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La Duquesa, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / La Duquesa Costa del Sol Spain Danni Menzies on 19 August 2020

La Duquesa Costa del Sol Spain Danni Menzies

Danni Menzies is house hunting around La Duquesa on Spain’s ever popular Costa Del Sol, with Mel and David from North Shields. The couple and their daughters can’t wait to relocate to the picturesque coastal town and are looking for a family-sized property with a pool, that’s also in easy reach of schools. Danni has searched out 5 fantastic options for their maximum £160,000 budget, but will any be the new forever home of their dreams?

La Duquesa

What's the appeal?

La Duqesa, which translated as ‘The Duchess’, lies in the region of Manilva on the south east coast of Spain, and is a bustling fishing port with a beautiful marina. Its main landmarks are a lighthouse and an 18th Century fortress, built to protect the town from pirates. Visitors are also drawn to the area’s tranquil blue waters and long stretches of sandy beaches, making it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle. It is surrounded by unspoilt scenery and is less busy than some neighbouring resorts, it’s also within easy reach of Marbella and Malaga

Property 1

Three-bed apartment in Casares

Property 1 Three-bed apartment in Casares

A three-bedroom apartment with a communal pool and gardens, plus a large terrace with panoramic views. It has an open plan living area and kitchen, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a small balcony. There’s also underground parking and a lock up store room. Casares is a picturesque, traditional whitewashed town a short drive outside of La Duquesa, set in the hills with lots of shops and restaurants, and only a ten minute walk from the beach. Casares is a walker’s paradise, with many routes departing from the village, taking in the sights of the Sierra Crestellina, a 478-hectare natural park. This property is no longer available, view more from the agent here.

Valued at £161,126 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed townhouse in Manilva Pueblo

Property 2 Three-bed townhouse in Manilva Pueblo

A two-storey townhouse built in 2003 that comes with a communal pool , a rear garden, and a front terrace with panoramic views. The white washed village of Manilva Pueblo is famous for its local sweet wines known as ‘vino mosto’, as well as some of the best red peppers and garlic in Spain, that you can buy direct from the farmers at the side of the road. This traditional Spanish village has lots of bars and restaurants and there’s a thriving ex pat community hereView this property here

Valued at £137,387 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed apartment in Hacienda Guadalupe

Property 3 Three-bed apartment in Hacienda Guadalupe

A ground floor apartment with direct access to the communal pool and gardens. It also has a large terrace that’s been part glazed so that it can be used year round. It has a living room, kitchen, utility room, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms, and a shower room. It's located in the private gated community of Hacienda Guadalupe. Built in the 1990s, it is close to the Sotogrande International school and is therefore ideally situated for families looking to relocate, and is 1.8 miles from the beach. No longer available, View the property here.

Valued at £148,644 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed townhouse in Aldea Beach

Property 4 Two-bed townhouse in Aldea Beach

An end of terrace three-storey house on the beachfront, with access to a communal pool and tennis courts. It has its own private terrace and solarium with amazing sea views -  on a clear day it’s possible to see Morocco and Gibraltar! It also has a storage area in the basement. Aldea Beach, is a beachfront development overlooking one of the area’s blue flag beaches, Playa Aldea. The property is no longer available, but you can contact the agent here.

Valued at £161,261 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed duplex in Casares

Property 5 Three-bed duplex in Casares

A modern penthouse duplex, less than a mile from the sea with spectacular sea and mountain views. It has four terraces, including a huge solarium and It also has use of two communal pools and surrounding gardens. It is a six-minute drive/18 minute walk to the beach, and 1.8 miles from the nearest shop. Contact the agent for similar properties.

Valued at £159,458 at the time of filming.

Hot property:

Three-bed villa in El Paraiso

Hot property: Three-bed villa in El Paraiso

Stunning four bedroom property that has extensive space for entertaining both inside and out. It also has a sauna, jacuzzi and a private pool. It was designed by an Italian architect, with furniture imported from Italy.  View more properties from this agent here.

Valued at £4,414,414 at the time of filming.