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Sotogrande guide to almost everything |

Bmsotogrande properties Summer Guide to Everything this fully comprehensive guide and  has pretty much everything you need to know about Sotogrande Summer 2017. We have - where to go, what to do who to see, where to eat, best beaches…….. if you have not picked up already it is available in Iceland, Vinopolis  Gigi's Beach and Rosarios as well as our bmsotogrande offices. Click the link below to have a look at the guide! We hope you enjoy it and find it useful and we're looking forward to next Summer's guide which will be once again fully packed with all the relevant information to keep you on trend in Sotogrande – looking forwards to summer 2018!https://issuu.com/home/statistics/publications/windsong_bmsotgorande ...

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SOTOGRANDE: What do you need to know A quick guide to the basics |

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalusia. It is composed of a 20 km2 stretch of land from the Mediterranean Sea into the hills of Sierra Almenara, providing contrasting views and beautiful landscapes.  Located just 25 km east of Gibraltar and one hour from Malaga International airport, Sotogrande is easily accessible from just about any part of the UK or Europe. Sotogrande was masterminded in 1962 by philanthropist Joseph Rafael McMicking. He wanted to create a community in this sun-kissed corner of the Mediterranean where people from all over the world could thrive and pursue an active, healthy lifestyle embracing the unique opportunities of Sotogrande’s special coastal location.Sotogrande is divided into zones which make it easy to find your way ...

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KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING IN TO! ( a quick guide to buying property in Spain 2017) |

The Steps to Buying a Property in Spain 2017 Step 1: Formal Offer The process start with a formal offer being made to the seller. We always advise our clients to use a solicitor for the purchase and can recommend lawyers suitable for the transaction who speak your language. Step 2: The Private Arras Contract – option to purchases contract This is a simple agreement between the Buyer and the Seller in which the Seller agrees to sell the property and the Buyer agrees to buy the property at the price agreed. The Private Arras Contract (Contrato privado de arras) will contain all the relevant details such as a description of the property, the purchase price, the payment structure and the completion date. At this stage the Buyer will be expected to ma ...

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WHY NOT CHOOSE SOTOGRANDE!!! |

Here are a few reason why SOTOGRANDE is the prefect Spanish destination! THE PERFECT MEDITERRANEAN  CLIMATE Our Sotogrande the weather is mild all year round with low of 11/14 ºC and highs of 35ºC. You can enjoy up to 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 24 ºC . A DREAMS HOME IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK!. We have it all here from top end luxury villa to apartments over the looking the Sotogrande canals. Perhaps you would prefer a town house or just a boat berth. We have it all here in Sotogrande! ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE TO AFRICA. We has specular view to Gibraltar , Moroccan and along the Spanish coast . On the occasional winter you can even see a bit of snow on the distant mountains. WE ARE CONNECTED WITH THE WORLD. The airport in Gibraltar is just ...

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SOTOGRANDE VINTAGE CAR RALLY 2017 |

The sotogrande´s annual calendar kicks off start with the SOTOGRANDERALLY2017 which is a five-day vintage car (registered between 1920 and 1965) event touring around southern Andalucía . The rally will be starting in Seville with a stop-over in Cordoba and finishing in Sotogrande. The rally start on Wednesday 24 and finishes Sunday 28 May 2017. This exciting even will lead participants, many of whom have a history in racing, off the beaten track along the backdrop of spectacular roads, charming white hill villages and magnificent mountain scenery. This is wonderful opportunity to see these exceptional vehicles from a bygone strutting their stuff !  The SOTOGRANDE RALLY promises to be a truly memorable experience For more information http://www.sotograndegrandprix ...

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Sotogrande Spain: what a Fantastic location |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At87dss4lBUSotgrande : we have some of the most beautiful Properties south Spain has to offer to that end we have made a luxury minute to show case some of the best villa currently available on the property market. Now is a fantastic deal to bag a bargain property as we come in to summer the interest in the property market sour as the clients for northern colder climates flock here to make the most of our wonderful weather , fabulous  beaches and of course the legendary fresh Andalusian cooking!   Contact us today – and take the first step to living the “vida loca”!!! ...

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SOTOGRANDE: The Costa del Sol´s best kept secret |

SOTOGRANDE: The Costa del Sol´s best kept secret Just 15 minutes from the famous Rock of Gibraltar, the luxury urbanisation of Sotogrande stretches over 20 square kilometres stretching from the Mediterranean sea to Sierra Almenara . Sotogrande is surrounded by  5 golf course including the world renowned Real Club de  Valderamana that has just hosted the Spanish leg of the European  tour April 2016. This special place has it all from golf, polo, sailing, fine dining or just a walk on the beach.  It is the perfect place to live or holiday with family and friends. The area is home to some of the most luxurious property the Costa del Sol has to offer.  Well known for bespoke villas that have a traditional Andalucían flare to modern cutting ...

