Andalucía, Spain’s most southerly region and home to Spain’s most traditional experiences including tapas, bullfighting, flamenco and most notably, the string guitar is a land of colour, wonder and contradiction that has rightfully attracted hoards of holiday makers and property owners to the region year after year.
Andalucía pulsates with life, bursting with fashionable towns and cities full of hip boutiques, chic restaurants and pumping nightlife whilst still maintaining its historic appeal and impressive heritage of cathedrals, palaces and castles. You will also discover some of the most unspoiled sun drenched beaches in the country, snow-capped mountains, gleaming white house’s nestled in rolling green hills and vast nature reserves rich in flora and fauna with one-fifth of Andalucían terrain being under environmental protection.
It was revealed recently by Oak Power Communication (OPC) which studied the position in international media of Spanish tourism brands amongst 600 journalists around the world that Andalucía, according to the figures, enjoys the best brand image of Spain rated 7.9 (out of 10) by journalists followed by Madrid at 7.3 and Barcelona at 7.1. Moreover, the sleek and sophisticated town of Marbella in Andalucía scored very well, voted the third trendiest and most fashionable city in Spain as well as having the best beaches in the country according to the research.
With an undeniable appeal and high profile visitors like Michelle Obama, Marbella is in a class of its own, being one of the most exclusive and sought after areas of Spain. Of course, it is well known that Marbella has a high-end property market, confirmed by 24.8% of enquiries made for properties with a price range between €500,000 and €1m from January 2011 to May 2011 according to the latest statistics from Kyero.com, Spain’s largest English language property portal.
Further statistics from Kyero.com show that over half of enquiries made from January to May of this year were for an apartment with 25.6% requiring 2 bedrooms and unsurprisingly, 76.8% requesting a pool.
Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of leading house builder Taylor Wimpey de España, explains,
“We aren’t surprised that Marbella has been voted the most fashionable city and beach haven in Spain. With one of the most exclusive and highly anticipated events, Nikki Beach Grand opening White Party back in May, attracting thousands of ‘beautiful people’ from all over Europe and the Marbella Luxury Weekend last week providing the chance for luxury brands to showcase their latest products including a $10m violin, Marbella is definitely the place to be. And although luxury villas and apartments are seeing a great deal more enquiries indicating that there is definitely a new type of international buyer in town, more affordable Marbella property is selling equally as fast as buyers look to grab a great deal in a perfect lifestyle location before it’s too late.”
Catering to the needs highlighted by Kyero.com’s research, Taylor Wimpey de España has two luxurious residential developments in Marbella, Los Robles de Los Arqueros and La Floresta de la Mairena,both oozing quality and class but without the extravagant price tag.
Consisting of two and three bedroom apartments built in the style of a Mediterranean village Los Robles de Los Arqueros has magnificent terraces and gardens orientated towards the reputed golf course Los Arqueros Golf Club and the sea. Priced at only €251,000 the complex also offers a children’s paddling pool and adult swimming pool, communal gardens and underground parking.
La Floresta de la Mairena, costing from as little as €178,000 is set in beautiful surroundings which have been declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO and consists of two bedroom apartments and three bedroom penthouses. The complex has two large communal swimming pools and landscaped gardens and is only a few minutes away from Nikki Beach Club, well known for its celebrity patrons and sandy beaches.
For further information on these stunning developments, please contact Taylor Wimpey de España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. If you reside outside the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.