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Old Nov 15th 2014, 7:01 pm   #76
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Hi. New to the site. Where is the best shop to buy paint in Martos?
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Old Nov 15th 2014, 7:12 pm   #77
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Hi. New to the site. Where is the best shop to buy paint in Martos?
Av de los aceituneros there's a good ferreteria there they sell everything ,but if your in the old town there is los dos llaves ferretería near to the post office not as big as the other but they do sell a lot . I wouldn't buy paint from the number of Chinese shops in the town it's not very good , I use plastic pintura
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Old Nov 15th 2014, 7:26 pm   #78
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Many thanks for advice on paint.
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Hi. New to the site. Where is the best shop to buy paint in Martos?
Hi and a warm welcome to the Spanish forum on BE. Myself and Fred James are the moderators for the Spanish forums whilst BEVS moderates Europe. Moderators are there to ensure that the site runs smoothly within the rules of BE. This is so that members gain the information that they are looking for and find their experiences on the forums to be friendly and worthwhile.

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Old Nov 19th 2014, 9:19 pm   #80
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Hi timmyf I think I have to post a few more messages before I can send private ones, is that right? Anyway my house is just down from the castle, top of a very steep hill; one of many!!!! I have left Mohammad (recommended by Derryl) restoring parts of the garden! I was hoping to get back this month, but unfortunately, I've had to have a new roof on my home here, so funds very low!!!! Sounds like you've been very busy buying a second property, and restoring it. Good luck I hope it goes well. My son and I worked very hard the first week we had the house, just need to get back there ASAP!! Good luck with the Spanish lessons. Will keep in touch, Cheers Nicola
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Hi everyone, I've been told by a couple of English people, during my last visit, that Martos is exceptionally quiet over Xmas. Does everywhere close over the Christmas period? I guess Malaga has a lot more going on? Is it still warm in December?
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Old Nov 20th 2014, 7:13 am   #82
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Hi timmyf I think I have to post a few more messages before I can send private ones, is that right? Anyway my house is just down from the castle, top of a very steep hill; one of many!!!! I have left Mohammad (recommended by Derryl) restoring parts of the garden! I was hoping to get back this month, but unfortunately, I've had to have a new roof on my home here, so funds very low!!!! Sounds like you've been very busy buying a second property, and restoring it. Good luck I hope it goes well. My son and I worked very hard the first week we had the house, just need to get back there ASAP!! Good luck with the Spanish lessons. Will keep in touch, Cheers Nicola
Hi Nicola , yes I think you have to post a few more times before you can pm, I left my number on the pm so if you have any problems with anything you can give me or mrs f a call and we can try and sort it for you ,it's very daunting at first and not speaking the lingo , paying your ibi etc , me and a pal are over on 6 th dec for a couple of days ,dec is not bad weather wise but I know jan and February can be cold it snowed when we wee over in February a couple of years ago , I think they celebrate Christmas more in early jan the 5 th I think ,I'm not very religious so I'm not sure although mrs f is a catholic and she is shouting epiphany at me so they you have it I've learned something new , il wait until you get your pm s up and running before i tell you some gossip
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Old Dec 2nd 2014, 7:15 pm   #83
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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone out there has ever swam in the lake at Castillas De Martos. Is it possible to get there from the cycle path in Martos, and how far is it ? I have been to the lake, but only by car! I was hoping it was walkable. Cheers Nicola
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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone out there has ever swam in the lake at Castillas De Martos. Is it possible to get there from the cycle path in Martos, and how far is it ? I have been to the lake, but only by car! I was hoping it was walkable. Cheers Nicola
Don't think you can swim it Nicola always looks a bit green to me I asked one of the spaniards in a local bar and he just pointed at the chemist , you can always go to naciemento in Castillo but both of them are a car drive , think you could probably cycle to the lake
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Old Dec 14th 2014, 11:42 am   #85
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Jon from Derby here new to the forum, I am in Martos in January looking at property with Derryl with a view to moving over permanently in summer, can anybody recommend a b&b in Martos? Hotel in Martos full for my visit, also is there a bar popular with english speakers. Thank you
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Jon from Derby here new to the forum, I am in Martos in January looking at property with Derryl with a view to moving over permanently in summer, can anybody recommend a b&b in Martos? Hotel in Martos full for my visit, also is there a bar popular with english speakers. Thank you
Not many people speak English there mate but if you visit los Reales Vanessa behind the bar does speak a little are you looking at my house I have one for sale with Derryl the captain ?
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Jon from Derby here new to the forum, I am in Martos in January looking at property with Derryl with a view to moving over permanently in summer, can anybody recommend a b&b in Martos? Hotel in Martos full for my visit, also is there a bar popular with english speakers. Thank you
As for hotels the cuidad is about the best value , there is also the fernando and the hildalgo which is the most expensive , look forward to meeting you I go out once every 2 months and have 2 houses out there ,you won't go far wrong with Derryl and diego , we live in lincs and are gonna move out in 4 yrs , Martos is a very nice place with loads of bars and restaurants , but you will need to learn some lingo ,
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Hi Jon B....as Timmy has pointed out only 3 places to stay in Martos...no B&B..and all pretty expensive. When I visited a few months back I stayed in Jaen...a 40 minute bus ride away....more choice, and a lot cheaper and they had an excellent hostel, where I stayed ...
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Hi timmyf
Thanks for the quick reply, the places I am viewing want a lot of work? am hoping to get a local with some English to work with me as I am a builder by trade, I am having Spanish lessons at the moment so hoping to have a little lingo by time I move. Thanks for the hotel info am going to enquire at them , i look forward to meeting you .
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Jon from Derby here new to the forum, I am in Martos in January looking at property with Derryl with a view to moving over permanently in summer, can anybody recommend a b&b in Martos? Hotel in Martos full for my visit, also is there a bar popular with english speakers. Thank you
Hi and a warm welcome to the Spanish forum on BE. Myself and Fred James are the moderators for the Spanish forums whilst BEVS moderates Europe. Moderators are there to ensure that the site runs smoothly within the rules of BE. This is so that members gain the information that they are looking for and find their experiences on the forums to be friendly and worthwhile.

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Please let me know if you need any further help.

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