After years enjoying watching “A Place In The Sun” and looking online at properties in Spain, we decided in 2017 to look for an opportunity that would allow us to give up busy careers in the UK. Annie was working at the Eden Project in Cornwall, as an Executive Assistant, previously qualifying as an Interior Designer while working in London; and Steve was formerly an Office Designer and Interiors re-modeller.
We didn’t make the cut for A Place In The Sun, so resolved to go it alone and look at property for ourselves.
Deciding on the inland area, fairly close to Granada, we came over for a series of viewings at the end of January/beginning of February 2017. We’d fallen in love online with an old Cortijo in Caniles, in the Altiplano de Baza (Spanish Lake District) and it is this that we bought and moved into six months later!
Monta Vista has undergone a complete cosmetic renovation, which also necessitated re-plumbing, new electrics and sewage systems; together with a rebuild of the pool & gardens. We have kept as much of the original rustic charm that we could, whilst upgrading the facilities to those that we would like to find when going on holiday.
This is a beautiful part of Andalucia, mountainous views and a gorgeous country outlook in just over a third of an acre plot. Views to olive and almond groves extend in all directions from Monta Vista.
Do come and visit us to see what we fell in love with – you won’t be disappointed!