Well, we are back in the UK now for the “summer” though still dwelling on fond memories of the fabulous walks taken in our beautiful island of Tenerife. I plan to keep these articles going but clearly these will be mostly “Summer Walks in Britain”. The weather has not been of the best here since we arrived back in March but we have managed to take a few strolls in our area of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. A couple of weeks ago the trails in most cases were extremely wet and muddy but things are now starting to dry out a little. On Tuesday Susan and I decided that, regardless of the cold, we would get ourselves out and keep the cold out by some robust hiking.
Our starting point was the historic Edwardian house and estate of Polesden Lacey, located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, Surrey, the starting point for quite a few useful walks. It is owned and run by the...
Never have we met a dog more desperate for human touch and affection. Lennon is a Staffordshire cross, is only 3 years old and has the most lovely nature a dog could have. He is big and strong and needs an owner who is experienced with dogs, but is very willing to learn and will make a fantastic dog for the right person.
Lennon can be found at the Centro de Proteccion Animal de Tierra Blanca. The Refuge does not ask for adoption fees, only a donation of food and photos to let them know how the dog is getting on in his new home. Call them on 606 500 171 or, for English, call Rachel on: 629 031 273. The Refuge is located off junction 15 of the TF1 motorway by the restaurant Los Chasneros, just 200m above the motorway TF-1.
If you're buying a property in Tenerife it's both an exciting and frightening experience and for most of you that do it, it'll be the first time you'll have bought a property abroad.
Don't let the excitement or the fear trip you up into making mistakes. In this article I explain 5 mistakes that buyers make and tips to avoid them.
At the end of last year we had a client that was very keen to buy a property from us, it was ideal for him in every way ... but he was very indecisive.
He was particularly indecisive about how he was going to work out whether or not the property was good value for money for him. Up to this point he had made offers on 4 different properties with other agents over a 10 month period and he'd missed out on buying all of them.
I'm not sure what held him back on the previous 4 properties but in this case it turned out to be his Euro cost per square metre ratio, which didn't match his own perceived value of the pro...
EN PIE FOUNDATION – APRIL 16 NEWSLETTER
The Foundation En Pie hopes all our wonderful Tenerife Property Guide readers had an enjoyable Easter!
Firstly we would like to thank everybody who has visited the ‘Drop In Point’ Charity shop this month and for all the donations we have received. We are always happy to accept donations of clothes/household items/furniture and anything else you can think of!
We are delighted to announce a wonderful nature and healthy-living themed fair that we are holding on May 7th right ou...
Santiago del Teide, set 1,000 metres above sea level in the lovely, dramatic Valle de Santiago, is the capital of the municipality of the same name, also including Puerto de Santiago and Los Gigantes.
It is said that the conquistadores, who wanted to set up sugar cane plantations, gave the land back to the local Guanche Mencey (native king) because the area was not suited for this type of cultivation and therefore of no interest to them. There are still examples of Guanche names in the area and Guanche blood still runs in the local veins. Local women can be seen wearing traditional garb, typically black dresses, with the men having a liking for black fedoras. However, when I mentioned this to a gentleman I met wearing this apparel, it turned out he hailed from Venezuela!