From London City to a historic Masia beside Valencia City
My wife and I decided some years back that we would seek to spend the next chapter in our story in Spain. Being city kids we wanted to be close to a city but far enough away to enjoy quieter surroundings and a healthier environment. Having spent a year looking at Barcelona without finding anything that ticked all the boxes we chose to extend our search to Valencia which we remembered as a great place to visit with even better weather.
For our first trip having chosen three properties in different districts close to the city, Alberto met us at our hotel early in the morning to head off and view.
From our first contact with Found Valencia, be that searching properties on their informative and well stocked web site through to initial emails with the office and Alberto’s local knowledge and charm, we felt at ease and confident that we were in the hands of a professional team and outfit.
Having expected that day would be the first of many such visits to the city to our complete surprise and pleasure we actually visited a property that had so much potential we decided that we would return for a second look with a mind to put in an offer of purchase.
The property was a quite historic rustic Masia with some outbuildings for renovation, a little land, basic mains electricity and a well. The kind of place sensible folks run a mile from but others with an eye for a project and a smile in the hearts just can’t pass by.
On our return visit Conor joined Alberto as we headed back out to the Masia and to his credit pointed out all the work that we would be taking on if we decided to move forward making certain we understood the realities of what that could mean whilst acknowledging the exciting potential of what could be achieved.
The unique nature of the farm being a listed building surrounded by agricultural fields yet within minutes of the city did start an interesting journey through local bureaucracy that without Found Valencia’s support and excellent recommendations for our legal representation and surveying work, we would probably never have completed.
Along the way being able to visit renovation work in progress on other properties that Conor and the team were managing for Found Valencia clients plus their post purchase assistance in looking at everything from helping with building insurance to sourcing a gardener has left us with nothing but a positive experience and one we’re very happy to share and recommend to others.
The Kings – Spring 2017