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Inland Costa Blanca, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Inland Costa Blanca Spain Jasmine Harman on 10 August 2020

Inland Costa Blanca Spain Jasmine Harman

Jasmine Harman heads inland from Spain’s Costa Blanca to help Wendy and Lee find a traditional countryside property. The couple, along with their two children, pet Doberman and West African Parrot, are planning a permanent move to Spain. For their budget of £150,000, they would like a four-bedroom detached house with plenty of outside space. Can Jasmine find what they’re looking for?

Inland Costa Blanca

Why buy a property here?

The Costa Blanca is over 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain.

Head inland and you'll find a landscape of hills and valleys dotted with historic towns and villages, enjoying a traditional Spanish way of life.

And by offering an escape from the more touristy locations, it’s no surprise agents are seeing a rise in the number of British house-hunters looking for a new home, who are also attracted to the lower house-prices in this area!

Property 1

Three-bed house in Rodriguillo

Property 1 Three-bed house in Rodriguillo

A couple of miles from the house hunters' preferred location (the picturesque town of Pinoso), this traditional 3 ½ bed house in the heart of Rodriguillo village is at least 167 years old, possibly older! It comes with lots of living space, all in good condition, with lots of original features, and an inner courtyard. Take a closer look hereThe village has one tapas bar, an almost entirely Spanish population and is 34 miles from Alicante airport.

Valued at £134,783 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed villa near Rodriguillo

Property 2 Three-bed villa near Rodriguillo

This villa with a pool and large terraces is 0.6 miles outside Rodriguillio, 3.2 miles from Pinoso. It has been completely refurbished to a good standard by its current owners over the last 1-2 years and has countryside and mountain views. This villa is no longer available, but you can similar properties on the agent's website, here.

Valued at £152,170 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Four-bed villa near Monova

Property 3 Four-bed villa near Monova

A detached villa and spacious villa with a good-size pool, terraces, and a substantial outhouse that could be turned into a good-size self-contained accommodation. It’s only a 5-minute drive into Monovar. Nearby Monovar is a historic municipality famous for its footwear, marble and wine, 25 miles from Alicante International Airport. The town centre has numerous bars and cafes, as well as all the basic amenities and there are regular busy to other towns and cities in the area, including Pinoso and Alicante. This property is no longer available, and was sold by a private seller.

Valued at £147,822 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Four-bed eco house near La Alberquilla

Property 4 Four-bed eco house near La Alberquilla

Across the border into Murcia, this Eco-House was originally a finca, with lots of living space and land full of olive and other fruit trees. It has been lovingly restored throughout and comes with a lovely pool and terraces, a spacious (already converted) self-contained guest house and the most stunning views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. It is entirely off-grid and powered by its own solar panels! La Alberquilla is a village on the sloped of the Regional Park of Sierra del Carche (which this property looks out onto). There are 102 species of wildlife found in the park, as well as settlements dating back to the Bronze age, Roman villas and a number of walking trails.

The property is no longer available, but you can contact the agent here.

Valued at £152,170 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Four-bed villa in Sax

Property 5 Four-bed villa in Sax

The final property is a spacious villa in an idyllic setting with mountain views. It's a 5-minute drive to amenities in the town of Sax and is closer to Alicante and the coast than the previous properties. It's a spacious characterful property with lots of land, a pool, sauna and terraces. Sax has a substantial British expat population (who tend to live in fincas out of town), it has a number of restaurants and bars as well as a weekly market and other amenities, plus a castle! The town has rail links with Alicante and is 34 miles from Alicante airport.

This property is no longer available, contact the agent here for similar properties.

Valued at £156,478 at the time of filming.

Hot property:

Eight-bed house in Aspe

Hot property: Eight-bed house in Aspe

A five storey stately home packed with original features, it was built during the 18th century (1760) and was restored in 2002 by its current owner, who runs it as a B&B.  It has an impressive  main staircase leading to the first floor, which is often used for wedding photographs. It has two living rooms, two kitchens, a bodega, patio, garage and a pool. Find out more here. Aspe is a town 15 miles from Alicante City. The area is particularly famous for producing a special type of grape that is eaten at the stroke of midnight every New Year’s Eve, all across Spain.

Valued at £865,217 at the time of filming.