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Sotogrande Luxury country estate |

This luxury country home known as Pasal Rio Estate, is situated North West of Sotogrande making it the perfection location to enjoy the perfect lifestyle in Spain. Sotogrande was originally a gated community, but is now the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucia. It's also in close proximity to both public and private amenities. BM Sotogrande, formally known as Beautiful Mediterranean Properties are selling this unique high-end cortijo styled property for a staggering €9,750,000. But there is the option to rent out this exclusive home on a short-term basis for €20,000 a week. BM Sotogrande’s CEO, Bradley Falconer, added, “This beautiful property is the perfect place for the client to enjoy the exclusivity of the countryside without being too remot ...

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Sotogrande - The fairways |

Highly Sought-After Luxury Property For Sale in Sotogrande This spectacular frontline golf property, known as The Fairways, is for sale in an exclusive area of Sotogrande Alto with more than 4.100 m² of living space. This villa has been beautifully designed and detailed to encompass classic Spanish architecture with all the luxuries and conveniences of modern living, making it the perfect home in Spain. Featuring six spacious bedrooms, seven bathrooms, home cinema, wine cellar, and gymnasium, making it one of Spain’s most sought after luxury homes. The property is entered through patios via an 18th century stone entrance complete with an antique door, which leads into a generous double volume entrance hall with galleried balcony and chandelier, exuding grandeur an ...

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Renting out your home in Spain - what you need to know!!!! |

The new regulation obliges the owner to register his property  and guarantee some minimal requirements for the comfort of the visitors. With the objective to avoid fraud and bring to light the more that 80,000 clandestine holiday rentals only in Andalusia, the Regional government in this part of Spain, the Junta de Andalucia, has passed a new law for touristic houses. Learn its highlights: Who is Obliged: Houses, apartments in urban ground that are rented for holiday periods via websites, travel agency, adverts, etc…  The rental is considered to be a holiday letting if guests stay for less that 2 months. Registration: As from May,11th 2016, owners are required to register their holiday apartment in the Census of Tourism in Andalusia. Once the reg ...

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Property advertising and finding the right media strategy is a big part of our marketing process! |

We know that our owners would like us to get the property to the widest market reach possible in the aim of securing the correct client for their property. In this era of multiple media platforms it is difficult to know where and when to advertise. We regular tweet, blog, facebook and google-plus to try and cover all the social media bases. With all the social media covered we have recently reviewed our print media and how best to serve the need of our owners. There are literally thousands of magazine covering property out there and after carefully research we have narrowed it down to Country life international the Good Property Guide as our media partners.  As well we have a regular advertisement in the local El Periodic which goes out monthly out of season and bi-w ...

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There is so much more to Sotogrande than just polo and golf. |

There is so much more to Sotogrande then just polo and golf.  This week I had the opportunity to sample something different, an overnight horse trek to the Castle of Castilla and back.  Just 10 minute from the center of Sotogrande in the national park of Alciadesa is the home of the E3 Endurance Equestrian Experience run by Ferdy. This convenient locations was a  great starting point, from here we headed out thought the park which is an easy ride taking in some of the most beautiful landscape, fauna and flora of this part of Andalucía.  The route took us across 2 natural parks through the valley that leads up to Jimena, which was once ear marked for a new airport (thankfully that never got popular backing) and on to the old roman road the lead up to the Mediva ...

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Sotogrande a great Location for filming |

Sotogrande has become a popular destination for UK television crews with the shoot of the new money super market advert – filmed here at the Trocodero beach club Sotogrande. http://www.trocaderosotogrande.com/?lang=en , they have used a bit of poetic licence as the rock of Gibraltar has conveniently switched sides. Have look at the advert it’s a bit of fun!!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGVleYQkSyM Making the most of the mild winter - Last week we hosted the team from a "Place in the Sun" filming one of our penthouse apartment in the Sotogrande marina and will be seen in the UK in the next coming weeks ...

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Buying and renting in Sotogrande -getting a good internet connection is very important !!! |

There are some great alternative solutions when getting internet in Spain - very often the traditional companies  come up short -  For our property clients buying and renting in Sotogrande we have found this wonderful alternative ----They offer 4G internet Unlimited download and upload, it works throughout Spain and the Spanish islands.web linkhttp://www.4gwifi.es/Ç 1) No need for telephone line or dishes as our system is wireless. 2)You can connect up to 32 users or devices. Moving house just take the router with you and enjoy internet from day 1 visiting a hotel in Spain, again take it with you and enjoy superfast internet whilst you are away. Ideal to combine with our IPTV set top box, with full sky sky movies, sky sports, all BBC,1,2,3, ITV 1,2,3,4 Sky Atl ...

