British demand for Costa del Sol second homes jumps 40%

British demand for Costa del Sol second homes jumps 40%

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has revealed a 40% jump in British reservations for its properties in the Costa del Sol (year-to-date September figures). A strong appetite for golf properties is driving the growth, with homes at both La Cala Golf Resort and Estepona Golf selling well.

“The British love of golf is alive and well, with many golfers looking to Spain for year-round enjoyment of the sport. So far in 2023, we have sold homes to buyers of 44 different nationalities. In the Costa del Sol, Britons have reserved more properties than any other nationality, showcasing a huge appetite for golf properties in the region,” says Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España.

British buyers also remain keen on properties in Mallorca and the Costa Blanca, according to Taylor Wimpey España, with growth of 8% in British reservations across all of the home builder’s developments (September year-to-date). Yet it is the Costa del Sol that Britons are particularly enamoured with.

“The Costa del Sol has it all – world-class golf courses, fabulous beaches, outstanding cuisine, an affordable lifestyle and a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s very affordable in property terms too, particularly compared to prices in the UK,” Marc Pritchard continues.

Buyers can get plenty of property for their pounds in the Costa del Sol. Elegant, three-storey townhouses at Green Golf in Estepona, for example, cost from €335,000 plus VAT. The bright, spacious homes overlook the beautiful greenery of the course at Estepona Golf, with panoramic views extending down to the sea. The properties face south or southwest and have large terraces, as well as a communal pool. They will be key-ready at the end of October 2023. Potential buyers can already book an appointment to visit the show home, either online or in-person.

To understand the strength of international demand for golf properties, Top End Sports undertook analysis of online search traffic for the word “golf”. It found that the United Kingdom ranked third globally, with only Ireland and Canada generating more searches. It’s an appetite with which the Taylor Wimpey España team is certainly familiar. The firm has been happily helping golfers from around the world to discover their ideal second homes in Spain for the past 65 years.

At present, buyers are seeking a mix of off-plan and key-ready golf homes, according to Marc Pritchard who comments: “We are working with buyers with a diverse range of needs right now. Some are keen to buy a property and be using it by Christmas. Others are enacting longer-term plans, looking ahead to 2024 or 2025 and reserving a property off-plan. Whatever the buyer’s timescale, the Costa del Sol has plenty to offer.”

Taylor Wimpey España


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