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Salobrena, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2022 / Salobrena, Spain Leah Charles-King on 5 January 2022

Salobrena, Spain Leah Charles-King

For years, Gareth and Hannah have been trying to no avail to buy a holiday home with the perfect sea views in Salobreña on Spain's Costa Tropical. Can Leah Charles-King improve their luck? She has five fabulous properties lined up for them in today's property search.

About the area

The Costa Tropical in southern Spain is made up of agricultural areas, punctuated by traditional towns and villages and backed by the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s just over an hour’s drive east along the coast from Malaga airport, to which there a loads of direct flights from the UK. Salobreña is made up of two parts. There’s the Old Town which sits on the top of a rocky hillside with whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading up to a 10th Century Moorish castle. Then there’s the new town which stretches from the foot of the old right down to the pebbly beaches. There are five in Salobreña to be exact, two of the main ones are divided by the famous rock called El Penon. With mild temperatures all year round, both sunbathing and skiing right on hand, lovely restaurants and a fantastic sense of authentic Spanish culture it’s easy to see how this has become popular with so many visitors.

Property 1

Two-bed bungalow in Albaycin

Property 1 Two-bed bungalow in Albaycin

Our first option is in the Albaycin neighbourhood in Salobrena’s old town. It’s right next to the wonderful castle and set at almost 100 metres above sea level, so has great views of the Mediterranean Sea. This two-bed bungalow has a fantastic roof terrace from which you could almost touch the castle walls and that has amazing sea views. Inside there’s a spacious open plan living space. View the estate agent's website.

Valued at £145,299 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed townhouse in La Loma

Property 2 Three-bed townhouse in La Loma

La Loma is a residential area, but just a ten minute walk to all the shops and restaurants. This property is a modern townhouse with three bedrooms, a garage, several balconies and terraces. View the agent's website here.

Valued at £143,590 at the time of filming.

 

Property 3

Four-bed townhouse in Las Fuentes

Property 3 Four-bed townhouse in Las Fuentes

This traditional property is in a tranquil area in Salobreña, close to the beach and the town. On the first floor of this property there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a washing room. The second floor has another fully equipped kitchen and a lounge/dining room with access to an ample terrace with panoramic views of the sea, mountains and town. It also benefits from a roof terrace from which you can enjoy the sun all year round. Find out more here.

Valued at £132,479 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed house in La Caleta

Property 4 Two-bed house in La Caleta

The small whitewashed village of La Caleta is a ten minute drive up the coast from Las Fuentes and perched high on a hill. The village was built around a 19th Century Sugar Mill, which was the last operating one in Spain until it closed in 2005. This two-bedroom house has a covered upstairs terrace, a roof terrace with great mountain and sea views, as well as a private garden. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £127,350 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed house in Brocal

Property 5 Three-bed house in Brocal

This property is in the Old Town neighbourhood of Brocal. The house has a terrace at the back with countryside and sea views and stairs leading up to a roof terrace. Inside is a cosy living dining room leading through to a kitchen. It also has a separate dining room and another room that could be used for a number of purposes, plus a downstairs toilet. Upstairs are three bedrooms (the third is currently being used as a living room) and a shower room. Find out more.

Valued at £141,026 at the time of filming.

Hot Property

Five-bed villa in Salobrena

Hot Property Five-bed villa in Salobrena

This luxury, designer villa has spectacular views and a guest apartment. Perched on a hillside, and with a unique Spanish tower, it has stunning sea views and an interior that has been lavishly styled around its living areas, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Visit the estate agent's website here.

Valued at £1,358,974 at the time of filming.