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Christmas in sotogrande |

 For the first time since we moved to Spain, Sotogrande is going to embrace the spirit of Christmas with a full programme of Christmas activities.  This is really good news for local property market and hopeful will encourage more people to holiday here over Christmas. The programme has something for everyone and starts with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the 3rd of December. We are looking forward to going to the ice rink with , will be a popular attraction for sure. This should really help rejuvenate the winter property rental marking and attract out of summer visitor to Sotogrande. If you want the full pdf info sheet please contact us at info@bmsotogrande  ...

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How to save money when on the massive bank chargers when transferring international currency! |

 The staff at Beautiful Mediterranean Properties have had a very enlighten morning – with an introduction course on currency transfer and how best to help our property clients save money when bringing foreign currency in to Spain. We were given this informal talk by Paul Ellis who is the senior person from Currencies  Direct of this area of southern Spain. He informed us about the Spanish banking system and how the banks charge up to 1% on currency transfers between euro base countries and other currency’s. He gave us an example of a client transferring 2.5 million and being charged 25 000€ in transfer fees! The really adds up to a waste of funds!  They have some fantastic package to save on currency transfer with 0% bank charges - this is also great for buying ...

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Sotogrande property prospers |

Sotogrande on the up and up ! Sotogrande wave’s farewell to summer, we reflect on what a fantastic summer it has been. There was a surge interest in purchasing of villa and plots with agents seeing a rise of 25 present over previous years. Once again the polo fields of Santa Margarita were hosts to some of the world top Polo teams and the crowds flocked to the polo after parties held on the adjacent field. The marina has one of its best years ever with the invention of the food trucks ( New York style pop up restaurants ) serving up a selection of typical Andalucían food night after night . As the wonderful weather has continued in to September we can see why this is a world class destination for purchasing a home to enjoy the 300+ day a year of sunshine on offer.  Thr ...

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La vuelta de españa 2015 |

La vuelta de españa 2015 The fantastic summer is coming to a close with the sale up on average around 30% over laster year property sales. And the sale of plots being the trend as people opted to build from year. The many change implemented here is Sotogrande have really giving clients the confidence that now id the time to buy.  Add to that ….Yesterday saw stage 4 of the La vuelta de españa 2015 coming right passed out office here a BMSotogrande. The whole village came to a complete standstill as the 109 rides sweep thought the village at and amazing rate followed by their support cars. What a great way to end the summer!   ...

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sotogrande summer fire |

SOTOGRANDE NATIONAL PARK FIRE: Last Friday afternoon the residents  of Sotogrande were shocked to see smoke bellowing in to the sky coming from the Gibraltar side of Sotogrande and rising high in to the sky  whipped up by the change in wind direction. What started as a small bush fire in the natural park of the Guadiquton adjacent to Sotogrande quickly escalated in to a raging fire.  The local services are to be praise for the rapid respond and within a short space of time helicopters were flying over the houses helped by 2 sea planes. The Sotogrande local security forces took to the road to control the traffic as many people flocked to get a better view. We are happy to report that to the best of our knowledge none of the Villa or home in the Sotogrande was aff ...

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An new era for Sotogrande , Spain |

New and Exciting time a head for Sotogrande . With the release of the proposed plans for the development of the new area of Sotogrande, in the Local La Revista magazine,  Sotogrande is all abuzz with excitement. The aim is to develop La Reserva  de Sotogrande in to the most exclusive community in Southern Europe.  The new project will offer some of the best plots, with the most stunning view and some of the finest architecture seen on the costa de Sol.  In addition the project also include world class selection of amenities; tennis, paddle tennis, spa & wellness centre, horse riding trail, Swimming lake, inland beach with a range of water based activities, walking trails, children facilitates just to mention a few! This really is going to be the GO TO &n ...

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FabulousTarrifa |

We are sometimes very spoilt here at BMSotogrande . Yesterday saw us heading down to Tarrifa about 35 minutes’ drive from Sotogrande to list a unique villa which I believe to  have one of the most spectacular views I have seen in a long time. The villa is perched on the top of the hill just outside the old city walls and close to the castle. The Property which was once an old army residence is currently divided in to 3 apartments with internal court yard. The roof terrace which is the size of the building below has 360 degree views to Africa the Mediterranean and the mountain of south Andalucía.  This amazing property also has 5 other building almost on the beach that would make a fantastic location for eco-tourism, holiday retreats, boutique holiday lets as so on.... – ...

