It all started with a spontaneous holiday to Spain when we fell in love with the culture, food and the weather!
After returning to dreary England we knew we had to find a way to spend more time in the Sun and enjoying life by doing what matters to us- living self-sufficiently and free from 21st century stresses. For months we trawled the internet looking for rural property in Spain which could meet our modest budget. We eventually concluded that buying land with the legal framework to build our own dream home may be the way forward. However, the reality of buying somewhere that had all of the relevant paperwork and permissions to build in a foreign country was daunting to say the least.
Eventually we had the fortune of coming into contact with CountryProperty. From the moment we began talking to David and Sandra, we received nothing but helpful advice and informative guidance. Even before we had committed to anything, nothing was too much trouble. From start to finish they have been there for support and answering every daft question we had! Within a few weeks of contact we took the plunge and arranged a trip to Spain, to view an area of land for sale with building permission in Arens de Lledo. We were not disappointed! The land exceeded our expectations and was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Naturally, after finding our dream spot in Spain which met our small budget, we were excited to ensure it was ours. Upon returning to England, we arranged our finances and planned the next trip to Spain to finalise the deal. From this point on David’s input was priceless. He came with us to arrange our NIE numbers so we could legally buy in Spain, helped us open a bank account and arranged a meeting with the Notary to finalise the legal paperwork. All of which we can’t emphasize enough would have been impossible for us to do without him. He ensured that we were always involved with any decision-making process and his translation skills were crucial to the smoothness of the process. We are now the proud owners of a plot in Arens de Lledo and cannot wait to begin the building process!
As well as the informative professional guidance David and Sandra gave to us, we cannot thank them enough for making us feel so welcome and at home during our stay. From arranging our accommodation, to going out for drinks, eating at some of the best local restaurants- we really enjoyed our time with David and it only cemented how much we wanted to be part of his community.
He introduced us to other clients who were nearing completion of their build which inspired us even more.
We cannot wait to go back and see them again. Once again, thank you both so much! We could not have done it without you and we highly recommend anyone thinking of doing the same thing to go for it!