We can provide you with all the information you need to plan for a lifetime of escapes and adventures for you and your family. We work with all the leading UK manufacturers giving you the options and choices you need to make the right decisions.
We also have a constant supply of pre-owned mobile homes for sale , many of which come from the large holiday tour operators so they have been looked after well and serviced each year. We arrange the transport of your home or static caravan to France as well as the installation and commissioning, so it is ready to enjoy once you arrive for your first of many holidays.
From companies such as Canvas Holidays, Eurocamp and KeyCamp as well as British Caravan Parks, we as a team bring together knowledge of not just mobile holiday homes, but every aspect of the industry itself. Meet the team. All these years of working in the field have resulted in us building relationships with park owners all over Europe not just France. Because of this, Eurobase can offer you mobile homes for sale on some of the best campsites, Holiday Parks and residential parks around France, Portugal and Europe as a whole.
There are pros and cons to both options when buying a holiday home or static caravans in France. A new home has its obvious advantages, nobody else has lived in it and you get to enjoy it from a pristine condition for many years to come.
You might have to wait for production dates as many of the manufacturers do not hold much in the way of stock these days. So you may have to act quickly to get onto the next batch! We do hold small amounts of new and pre-owned stock ourselves. Take a look through the following pages and feel free to contact us by calling or using our online enquiry form.
Wooded cliffs lead down to pretty bays. Around each headland is another gorgeous view and a road leading down through the pines to a classy village with a sandy beach and maybe a marina. The Costa Brava is cool, classy and cultural.
The weather is perfect for summers but chillier than the more southerly costas in winter. Alternative lifestyles are celebrated in resorts like Sitges. The hinterland is beautiful too, with vineyards in the foothills of the mountains. Learn more about the cheapest places to buy property in Spain. Although largely ignored by British house-hunters, it is at least as beautiful as the northern Costa Blanca that borders it. It also has the city of Valencia, with its dramatic modern architecture and a rich cultural life.
The food is pretty good too — Valencia is generally credited as the home of paella. Houses are affordable and you avoid the British expats who tend to stop at Denia, a little further south.
The sun beats down for days of the year on both the residential apartments of Benidorm and Torrevieja, and the inland villages. Alicante airport has flights from every corner of the UK, all year. Drive north from the airport and, after skirting the tower blocks of Benidorm shimmering in the heat haze, the countryside is greener, with pine forests and palm trees. They are still traditional Spanish towns that have thriving and fun expat communities too, being far enough from the airport to turn off the long-weekenders and appealing more to permanent residents and retirees.
South of Alicante, the weather is warmer and the countryside is flatter. The beaches are pristine, property developments have been kept low-rise and there is highly accessible local entertainment for every age group, from golf courses to water parks. Torrevieja and Orihuela continue to attract large numbers of British property buyers. We think the Costa Blanca is one of the best places for a Spanish holiday home.
With year-round flights and year-round warmth, this long stretch of coast is holiday-home heaven. It has a lively expat community of whom the British are the largest group. Cartagena has a thriving economy based on ship-building, but the authorities are promoting the port as a major tourist attraction with bars and restaurants on the quayside. La Manga and Mar Menor are some of the best places to buy property in Spain.
This thin stretch of land, 24km long, is packed with apartment blocks and superb amenities including marinas, supermarkets, sailing schools, leisure centres, shops, bars and restaurants. Within the local area there are, however, some delightful villages which are off the tourist track and retain their own traditional lifestyle, bars and restaurants. These are becoming increasingly popular with British buyers too, looking for authenticity and affordability more than spa and beauty treatments on the doorstep as in La Manga.
Vera is famous for naturism, Almanzora for cave homes. There are still resorts though, including the Desert Springs golf resort, where Ian Botham and Daley Thompson have been homeowners. There are lively British expat communities in Mojacar in particular. The quality of the beaches goes without saying, but the seaside fun includes every family-friendly entertainment you can imagine, great shopping opportunities, Michelin-starred restaurants, championship golf courses, marinas and spas — everything for the well-heeled him and her.
