Dirk, Martine & sonWith the opening of Bed & Breakfast Los Montes in May 2011, we realized our long-standing dream. After consultation with our youngest son, Robin, we decided to take the step. It gradually became now or never.I had built up a great career in the insurance world, while Dirk had been working continuously for many years in a chemical company in the port of Antwerp. More and more we longed for a different kind of life. A life without stress, where we have time for each other and for our family.
After a long search, including in Australia, southern France and northern Spain, we found everything we dreamed of in Andalusia. We immediately fell in love with the wonderful climate, nature, space, tranquility, the cultural splendor and the casual atmosphere. After crossing all of Andalusia, we decided that we liked the Axarquía in Malaga best.
We came into contact with Hogar Creativo through a TV program about Belgians who were looking for a property in Andalusia. Geert and Patricia have helped us enormously to explore the region. We were looking for a place that was well located, easily accessible, not too far from the coast, but still a place where you can relax. In addition, we had to take into account our son, Robin. A 14-year-old boy, who was drawn from his world in Belgium, also had to go to school.
We found our finca in July last year. It was actually the first house we visited in the Viñuela area and which seemed suitable for us to start a B&B. Our dream came true.
After consultation with Geert and Patrica, a lawyer was hired to start the paperwork. We also approached a contractor via Hogar Creativo to carry out the necessary renovation works.
In September the purchase of our finca was completed and we could start planning to move to Viñuela. At the beginning of January we came here permanently. Robin went to his new school a few days after our arrival. He is now well integrated and has a good time here. He already speaks quite a bit of Spanish. We have had a busy period with the renovation works, but the B&B is gradually taking shape. A few more weeks and we can start.
A dream come true.
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