Costa del Sol - Avalon
«I bought a wonderful apartment in the Costa del Sol through Taylor Wimpey España. I chose to buy a holiday home in Spain due to the excellent weather, great surroundings and brilliant golf courses to potentially retire to and use as a base to meet family and friends. This particular development (Avalon) caught my eye due to the modern design and competitive price for such a beautiful location, there’s no wonder so many mainland Europeans are buying in Spain!»
Costa del Sol - Los Robles de los Arqueros
«Dealing with Taylor Wimpey gave me confidence my deposit would not go south and it is an established resort so we know it will be completed and the facilities will be maintained. We intend to come here at least eight times a year and I can continue to run my online fancy dress hire business. Spain is well developed and almost on a par with the UK for broadband and internet access as well as shops and other facilities».
The weather was another major reason for choosing southern Spain.
«I’m fed up with the British winter. We were sitting on our balcony at Los Robles in December and it was 22 degrees and sunny most of the time. Plus there is the ease of travel, with short flight times and cheap operators.»
Mark Heaton and his wife Lynne
Mallorca - Puerto Pollensa
Mark White and his wife Lindsey, who are from the UK, decided to buy in Mallorca after holidaying on the island and discovering its ease of access from home, the good weather and long beaches. The couple now own a two-bedroom apartment of Taylor Wimpey in a small development in the resort of Puerto Pollensa, on the north-east coast.
«We fell in love with the resort» says White. «It’s not crowded or overdeveloped, it has an amazing beach, great restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. It was everything we were looking for.»
The Whites expect to spend several weeks a year in their second home, but think they may rent it out during the summer, when they would make the most money out of it. «Mallorca is a lovely island, but there are some resorts where there has been more development than others,» White cautions. «So do your research and pick your place carefully.»
Mark White and his wife Lindsey
Mallorca - cala Magrana
«We had looked at several other developments built by Spanish companies, but everything about the Taylor Wimpey properties expressed quality — from the thickness of the walls, to the high specification of fixtures and fittings. Cala Magrana could offer us the right amount of space at the right price. We can have holidays as a family and also give close friends and family members the chance to experience our real ‘home from home.’»
Costa del Sol - Los Arqueros Golf
«We took part in a lifestyle visit to the Los Arqueros development near to Marbella and it really lived up to our expectations. The development was already well established on the golf course so we could see exactly what we were buying into. In addition, the sales team gave us some excellent advice and put us in touch with the right people to discuss the legal and financial side of things»
Mallorca - Cala Magrana
The name Taylor Wimpey was instrumental in choosing a second home in Spain. We had the confidence that the service and quality of build would be the best and we were not disappointed. From reservation to key release we found the whole experience stress free and enjoyable. We had help and assistance with everything we required including ordering our furniture for the apartment via the sales team and received photographs of the apartments build progression every week by e-mail.
Our purchase is an apartment with sea views at the Taylor Wimpey Cala Magrana development situated near the Caves of Drach just outside Porto Cristo in the province of Manacor on the North Eastern side of the Island of Mallorca.
Our main priorities as a family prior to purchasing were to have a new build property, a good quality of build with good after sales facilities, well thought out designs, good quality specification, good surroundings with well-kept gardens, communal swimming pools plus easy access to Palma Airport with a travel time within one hour. All this we found at the Cala Magrana Development.
Most important out in Mallorca is the terrace area ours having a fantastic view of the Mediterranean sea and with the climate so good out there we dine alfresco most evenings when visiting. We cook the fresh local produce fish, shellfish, tender meats and regularly sample the great Mallorcan wines of the area. Not only have we purchased our home in the sun for a good quality of life but also have a great investment for the future too. We can confidently say that we are happy and have made a beautiful home from home on the Island of Mallorca.