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IN terms of property and tourism in general, Spain has enjoyed a cultural revolution during the past five years and is now one of the most sought after countries in Europe.
One example is Waterfront homes, situated on the 7km long Great Sandy Beach in El Playazo on the Almanzora coast at Playa Marques.
Five minutes from the fishing village of Villaricos in the Almeria region of south east Spain, the homes are proving popular with UK buyers, according to The Almanzora Group of Cheltenham.
Eleven of the 24 individual beach houses which form part of the first frontline' phase of a planned 200 homes to be built by the Spanish Almanzora Bay Group have been snapped up on the development, described as a privileged location on the Mediterranean beach front'.
Each of the three-bedroom three-bathroom beach houses features an L-shaped open-plan living/dining area opening on two sides on to a raised deck-style veranda with a pergola and a built-in barbecue.
The design of the properties has a distinct maritime flavour, with wooden decks and circular porthole windows.
On the first floor a private roof terrace, looking out to sea, is located outside the master bedroom.
On the spacious solarium above, 360 degree views take in the beach, the sea and surrounding mountains.
A full size basement provides a large extra space for a games room, wine cellar and storage.
Fully fitted kitchens, white goods and bathrooms are standard, but come with choices of colourful beach style' joinery, cupboard fronts and tiles.
Every home has warm and cool air-conditioning installed in the living room and all bedrooms.
Standard swimming pools and a provision for landscaping are included in the price.
The beach houses have floor areas of more than 190sqm and terraces and balconies of more than 100sqm on plots ranging in size from 500sqm to 743sqm.
Prices start at 590,000 euros, rising to 1,200,000 euros for frontline feet in the sand' beachfront properties, of which only two remain available.
For more information, or to arrange an inspection visit, contact The Almanzora Group on 01242 680116 or visit the website, www.almanzora.com