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Inland Almeria, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2021 / Inland Almeria Spain, Danni Menzies on 6 January 2021

Inland Almeria Spain, Danni Menzies

Having been married for 19 years, Diane and David from North Wales feel the time is right to relocate to Spain, where they’re looking for a new forever home in the countryside around Almeria. The couple would love a character property close to their favourite town of Arboleas and have asked Danni Menzies to help them with their house hunt. After scouring the market, Danni has 5 great options to show them for their £150,000 budget, but will any be their perfect property?

We caught up with Diane and David to find out how they've been getting on since filming ended, watch the full interview below!

Inland Almeria

What's the appeal?

Almeria is in south eastern Spain and is pretty easy to get to – you can fly there from most UK airports in around three hours, then it’s about an hour and a quarter’s drive to the inland area near the town of Arboleas where we’re looking for properties. This province is in the Andalusia region – it’s one of the driest parts of Spain and the arid landscape has been used in a number of Spaghetti Westerns, including the Good the Bad and the Ugly. Arboleas is a small town located on the Valley of the Almazora river. It is a beautiful valley with orange and olive tree groves and small orchards. A large portion of the population is formed by European ex-pats. Belgians, Dutch, French and British are an important part of this community.

Property 1

Three-bed villa in Los Llanos

Property 1 Three-bed villa in Los Llanos

Our first property is in a popular urbanization called Los Llanos, just north of Arboleas. This villa has a good sized pool with a surrounding terrace area outside. Inside there’s a large light filled lounge with a wood burning fireplace, separate dining room, fitted kitchen, a master bedroom with en suite shower room, two more bedrooms and a family bathroom. It also has a paved driveway and a garage View the property here.

Valued at £164,378 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed villa in Los Carrascos

Property 2 Three-bed villa in Los Carrascos

Our next property is in the village of Los Carrascos, just south of Arboleas. Its beautiful views make it a very sought after area. This bungalow has loads of outside space including a gravelled area for parking, a courtyard garden, and a lovely pool area which has stunning views of the mountains. Inside there’s a large light filled living room, a separate fitted kitchen with adjoining dining room and a sunroom. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £154,783 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Five-bed villa in El Puertecico

Property 3 Five-bed villa in El Puertecico

Our third property is a more traditional villa, the most rural we’ve seen, in the hamlet of El Puertecico, nearly an hour from the coast. This recently renovated cortijo has a lovely pool, a covered al fresco living and dining area, and an outbuilding with a courtyard. Inside there’s a dining room, a snug with a wood burner, a fitted kitchen and an upstairs living room which leads onto a balcony with stunning views over the countryside. This property is no longer available, but you can explore more properties from the agent here.

Valued at £146,957

Property 4

Three-bed villa in Los Carrascos

Property 4 Three-bed villa in Los Carrascos

This villa has a lovely roof terrace with fantastic views into the mountains, a good sized pool and surrounding courtyard. Inside there’s a large open plan living and dining room with a fireplace, another living room, separate kitchen, and a bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. View the property here.

Valued at £154,739 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed villa in Limaria

Property 5 Three-bed villa in Limaria

Our last property is a spacious and beautifully presented three-bedroom, two-bathroom detached villa on the outskirts of Arboleas with private pool, roof terrace, annexe/workshop and excellent views. View the property here.

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

Hot property

Luxury villa in Albufeira

Hot property Luxury villa in Albufeira

This luxury villa is one of the most luxurious properties in this part of Almeria, right on the coast north of Mojacar. Its stylish mix of clean lines and smooth curves make it a real work of art, and it's right on the seafront! See more from the agent here.

Valued at £1,700,000 at the time of filming.