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Inland Alicante, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Inland Alicante Spain Laura Hamilton on 7 October 2020

Inland Alicante Spain Laura Hamilton

Having just sold her house in West London, Mia is taking early retirement and planning a permanent move to the countryside around Alicante. Helping Mia with this house hunt is her mother Valerie, who also plans to visit her in Spain regularly. For her budget of £170,000 Mia wants to find a secluded property up the hills but Valerie thinks she would be better off in a town with amenities. Can Laura Hamilton help them find the perfect property?

Inland Alicante

What's the appeal?

A two and a half hour flight from the UK brings you to Alicante at the heart of Southern Spain’s Costa Blanca. While a majority of the 5 million UK arrivals to Alicante airport each year, head to the coast, the area Inland between here and the Sierra De Salinas mountains is a tranquil region home to traditional villages and an authentic Spanish way of life. Villages like La Romana and Hondon de las Nieves are nestled amongst the Almond, Cherry and Citrus groves and are home to a great mix of Spanish families and expats offering the kind of lifestyle many property buyers are looking for.

Property 1

Three-bed villa in La Romana

Property 1 Three-bed villa in La Romana

The village of La Romana has a handful of shops and cafés and has attracted a small community of expats looking to tap into the rural Spanish lifestyle. This lovely villa is located midway between the towns of Algueña and La Romana and is walking distance to a popular bar restaurant. The villa is in an elevated location with stunning views across open countryside. The grounds are low maintenance and there is an 8m x 4m swimming pool with sunbathing terrace, pool room with toilet, an outside shower and a large store room or workshop. The property has a traditional Spanish feel with beamed ceilings and can be viewed here.

Valued at £164,348 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Four-bed country house in Monovar

Property 2 Four-bed country house in Monovar

Monovar is a very quiet town with a population of just over 12,000. A South-facing detached house with bodega in a peaceful setting as part of a small hamlet. The house is traditional with thick stone walls and beams throughout, and has been brought up to date with oil central heating and wood burning stove. It also benefits from a walled garden and a well. View the property here.

Valued at £191,304 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Five-bed cave house in Hondon Del Las Nievas

Property 3 Five-bed cave house in Hondon Del Las Nievas

Hondon De Las Nievas, with a population of around two and a half thousand people it’s another popular working town, but this time with a larger and thriving community of expats who are attracted by its great selection of amenities and local produce, the village is know for its wine and figs! This property has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large pool, several outbuildings (including a double garage, pool house/kitchen) and is on a plot of almost 3 acres - but don’t worry, a local farmer who owns the next door property takes care of the land and crops for you but you have the benefit of lots of space to grown your own!No longer available,  view more from the agent here.

Valued at £195,652 at the time of filming

Property 4

Four-bed finca in Aspe

Property 4 Four-bed finca in Aspe

The town and municipality of Aspe has a total population of around 20k of which only a fraction are Brits. This property is a detached four-bed traditional Spanish-style finca with a private pool. The main house is set over two floors and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraces with plenty of spots for "al fresco" dining. The private swimming pool is located to the front of the property (and so benefits from all day sun!) and there's a rooftop solarium boasting spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. View the property here.

Valued at £130,391 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Five/six-bed apartment in Hondon De Los Frailes

Property 5 Five/six-bed apartment in Hondon De Los Frailes

Stunning large 5/6 bed detached villa with breathtaking views and within easy walking distance to the village of Hondón de los Frailes. The property has been fully refurbished over the last 12 months including new kitchens and new bathrooms. It has a separate holiday apartment on the first floor with a double bedroom, living room, shower room, kitchenette and large private roof terrace. Outside there is a fully fenced low maintenance private garden with an extensive range of outbuildings - there's a private pool and BBQ too! View the property here.

Valued at £173,870 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Four-bed villa in Alzabares

Hot property Four-bed villa in Alzabares

This stunning home is owned by a famous shoe making family from the nearby town of Elche and is filled with luxury touches and elaborate design. The property is split into two buildings: a pretty non-luxury detached house built in the 70’s with 3 bedrooms and a large sun room plus a separate “character” building built much later adjacent to the outside dining area. On two levels, the second building has a large banqueting hall on the ground floor with huge fireplace, stained glass windows, arches and architectural details inspired by the community of Andalusia. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £1,347,826 at the time of filming