Monday, 18 April 2016

La Casa del Puente

 The first impression of the house is its stunning location, far enough from the sunny ghetto that is the coastal strip …. next, the faded grandeur … marble everywhere, spacious rooms, big roof terrace, grounds with potential for vegetables … some subsidence leading to lifting tiles and evidence of a lifetime of artefacts around the place … its Italian owner died four years ago, his long separated English wife now wanting to return to the dubious pleasures of the British weather, the presence of children and grandchildren more than compensating … anyway her home is there now, this place just wants a new owner with sufficient funds to buy it (around £400k) and renovate it (nearly as much again) … who knows when that will happen … maybe the estate agent arriving Tuesday?

In the meantime, this footloose pensioner has a luxury villa and ancient cat to take care of, a Land Rover to assist exploration locally, a language to learn, a blog and maybe a book to write … the nature of reality to explore … and sunshine …

1 comment:

  1. Good to note that you have arrived safely in San Enrique de Guadiaro.
    The images of Casa del Puente and grounds look as though there is plenty to do when you are there!