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March 28, 2011

Finca Cortesin: A World Championship Golf Course on our Doorstep

Filed under: Local Events & Culture,Sport — Barrington Homes @ 9:10 am

In October 2006, Finca Cortesín Golf Club, Casares Costa, was born with the intention of becoming a reference point on an international level in the world of golf.  In October 2009 Finca Cortesin hosted the VOLVO World Match Play Championship, which was previously a fixture for more than 40 years at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, UK. It will be hosted at Finca Cortesin again this year on the 19th to the 22nd May. If you have a keen interest in golf then they are looking for volunteers to work at the competition.

The Finca Cortesin course at Casares Costa  is spread over more than 70 hectares where real estate developments do not interfere with the game and as such remain virtually invisible.

Designed by Cabell Robinson, known as one of the world’s top golf course designers, all aspects of this exciting sport have been taken into consideration: topography, dominating winds, the strategy of the game, etc. Gerald Huggan collaborated on the landscaping of the course paying particular attention to the flora. Furthermore, the course was built “following the highest specifications”, as enforced under USPGA guidelines for the creation of greens.

This Casares, par 72 course, measures 6,870m from the professional tees, found ordinarily in the most important courses in the USA. Multiple tees in each hole in addition to its width allow players to enjoy on all levels. The shape of the holes is actually conceived by its natural surroundings.

The course has been adapted to the beautiful Andalucian terrain and its natural flora whilst at all times respecting the majority of the existing vegetation. Furthermore, Finca Cortesin is committed to caring for the environment by means of a conservation program which includes the use of recycled water, to the conservation of the flora and native fauna. To maximise its potential, the club house offers membership to a limited number of 750, in addition to the “Pay and Play” option.

Club House, Finca Cortesin, Casares CostaPool, La Reserva de Cortesin, Finca Cortesin, Casares Costa

Barrington Homes have beautiful properties for sale at the prestigious Finca Cortesin development; if you are planning to visit the area to attend the Volvo World Match Play Championship or you are interested in investing in the first class Mediterranean lifestyle that Finca Cortesin offers, take advantage and contact us at Barrington Homes and we will be very happy to arrange a private viewing of the outstanding villas and apartments available.

March 25, 2011

The Foreign Resident’s Office

Filed under: Useful Information — Barrington Homes @ 12:05 pm

The Foreign Resident’s Department is a wonderful resource for those of us living in the Manilva and Duquesa areas. Chris Olsen and his team are based in the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa and the office is open from 8am until 3pm Monday to Friday. They can help and advise with any problems incurred by foreign residents who are registered in the municipality of Manilva.

Telephone: 952 893 548 or Chris Olsen on 663 969 636

Email: extranjeros@ ayto-manilva.com

For the programme of activities for winter and spring 2011 visit Manilvalife.com for more information

March 23, 2011

News from the Mayoress of Manilva

Filed under: Duquesa Information — Barrington Homes @ 10:24 am

In the run up to the May elections, the Mayoress of Manilva, Antonia Munoz has recently release a statement detailing the works that have been carried out in the Manilva area over the past 4 years.

Antonia Munoz

It was quite a long statement and to see the whole press release please go to the resident.es or read The Resident newspaper.

I have selected pieces from the statement that I consider will be of interest to the  property owners in the Manilva area and those of you who are considering purchasing a property in Duquesa, Manilva, Sabinillas or Casares Costa.

“We want to make Manilva a place to be proud to live in and I think we have done this”

Punta Chullera has had a face-lift, with an agreement between the town hall and residents. In Castillo the park El Huerto, the promenade between Castillos and Las Gaviotas and the archaeological museum in the castle are all new additions”

“In Duquesa Port, the 35 year old septic tank was removed and the sewers connected to the main system. Other works include pedestrianisation of the centre (Duquesa Port), a new park area and 2 car parks. We have also opened the tourist office in the afternoons.”

“In Princess Kristina works to the roads and utilities. In Hacienda Guadalupe  €80,000 has been contributed for the installation of individual water metres.”

“We have resurfaced municipal roads.”

In Sabinillas improvements continue such as parks and the Plaza Vicente Espinel. Important works that will improve the lives of many families such as the sports centre which we believe will be ready by December 2011. Before May we will have finished the underground parking.”

“We have improved the sports centre in Manilva with rooms for spinning and aerobics and we are very proud of the improved climbing wall.”

“The Las Vinas Park will open soon and the social services centre will be finished at the end of June. In Manilva the remodelling of Plaza Romance de la Luna has created a fine setting for the Santa Ana church. In short we have carried out more than 150 projects of all kinds.”

All of this is fantastic news for the area and the improvements have certainly been felt by those of us living and visiting the Duquesa and Manilva area.

Barrington Homes have many superb reductions available on property around the Duquesa area including La Duquesa Golf apartments with 100%  finance available INCLUDING all fees and taxes. Now is a fantastic time to make a property investment in the Duquesa area or to join the property ladder purchasing your first home.

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