Villa in Las Negras for sale – Update


Entrance and front garden

We are hoping to have a sale agreed for our house before the end of this year, Autumn is normally the busiest time of the year for property sales here. We received a very good offer, which we accepted, from a Spanish couple two weeks ago. Unfortunately, just before contracts were to be signed, they decided to invest their money in an invernadero (greenhouse) instead. Perhaps they decided they needed to create more income before buying a home.


Sun on the back terrace this morning

We have more viewings next week but thought we ought to point out and illustrate a few aspects which may not be clear from our original description and photos. See –  Firstly, people are often stuck on insisting on a sea view. The villas across from us which have a sea view get no sun after midday in the winter as they face north east and have a mountain behind. Our house faces south west so gets the sun all day in winter. A very important point if you are spending most of the year here. We regularly sunbathe on our terrace during December and January.


Sun in the front this morning

These photos, taken this morning, show that both the front of the house and the terraces to the back have full sunshine.


The houses are at the end of a cul-de-sac with mountains behind

Secondly, although it is a street of 15 houses, it is a cul-de-sac with no through traffic so we only see residents and the occasional walker.


Looking back from the countryside towards the houses and sea

While on the subject of walking we need to point out that we are surrounded by hills and ramblas with walking tracks covering the countryside.


Sunny, private terrace

Thirdly, because like most of these houses we are semi- detached, people may wrongly assume that we lack privacy. The back terraces of the houses are fenced and walled and are not overlooked. No problem with sunbathing in the nude on our bottom terrace. As our house is the second one in the street, the first one being detached and on a very large plot, it is the most private of the semis.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Villa in Las Negras for sale – Update

  1. jeune01 says:

    Good luck Margaret and Digby, with all of that – hope you get a good and serious offer soon.

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