The British love affair with Sotogrande

Sotogrande was founded by an American-Filipino couple with an exceptional dose of vision, passion and savoir faire. It’s underpinnings, in the form of a luxurious country club estate with a master plan that governs its layout, infrastructure and core amenities, is also classically American, and from an early stage onwards this idyllic part of the world has enjoyed a strong connection with the quality of Spanish society. However, another distinct characteristic of Sotogrande is its enduring relationship with an equally discerning kind of British visitor and homebuyer.

Indeed, you could say that there has been a British love affair with Sotogrande from the first, and how could it not be so, with such superb golf courses, horse riding, polo and yachting to be enjoyed in an area that still offers so much open countryside and unmarred views? In addition to this, what also appeals greatly to British homebuyers and visitors who choose Sotogrande is its space, genteel pace of life, first-class amenities, unspoiled beaches and natural areas, charming eateries and meeting points – and for those who live here year-round, one of the best international schools in Spain and a true sense of community.

The area therefore attracts lovers of golf, polo, sailing and equestrian pursuits, as well as those who enjoy spacious homes, country properties close to the beach and also a stylish, cosmopolitan living environment that is also close to the authentically Spanish Andalusian hinterland. Drive a short distance and you’re on the sandy beaches of Tarifa’s surfer’s paradise, in historic jewels such as Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera and Seville, in the midst of open nature or entering a charming country village. Marbella, too, is just a half-hour drive away, offering its own range of amenities and diversions whenever you want it.

Brexit and other challenges notwithstanding, Sotogrande seems set to remain a firm favourite with British visitors and homebuyers who yearn for quality, style and authentic experiences. Long may it last!

By The Holmes Team · September 13th 2019