Testimonials

James & Maria UK Bought in Coll De Alba
We came to Perello for the weekend to view some rustic properties, we were advised to visit Rustic Spanish Property SL. The first finca we saw was perfect so we bought it with out any problems. Gavin arranged to have it reformed and now we enjoy it whenever we visit. Thanks for introducing us to such a beautiful area. 
Wendy Rigby UK Bought in Perello I saw the finca on the website and could not believe how cheap it was compared to fincas on other websites. Gavin collected me from the train station and we viewed the property ,it was just the way he described so I bought it. It is a few mins from El Perello and ideal for holidays with the caravan, I am now planning to build a log cabin. Thanks Gavin
Kristien De Wolf BelgiumBought in Bitem We were looking for a property already for ages before we met Gavin. Of course we were looking for a rather particular property with more than a few non typical characteristics. After a first visit during which Gavin showed us the properties we had picked ourselves from the website, it became clear that we had picked properties that did not serve our purpose. However, Gavin became to understand exactly what we were looking for. So he proposed that he would make a dedicated search for us. We would pay 500 euros deductible from the purchase price if we found something. He sent us a description of what we were looking for in his perception and it was most accurate indeed. After 2 months we went over for a week and Gavin showed us 9 properties, all answering perfectly to our description in terms of price, location, nature, … The trip was not only great fun, we found what we were looking for at a very good price. Also Gavin and his colleagues helped us with all the paperwork and even restoration work. Today we are enjoying our property in sunny Spain, discovering new things in the environment every time we go. South of Catalunya is superb and we are grateful to Gavin for helping us find it! 
Victoria Denvor USA Bought in Pauls & Rasquera We decided to buy a townhouse in Rasquera from Rustic Spanish Property but when we returned to the states noticed a stunning masia in Pauls on the website, we fell in love with it so much we wanted to buy.We had problems returning to Spain so Gavin sent us another 15 to 20 photos of the property and we then sent a transfer deposit to hold until we returned. When we viewed the property it was nicer than we expected but had to return to the states for work , we signed a power of Attorney with Gavin who then signed for us to buy the Masia and he also sold our Rasquera townhouse with out any problems at all. He introduced us to his builder who has now reformed our house and we are very pleased.
Malcolm & Carol Adams UK Bought in Flix We paid 500 euros for the search service, even though our description of what we wanted was a little foggy. We were uncertain of what we wanted but the very first property we saw was ideal so we bought it. We recommend the search as it saves so much time.
James Boyle ScotlandBought in Pauls My wife and I had been searching the web for a year, looking for a suitable Spanish property to buy, without success. They were either too expensive or not suitable. We contacted Gavin at Rustic Spanish Property, and it was so refreshing to speak to someone who was not interested in pressuring us for a sale. We arranged a visit to Catalonia, and Gavin met us and over a coffee we discussed our needs. Gavin showed us five properties The forth property my wife and I fell in love with. Gavin introduced us to a Spanish bank, a Spanish solicitor and
organised our N.I.E. numbers. It was a stress free experience for us .We are now proud owners of a beautiful finca in the most perfect mountain village called Pauls. We have made many good Spanish friends who can’t help us enough.Last year we had a bumper olive,cherry and almond harvest. Many thanks Gavin not just an agent, but a friend.
Dianna and James
from Scotland.
Diane van til and Andrea Belgium Bought in Perello We had visited the area a few times and wanted to buy a property with a sea view, we spent so much time viewing with many agents but could not find anything to match the finca we bought from Rustic Spanish Property SL
Paul Reed LondonBought in Tortosa I was looking for a rustic finca for holidays and viewed with various agents including Rustic Spanish Properties Ltd, Gavin did not have what we wanted but he introduced us to his colleagues. It is nice to see people working together like this and it works well, they have access to a huge amount of properties and eventually we found the perfect finca. His colleague who had the property was Spanish so Gavin helped translate and we are very happy with the service, sorry to be such fussy clients.
