Country Areas (Spain)

The hinterland areas of Spain (typically up to 1 or 1.5 hrs from the Coast) offer many attractions, such as living a traditional Country lifestyle, being in or close to an Agricultural economy, superb scenic environments, value for money properties, (Farms, Land, Houses) and yet typically very accessible to international airports or coastal beach environments. 

We feature two of the main areas:

1. Inland Alicante and Inland Murcia

2. Rural Andalucia


1. Inland Alicante and Inland Murcia

Travel westwards (inland) for 40 mins from the Coastal City of Alicante or the Alicante International Airport and you will find yourself in beautiful rural surroundings, mountainous backdrops, classic vistas, vines and olive groves, traditional buildings and architecture, and an opportunity for a ‘less hectic’ lifestyle compared to that at many Coastal resorts!

In the centre of this area is Pinoso, a lovely traditional town of +/- 8,000 population that is a hub for many of the smaller Villages and Hamlets in the surrounding area. These towns and villages in Inland Alicante and Inland Murcia Provinces are the base for the Wine Producing, Olive and Almond Growing, Furniture and Leather Production, and other industries in these county areas.

The lifestyle associated with these areas is epitomised by Pinoso itself—which has no traffic lights, hardly any traffic, and practically the only ‘jams’ are caused by the tractors taking the grapes to the Bodega (Winery). A country quality lifestyle !

To see the range of towns, villages in this area—each with their own unique community and character, look through the ‘Areas’ page on the Country Fincas’ website (see below).

Spain & Portugal Property South Africa is delighted to collaborate with Country Fincas – a leading and long established Area Specialist Property Agency in this region.

The Agency was established by Brenda Daly and Karen Henderson in 2009.

They are very well known for their passionate and personalised service in serving their customers. Everything is done with understanding their Clients needs in mind, and 'going the extra mile'. (see a Testimonial below)

Their Agency has approximately 750 country properties (buildings and land) listed – so is very much a/the leading area specialist.

They offer a full support service, including assisting with matters like NIE (Identity Number) Registration, Bank Account set up guidance, suggestions for (English speaking) Legal support in property contracting, Utilities transfer considerations,  Insurance coverage, etc.

For more information, see   or

Contact Richard Vernon in South Africa -- 082 5704274, or


"Their professionalism, knowledge and kindness was so reassuring"

A huge thank you to Karen, Maggie and Brenda for helping us through the whole process of buying our beautiful home in Salinas. Their professionalism, knowledge and kindness was so reassuring and they inspired so much confidence from our very first contact through the website. We couldn't imagine a better service (that continues long after you have the keys) and they undoubtedly went above and beyond what anyone could possibly expect from their agents. Nothing has been too much trouble and they've been so patient with all our questions, really helping with so many aspects of our move to Spain. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this great team. Thank you so much! Marion & George x

Marion and George Macklin(August 16th, 2017)


2. Rural Andalucia

Andalucia is the main region of Southern Spain and is made up of 8 provinces (Granada, Malaga, Cordoba, Jaen, Almeria, Seville, Cadiz and Huelva). In the South are the coastal areas, including the Costa Del Sol -- but moving inland, and typically to higher areas above sea level, the environment transforms to beautiful country regions, with a strong agricultural economy in many areas. The climate in these areas are made up of hot dry summers, and winter temperatures that vary from mild to very cool, depending on elevation levels. 

There are many types of Farming across the region. This includes Olive Farming (with the biggest concentration of Olive Tree growing in the world), Grape/Wine Farming, Almond Farming, Fruit Farming, many types of Livestock Farming and Equestrian Estate Farming

Spain & Portugal Property South Africa is delighted to collaborate with Images of Andalucia – ‘THE’ original pioneers of Rural Property Specialisation in Andalucia, having been established by Diana Williams and her Husband 26 years ago. Images of Andalucia “believe in professionalism, honesty, integrity and complete client dedication, - and strive to provide an unparalleled real estate service for people moving to, from or within Andalucia and beyond.”

Images of Andalucia represent a full portfolio of property and services across all 8 provicnes of Andalucia, and have a prime focus on the following types of property:

  • Country Properties
  • Equestrian Properties
  • Farms – Fincas
  • Olive Farms and Vineyards
  • Historic Properties
  • Hotels, B&B Properties, Rural Tourism
  • Hunting Estates
  • Unique Properties

For more information, see their properties on this site, and/or visit

Contact Richard Vernon on 082 570 4274  or  Diana Williams on 00 34 603 424 175