The quality of the beaches goes without saying, but the seaside fun includes every family-friendly entertainment you can imagine, great shopping opportunities, Michelin-starred restaurants, championship golf courses, marinas and spas. The stretch of coast that leads from Gibraltar up to the Portuguese border is known for wide, empty beaches, full of windsurfers in summer but empty in winter.
Property is more affordable than in the neighbouring Costa del Sol and Portuguese Algarve, despite it being unspoilt by development. This makes it one of the best places to buy in Spain. Seville is famous for its Feria de Abril, sherry drunk dry and ice cold , tapas and its Moorish feel.
The art, culture, food and wine is a rich combination of North Africa and Spain, with a distinct taste of the exotic in cities like Cadiz. The eastern Costa de la Luz is famous for windsurfing and the party lifestyle that windsurfers love so much.
The beautiful seaside city of Cadiz is here too. Inland are historic towns like Jerez and Medina Sidonia. Each has its own culture and character. Each high street is individual, each residential district has its own particular idiosyncrasies. While most British people head for the beaches in Spain when looking for property, others might want to move to a city where jobs are available and where life is busier. Spain is fortunate in that it has some wonderful cities, offering good communications, excellent choice of schools and plenty of culture, attracting people from all over the globe.
If you do come to Spain to work or look for work , renting may be the best option here, at least until you have learned about the area and had time to look around for a property to buy. However, rentals are quite expensive in the main centres of Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid has a lot to offer in every respect. It is an elegant city with plenty of green spaces, a first-class metro and bus service, an international airport and wonderful museums and art galleries.
It also has a great music scene offering everything from classical concerts to late-night jazz. Every nationality is represented in this cosmopolitan city, as demonstrated by the wide variety of restaurants and food available, not just in the city centre but also in residential districts.
There are several British schools in the city as well as international ones, and they offer education to children of all ages. The climate is typical of inland locations: cold in winter, very hot in summer. However, with global warming, Madrid has seen some milder winters of late.
The summer heat tends to be dry which makes it more comfortable. Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, saw a regeneration in when it hosted the Olympics. A modern, vibrant city by the sea, Barcelona has a huge port capable of welcoming the largest cruise ships and container ships afloat. There are also several pleasant beaches on which to relax.
It is probably even more cosmopolitan than Madrid and its residential districts are leafy and comfortable. Transport connections are excellent and the metro is very efficient. El Prat airport has two terminals and direct flights to every corner of the world. There are cycle lanes and wide boulevards as in Madrid and life here is very enjoyable. There is also a strong work ethic. The Mediterranean climate is pleasant, with mild winters and hot summers which can be quite humid.
There is a lot on offer culturally too, with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry making regular visits to the huge Palau Sant Jordi arena. The third city of Spain, Valencia, lies a few kilometres from the sea and also has a large port area as well as a lovely promenade lined with bars and restaurants.
The city centre seems quite small, although very pretty. Following a disastrous flood in when the river Turia which flowed through the city burst its banks, the riverbed was drained and rerouted.
Eventually, the citizens demanded it be turned into a park for the residents, rather than a construction site. Today there are 14km of glorious parkland to be enjoyed with various locations dedicated to relaxation and sport.
The historic centre is a maze of streets and little squares, the largest being the magnificent Plaza de la Virgen at the top of which is the wonderful cathedral. A city of food, there are tapas bars to suit every taste, good restaurants and two specialities — Paella a la Valenciana and Agua de Valencia.
The latter is made from fresh orange juice, cava and a dash of vodka or gin. Valencia has to be one of the most relaxed places to live in Spain. Property here is cheaper than in Madrid or Barcelona but there are some upmarket districts overlooking the river park. As with the two larger cities, there are British and international schools. The climate is typically Mediterranean with mild winters, warm springs and long, hot summers.
The historic centre is condensed into a small area and is an absolute delight, renowned for its tapas bars and restaurants. The outlying residential districts are pleasant, with few high-rise buildings, plenty of greenery and lovely views.
