Are you looking for a Spanish property? Do you fancy a townhouse, an apartment, or perhaps an entire village?
There are plenty of opportunities to pick up a decent property for a bargain price at the moment as the recovery continues to accelerate. If you were thinking of a reformation project then none could be better, or perhaps more challenging, than buying an entire village of old, dilapidated properties in the Spanish countryside.
Here are ten villages that are currently for sale in Spain, most of which are under half a million euros, with one of them being given away!
1. Castellfollit del Boix – €2 million
Covering 58.9 square kilometres, Castellfollit del Boix consists of 12 historic stone buildings in this small Catalan pueblo dating from the 17th century.
The village is only around one hour drive from Barcelona, which is why this one is the most expensive on our list. The buildings are in various states but all will need at least a little TLC.
2. Lugo hamlet – €250,000
At the bottom of a verdant valley in northern Galicia lies the small hamlet of Lugo.
Listed for only 250,000 Euros, this small, quiet village consists of four houses, a mill, a granary and a barn. All buildings are in need of attention and this would not be an easy project.
It will be very peaceful as there are no longer any permanent residents. The last gave up and moved on around 10 years ago. The only sounds you will hear are the wind rustling the peach trees and the varied wildlife.
3. Pontevedra hamlet – €398,500
This one is for those who want to buy something that has already been renovated.
This small town on the Galician coast comes with five properties that have already been remodelled, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your new surroundings.
4. Llirt – €749,000
This small village lies in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by grasslands and pine forests.
It comes with 44 buildings which are essentially ruins. Definitely a serious project for serious buyers.
5. A Barca – €0 – pay only management fees
Free? Free, you say? Well, almost.
The local town hall is ready to give away the entire village of La Barca, a rundown hamlet in the Galician regions.
However, there is a caveat to buying it; you must agree to renovate the entire village, which consists of 12 houses in various states. Again, this is not a weekend project and serious buyers will have to put both time and money into restoring this country village to its former glory.
6. Bárcena de Bureba – €425,000
This tiny little village lies in Castilla y León, north of Madrid consisting of 75 properties.
Where else could you buy 75 properties for under half a million euros? Well, calling them “properties” is probably unfair. Ruins would be a better description
All 75 building are in serious need of renovation. It wont be a weekend project.
7. El Rebollal hamlet – €499,000
On Spain’s northern coast is Asturias.
Here, nestled in the countryside you will find the small hamlet of El Rebollal.
It comes with 11 properties, most of which have already received some level of renovation.
Sitting in 3.5 hectares of forest and pasture land, this is a peace lover’s dream. Interestingly, it also boasts a pretty good mobile signal.
8. Ferrol hamlet – €210,000
Up in the Galician region once again, this small village is only 15 minutes from the beach.
It comes with a chapel, farmhouse, stone mill and a 15th-century manor house, all sitting within five hectares of woodland and pasture.
Pick up this hamlet, and your reward for all the blood sweat and tears shed during the restoration will be your seat as lord of the manor.
9. Ortigueira – €125,000
You may have seen this village in the press.
Coming with four old stone buildings that all require renovation, this extremely cheap village comes with free well water and a bakery with a stone hearth.
The largest property comes with hardwood floors and five bedrooms which look out over orchard of various fruits including peaches, figs, walnuts and pears.
At the foot of the valley you’ll find a small river full of trout.
10. Pueblo Los Belgas – €960,000
Moving further south, half way between Murcia and Malaga lies Pueblo Los Belgas.
Sitting within 25 km² and surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Baza National Park, this Andalusia village would be a very exciting project for any investor prepared to take a leap.
This small, tranquil village comes with a school and a bar but while some of the buildings are in need of attention there is a lot less to do than in some of the other villages on this list, hence the asking price.