Holmes Sotogrande corporate news

2013 Sotogrande Property Market Review

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Earlier in the year we reported on the state of the Sotogrande real estate market and how it had evolved

Interview to Ben Bateman in El Periódico de Sotogrande


Have a read at the latest issue of El Periódico de Sotogrande featuring an interview with Holmes Sotogrande’s Ben Bateman

Holmes Sotogrande goes Russian!

The Holmes Team


Having recently launched its Russian web page, Holmes Property Sales is delighted to announce Ekaterina Ternovaya as its representative in

Holmes website maps of Sotogrande prove to be an invaluable tool

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Holmes Sotogrande has always worked hard to provide its clients with up to date information about the area. The maps it specially designed for the use of those interested in Sotogrande are a good example of this, and were among the earliest of their kind in Southern Spain. Presented as a handy fold-up map that is easy to keep in handbags, car glove compartments and even in wallets, they are highly popular and have since also made their way onto the Holmes website – creating a whole new range of interactive search and information possibilities.

Holmes, the Sotogrande specialist

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


When Ian and Jackie Bateman first came to Sotogrande it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair. The couple were well travelled and had visited many a beauty spot in the world, but Sotogrande captured their imagination as no other place had ever done. “I think it was the sense of quality and refinement combined with space, freedom and a very laid-back atmosphere that made it stand out for us,” says Jackie.

They decided to make this their home and were able to share their enthusiasm for Sotogrande and its lifestyle when they founded Holmes Property Sales in 1979. “We had young children and thought this would be a fantastic place for them to grow up; in an environment with lots of nature, fresh air and outdoor activities, but also one that is very cosmopolitan and stimulating.”

Ben Bateman of Holmes Sotogrande – building on strong foundations

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Ian and Jackie Bateman have built up an enviable reputation for quality of service, ethical practice and product knowledge over the years, and now a new generation is ready to continue this success and take Holmes Sotogrande into the future.
Having grown up in Sotogrande and within this family-run business, Ben Bateman knows both the company and the location inside out. After ten-years at Holmes he now takes on a more senior role, injecting youthful energy and 21st century know-how into an established and respected real estate firm.

Spanish property market review – in practice

Jackie Cruz - Manifesto


Our own experience this year has been of a gentle but very noticeable upward movement in terms of interest and sales, and just to prove that we are not talking up the market, here are some concrete examples of sales made by Holmes Sotogrande in the first few months of the year:

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.