Taylor Wimpey España reveals second homes for the new normal, as Spain lifts Brits’ quarantine

  • Quarantine on British visitors to Spain lifted from 21 June
  • UK visitors to Taylor Wimpey España website up 88% in May
  • Larger homes, on-site sports facilities and plentiful outdoor space topping buyers’ wish lists

Spain has lifted its requirement for British visitors arriving in the country to enter quarantine. From 21 June, Brits travelling to Spain no longer have to self-isolate and will instead undergo temperature checks and register to enable tracing. Arrangements are also being put in place to allocate regional locations for the treatment and isolation of any visitors who may need it. Visitors, along with local residents, can now also travel between the different Spanish provinces as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

For Spain’s 400,000 British second home owners, the news has come as a welcome relief. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is aware that many owners are now looking at their second homes with a new mindset, wondering if a winter second wave spent locked down in the Spanish sunshine might be more enjoyable than one spent in the cold and rain of the UK. Visitor numbers to the company’s website certainly reflect this increased desire to visit Spain, with UK visitors up 88% in May, compared with the same month in 2019.

According to the Taylor Wimpey España team, those currently considering purchasing a home in Spain are certainly thinking carefully about the kinds of facilities that would best suit them in the event of future lockdowns. Potential buyers are looking at everything from larger homes with private gardens to those with terraces that offer inspirational views. Pools, communal gardens and on-site and local sports facilities are also coming under scrutiny, as are the tranquillity of the development and its proximity to key amenities such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

“Taylor Wimpey España has been building homes in Spain for more than 60 years. During that time we’ve served over 7,000 clients, covering 40 different nationalities. We’re well used to adapting our developments to changing needs and to ensuring that buyers’ expectations aren’t only met but exceeded at every stage of the purchase process through our customised service. COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges, but we’re well positioned to overcome them and to provide the homes that buyers need under the new normal.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

One development that ticks all of the right boxes is Grand View, where key-ready homes are available from €290,000 plus VAT. Named for its spectacular outlook, which delivers panoramic views of the golf courses at La Cala Golf and the mountains of Mijas, the private, gated development comes with communal gardens and swimming pool. From sun-filled apartments to penthouses with spacious solariums, the homes are ideal for those considering battening down the hatches for an extended period in Spain, as well as for holiday use. The fully open golf and spa facilities at La Cala Golf further add to the attractions of Grand View.

Off-plan homes at La Cala Golf are available as well as key-ready apartments, with Sun Valley offering apartments at the top of the renowned Europa golf course, with views stretching over the course and down to the sea. The south- and southwest-facing apartments will provide spacious surroundings designed to deliver the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living, as befits such a sunny location. Large terraces and glass balcony enclosures allow for full enjoyment of the fabulous views, which also include the communal pool and gardens. Prices start from €241,000 plus VAT.

“While much of the property industry froze during the lockdown, we’re seeing sales start to pick up again now, albeit slowly as a result of the ongoing travel and movement restrictions. With inter-province travel now permitted and the dropping of the quarantine requirement for British visitors, we expect keen interest over the summer months, as buyers get to grips with their refocused priorities under the new normal.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit https://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK, you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.