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Posted: Tue Oct 9, 2018 3:09pm
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Annie10

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Hi  I wonder if anyone can give me some advice. We are planning to buy a house - probably a bit inland - in the Alicante region. Ideally no more than about 40 mins from Alicante Airport. Initially we will be using the house as a holiday home for around 4/5 months of the year, then, long term moving over for good.  Where would people recommend we start looking? We don't want to be in a 'resort' or on a complex with shared facilities. We would like to be within walking distance (around 20 mins max) of bars, restaurants, shops and community life. Probably a country house or finca would suit us best. We are in our 50's and no school age children to cater for. Thank you in advance 

RayD

RayD

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Tue Oct 9, 2018 9:40pm

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Location: Catral

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Posted: Tue Oct 9, 2018 9:40pm

Catral sound ideal for you. A nice Spanish town about 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sea. There are several villas in el campo around the town, a lot of them within a few minutes walk from the town. Catral has all the usual facilities of a Spanish town with bars, restaurants etc, plus local shops. Not far from bigger shops by car. A reasonable sized brit expat community and a few brit bars.

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Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:20am

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:20am

Perhaps Fortuna would be worth a look. Many services tailored to expat needs, and even a spa with a year round open air swimming pool.

Annie10

Annie10

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Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:36am

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:36am

Thank you

Annie10

Annie10

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Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:36am

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:36am

RayD wrote on Tue Oct 9, 2018 9:40pm:

Catral sound ideal for you. A nice Spanish town about 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sea. There are several villas in el campo around the town, a lot of them within a few minutes walk from the town. Catral has all the usual facilities of a Spanish town with bars, restaurants etc, plus local shops. Not far from bigger shops by car. A reasonable sized brit expat community and a few brit bars.

thank you

Richard080943

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Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:54pm

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Location: Crevillente

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:54pm

What is your budget and requirements?  Useless to request and define your wants and price in mind.

richard

Stephanie86

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:26pm

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Location: Lliber

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:26pm

A Spanish ‘country house//finca’ is unlikely to be within reasonable walking distance of facilities! And most of them are complete with large areas of, usually, neglected olives/ almonds etc and classified as ‘rural’ by the local authority, thus limiting what you may do with the land and buildings.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44pm

Whatever and wherever you buy, check whether the property is fully legal. If not, you would need to budget somewhere in the region of €7000 to €12000 to get it legalised, plus all the hassle involved in doing that.

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