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 […]



Spain may not be the first country people think of when playing countries come up, but there is tradition of grassroots rugby with a local and loyal following amongst Spanish and expat rugby fans. Support for rugby is growing as the national team, known affectionately as Los Leones, have grown stronger. Their best performance to […]

Invest in Sotogrande

Invest in Sotogrande holiday rental properties

Good news for holiday property owners in Sotogrande. According to a report by TecniTasa, holiday rental fees in Sotogrande and Marbella have risen to a new high with some exceeding €1,100 per week. This offers an excellent return on investment for owners and calms any concerns that they may have about predicted income over the […]

Sotogrande Polo

Summer 2017 at Sotogrande’s Polo Club

Summer in Sotogrande is a period when the resort becomes a lively hub of activity with visitors arriving from around the globe. One of the season’s main attractions is the polo at the Santa María Polo Club. This is a highly regarded location on the world circuit and it is the ultimate club in Spain […]

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