A new decade is nearly upon us and, for leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, that means it’s time to reveal a glimpse at what the future holds in store for the holiday homes market.
“From 2020 onwards, we’re going to see a real emphasis on sustainability when it comes to holiday homes, with eco-friendly features taking top priority. 2020’s trends will also reflect the changing way that we’re travelling now, with an emphasis on spending quality time with family and friends, away from the hectic place of modern life. That plays out both in holiday home design and property location.”Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
On the sustainability front, energy saving will be a key feature, from solar panels to energy-efficient aerothermal heating pumps. New developments will also feature pre-installation for electric cars. Attention to details such as these mean that Taylor Wimpey España already achieves energy certification B for most of its new properties and this will be an even greater priority moving forward, alongside ways of enhancing the sustainability of the construction process itself.
In terms of property design, the open plan kitchen will be the priority when it comes to the home’s social spaces. 2020’s kitchens will be spacious, airy and awash with bright, natural light. They will serve as a haven from the outside world – a retreat from the always-on nature of fake news and social media, where families and friends can relax and regroup, taking the time to enjoy each other’s company and nurture those all-important friendships and relationships.
When it comes to property location, 2020’s holiday home buyers want it all! The Taylor Wimpey España team report an increasing focus on access to quiet, authentic parts of Spain, from lesser known beaches to small villages. At the same time, buyers still want easy access to cosmopolitan areas for shopping, golfing and nautical sports facilities, as well as a range of historical places to visit. All of this will be underpinned by a keen focus on gastronomy, from glamorous dining experiences in big cities to humble establishments serving tasty traditional fare.
“The Costa del Sol looks set for a bumper year in 2020, thanks to its combination of lively urban areas, outstanding sporting amenities, beautiful beaches and quieter villages. Locations such as Mijas, Benahavis, Competa, Ronda and Nerja are attracting increasing attention from tourists looking to see all that Spain has to offer.”Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
When it comes to buyer demographics, 2020 will see investors continuing to pick up Spanish holiday homes, as well as those buying them for their own use. Britons remain the top nationality when it comes to buyers (based on Colegio Registradores de España’s 2019 Q3 figures), accounting for around 14.3% of buyers. Despite Brexit, British buyers still far outpace other nationalities, with the French and Germans coming in second and third, accounting for 8.4% and 6.6% respectively.
With all this in mind, the Taylor Wimpey España team has flagged up two properties as likely to be of particular interest to holiday home buyers in 2020. The first is Botanic at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benahavis. Available from €430,000 plus VAT, the apartments at this unique development are focused around sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture. The site’s tiered levels optimize views and provide an exceptional panorama of the surrounding area, while vertical gardens and green corridors link the different phases of the development while respecting the huge variety of indigenous flora and fauna in the local area.
Stunning natural scenery is also a key feature at Grand View at La Cala Golf Resort in Mijas, where homes are available from €262,000 plus VAT for two bedrooms. Open plan kitchen/dining/living areas are the heart of the homes, with full height glazing flooding them with light. The on-site golfing facilities at La Cala Golf are simply stunning, while Mijas and nearby villages offer a wealth of opportunities for leisurely strolls and relaxed meals with good wine and good company. 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.