Typically a Spanish Finca is farmhouse or cottage set on a large plot of agricultural or Rustic land.
Fincas were originally small farms for the production of agriculture or livestock. Now however, more and more fincas are being updated and refurbished to use as holiday homes or weekend getaways.
There are many reasons that you would want to buy a traditional finca. The main reason would be for the rural location of these properties, which offers you the peace and quiet of the beautiful Spanish countryside. With Fincas generally having larger plots, they lend themselves to buyers wishing to keep animals or to grow their own fruit and veg.
There are many fincas that can offer you the best of both worlds. Fincas near the coastal towns of Spain are far enough inland to enjoy the large plots and countryside, but with only being a short drive from the beaches and the hustle & bustle of the coastal towns.
Traditional fincas with their character and original features can make the most beautiful Spanish holiday homes or permanent residence.
· Transport - Bear in mind when purchasing a finca, that you will need your own transport. Most fincas are located in rural areas that are often not well connected with public transport.
· Utilities – Some fincas will not be connected to mains water or electric, although they may well have their own wells. Make enquiries to the town hall and check that it is possible to connect to the main utilities, and how much it will cost to do so.
· Legal paperwork – Instruct an experienced lawyer to do your due diligence. Some fincas have been built before building restrictions came in to place, therefore they may not have all the correct legal documentation in order.
Updated 24th Feb 2023