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Orihuela Costa - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Orihuela Costa Jonnie Irwin on 17 August 2020

Orihuela Costa Jonnie Irwin

Rachel and Miguel have just sold their house in Dorset and are planning a permanent move to Spain’s Orihuela Costa, where they plan to open a B&B. Jonnie Irwin takes them to see five properties within their budget of £165,000 but will any of them be their dream home?

Orihuela Costa

Why buy here?

Orihuela Costa is approximately a 10 mile stretch of beautiful Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante. It is one of the least developed areas in south east Spain and has been recommended by the World Health Organisation as having one of the most equitable climates in the world – averaging 325 sunny days each year! Its weather, sandy beaches, 4 golf courses, glamorous marinas, hiking trails, and stunning mountain scenery has been making it increasingly attractive to holidaymakers and home buyers looking for a more peaceful and upmarket place to stay.

Property 1

Three-bed villa in Mil Palmeras

Property 1 Three-bed villa in Mil Palmeras

A two-storey detached villa, on a complex of 124 townhouses and apartments with a courtyard garden with a covered outside dining area and south facing terrace. It is fully furnished and has an open plan living area, a terrace and communal pool. Mil Palmeras, meaning ‘a thousand palms’ is a small town outside the large resort of Torre de la Horadada, and is around a 15 minute walk from its clean, wide sandy beach, down a little high street packed with bars and cafes. This property is no longer available, view the property here.

Valued at £161,304 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed villa in Pinar de Campoverde

Property 2 Three-bed villa in Pinar de Campoverde

This is a modern detached villa with a courtyard garden, an upstairs terrace, and its own private pool. Inside on the ground floor there’s an open plan living and dining room leading into the kitchen, plus two bedrooms and a bathroom. Upstairs is a master bedroom, with en suite bathroomPinar de Campoverde lies inland from Torre de la Horadada and Pilar de Horadada about a 20-minute drive away from the coast. The village has two supermarkets, a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, a sports centre and a small street market. This property is no longer available but you can see more from the agent here.

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

Property 3

Four-bed villa in Cuidad Quesada

Property 3 Four-bed villa in Cuidad Quesada

This detached villa has a private pool and lots of outside space. The property is split into two parts – the main living area consists of a living room, kitchen and utility room, two good sized bedrooms, a shower room, and a sun room leading out onto a terrace. Downstairs is a self contained apartment with an open plan living room and kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower roomCuidad Quesada is a 15-minute drive inland from the nearest beach and is is very popular with British ex-pats (35% of the registered resident population are from the UK). View the property on the agent's website.

Valued at £155,652 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Three-bed villa in Hondon Valley

Property 4 Three-bed villa in Hondon Valley

A single-storey, detatched villa with mountain views. This property is sold fully furnished and benefits from a large garden with palm trees and a private pool. The Hondon Valley is a beautiful region between the Crevillente and Algayat mountain ranges, about 35 minutes drive west from Alicante. It is popular for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes. The nearest beach is 35 minutes away. You can view this property here.

Valued at £169,522 at the time of filming.

 

Property 5

Three-bed apartment in Torre de la Horadada

Property 5 Three-bed apartment in Torre de la Horadada

A detached villa with its own private pool, a covered patio at the side, and a large upstairs sun terrace. It has a living/dining room, a light-filled kitchen and a utility room. The pretty resort of Torre de la Horadada has a choice of eight beaches along a 3km stretch of coast running from Mil Palmeras down to MojonTorre is a predominantly Spanish holiday destination where more than half the residents are Spanish, with about 12% from the UK. It has been largely developed over the last 10 years, but construction has been mainly low-rise and the town has retained all its traditional charm and character. This property is no longer available, visit the agent's website to view similar properties.

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

 

 

 

 

Hot property:

Five-bed villa in Villamartin Golf

Hot property: Five-bed villa in Villamartin Golf

A beautifully finished, Persian themed, detached luxury villa on a golf course. It has a stunning heated indoor pool and lots of interesting architectural and design detail including wooden ceilings, a stained glass window and Moorish style lamps. It is set around a main courtyard with a fountain and has two towers, one with sea views and the other overlooking the golf course. Villamartin Golf is a luxury, high-end golf resort. It was built in the the early 1970’s around a PGA championship course which has hosted the Silheim and Ryder Cups. View the property here.

Valued at £2,782,609 at the time of filming.