Sotogrande Real Estate & Property Market Articles

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2021 – it wasn´t all doom and gloom

From a business perspective perhaps the best and most positive news in Sotogrande in 2021 was the completion of the sale of all the fantastic ARK houses in El Mirador at La Reserva. When the project to create a small gated community with 24 hour security and build four houses in excess of €1800m2 on plots of over 5000m2 was unfolded by Sotogrande, S.A. in 2017, the usual doubters were out in force. These are the same negative thinkers who said The Beach at La Reserva Club had no chance of working and whose definition of progress is actually to regress to the ‘good old days ‘ of Sotogrande when socializing was something that happened in peoples’ houses. A classic example was when Trocadero started and there was an outcry from those who frequented the old Cucurucho Beach Club despite the fact that it had descended into an establishment where the food and service simply could not have been worse. Slowly but surely, and thankfully, our moaners are having to bite their tongues although the present target is the superb SO/Sotogrande where even a few teething problems make our negative friends say they long for the days of the old Almenara Hotel which was frankly dreadful in its latter years. I am convinced, however, that it won’t be long before they are total silent – well perhaps almost totally silent!


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Why Sotogrande?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word ‘unique’as ‘being the only one of its kind’. So ‘Why Sotogrande?’……..because it IS unique as the largest gated residential Mediterranean resort with by far the best amenities in year round sunshine. Stretching back from and along kilometers of beach through 5000 acres, Sotogrande provides a perfect family environment with nature and sport being the key elements. On the waterfront, there is one of the prettiest marinas in Spain with waterways weaving between colourful apartment buildings where restaurants and shops also provide a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.


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The new Golden Age of Sotogrande is arriving

We are seeing very serious investment by Sotogrande, S.A. and should count ourselves lucky that Sotogrande finally has an owner who has the vision and financial capacity to take the resort to new and exciting levels. For years there has been nowhere to match it in Spain but now we are looking at Sotogrande as a development which we will finally be ranked among the very best in the world. We must all market Sotogrande as individuals, businesses and as a community: we must support everything that is being done and encourage our friends to buy in this unique destination. With the feelings that I have which are expressed at the beginning of this blog and all the investment and highest level construction I see around me, I firmly believe we are about to enter the Golden Age of Sotogrande.


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Sotogrande: Sport and Nature

As we all stay at home to protect our health services and save lives we naturally have more time than ever to reflect on what is going on around us. From my terrace overlooking the Guadiaro River, and with a glance to the left the bird sanctuary next to the beach, the Mediterranean Sea and […]


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Welcome to the 20´s

So it’s 2020 and the start of a new decade, the fifth different one for me here in Sotogrande and the fourth for James Stewart in association with Savills at our office here in Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande’s satellite village.


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Upwards and onwards …

So the Hotel Almenara closed last Sunday the 27th of October and a major refurbishment is about to start. We know something very special is planned so that Sotogrande will finally have the proper all singing, all dancing 5 Star hotel it has always deserved. We shall have to wait until Spring 2021 to see the finished article but everything we hear indicates we shall have a hotel to match the magnificent Finca Cortesin. Olé!


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