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January 26, 2014

Blue Skies and Sunshine throughout January !

Filed under: Lifestyle,Weather in Spain — Barrington Homes @ 9:51 pm

WOW !! What a start to 2014. While in other parts of the world at this time of year people are going to work and returning in the dark, getting soaked in the rain or struggling to keep warm, here in Duquesa we are lucky enough to be enjoying phenomenal weather conditions and light warm evenings ! The huge benefits of this is being able to enjoy the last of the sunshine after work and enjoying fun packed weekends on the beach, parks, towns, White villages and Golf courses throughout the Costa del Sol.

The superb weather conditions and the lifestyle this enables you to have is a huge influence on Barrington Homes clients choice to either live or have a holiday home in Duquesa. This January Barrington Homes have enjoyed a record number of inquiries for people wanting to have a second home here in Duquesa. Clients wish to generate a rental income during the lucrative summer months and to reside in the property during the warmer winter months. With over 10 years experience in property rentals and sales Barrington Homes excel in sourcing the perfect buy to let property for our clients. If this would be of interest to you then contact Barrington Homes on info@barringtonhomes.eu

Here are just a few of the pictures we have taken in January 2014 of the beautiful scenery and areas throughout Manilva and the Costa del Sol. Enjoy !

Sotogrande Marina

Sotogrande Marina

Sunrise in Manilva

Sunrise in Manilva

Estepona Beach

Estepona Beach

Sabinillas Beach

Sabinillas Beach

December 2, 2013

December in Duquesa

Filed under: Property,Weather in Spain — Barrington Homes @ 3:02 pm

Winters in Duquesa can be simply stunning. A simple stroll along the beach in the sunshine is bliss. I would like to share a few photographs taken by Damian Barrington on the 1st December 2013.

Puerto de la Duquesa Marina

Puerto de la Duquesa Marina

The clear blue skies, warm temperatures and light nights make winters here a pleasure. The increase in popularity of Duquesa over recent years means that all bars and restaurants in Puerto de la Duquesa Marina open all year round. Cafes on the South side of Puerto Duquesa Marina such as C Bar or Ocean Cafe provide excellent suntraps and ideal places to people watch and enjoy a coffee or lunch in Puerto Duquesa Marina.

Boats in Puerto de la Duquesa Marina

Boats in Puerto de la Duquesa Marina

For anyone looking to enjoy winters in the sunshine Barrington Homes have a number of properties that will provide excellent rental returns throughout the summer months and allow owners to yield a good income as well as having the property vacant during some winter weeks for their own use. Take a look at this link to view some of Barringtons best investment properties in Duquesa. www.MarinaDuquesa.co.uk

March 20, 2013

The Sun is Shining in Manilva on the First Day of Spring

Filed under: Lifestyle,Nature,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 6:15 pm

It is the first day of spring today and the sun is shining again after a period of rain.  The countryside is looking lush and the birds are singing and although its a little windy the temperature is a comfortable 64 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Centigrade.

The view from Manilva to Casares in Spring

Manilva and Casares in Spring

Spring is my favourite time of year as the days get longer, the temperature gets warmer and the prettiest wild flowers appear all over the countryside.

It is a great time of year to do outdoor activities such as horse-riding, cycling, playing tennis or golf and the best time of year to go for walks or “senderismos” in the countryside as you never know what nature or wildlife you may come across here in Manilva.

There are a number of impressive “senderismos” or hiking trails in the Manilva and Casares area of varying degrees of difficulty and I will write about them in more detail in upcoming blogs.

Have you done any of the hiking routes in Manilva and if so what did you think of them?

Please leave a comment or send me your photos of trails to lucy@barringtonhomes.eu



February 4, 2013

Sunny weather forecast for Manilva in February

Filed under: Lifestyle,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 7:46 pm

The weather continues to be glorious in Manilva and the forecast is great for the rest of the month.

Accuweather forecast for Manilva in February

If you are considering moving to Spain or buying a holiday home, now is a great time to visit Manilva to look at properties and get a taste for what the weather can be like at this time of year.

I love it when the weather is good at this time of year because it is lovely to feel the warm sun on your face but not too hot to deter you from taking part in more vigorous exercise such as football or basketball.

Football in Manilva, Spain in February

Manilva Football Pitch

Basketball court by Chiringuito Andres y Maria at El Castillo de La Duquesa

Basketball court by the Chiringuito beach bar Andres y Maria at El Castillo de La Duquesa, Costa del Sol, Spain

What is your favorite type of weather and time of year?

