After years of living abroad we decided it was time to pick a country to spend the rest of our lives.  We chose Spain because of our knowledge of the language and its accessibility to England.

But as to where in Spain we had no clue, so we looked at a map and dropped a pin.

From there we researched properties and land for sale and came across Country Property in Spain’s website, they had numerous options available.  So we contacted Sandra and booked our trip.

Once in Matarraña we knew the pin had landed in the right place, the historic villages and landscapes were breathtaking and we fell in love with area.

We met David at our B&B and sat discussing what we were looking for and what we wanted to do in a very relaxed atmosphere. He took note of our comments and clearly wanted us to see and get a feel for the local area, he drove us to look at several properties that very evening.  The next day he had obviously gauged our re actions, refined our search and took us through the countryside looking at even more properties, by the end of the day we had narrowed the choice down to two. 

We left David and drove to the properties ourselves to look and get the feel of the place again, the next morning we rang him with our decision.

For others who may be considering such an adventure but are anxious or unsure, we can offer the following observations; David provides as much help and guidance as you need, going through all the bureaucratic processes with you translating as necessary. The whole process is very clear and open.  We also got shown all the best local eateries, where in fact most of the important stuff is discussed and the majority of the business done!  Not only will you be David’s client but his nature soon makes you a friend and feel part of his community.

We visited some of his other projects, met other clients and saw their nearly completed homes which impressed upon us that we had made the right choice.

We are now looking forward to begin our project and the next stage in our lives, thanks to and with the help of David, Sandra and Manel .

Nicola and David from the U.K. but living in Turkey!