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Spanish property market review – the theory

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


But does this mean we should all give up and head for the hills? No, 2012 has so far been a much better year on the Costa del Sol, with increasing enquiries, interest and also sales. While some continue to question whether the property market has bottomed out, the traditional markets are returning, with money in the bank and little requirement for finance. Therefore, the market has actually been enjoying a gentle recovery in highly desirable luxury pockets such as Sotogrande. This is for all the old reasons; a secure long-term investment, an unrivalled climate in Europe, and superb luxury facilities right on your door step.

Welcome to the Holmes Sotogrande blog

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Holmes Sotogrande Property Sales has been a trusted real estate specialist in this area for over thirty years, so many of you will already know us well. Ian and Jackie Bateman’s reputation speaks for itself, and their son Ben aims to add to it in the years to come. The company has recently updated its branding and along with our fresh new look we’re launching this blog, which we hope will become a reference point for Sotogrande and its surrounding areas.
Life here is good and the Sotogrande lifestyle and ambience is a distinct experience that is renowned among those in the know. Not surprisingly, this is a cosmopolitan place made up of residents and visitors from different parts of Spain, Europe and beyond. Many a famous face is seen here, but Sotogrande prides itself on an easy-going manner that focuses on the good things in life, and that is what will be reflected in our articles.

Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande


Polo in Sotogrande dates back to 1965, when the first polo ground in this part of Southern Spain was developed. It wasn’t until 1967 when polo as a sport really started to be played but it wasn’t long before it became one of Sotogrande’s key attractions.

Sotogrande property viewing trips


Holmes in Sotogrande has an extensive portfolio of luxury properties for sale to suit all tastes and budgets in some of the most prestigious locations. Properties of this caliber must be seen to be fully-appreciated, that’s why at Holmes Sotogrande, a viewing trip to Sotogrande in Southern Spain is highly recommended.

Sotogrande Marina


There are around 30 marinas along the Andalucian Coast, most of which are located on the Costa del Sol. In a league of its own is the stunning marina of Sotogrande which houses more than 1350 moorings with beautiful bridges leading to exclusive private homes on the waters edge.

Sotogrande International School


Sotogrande International School is a K-12, fully-accredited boarding- and day-school. Set in a magnificent campus surrounded by woods and golf courses, it has grown from a small British-style school founded in 1978 to a reputable IB World School of some 650 boys and girls, international in character and progressive in values.

Sotogrande health facilities


The quality of health care and hospital facilities in Andalucia is generally of a high standard and the large hospitals in the main cities are very well equipped and offer excellent health care.

Sports facilities in Sotogrande


Sotogrande offers a wide range of leisure and sports facilities to suit the whole family, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday in a luxury spa hotel or an action-packed break to keep you entertained.

Golf information in Sotogrande


The Costa del Sol, where Sotogrande is located, has a wide variety of golf facilities to suit players of all levels and with over 60 golf courses to choose from in this part of Southern Spain, it comes as no surprise that it is often referred to as the Costa del Golf.