January 29, 2013

Fantastic weather in Manilva in the last week in January 2013

Filed under: Lifestyle,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 2:51 pm

Sunny weather in Manilva in January

The weather forecast for Manilva is great for the last few days of January with temperatures reaching the early 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 -23 degrees celsius.

Its the perfect weather for outdoor activities such as playing golf, tennis, horse riding or for just taking a walk. And wonderful weather for going out to lunch at Puerto de La Duquesa, Sabinillas or Castillo de La Duquesa.

The forecast is good for the first week in February too so if you have a few days holiday spare and need to feel the sun on your face, now is a great time (as always) to visit Manilva.

December 1, 2012

Amazing weather in La Duquesa, Manilva on the first day of winter

Filed under: Lifestyle,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 9:29 pm

Today is officially the first day of winter and what a beautiful day it has been.

I was up early to get my husband’s car through the ITV (Spains version of the MOT) at 8.25 in Estepona and on the journey back home enjoyed the stunning views that the early morning sun was lighting up.

Luckily I had taken my camera with me so I took advantage of having some kid free time and went on a photo and video taking spree.

La Duquesa and Estepona Mountain

Puerto de La Duquesa, Manilva, Costa del Sol, Spain

Everywhere I went there were stunning views to take photos of and to prove it really is winter I took one of the snow capped mountains that I could see from La Paloma, Manilva.

Snow capped mountains seen from Manilva, Costa del Sol, Southern Spain

I had such a lovely day and it truly made me feel very fortunate and happy to live in such a special place as Manilva.  I have decided to share with you some more pictures over the next few weeks and have set myself a challenge to write 100 reasons why I love living in the municipality of Manilva, Spain.

November 21, 2012

Weather in Spain – Autumn

Filed under: Lifestyle,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 8:25 pm

Autumn is a time when I often remind myself how lucky we are to live here in Manilva.

Yes it does rain sometimes but between these periods of rain we have the most incredible weather with bright blue skies and the sunshine lighting up the now lush green countryside.

Sunny Manilva one Autumn Morning

I prefer these days to the heat of the summer as the temperature is more or less a very comfortable 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect temperature for enjoying outdoor activities such as horse riding, cycling, hiking, playing tennis, golf and football or just taking a walk along the paseo (promenade).

View down La Duquesa Golf course to Sabinillas

View down La Duquesa Golf course to Sabinillas one Autumn morning

I particularly love taking in the scenery in the autumn mornings when I take the kids to school as the sun lights up Manilva and Casares and their beautiful countryside.

Stunning Manilva and Casares countryside in Autumn

The beautiful Manilva and Casares countryside in Autumn 2012

November 7, 2012

Its still raining in Manilva but the birds are happy!

Filed under: Nature,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 6:10 pm

Its still raining in Manilva but the birds are happy!

Just thought I would share with you this amazing sight I saw out of my window this afternoon.

The rain may be depressing some people but the birds are certainly grateful.  Does anyone know what type of birds these are and where they are going or have come from?

November 6, 2012

The rain in Spain doesn’t always stay on the Plain!

Filed under: Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 2:32 pm

We woke up to the sound of heavy rain this morning.  It doesnt rain very much here in Manilva but when it does it is like mother nature has turned on her power shower over us!

And why is it that it always seems to be the heaviest rain shower in the morning just before 9am when we are taking the children to school or at 2pm when we pick them up!  The poor things got absolutely drenched.  The roads and pathways turned into rivers and streams and water was gushing out of the drains which had reached their limit.

I went to check on the horses as they live out in their paddocks most of the time.  I was expecting to find them looking wet, cold and miserable but was nicely suprised to see them not bothered at all by the rain and happily munching their breakfast.

I then turned to the sound of bells clanging and dogs barking to see the goat herder happily herding his goats down the hill towards me using his dogs like sheep dogs.

It made me realise that it wasn’t that bad afterall.  Yes the rain here is very wet but it isn’t cold and wet like I remember it being in Bruge the weekend before last.  We have warm rain here in Spain and that makes a big difference!

We also need the rain now and again to fill up our reservoirs and for our plants and crops.  I remember always thinking how beautifully lush and green the countryside looks when the sun comes out again after a rain shower.  And that is another wonderful thing about living in Spain – you know it wont be very long before the sun does come back out