With regard to work opportunities , transport and logistics is an expanding sector here but traditionally the city caters to tourism, construction and technology businesses. The city of Zaragoza, in the province of Aragon, is often overlooked by British property buyers.
This is a pity as it is a delightful place to live. It is the fifth largest city in Spain and much of the centre is pedestrianised, allowing residents to enjoy it without having to dodge traffic. It is an inland city and as such has very hot and dry summers, while winters tend to be cold. It is also a windy place but the comfortable way of life here more than compensates for that. There is a lot of industry on the outskirts, which offers employment, and its central location means very good communications to Madrid — 90 minutes on the AVE fast-speed train and a similar amount of time to Barcelona.
Inside the city, the bus service is frequent and cheap, and Zaragoza airport serves several Spanish destinations. The people here are particularly friendly. El Tubo is one of the best tapas bar areas in Spain and Zaragoza boasts two fabulous cathedrals in the same square, Plaza del Pilar. Pilar is the patron saint of the city. Property here is comparatively inexpensive, around half the price of other large cities. Many would-be expats are attracted to the pretty inland towns and villages that are surrounded by vineyards and steeped in history.
You will still find urbanisations in the country areas, but it is more likely that you will come across typical village houses, either of natural stone or, as in Andalucia, painted white. Village properties are generally cheaper than the bigger towns unless it is a village which particularly attracts tourists such as Mijas, Andalucia or Pals, Catalunya , but they are more likely to need some if not total renovation, and the running and maintenance costs may be quite high.
These properties are nevertheless popular, especially when the village offers a bar or two, shops, chemist, etc. Skiing and winter sports are widely practised here, as is hiking and bird-watching in the summer months. The mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, the Cordillera Cantabrica, Sistema Central, Sierra Morena, and the Cordillera Subbetica all offer attractive properties, many with a rental income.
Homes in the better known and smarter resorts are inevitably more expensive, but there are numerous little towns and villages offering good value for money. Although the economy has been steadily climbing upwards for a number of years now, property is extremely affordable.
If you know where to look, you can find homes thousands of euros below the average property price. Keep reading to discover where to find the cheapest homes in Spain. This is a huge beach completely free of development, due to its location in the Cabo de Gato Natural Park.
Did you know that you can ski in Andalusia? The Sierra Alhamilla is just an hour away, with plenty of unspoilt hiking trails. And all this with some of the cheapest homes in Spain! Although the surrounding area is mainly rural, access is simple. The Eix Comercial, below the Old Cathedral, is the main shopping street.
This is a mainly Catalan-speaking area. Essentially everyone is bilingual in Spanish, but locals really appreciate it when expats try out a few phrases in Catalan too. Torrevieja lies on the Costa Blanca , with fantastic beaches within easy reach. Its location between the sea and two salt lakes gives it a particularly healthy climate.
The Playa de la Cura and Playa de los Locos are popular beaches and districts for expats. The region lies to the south of the might Ebro River. It has produced wine since Roman times — and this is still the main industry.
There are lots of reasons why people want a second home in Spain. Its fantastic climate for a start, which allows for a wonderful lifestyle. Throw in convenient access from the UK, affordable property, world-class cities and 5,kms of pristine coastline, and it seems a no-brainer. Join us as we explore some of the best places to buy a holiday home in Spain.
The Costa del Sol is extremely popular with British buyers, meaning English is widely spoken. So where should you look for your holiday home around here? Prices for larger properties are comparatively high but you can find two-bed apartments for a reasonable price depending on location.
Torremolinos is a resort town with plenty of apartment buildings and, if you are not worried about a sea view, you can find nice flats for sensible prices. Estepona is another town which is sought-after for holiday homes, as is La Duquesa to the west of Marbella. Lying to the north of the Costa del Sol is the Costa Blanca, another extremely popular holiday home destination. The weather is also warm and sunny most of the year, but property prices tend to be less expensive than on the Costa del Sol.
