Buying in Spain with a "safe pair of hands"

He's a cricketing legend, a tireless charity worker (currently raising over £30,000 a day) and he's recently been knighted. Sir Ian "Beefy" Botham likes nothing better than relaxing at his Spanish home and that is why he has teamed up with Andalucian Dream Homes to promote the benefits of owning property in Southern Spain.

Sir Ian, who has enjoyed his home in the Spanish sun for the past seven years, outlines why it's a wonderful investment and life-enhancing decision for one to make. "It has improved my family's lifestyle and it is just so close to home," he explains."We jump on a plane and a few hours later we're at our Spanish house overlooking the golf course with the mountain backdrop - what more could you want?"

Working alongside Andalucian Dream Homes, Sir Ian Botham is the perfect spokesperson to promote all the healthy and exciting aspects of visiting Spain and why a property purchase on the coast is the perfect investment for now and your future.

"Spain's got everything," he continues. "We can ski in the morning, go to the beach in the afternoon and if we want the glitz of Puerto Banus, we can have that too. Then there is obviously the golf, with some fantastic courses like Valderrama, San Roque and Sotogrande. I'd rather play on the Costa del Sol than other golf favourites as I don't have to spend the whole day travelling - and when you have children and grandchildren, that's so important.

Sir Ian travels to Spain as often as possible with his family including his grandchildren. He even favours the low-cost airlines that service the coast. "Nowadays there are so many flights that whenever I have time off I come straight to my house here, relax and enjoy the sunshine. If you come here, experience the place, I'd be very surprised if you don't fall in love with everything. In addition to the lifestyle, investing in Spain has been a very good idea for me personally too." Sir Ian is a regular on the southern Spain scene and thinks everyone should visit to see what this fabulous place can offer them.

He also points out some rather important factors if you decide to purchase a property here on the coast. "There are lots of companies and people out there who are less than trustworthy, he warns, but I've known David Honeyman (CEO of Andalucian Dream Homes) for a very long time and what impresses me about this company is that you can walk into the office, pick the property you want, go and have a look at it, come back, find out the legal side of things, sort everything out and walk out effectively owning a property. The whole thing is done without any headaches and without all the pitfalls. To me it's common sense to do everything in the same place and if you're a first time buyer you want everything to be as easy as possible. An obvious choice for choosing Andalucian Dream Homes."

Come and see what Sir Ian is talking about for yourself on a Tailor Made VIP Viewing Trip with Andalucian Dream Homes.