Luke Skywalker opens the new Skywalk in Gibraltar!

Sotogrande has many beautiful attractions that have been seducing visitors and permanent residents for many years, from the delightful marina surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, to the world class golf courses, as well as the famous Santa María Polo Club. A great day trip from here is Gibraltar, easily reached in less than half an […]


A beautiful life by the Sotogrande beach

Frontline beach properties have always been ‘premium’ properties. Who would not like to fall asleep to the gentle rhythm of the waves, or wake up to the sun shining on the Mediterranean and only have to take a few steps from home to place their feet in the warm sand.  Sotogrande is fortunate to have […]


Sotogrande – living with nature on your doorstep

Sotogrande is known as a luxury resort destination, but unlike some, it also offers space, open views and being surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The latter includes not only miles of sandy beaches, leafy residential areas and some of the most renowned golf courses in Europe, but also open countryside and protected nature. The villages near […]


Sotogrande – the making of a singular resort

There are many luxury resorts but few like Sotogrande. This is even true of the Costa del Sol, of which it forms the western extreme. Nearby Marbella is also undeniably luxurious and glamorous – and a great neighbour for Sotogrande residents and property owners to have at close range – but Sotogrande has a feel […]


Holmes – two generations of Sotogrande property expertise

Those who are familiar with Sotogrande or have bought, sold or owned a property here over the past few decades will know Holmes Sotogrande, one of the cornerstones of the real estate sector in this area. The family business founded by Ian and Jackie Bateman over 35 years ago has become synonymous with quality service, […]


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 […]

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