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Mar Menor, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Mar Menor Ben Hillman on 24 August 2020

Mar Menor Ben Hillman

Ben Hillman is house hunting around the stunning Mar Menor in Murcia, with Marianne and Paul. They’re looking for a Spanish holiday home on a golf resort, where they can enjoy the area’s healthy, outdoor lifestyle along with their teenage son and young daughter. Ben has pounded the fairways to find them 5 fantastic options for their £80,000 budget but will he score a hole in one with the perfect property?

Mar Menor

What's the appeal?

The region of Murcia has more than 40 beaches which feature pretty much every water sport you can think of, as well as around 30 golf courses – which combined with the nearly three thousand hours of sunshine each year, make this an ideal destination for lovers of the outdoor lifestyle. The Mar Menor (“little sea”) is the name given to a 170km2 saltwater lagoon (Europe’s biggest) in the province of Murcia. There are two airports serving the region with around 30 flights a day between them from the UK making it more accessible than ever. The Region of Murcia International airport just 30 mins away from the shores of the Mar Menor, and Alicante Airport is about an hour away - both with a flight time from the UK of around 2.5 hours

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Las Terrazas de la Torre

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Las Terrazas de la Torre

This apartment has a private garden and a terrace which overlook the golf course. Inside there’s a light and bright living room which leads onto the terrace, a modern fitted kitchen, a master bedroom, twin bedroom and a shower room. The original building work was completed in 2010, but the property was modernised to brand new spec about 2 years ago. View the property here.

Valued at £74,996 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed apartment in La Torre Golf

Property 2 Two-bed apartment in La Torre Golf

This apartment has a spacious south facing terrace with views of the communal pool and gardens, a light filled living and dining area, a stylish modern kitchen and a utility room. It also has two bedrooms, one of which leads onto the terrace and a shower room. There’s also a subterranean parking space and access to a secure storage unit shared with a small number of apartment owners. The apartment is located on a Gold resort called La Torre, which with over two and a half thousand properties on the complex makes it big and lively. This resort has its own supermarket, hotel and several bars and restaurants built round the central lake and an 18 hole golf course. See more from the agent here

Valued at £84,483 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed townhouse in Los Nietos

Property 3 Three-bed townhouse in Los Nietos

This townhouse has a spacious terrace out front and while there’s no communal pool, the beach is just down the end of the road. inside there’s a living/dining area, kitchen and utility room. Upstairs has a master bedroom, 2 smaller bedrooms for the kids, and a family bathroom. It's located in the traditional village of Los Nietos, on the shores of the Mar Menor. It's  a small fishing village with a population of around 1000 people about a 30 minute drive from Murcia airport. No longer available, view more properties from the agent here.

Valued at £77,586 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed townhouse in La Torre Golf

Property 4 Two-bed townhouse in La Torre Golf

This townhouse has a spacious terrace out front and while there’s no communal pool, the beach is just down the end of the road. inside there’s a living/dining area, kitchen and utility room. Upstairs has a master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and a family bathroom. The property is no longer available, see more from the agent here.

Valued at £81,853 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Two-bed apartment in La Torre Golf

Property 5 Two-bed apartment in La Torre Golf

This first floor apartment has a spacious terrace with views of both  the pool and the golf course – the inside, which has been recently renovated, has a light and bright living and dining room, a stylish modern kitchen, two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. It was built in 2008 and is fully furnished. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £77,543 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Four-bed villa in La Manga Club

Hot property Four-bed villa in La Manga Club

The property is set on a hillside, across three floors with three bedrooms and bathrooms in the main house and a seperate one bed apartment for staff – with a lift to all floors. It also has a private infinity pool. La Manga Club Resort is  one of the most exclusive residential addresses in Europe. It has 28 restaurants, three golf courses,eight football pitches, 20 clay tennis courts, and a cricket pitch. It hosts many international events, as well as a Chelsea FC soccer school, and is regularly used as training grounds for top national teams and international clubs. View more properties from the agent here.

 Valued at £2,800,000 at the time of filming.