Sotogrande and the country club lifestyle

More than anywhere else on the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande represents the classic country club way of life. This is perhaps not surprising, given that the luxury seaside resort community was founded along American lines, with an effective master plan that outlined its development and ensured the first class infrastructure, enjoyable space and architectural integrity […]


Sotogrande properties with the New Year wow-factor

With Hanukah, Christmas, New Year and Reyes (Epiphany) to celebrate, this festive season is all about family. There is a huge range of different properties to choose from in Sotogrande and the surrounding areas—from romantic pied-à-terre boltholes, perfectly designed for couples seeking escape, to sprawling contemporary mansions with large glass windows and shining white walls, […]


Spend the festive season in Sotogrande

Christmas in Spain is quite different from in Northern Europe and other cooler climes. For one thing, the sun is usually shining! Mild days do give way to cooler temperatures in the evening, but outdoor living still prevails and there’s no better time to enjoy Sotogrande than around the holiday period. In common with most […]


Miguel Preysler de la Riva RIP

Ian and Jackie Bateman write. It is with great sadness that we find ourselves writing of the passing of Miguel. He passed away on the 17th November after a short but brave fight against cancer at the age of just 68. Miguel and his wife Amparo joined us in the Holmes Group, when together we […]


Members buy Valderrama Golf

Valderrama is one of the top golf courses in Europe as well as being number one in Spain, and its members are extremely proud of it. Indeed, they are so fond of their club that they have pulled together €28 million to buy it from owners La Zagaleta Group. The club has been leasing the […]


Eating out in Sotogrande

Sotogrande is well known for its wealth of sporting activities such as yachting, golf and equestrian sports, but it is also a fantastic dining destination and has a superb array of restaurants offering a range of cuisines from refined modern Mediterranean to stylish cafés. One of its longest ‘residents’ is El Gaucho, which has been […]


Changes to inheritance tax in Spain

One of the most frequent questions we are asked by our clients, whether permanent residents or non residents alike, considering a move to Spain from their home country or even looking for a holiday home, relates to the financial ramifications of owning property in Spain, and specifically inheritance tax (el impuesto de sucesiones). Of course, […]


Valderrama welcomes the Real Spanish Masters 2017

Valderrama in Sotogrande is a golf course famous throughout the world, but probably best known to most people as the course where home team Europe clinched victory from the USA in the Ryder Cup, the first time this prestigious competition was held on Continental European soil in 1997. In a nail-biting finish, captain Seve Ballesteros […]

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Smart homes in Sotogrande

You will probably hear ‘smart homes’ mentioned frequently nowadays and it is a trend that will grow in the future. A number of the luxury properties in Sotogrande are either being built from new as ‘smart homes’, or existing properties are being refurbished to install smart technology. The concept of the smart home covers a […]



There’s never a dull moment in Sotogrande. Whatever the season, there’s always something to do or see. The mild climate and convenient location create endless opportunities for fun and enjoyment for all the family. Autumn When the cooler breezes of September reach the coast, life returns to normal after the hectic summer. The beaches become […]

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