There are 18 golf courses in the area to choose from and property ranges from rural fincas to resort apartments. The south is very warm and dry with great beaches on the fairly flat terrain. As you travel north, you will see a changing landscape as mountains start to appear and it becomes much greener.
The beaches are made up of little coves with cliffs and are quite rocky. The south is closer to Alicante and Murcia airports making accessing your holiday home a breeze.
The north is very pretty and more peaceful, but property prices are considerably higher. South of Benidorm is where to look for excellent beaches and seaside resorts. To the north are typical seaside villages lining the green hillsides and if you venture further inland you will find vineyards and orange groves. Torrevieja in the south is one of the best-known resort towns, offering everything you would want for a holiday home destination by the sea.
Other destinations popular with British buyers include Alicante and La Manga, the narrow promontory separating the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor. These all have large expat communities, and English is widely spoken. Teulada-Moraira are two towns in one and would be a good choice for people seeking a traditional setting. As would Altea, despite its close proximity to Benidorm. The Balearic Islands each have their own beauty and identity. The best known and largest island is Mallorca or Majorca where many celebrities have their holiday homes.
The sheer beauty of this island with its mountains, coves, stunning coastline and marinas is what lures them and countless others. It is an expensive island though, so if you are thinking of buying your holiday home here you will probably need a bigger budget than on the mainland costas. The north of the island is the most exclusive.
The winters are not as mild as in the south and so many restaurants and businesses close, but you will always find some places open. The port offers sandy beaches and golf courses and is a busy place with plenty going on. Most of the property is new and modern. In the south-west is Andratx, which has a small but pretty port and a yacht club. This as a typically Mallorcan town, so not as busy as others on the island.
The people of Mallorca speak Mallorquin, similar to Catalan, though on the coast most people speak Spanish and English too.
Take a look at our advice on language in Spain. A much smaller and quieter island, Menorca is the ideal place for peaceful holidays. It has encouraged sustainable tourism for years and the gentle terrain makes it perfect for hiking and cycling. There are some wonderful unspoilt beaches, such as Marcarella Cove, which has very fine sand and an aquamarine sea.
It is also home to a quaint old town. The British and Spanish are the main buyers but recently the French have discovered its charms. Flights to the island are plentiful from Easter to October, but are reduced to one a week during the winter months.
Head into the hills and there are pretty villages and upmarket homes. The southern part is home to Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar, both popular holiday spots. Of the two, Tossa is undoubtedly the more attractive. The further north you head, the coastline changes to rocky inlets and small coves.
Almost halfway up is the town of Sant Feliu de Guixols, a very Catalan seaside spot popular with families. It has two pretty beaches, a small rambla, plenty of bars, all types of restaurants, a pretty pedestrian-free centre and a permanent British community. These, together with the hilltop town of Begur, are the jewels of this coastline — small seaside fishing villages with an authentic feel.
This part of the Costa Brava is quite pricey for obvious reasons but the views from the rocky cliffs are stunning. While the British property market struggles, prices in Spain continue to rise. If you are looking to invest in Spain in the near future, come to the next Your Overseas Home event.
There will be legal and currency specialists, plus gorgeous Spanish homes for sale. You might also be interested in our guide to renting out property in Spain. Property prices in Catalonia have fallen recently, perhaps due to the push for independence. Barcelona still commands high prices, but even here there are bargains to be found and, if you are considering buying to invest, Barcelona is still amongst the top cities in Spain. The Catalan coast is always popular with Spanish people and overseas buyers.
Until now, these cities have not seen the increase in prices experienced in Madrid and Barcelona but are seen, nonetheless, as having great potential. Seville was named the best European city to visit in by Lonely Planet, which can only boost property sales. It continues to appeal to a large variety of purchasers and renters. San Sebastian is another city worth considering.
It is one of the most expensive cities in Spain as far as the cost of living goes, but has a flourishing restaurant and tourist sector and people are always seeking affordable accommodation. A small apartment here could be an excellent investment. Tenerife saw price increases in and this trend should continue.
