We first visited the Matarraña region in 2011 and fell in love with the majestic landscape and historic villages. We went off to travel the world for 18 months and on our return we knew we needed to make our dream to settle in Spain come true.
After contacting Sandra, we met David for the first time in April 2014, who spent a lot of time understanding our plans before showing us properties. We were impressed with this – we didn’t feel that we were being pressurised into anything. We then spent a long day looking at potential properties; all the time David was cleverly refining his selection for our list of “must haves”. By the end of that day we found our dream plot in the last property we saw.
From there David “held out hands” though the bureaucracy of opening a Spanish bank account and obtaining NIE numbers. We were introduced to the lovely but much neglected architect Manuel, who listened carefully to our pipe dreams and cleverly translated them into a very detailed set of plans and costs with which we obtained planning permission in 2016. At then end of that year we started the construction with our professional builders Josep, Nico and their team. As the build has progressed everyone has contributed thoughtfully to our conversations about design changes - their eye for detail and desire to make us a beautiful home has made a real difference.
Importantly, because of the way David and Josep work the house will come in on budget with no expensive surprises. As we come to the end of the build we cannot wait to move in and start our new life in Spain.
Carlos and Lisa from UK