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General information about living in the area

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:52pm
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Doug28

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We are thinking about visiting for a week in late March to look at possible properties in the area. We had a holiday place in Villamartin many years ago and lived and worked in Southern Spain for 12 years. We lost a lot of money on an inland property as we bought at the top of the market, We did a lot of improving it and  had it for 17 years. 

However, now we are retired we may possibly invest in one of the bank repossessed apartments in the area as they look a possibility compared to other, smaller more expensive apartments around the Villamartin area. As we are no longer Spanish residents we would be looking to visit using the 90 day in 180 day rule, coming initially during the winter months. We would like to know from any existing retired ex pats what the area would have to offer in the winter months on a daily basis. Although we are retired we are able to get around and we hope to have our Chihuahua with us if we can find a reasonably priced way of transporting him. Any contact would be welcome. Sorry this has been so long! My wife speaks Spanish and we go on lots of holidays in Spain Many thanks if you got to the end without yawning.Doug and Beverley

Tom999

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:44am

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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:44am

It might be worth having a look at La Nueva Tercia, lots of repossessions. The three bedroom semi next to us has an asking price of 92000 euros (that’s before any negotiations)

Doug28

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:22am

Doug28

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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:22am

Tom999 wrote on Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:44am:

It might be worth having a look at La Nueva Tercia, lots of repossessions. The three bedroom semi next to us has an asking price of 92000 euros (that’s before any negotiations)

Many thanks, I will have a look. Doug

Dax

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:05pm

Dax

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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:05pm

The issue with being inland is that public transport is almost non existent so you'd also need to factor in car hire or buying a car unless you're going to drive down, in which case you could bring the dog with you.  Its quiet in winter and I guess it depends what your interests are? Lots of golf obviously but also meet ups, walking groups, bowling clubs coach trips etc. What would you want to do whilst you are here? You might get a better idea of suitable  locations if you can answer this. 

Doug28

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:03pm

Doug28

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Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:03pm

Dax wrote on Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:05pm:

The issue with being inland is that public transport is almost non existent so you'd also need to factor in car hire or buying a car unless you're going to drive down, in which case you could bring the dog with you.  Its quiet in winter and I guess it depends what your interests are? Lots of...

... golf obviously but also meet ups, walking groups, bowling clubs coach trips etc. What would you want to do whilst you are here? You might get a better idea of suitable  locations if you can answer this. 

Many thanks for your reply, it was helpful.

We would not drive down so I understand what you are saying about local transport.

We would want our Chihuahua with us so would have to find a way of transporting him.

I have not played golf in many years but that is something we could look into, depending on the costs.

We would otherwise be interested in the other type of activities you list.

We would like to get involved with the local community. Although we are both now retired I have worked in many different care homes doing activities for the residents. I now just go as a volunteer to lead singsongs, they couldn't afford to pay me as an activities person. When we lived in Southern Spain for 12 years the only care home we know of closed but since returning we know there is at least one near San Pedro.

We do not need to work but would not want to just plan our Spanish lives around social activities. We love different kinds of music, I am a drummer but probably not much call for that as most musicians now just use a backing track with drums already included.

I taught and my wife, who speaks Spanish also taught and had different shops when in Spain.

So IF we can find a suitable property we will stay using the 90 day rule.

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