John Gaskell UKXerta Ive been searching for a house in France or Spain for just over 12 months and have seen quite a number of web sites and estate agents. I was impressed by Gavins web site and the wide range of properties listed, so arranged to meet him. After listening carefully to my particular requirements Gavin showed me a good number of properties on his web site that met my needs and after discussing the merits of each, we narrowed it down to 6 possible properties. Gavin then spent a full day taking me to see each property, I had plenty of time to look at each property and never felt under pressure to make a decision on any of the properties. I felt that Gavin had understood my specified requirements very well and all of the houses seen met my search criteria. One house in particular stood out from the rest and after staying in the area for a couple of days I decided to go ahead and buy this house. Gavin quickly arranged for a contract to be drawn up and also helped me to obtain an NIE number and open a Spanish bank account. I was not familiar with the Spanish procedure for buying a house, but Gavin arranged for me to use a very helpful Spanish Notaire who spoke excellent English and took care to describe each step of the buying process. It was not all plain sailing, there were a couple of problems with the paper-work but again Gavin helped to sort these quickly. As a result Im now the proud owner of a pretty little finca with 500 olive trees and great views. Thanks again for all your help Gavin.
Trevor Reeve UKTivenys After spending a year trying to find some ideal land for to site a holiday mobile .home
i stumbled on *Rustic Spanish properties * on the Internet.
After making an appointment , i was, as usual rather apprehensive about buying in a foreign land,
After making an Appointment i met Denise ,who showed me several pieces of land , that suited
exactly what i had dreamed about .
later i met Gavin who again , showed me some very beautiful places in the mountains of
Catalonia .
I can say that i found both Agents very helpful and i felt very comfortable with them as there
was no aggressive selling attitude and both were delightful people to roam this wilder region of
Spain,
i have recently purchased a property and the whole process , was *painless* and they took
care of all the legalities and i had no worry’s at all .
post purchase too is very good as they are there for me with other practicalities as removing
trees for clearance for my mobile home and advice on living in Spain .good friends to have
around! i cant recommend Rustic Spanish Properties enough !
Harrold and Agnieszka Silverman MayorcaBought townhouse in Rasquera Gavin is an informative agent with a good knowledge of reform work needed for both townhouses and country properties. He advises on both assets and liabilities of the properties available. When signing the deposits in his gestors office we were pleasantly suprised at how helpful and simple things can be. Gavin had the POA for the property we bought and the notary signing went without any problems. Gavin also assisted with architects and builders quotes, we can fully recommend his service.
Ari & Diane De Beer South Africa Bought finca in Xerta Locating and purchasing property is Spain, dealing with authorities, legalities, banking and all related aspects were massively eased by Gavin Smith.His knowledge of procedure, wealth of property options, patience, honesty, professional attitude, thoughtfulness and willingness to go the extra mile was cause for a painfree experiance; we are positive that without his immesurable help and guidance, our attempt at buying Spanish property and all that follows that, could have been akin to a nightmare. Muchas gratias, Gavin!!P.S. Gavin aught to get himself a diesel Land-rover, and save the Passat for city driving!

Steve & Katelijne Cools

Belgium

Bought in Tivissa

Gavin helped us find a very nice casa de campo in Tivissa. We had searched with other estate agents before and I must admit they are in general not my favorite persons. Gavin however was a refreshment. Firstly because he listened to what we wanted to buy and understood what type of properties he could propose. Secondly because he has made no false promises. This may seem like a normal thing, but believe me, it’s not. We were were very happy with Gavin’s work and service.
Maaike de Graaf Gavin went above and beyond to help us find our dream location in Spain! We emailed back and forth before I went to Spain to look at properties. He asked for our preferences and requirements and made a document stating our agreement: for 500 euros (refundable upon purchase of a property!) Gavin performed a personalized property search for us. Before our arrival he had already found about 10 properties for us to look at, all matching the requirements. After spending a couple of days looking at properties with him he knew exactly what we were looking for and called some of his colleagues to find the perfect property. We found our amazing dream property and Gavin arranged meetings with the notary before our departure so that the purchase could be completed from Canada. We are now the happy owners of a beautiful property and can’t wait to move there! All in all: Gavin has been a tremendous help and is extremely good at his job. He will spend a lot of time making sure to find the perfect fit for you!
Elizabeth Lough