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celebration of local Spanish festivals - the virgin del carmen |

THE VIRGIN DEL CARMEN -On the evening of July 16, in the fishing villages and towns up and down the Coast, her much-loved effigy is not only paraded through the streets but also taken for a spin round the bay on a flower-adorned boat, accompanied by a flotilla of "jábegas" (fishing boats). Brass bands play, crowds cheer, rockets shoot off and fireworks fill the late dusk sky. Here in Sotogrande celebrate with all the boat in the harbours vying  for position  closest to the boat that carries the virgin around to the beach of Torre Guadiaro. With fog horns sounding and boat hooting in really is a celebration of sound and colour . The bmsotogrande.com team are alway lucky to be invited to share the expericance with sotogrande yachting and the owners of LaSirena- put in in you c ...

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Sotogrande embraces the summer - |

The best of the summer weather is upon us, there is no better time to view property down on the sotogrande marina . I had the good fortune this morning to be showing wonderful 3 duplex so in Ribera de Arquero and the client that I was meeting was running late so I have time to sit on the balcony of this Apartment  and watch the day unfold. From this elevated Position I have the pressure of watching boat heading out for a day in the Mediterranean, the speed boats just sailing the canal and all this to the back drop of the rustle of the palm trees. On the beach side of the building Gigis beach bar was just coming to life and yachts in the marina where gearing up for a day on the water! Could one sell property in a better place?  Welcome to the vida loco – Sotogrande su ...

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Sotogrande : Summer is on it way .... |

Sotogrande : Summer Activates kicks off with the Tuna festival The summer season in Sotogrande kicked of this weekend with the Sotogrande – Tuna festival. This saw local bars and restaurant coming together at the Sotogrande Blue Shopping centre where there was a selection of pop-up restaurants all offering a variety of tuna based tapas. For the evening even there where various band and flamenco dancing as well as the big screen TVs for the champions league football match.  The event was sponsored by the San Roque town hall in association with tourist on Andalucia. Once again Sotogrande show itself as the go to destination for summer. As the summer property market heats up, we still have a few last minute bargains give us a call for all your summer rental need!  ...

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press release |

Press release International collaboration BMProperties Sotogrande(Beautiful Mediterranean Properties Sotogrande) has recently agreed a formal collaboration with leading UK estate agent Jackson-Stops & Staff.  Sotogrande is one of the jewels of the Andalusian coast with green hills and polo fields sloping gently down to the sparkling Mediterranean with a magnificent marina surrounded by luxury restaurants and bars. Jackson-Stops & Staff with more than a century of experience in the property industry and 44 offices in the UK, has an expanding International Department. “It made sense to collaborate with BMProperties because our discerning clients are looking for exceptional properties and BM is able to offer these luxury residences in an exclusive area of the Spa ...

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Sotogrande - the face of change 2015 |

There are change is coming to Sotogrande and we head further towards becoming one of the best residential tourist destination in Europe.  The new phase of Sotogrande development was kicked off with the purchase by private equity firms Cerberus and Orion of a 96.997% stake in Sotogrande urbanization for, for €225 million in November 2014. This new company has long term plans for transforming Sotogrande and sympathetically developing remaining land with property based project that will enhance the community. The next great bit of news is the granting of the licence for the development of the Santa Maria polo club. This new project will elevated the club to world class status. The club currently hosts the Summer International Tournaments with are considered to be ...

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Sotogrande news update - 10/02/2015 |

Sotogrande news : British man had been  arrested for 'killing suspected paedophile he caught taking pictures of his daughter. See links below for how the uk newspaper are reporting this very sad story. Our sympathies go out to all involved. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2945979/British-man-beats-German-tourist-death-posh-Spanish-resort-catching-filming-daughter-iPad.html http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/brit-dad-arrested-killing-suspected-5133648 ...

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Bmsotogrande - summer rentals 2015 |

As we wave a fond fair well to January our thought turn toward summer and the start of our Sotogrande summer 2015 rental booking period. I know when there is still a smattering of snow on the mountains behind Malaga to start thinking about Summer seems like madness But if you want a selection of the best villa on the market,  now  is the time to wade in and start looking.  Have clear idea in your head as to what your re looking for Villa, apartment or town house. The most popular rental date in Sotogrande are from 1 – 15 August  or 16 -31 August  this is our high season.  Remember for a rental property in  June and July you can expect price to be 30% less per week and there is greater  flexibility with dates.  It is important to choose ...

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