Desert Springs

LoadingFavourite

This topic contains 10 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Melosine Melosine 9 years, 8 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #52696
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Hello,

    I would be interested into buying an apartment in the Desert Springs development in Almanzora. Do you think it is safe to buy there?

    Cheers
    Dids

  • #69837
    Profile photo of katy
    katy
    Spectator

    I have read about many problems there and I wouldn’t put 10 euros down. Just do a search and see what you turn up.

  • #69838
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Ouch!
    What kind of problems? (if you can tell me)

    Cheers
    Dids

  • #69841
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    I think Katy is referring to the many problems with Almanzora (for example the Almanzora Country Club development), rather than Desert Springs, which just happens to be near Almanzora.

    Desert Springs is run by a British developer based in Gloucestershire. It is a beautiful resort in a spectacular natural setting, construction quality is good, and it has no planning issues that I know of. As a consequence I have selected it for inclusion in my guide to quality developments, which you can read here:
    http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/new-developments-spain-desert-springs.htm

    I have copies of the construction licences at Desert Springs. The Developer had no problems providing me with these. Even so I always recommend that you use an independent lawyer wherever you buy in Spain, as you would in the UK.

    I hope that helps

    Mark

  • #69842
    Profile photo of katy
    katy
    Spectator

    Yes, I am thinking about the area in general, have played desert springs and its a nice course, like a ghost town when we went though. There is also the issue of contamination in that area from the USA accident many years ago. Don’t have any links but they have found some contaminated snails 😕 All this is dismissed by the developer at desert springs (but they would…wouldn’t they 😕

  • #69843
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Dids.j
    I have a friend who has a property in Desert Springs and I have stayed there many times, and would thoroughly recommend it. It is a very tranquil enviroment and I have not heard of any problems planning or otherwise.
    The contamination issue was many years ago (1950’s) and is often raised by the gloom and doom merchants, as far as I know tests were carried out before construction started and no contamination was found.

  • #69844
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Desert Springs and ACC are both near Cuevas del Almanzora, not Almanzora Village. The latest PGOU for Cuevas has yet to be approved (as have 102 out of the 103 PGOU’s in Almería 🙄 ). I would get your solicitor to check with the planning office in Almería (city) that Desert Springs shows as Urbanisable on the last PGOU (1986?) – something, considering its position (on a plateau in the middle of nowhere), that I very much doubt.

    A

  • #69854
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    You might want to have a read of this thread too:
    http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2025

  • #69855
    Profile photo of katy
    katy
    Spectator

    Thanks for that, knew I had read something but didn’t realise it was here all along 🙂

  • #70153
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    I visited the Desert Spring resort another time and played a few rounds of golf… Excellent site!

    There is only one thing the worries me! The place becomes a ghost town after 8pm. Since I’m planning to live in Spain for at least 6 months a year, I’m still not sure if Desert Spring is the ideal place for me…

  • #70160
    Profile photo of Melosine
    Melosine
    Participant

    This ,and surrounding areas are a 2nd home hotspot regardless of legalities and as such is only really booming in height of the season. That is the downside many experience living in purpose built places. Great for holidays but……..

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.