Tourism on the island has been growing for many years and returns on rental property here are high. Beware though, if you intend to rent out your property to tourists you must ensure that it lies within a community which permits you to do so.
It is a traditional Spanish city with a long and interesting history, a very pretty old town, a port and lots of culture on offer. Spain really does offer something for everyone. Whatever style appeals to you, you will find it here. You can find apartments , townhouses , villas , masias, fincas, cortijos , white villages , cave homes , park homes …. Those looking for a project could even buy land in Spain.
Most Spanish people live in apartments too, gardens being less important in this frequently parched country. The positives of apartments include affordability, ease of use and amazing views. They are a lock-up-and-leave option, with no gardens to water or pools to clean. Communal areas will be looked after — although do check the management fees — and that can even include swimming pools, gyms, club houses or even a golf course. New property developments are now required to have energy-efficient heating and insulation, especially with regards to soundproofing a real problem in the past.
You may have to pay extra for parking, and apartments with a sea view command higher prices, of course. However, you may find one overlooking a park or other green space at a more competitive price.
Some apartment blocks have shared swimming pools and gardens. Some cities will have elegant apartments from around the turn of the 20th century too: light and airy, with high ceilings, double doors and attractive plasterwork. On the other hand, they may not have a lift or parking. A townhouse will tend to be a terraced property in a town or on an urbanisation.
Some are very spacious while others may feel cramped. The gardens are usually quite small but there are often communal gardens to be enjoyed and a swimming pool or two, depending on the size of the development. Different nationalities tend to buy in the same area, so you could find a townhouse near to other British people. For developments that are occupied all year, there is often a good sense of community and the properties are easy to maintain.
Perfect for people who buy holiday homes and who are only in Spain part of the year. There will be service charges to pay which go toward the upkeep of the pool, gardens and communal areas. Most villas have a minimum of three bedrooms and two bathrooms shower room , and for this reason are the most expensive property option. Villas built on hillsides with sea views will cost more than those with mountain or town views — the same goes for townhouses and apartments. You will find that property plots have been getting smaller in general, so an older villa could offer you much more land.
If you feel the cold, make sure your villa or townhouse or apartment has central heating. The Spanish seem to have lots of words for farmhouse! These imposing country properties can command high prices. Masias are large stone properties which belonged originally to a local dignitary. They are spacious and usually have a substantial amount of land around them. If you are thinking of running your own business, a masia could provide all that you need. Fincas and cortijos are farmhouses, some dating back centuries.
But it is advisable and required by many mortgages. The seller is responsible for hidden defects in the property, even if they are not aware of them. However, in practice gaining restitution for such defects can be difficult and costly. Paying the costs and taxes associated with buying a home can be completed by the buyer or their agent. The buyer is also responsible for registering the property. Following the crash, Spanish banks were reformed with significant IMF involvement.
This reduced the number of lenders in operation, and significantly increased the regulation and oversight of the industry. As a result, many banks began to lend less and mortgage rates and terms became less favourable. Mortgage lenders will not complete on a mortgage agreement until you own a property. The buyer usually pays the fees. They vary from region to region. Many are negotiable — there are no fixed fees for lawyers or estate agents. Costs paid by the buyer include:.
This is typically their only cost. Capital gains tax is paid on the profit of selling your home, i. You may be able to claim a reduction on the capital gains tax to account for inflation; or if you are purchasing another property in Spain; or if you are over 65 and have lived in the property as your main residence for more than three years.
Your residential status does not affect the application of capital gains tax either, as capital gains tax should be paid in Spain for property owned in Spain even if you are no longer a resident.
Any lawyer practising in Spain should be registered with the local bar association Colegio de Abogados. They will have a registration number that you can ask for and then verify with the bar association. Naturally, registration does not guarantee honesty or competence, but it is a good minimum standard to insist on. Many governments provide lists of lawyers and translators who speak both Spanish and another language. The Spanish government also provides a list of accredited translators page in Spanish, follow first link in article text for up-to-date PDF.
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