What our clients say

In October 2018 my wife and I chose to look for a holiday home in the fabulous region of Almeria, indeed the Jewel of Southern Spain.

 

After viewing many properties in this beautiful region, we settled on one in the laid-back village of Lubrin. We purchased this property through the estate agent, Casa y Campo, who showed us several properties.

 

The owner, Karen, provided an extremely professional and personal approach and gave us support and advice which allowed us to purchase the property, practically from our armchair back in the UK.

 

Buying a property abroad can be a very daunting prospect, however Karen made the whole experience stress free and very easy. To add to this, Karen provided and still provides an outstanding aftercare service. This includes, building alterations, maintenance, translation service and more – put simply an extremely competent Project Management Service. Indeed, even down to a cleaning service each time we stay there. Nothing is too much trouble.

 

If you are considering purchasing a property in Almeria, then we would recommend the exceptional services provided by Karen at Casa y Campo

 

Sean and Debbie, UK (Feb 2019)




"We purchased our home through Casa y Campo and I cannot recommend them enough. Karen has great local knowledge and is extremely helpful, no question is too daft, and believe me I asked a few ! We were still in the UK whilst the purchase process went through, Karen and her team project managed the work that we wanted doing to our new home, they really did just take over everything so that when we returned the house was ready for us to move into. We were kept updated all along the way with quotes, paint colours, kitchen design ideas, they even got us a gas bottle and connector for our hot water for when we arrived. This service is second to none and for peace of mind it has been worth its weight in gold. We have lived here for 3 months now and Karen is still helping with those "daft" questions that I have."

Glen & Andrena Griffith (Jan 2019)


"Casa y Campo, were fantastic, we could not wish for better. Karen was very friendly and communicated really well with us. At first, we were reluctant to buy an old apartment but she helped us to see the potential of the property. Now we have it and love it. We are very thankful for their support and knowledge of the Spanish market and laws. We, as Spanish buyers did not have a lot of experience buying, but Casa y Campo and their team helped us all the way along our journey.

Thank you very much"

 

Diego and Palmira (Dec 2018)



"I am currently renting a cortijo in the hills outside Lubrin, through Casa y Campo while our cortijo in the village of Lubrin is being renovated. 

We first met Karen 5 months ago when we began our property search. Her help right from the start, which is still ongoing, has been exemplary. My husband, due to work commitments has been in the UK for most of the process, so Karen's help has been invaluable to me. 

When we first started looking, Karen devoted whole days to us, and we looked at numerous properties before making our decision to buy. Karen has introduced me to various trades people, and her fluency in Spanish has allowed us to hire the appropriate skilled workers to carry out the renovations needed. She has a tireless approach, is professional, helpful, and her "can do” attitude makes the whole process less stressful. Karen is happy to go the extra mile, and have introduced me to their friends, and their families who have all welcomed me into the Lubrin community. 

I have no hesitation in recommending Casa y Campo to anyone who wants to buy or rent in this beautiful part of Spain. Many thanks Karen."

Sue and Bryan (Oct 2018)



"From the very start Karen has done everything possible to make the journey from the UK to Spain as smooth as possible. We went over twice to view quite a number of properties and both times she spent the whole day with us, answering the hundreds of questions your bound to have. Buying anywhere is pretty stressful but add 1300 miles, a different language and culture and that goes through the roof. However, Karen’s huge experience and professionalism throughout the purchase dissolved quite a lot of that stress away. She was able to recommend a solicitor, insurance broker and a bank all the time explaining the whole process. It wasn't without the occasional hitch but we knew that an email to Karen would be answered promptly and a remedy put in place no matter what. 

Casa y Campo are very different from any other estate agents we've come across as they really do offer a unique level of service from start to finish. We move to Spain very shortly and are understandably a bit nervous. However, we feel confident that Karen will still be more than happy to help us with our transition to a Spanish way of life. 
Thank you very much for everything and we'll see you soon for a drink and tapas! "

David and Samantha  (September 2018)



"We first met Karen when viewing property two whilst filming A Place in The Sun

She came across as very friendly and helpful. 

 

We went on to buy our dream home in Zurgena (the one they had on their site for sale) 

After putting in an offer which was accepted, Karen was very helpful from the start. 

 

We went back the same day to have another look around which Karen carried out for us as well as arranging a lift to and from where we were staying. 

 

Since then she has been very helpful, with nothing being too much trouble. When we were back in the UK I asked Karen to check a few things, including measuring something for us, which she did for us even though it meant having to drive there to get the measurements. 

 

I cannot recommend Casa y Campo highly enough. And if we ever decide to sell and buy again we shall certainly be making Casa y Campo our first visit. 

 

We felt well supported with advice and guidance, personal approach was great and the service was excellent from start to finish. 

 

Thank you very much Karen for everything you have done for us. 

 

Mal and Sue Williams




"Hi Karen, Thanks for the smooth handling with the sale of my house in Zurgena"
 
 Hans, Belgium (vendor)


"For us Karen is Casa y Campo!  She was so friendly when we met for the first time and her love of Lubrin so overwhelming. 

