Apartments are the new villas, when it comes to Spanish property wish lists.
80 per cent of properties sold in Spain in 2014 were apartments, according to the General Council of Notaries, as flats begin to replace the once-idyllic rural villa as the dream of overseas buyers.
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España says that second homeowners» tastes have changed and evolved over the last 50 years.
Sales and Marketing Director explains: «Buyers are much more discerning than they used to be when it comes to property type and location. Remote, isolated villas are falling out of favour as second homeowners» demands have changed.
Indeed, both domestic buyers and those from overseas now favour condominium style living, with proximity to shops, restaurants as important as beach access. Buyers want modern conveniences, like apartments that are pre-wired for internet connectivity.