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South Alicante, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / South Alicante Jean Johansson on 21 August 2020

South Alicante Jean Johansson

Kamlesh and Sukhwinder have been married for 42 years and, now that their four children have all flown the nest, they’ve decided it’s time to buy a winter home in Southern Alicante. Presenter Jean Johansson shows them five properties within their budget of £95,000; but will any of them take their fancy?

South Alicante

Why buy here?

Southern Alicante on Spain’s south eastern coast is really easy to get to – you can fly into both Murcia and Alicante airports in about two and a half hours from the UK, then it’s about 45 minute drive. Alicante has more than 150 miles of coastline and we’ re focusing our search in and around the city of Torrevieja, a former salt mining and fishing village turned hugely popular tourist destination, especially with Brits, who make up around ten per cent of its 100,000 strong population. The areas shot in this episode encompass two different municipalities: Torrevieja in the North East and Orihuela on the South. Torrevieja has a population of 85.000, the third largest in the Alicante province and an extension of almost 72 Km2. Orihuela is a very large municipality of 384 km and is is the largest in Alicante. The main difference between the two areas in terms of Real Estate is the council tax cost. Orihuela Costa is generally 40% cheaper than Torrevieja.

Property 1

Two-bed apartment in Aguas Nuevas

Property 1 Two-bed apartment in Aguas Nuevas

A recently refurbished ground floor apartment, featuring a courtyard garden with a veranda at the front, as well as a smaller patio at the back. Inside there’s a light and bright open plan living room and kitchen, two good sized bedrooms, and a bathroom. Aguas Nuevas is a modern development that which lies right between Torrevieja and La Mata.  The nearest beach is La Mata (around 20 minute walk) - the sea is only a 10 minute walk away, but it's all cliffs and coves, not an open beach. There are two shopping plazas within walking distance of the property, and the development has good bus links. This property is no longer available, view the property here.

Valued at £89,196 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed apartment in Villamartin

Property 2 Two-bed apartment in Villamartin

This first floor apartment has a balcony with views over the communal gardens, a good sized kitchen which is part of an open plan living and dining area, a master bedroom which has an en suite, plus a second bedroom and a bathroom. It's located three miles from the beach in the popular town and resort of Villamartin, where 60% of residents are British ex-pats. The property is within walking of Villamartin Plaza (which has lots of amenities, and a bus line with great transport links). There are four golf courses in the immediate vicinity, and 12 within 30km! View the property here

Valued at £102,674 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed townhouse in Cuidad Quesada

Property 3 Two-bed townhouse in Cuidad Quesada

A town house with a courtyard garden at the front, a smaller garden at the back, a downstairs and upstairs sun terrace. The purpose-built town of Ciudad Quesada has a population of around 15.000 people. Most inhabitants are foreigners, of which Britons are the majority. Ciudad Quesada is located approximately 8 kilometres inland from the Costa Blanca at Guardamar de la Segura. Alicante and Murcia airports are both 50 kilometres away and the nearest beach is within 10 minutes drive. It's close to a number of championship golf courses too! View the property here.

Valued at £98,170 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Three-bed duplex in La Mata

Property 4 Three-bed duplex in La Mata

A first floor duplex apartment, which has use of a communal pool, and is split over 2 floors, both of which have a sun terrace. This urbanization (Triton 1) is located in La Mata. The popular La Mata beach is around a 10 minute walk away and there are amenities, including restaurants, a five minute walk away. There is also a bus directly to Alicante Airport from La Mata.

Valued at £92,857 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed villa in Los Balcones

Property 5 Three-bed villa in Los Balcones

This villa has a large roof terrace with views towards the sea, an open-plan living and dining room which leads into the kitchen, a utility room, a master bedroom with en suite shower room, as well as two more bedrooms and a bathroom. It is in an urbanization called Mirador de los Balcones, about a 10 minute drive from the coast. It’s a really varied area, with a mixture of old and newer properties, and it’s a bit pricier than the centre of Torrevieja. There is a bus stop a five minute walk away, with buses to Torrevieja every 15 minutes. View the property here.

Valued at £98,214 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Five-bed villa in Las Colinas Golf Resort

Hot property Five-bed villa in Las Colinas Golf Resort

A stone's throw from the main golf course, with its own putting green and a super stylish private swimming pool. It has brilliant sea and mountain views, and the inside mirrors the clean lines of the exterior, with lots of glass, white walls and minimalist modernism, allowing in lots of Spanish sunshine. View the property here.

Valued at £1,000,000 at the time of filming.