As you may know we have been looking for a property to buy near Las Negras as we are renting at the moment and we thought you might like to know what we have been looking at. Were we live, Las Totobias, is now for sale www.countryhouseforsale.wordpress.com but, although we have been very happy here. it is not suitable for us in the long term and is priced over our budget.
In April we agreed a price for a modern villa at the entrance to the urbanisation Los Cortijos Las Negras. The house was a bargain and very impressive but 10 days before we were due to complete the sale the owner received a better offer and asked us to match it so we pulled out. There were some aspects of the property we were not entirely happy with so maybe it is just as well.
At the same time we put in a very low offer for a villa on a new, small gated complex in the centre of Las Negras just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. This development has been taken over from the promotors by the bank. It comprises a terrace of 10 houses and 7 individual villas. The only house suitable for us was at the end of the development. It was very private, backed onto open countryside and had a 500 sq. metre plot with a private pool. We heard last week that the bank had accepted our low offer but had another slightly higher offer from a French investor for 3 or possibly 4 of the villas. If he only wants 3 they will sell the one we like to us. We should know this week.
The adosados, terraced houses, are also a bargain. They have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 250 sq.metre plots and 5 have private swimming pools.
They are not for us but are a superb holiday home investment. Contact us if you would like more information.
We also viewed another villa on Los Cortijos de Las Negras. A lovely, older property in a great situation and with excellent views but it needs a lot of updating the cost oif which puts it well beyond our reach. It is with Remax Indalo in San Jose. Above is their publicity photo.
Another interesting house we viewed is Cortijo La Fragua off the lane to the beach El Playazo de Rodalquilar. This is a lovely property but beyond our budget. Photos and details are on www.countryhouseforsale.wordpress.com.
Pedro and Natalie’s is another excellent property for sale in Las Negras. Too big and expensive for us and not enough garden but it is a very good family house close to the beach and village centre. www.countryhouseforsale.wordpress.com.
This morning I have looked at some land opposite Los Cortijos Las Negras. The plots are urbano 750 sq. metres with mains electricity and water. Flat land, facing south, sea views and about 10 minutes walk from beach and surrounded by green belt. You can build 180 sq. metres. There are only 7 plots. Three have been reserved and we may reserve another because the price is about a quarter that of the plots on Los Cortijos and better situated.