Christmas means many different things to people. For some, it’s not truly Christmas unless they spend it somewhere snowy. For others, it’s all about attending Midnight Mass with their nearest and dearest. And then there are those who think Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy a spot of winter sunshine. With key-ready homes along the Costa del Sol, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is perfectly positioned to make the dreams of this last group come true this year!
“Christmas in the Spanish sunshine is a wonderful experience. It’s still not too late (just!) to buy a home in time for this year’s holidays. What a fantastic last-minute way to treat the family to a magical Christmas surprise!”Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
Key-ready developments on the sun-kissed Costa del Sol include Horizon Golf and La Floresta Sur. Horizon Golf offers three-bedroom/two-bathroom townhouses with panoramic views at the famous La Cala golf resort, with spacious private terraces and 50m2 solariums. Prices start from €370,000 plus VAT.
La Floresta Sur, meanwhile, provides spacious apartments (from two bedrooms) with beautiful sea and mountain views, near Elviria Beach and with free access to El Soto Golf Club. Prices start from €222,000 plus VAT, with a current offer for a penthouse priced at €335,000 plus VAT.
Both developments feature communal pools, as well as landscaped gardens. For buyers looking to pick up a holiday home in time for Christmas, the pool is often a key part of a property’s appeal, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team.
“In many coastal parts of the UK, a Christmas Day dip in the sea has become quite the tradition, despite the climate not always making it seem overly inviting. In the Costa del Sol, the average December temperature is 13°C, with highs of 16°C. That’s far more appealing for a quick Christmas Day swim to burn off all those festive calories!”Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
As it is in the UK, Christmas in Spain is inextricably linked with feasting. The main meal tends to be on Christmas Eve, with traditional dishes including truffle-stuffed turkey and roast young hen. Lamb and suckling pork often feature these days too, along with lobster or sea bream in many northern parts of Spain. Charcuterie platters laden with hams, cheeses and olives are served as starters in many homes at Christmas, while many regions also have their own traditions, from soups to seafood dishes.
When it comes to Christmas desserts, Spanish options are much lighter than those in the UK. Turron (a deliciously moreish nougat with nuts) and polvorones (light, crumbly shortbread) are two of the most tempting treats.
In terms of gifts, 6 January (Epiphany) tends to be the main day, although some presents may also be exchanged on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Those looking to spend Christmas in their new Spanish second home don’t have much time to spare – but a holiday home in time for Christmas is just still doable for those who are determined to treat themselves and their families to the ultimate present this Christmas.
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit https://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.