Adra

Why buy here?

The pretty coastal town of Adra in Almeria Province is along Spain’s southern coast. It’s within an hour’s drive of Almeria airport, which has direct flights from the UK taking about 3 hours. It’s the perfect spot for sun seekers and skiers alike, with the snow- capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains nearby as well as several beaches, all blue flagged, right on its doorstep. Like many of the other towns found in the Almeria province, Adra is surrounded by land used for agriculture – seen by its greenhouses, in fact this area is known as the Market Garden of Spain.

Property 1

Five-bed farmhouse near Adra

Property 1 Five-bed farmhouse near Adra

The countryside and beaches surrounding Adra are of particular natural beauty; located just south of Sierra Nevada en Baja Alpujarra (low Alpujarra) the area is boasts great ecological value with an abundance of flora and fauna. This is an impressive detached house with mountain views and 5 bedrooms. There’s outside space all around this property with a great roof terrace with mountains views and a patio at the back plus another with a hot tub at the side Inside is an open plan living dining room, separate kitchen, three double bedrooms and a bathroom . Upstairs is another living area slash bedroom, and the master bedroom with en suite. View the property here.

Valued at £110,776 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed house in Puente del Rio

Property 2 Three-bed house in Puente del Rio

For our second option we head to Puente del Rio, which is one of the older parts of Adra and closer to the coast. This property is a three-bed, two-bath house. Inside is a living dining room , separate kitchen ,with utility room. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom, shower room, two double bedrooms and a single. Upstairs is a games room and another living space leading to the terrace with a great dining area. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £99,138 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed house in La Rabita

Property 3 Three-bed house in La Rabita

The coastal town of La Rabita has a great beach and newly renovated promenade. Three bedroomed property walking distance from seaside village of La Rabita where all amenities can be found. This property has a large covered terrace with newly fitted double glazing, a large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner and outside areas including a terrace with great views a bbq area and a pool. No longer available, view more from the agent here.

Valued at £111,207 at the time of filming

Property 4

Five-bed house in Berja

Property 4 Five-bed house in Berja

Once famous for its lead mines, Berja now offers visitors an abundance of historic and artistic heritage, and is an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts and those seeking sun and beaches. It has about 12,400 inhabitants. This house consists of five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, a games room, two large kitchens, and has a wood burner in the main hall. It has a large terrace area with 32 square metre pool and gardens with fruit trees and flowers. View the property here.

Valued at £128,448 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed house in Albunol

Property 5 Three-bed house in Albunol

The town of Albunol sits between the coastline, and the stunning natural region of the Las Alpujarras, in the province of Granada. Nestled within the Contraviesa Mountains, Albunol is a delightful town that attracts holiday-makers looking for a traditional Andalusian destination, within close proximity to the amenities of the modern coastal resorts in the region. The fifth and final property is a beautiful three-bedroom rural property in perfect condition. It's south-facing and has a private pool, patio, garage, rustic kitchen and large open plan living space. This property is no longer on the market, see more from the agent here.

Valued at £137,069 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Four-bed villa in Cala D’or

Hot property Four-bed villa in Cala D’or

Today’s luxury property is a n ultra modern villa with an infinity pool located in front of Almerimar golf course. It has stunning views of the golf course and surrounding mountains, and has a minimalist exterior and interior, with quirky features like a walk-on glass floor and a floating staircase. View the property here.

Valued at £1,413,793 at the time of filming