Pettingill Family Achieve Dream Home in Spain at Last

08 March 2010

They're now the happy owners of a beautiful apartment in Spain thanks to Taylor Woodrow de España. Debbie, 46, said: "We had enjoyed many happy holidays in the Costa del Sol and so we looked into buying a home there to give us the freedom to visit whenever we wanted to. We researched various companies in Spain , picked one and bought a home from them off-plan."

The couple began to worry when nothing seemed to be progressing. When they visited to see how their Spanish home was coming along, they learned of more problems and became very worried about their investment. They finally decided to cut their losses and pull out of the deal.

On one visit to their ill-fated development Debbie and Andrew, 42, saw a sign for UK-owned house builder Taylor Woodrow de España. On their return home the couple, who live in north Birmingham with their children Laura, 20, Callum, 17 and Josh, 5, researched the house builder on the internet and contacted one of its agents - Select Resorts, an associate office of Savills.

Debbie said: "Despite our bad experience with the Spanish builder we were determined to buy a home in Spain , but this time from a reputable UK-owned company. We can't fault the excellent service we received and it was comforting to know that our investment would be safe."

The family visited four developments and fell in love with a two bedroom apartment in the Costa del Sol, which was El Bosque de la Mairena.

Debbie said: "The stunning setting sold itself. Despite only being a half hour drive from Malaga Airport and close to the bright lights of Marbella and Puerto Banus, the development is very peaceful and secluded. We love just being able to sit there and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and mountains."

The couple have already visited four times for long weekends, despite only completing at the end of last year. Debbie said: "It's so easy to get here! We all love going to the beach or for walks or simply doing nothing but rest. The Costa del Sol really is the California of Europe because of its fantastic climate and lush green surroundings, and we love it there."

Taylor Woodrow de España is the only major UK house builder in Spain and has been building quality homes there for 50 years. With a reputation for trust, the company provides a specialised service and dedicated team within the UK and Spain who can help and advise homebuyers through the entire process of choosing, buying and settling into a new Spanish home, safe in the knowledge that everything about the purchase is legally above board.

Taylor Woodrow de España is currently building a selection of apartments, penthouses and townhouses in the Costa del Azahar, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca . If you would like more information about the areas you're interested in, why not contact Taylor Woodrow de España on 08000 12 10 20.

Alternatively contact Select Resorts on 01202 765 011 or visit

Notes to editors

Taylor Woodrow España is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Wimpey plc, a homebuilding company with operations in the UK , North America, Spain and Gibraltar . It aims to be the homebuilder of choice for customers, employees, shareholders and for the communities in which it operates.

On 3rd July 2007, Taylor Woodrow plc and George Wimpey Plc completed their merger to form Taylor Wimpey plc, the UK 's largest homebuilder.

For further information please visit the company's website -

For further press information and photography, please contact:

Rosie Sanderson
Haslimann Taylor PR

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