Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Sotogrande urbanization of La Loma affordable & so much to offer

La Loma de Sotogrande
This urbanization is located inside the Sotogrande estate. It is very central being part of Sotogrande Costa and minutes from the beach. Sotogrande itself is one of Europes largest upmarket private estates a haven where well heeled Spanish rub shoulders in a very friendly community of wealthy European expats. The main reason for the success of this community is that there is a very popular school at the heart of it for children from 3 to 18 yrs of age. Hence many families live here full time enjoying the many upmarket facilities and sports and surrounded by stunning Andalucian Countryside. Sotogrande does not have the congestion and over building that one see's in Marbella 40 minutes east of us.
La Loma is well known to all of us who have children that have grown up here. It is one of the children's first steps towards gaining a little bit of independence & some short lived stress for parents. It was only a few years ago we as parent buckled under the daily requests 'dad dad can i go to La Loma today' the reply in the early stages was often a NO! but guess what as you would expect our child was the only one not allowed to go (that old chestnut). Anyway we started to relent and were often dropping off then collecting again after couple hours. We soon realised it was a lovely bunch of kids meeting up there to mess about in the acres of parkland that surrounds La Lomna. The kids also had a good number of friends who lived there so as well as the park our kids meet up to swim and play tennis. Much healthier past times than hanging around the local village shops which is the next stage of growing up in Sotogrande.
The picture shows a typical style La Loma Town House
I would add that the park area is large enough that the groups of children are often tucked away and no bother to local residents and for those with children living there it may save you a lot in fuel as we did many a mile dropping off and collecting over a 2 year stretch of children hanging out in the recreation fields.
La Loma itself comprises of several streets of town houses mainly 3 or 4 bedroom although some have joined two houses together. Front gardens are open plan with enclosed rear gardens. Some properties have converted their garages to form added living space. They vary in finishes and I have seen some very dated houses clearly in need of reformation refurbishment whilst others have completely refurbished to a high standard. The properties provide good affordable homes in Sotogrande and whilst many are holiday homes there are a good percentage of permanant residents.
The community is well established and as a result it is properly looked after. At the time of writing this I understand that the tennis Courts are about to be upgraded and the gardens are to be given a wc facility on site.
Looking out toward tennis and park from a La Loma house we have on market Aug 2015
For location it is very central La Loma is about 2 minutes from Paseo del Parque, a 7 minute cycle ride to the beach by Trocadero Beach club, a 5 minute drive to Sotogrande Marina and port. The Shops supermarkets at Pueblo Nuevo village a few minutes drive. The Sotogrande international school is 7 minutes drive Here is a link to a beautifully modernised La Loma home one of the best I have seen La Loma House for sale with Tailor Made estate agents

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