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Good Holiday Ideas | June 20, 2024

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Great escapes from the City..

Great escapes from the City..

Leading Spanish builder Taylor Wimpey reports British owners are seeking more than sun, sea and sangria and want organised golf tours and other sporting events as second home owners combine exercise with their more leisurely holiday pursuits.

Spanish second homes have long been popular with keen golfers, who like to fit in the odd round while they’re staying here. What we’re noticing now is that visitors are increasingly keen to take part in competitions and other events as well, whether golfing competitions in the Costa del Sol or cycle races such as the Mallorca 312. It’s a trend that we’re taking into account when it comes to the location and facilities of new sites that we build.”

reports Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Costa del Sol’s La Cala Golf Resort, less than an hour from Malaga Airport, has weekly tournaments during July and August. This is the resort’s 30th anniversary, and townhouses at Horizon Golf at La Cala Golf offer the ultimate second homes for those looking to enjoy the good life.

From €435,000 with panoramic views, gated development with gardens and communal pools. Nearest beach is 5 miles.

Budget  buyers get  choice at La Cala Grand View’s  apartments with views over the golf and Mijas Mountains. From €282,000 plus VAT.

Taylor Wimpey España    08000 121 020. From outside of the UK call 00 34 971 706 972.

Vive la France!

France is the top holiday-homes spot for holiday home and business buyers from Britain, and top agent Leggetts report no let up in sales, which have even been boosted by Brexit.

Here are some typical deals from Leggetts


Houses and Property for Sale in France call now +33 (0)5 53 60 84 88 or vist Leggett’s website

Swiss not to miss

Europe’s highest priced-properties are Switzerland, where local laws make property difficult for foreigners to buy – however hotels are getting round this by building hotel apartments for sale (with hotel facilities such as gourmet restaurants,  pools and spas thrown in).

The 31 serviced apartments at the Hard Rock Hotel in iconic Davos offer investment and lifestyle opportunities as buyers do not face the usual restrictions on foreign ownership. With prices from 800,000 to 2m Swiss francs, they are sure to attract interest.

Something nearer to home

– The City’s greenest banking village Esher Surrey

West Lodge has 3 bedrooms, fabulous lounge overlooking green space, and large kitchen diner. 2 shower rooms. Glorious garden and up to 3 private parking spaces.

Heathrow and Gatwick under 30 minutes from this perfect Listed Building home or weekend escape.