The properties we looked at were as the photos on the internet, so no strategically shot pictures to enhance a sale, nor car salesperson type write up. Neither did she try to sway us in any particular direction where she might obtain a quick sale or maximum commission.....It was not difficult to make up our mind and Karen seemed to know which would be our choice of property after we had done our viewings. Once we had committed ourselves to the purchase we could not fault her professionalism. Karen understood we did not have much insight into the procedure of purchasing in Spain and talked us through the processes, recommended an absolute gem of a person to take us through the legalities. To further help us, she advised us of an English contact in the local bank and a firm we could transfer funds from sterling to euros to make the purchase. She was also keenly aware of our timescale in Spain at the time and organised things to slot in so easily with our availability. Without Karen we would have been completely lost because of the language barrier and ournaivety.

It didn't end once the sale was processed....

I have witnessed Karen with clients and her patience, cheerfulness and help cannot be faulted.

I am not the type of person to recommend, because what is fitting for me is not always what others are after, however, this is where I make an exception.  I can, and do recommend Casa y Campo as an excellent estate agent.  We felt at ease, confident in what we were doing, and trusted the information given.

Thanks for all the hard work done on our behalf."

Colin and Julie Rumble


"We decided to buy a property in Spain on the spur of the moment when we saw a house on Casa y Campo web site.

Karen Steve and Ted (the dog) were fantastic, from organising a number of differing properties for us to look at so we could make a comparison with the house we had seen, to managing the process with the seller. Karen made the whole trip painless and relaxing while driving us across Almeria.

Karen’s recommended solicitor also turned out to be great, making the whole process of buying simple and easy. Karen has kept in contact since and provided recommendations for tradesman and local contacts in the village where we have purchased.


Overall Casa y Campo created a stress free service that made house hunting in another country a joy."


Simon & Sharon Throp


"Professional estate agency. Very pro-active promoting our property. We sold it at full asking price. Highly recommended!"

Rose Taylor (vendor)



"Karen spent the time getting to know us and finding in detail about our property needs – a quiet location in beautiful walking country........ The process was unhurried, relaxed and professional but we needed time to think about the possibilities from the properties she showed us......... we wanted to view a number of properties we had seen on the Casa y Campo website and stay at least one night in Lubrin. Karen arranged a lovely B&B at a country farmhouse and a schedule of viewings of properties from new to older ones needing renovation based on our requirements.......During the conversations with Karen over 2 days, it became clear that she has much local knowledge, fluency in the Spanish language and how things work when it comes to living in Spain. She has contacts with reliable local tradesmen and is experienced at managing renovations (including her own property) relocation to the area. Karen offered advice on how to make the most of older properties and was able to give guidance on the costs to expect. This we found very useful as it helped us to decide on a short list and ultimately the property we finally chose......The service provided by Karen and her colleagues at Casa y Campo has been excellent, friendly and of a very high professional standard. 

We are confident in recommending this company to anyone you wants help and support to realise their dream. 

Thank you, Karen for providing such a positive experience."

Paul & Linda Cooper



"
I know that I wrote a review in January this year, but Karen has continued to provide advice and help when we most needed it again thanks"
Mike Hook


"
Karen was invaluable to us when we were just thinking about buying over in the area. Nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to show us a range of properties within our price range. We bought from her and her after sales service and support/advice continued. We thoroughly recommend Karen and her Company. Sue and Jim"
Sue-Dee Seagrave


"We bought a house in the centre of Lubrin last April. Karen could not have made it simpler, through all the legal stuff etc. Our Spanish is non existent so Karen went above and beyond to help us achieve. She is also excellent in finding suitable trades people should you need it. thanks Karen."
Alison Edwards


"Bought a house in Uleila del Campo through Casa y Campo. Brilliant personal service from Karen and Steve. Felt in safe hands and the assistance with the bank and any questions we had. Was beyond expectations. Highly recommended!"
Mark Gilbert

"I recently sold my property in Spain with Karen and Steve from Casa y Campo. From start to finish they have been amazing. 
Nothing is too much trouble and is done in a friendly manner, efficiently and professionally. They got on with things as and when they arose, but kept me informed at every step. 
You get the whole package here, with help from sorting out bank details to moving on furniture, with complete honesty and reliability, nothing is too much trouble.
They take away all the stress from buying/selling a property. I would not hesitate to use them again and can't recommend them highly enough."
Phillipa Stradling (vendor)

"Our attempts to find a place in Spain were dogged by agents that were by no means professional and you do need to make sure that what they say is correct and truthful. We were beginning to despair. We then found Casa y Campo, Karen found us a place that suited us, she was professional and helpful and the nice thing is she was easy to deal with and she knows her property. Thank you Karen" 
Mike Hook


July 2016

"Karen provides a first-rate service - efficient, professional, dedicated and personable. Her support was absolutely invaluable to us in our search for a property in Almeria. She helped us to find a wonderful house and navigated us through all the legal and practical steps we needed to take along the way. We have no hesitation in offering our strongest recommendation!"
Lyndsay Ashford