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Old Aug 25th 2006, 10:51 am
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Can you tell me if spain is really cold in the winter months!!!!!!
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Depends where you are,

Here in Marbella, it doesnt get that cold. The apartments can get cold with the marble floor though.
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Old Aug 25th 2006, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by j0197
Depends where you are,

Here in Marbella, it doesnt get that cold. The apartments can get cold with the marble floor though.
Hi,
I am moving about 25 to 30 minutes inland from marbella and was told you need some heating not sure if i get a log burning fire in the house or hot and cold air con, i will be moving to a typical spanish house with thick walls so unsure if i should get heating put in.
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Originally Posted by the sun is shining
Hi,
I am moving about 25 to 30 minutes inland from marbella and was told you need some heating not sure if i get a log burning fire in the house or hot and cold air con, i will be moving to a typical spanish house with thick walls so unsure if i should get heating put in.
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Certainly in Nth Costa Blanca its very chilly at night and heating is essential. We have a log burning fire in the lounge, warm air aircon & I am going to buy a couple of gas bottle heaters to be safe.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Certainly in Nth Costa Blanca its very chilly at night and heating is essential. We have a log burning fire in the lounge, warm air aircon & I am going to buy a couple of gas bottle heaters to be safe.
Yeah thats what i thought of doing, even though Costa del sol is meant to be warm i think if our body adjust to the warm and the cold we will find it chilly
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Originally Posted by the sun is shining
Hi,
I am moving about 25 to 30 minutes inland from marbella and was told you need some heating not sure if i get a log burning fire in the house or hot and cold air con, i will be moving to a typical spanish house with thick walls so unsure if i should get heating put in.
Thanks For taking time to reply
Hi

I live inland from Cadiz and we have a very old house, with very thick walls they were designed by the Arabs to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We dont need air con, and heating in the winter is minimal just a portable gas heater or an electric one. I hope that helps

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I live inland from Cadiz and we have a very old house, with very thick walls they were designed by the Arabs to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We dont need air con, and heating in the winter is minimal just a portable gas heater or an electric one. I hope that helps

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Originally Posted by the sun is shining
HI,
Can you tell me if spain is really cold in the winter months!!!!!!
Well I must admit last winter there was one day when there was a very slight covering of ice on a puddle on the waste ground opposite, but gone before 9am. Plants that would be frost tender and die off in about October keep flowering outside through the winter. However we are on the Costa Blanca, if you went inland 6 miles, then they had a few slight snow coverings, enough for people from here to go out to see the snow.
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Last winter was freezing! We live 2 minutes from the coast and when you get a little bit of wind you really start to feel the cold.

Log fire or heating and rugs are essentials in the winter...we'll be installing central heating for this winter...no doubt about it.
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We will be living 40 mins inland Marbella this winter in a typical village house. Yes it does get cold when the sun goes down. To help keep the chill off we put down extra rugs, use a portable calor gas heater and from time to time electric radiators. But wouldn't be without the heated under blanket brought over from the U.K.
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Originally Posted by casa del sol
We will be living 40 mins inland Marbella this winter in a typical village house. Yes it does get cold when the sun goes down. To help keep the chill off we put down extra rugs, use a portable calor gas heater and from time to time electric radiators. But wouldn't be without the heated under blanket brought over from the U.K.
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Thanks for everyone's advice i gather i really should get some sort of heating thought i might just was not sure.
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Originally Posted by the sun is shining
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Thanks for everyone's advice i gather i really should get some sort of heating thought i might just was not sure.
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We're about 90 miles inland from San Javier.....and it gets very b****y cold!
Last year they had a fair bit of snow...but it doesn't hang about for days like uk.
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Thanks for everyone's advice i gather i really should get some sort of heating thought i might just was not sure.
Thanks Guys
I don't like the gas burners, mainly because you can use alot and I hate the smell. I brought a log burner and found it much better, and wood wasn't that expensive and being inland you might find it cheaper. I'm slightly in the mountains, so the temperature does drop. Electricity is expensive so may look at that with regard to the air con etc, I manage without it, even in summer, but then again I like the heat. I don't like central heating, and even in it have the window open, so if you are like that make sure you have plenty of blankets, lol.
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I don't like the gas burners, mainly because you can use alot and I hate the smell. .
I agree, and our main source will be the log fire & aircon but the gas burners will be a backup, maybe one in the hallway
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Its strange really, you think how can it get cold its much hotter in the winter than UK, but when you get acclimatised to the heat in summer, you really do notice the difference
Its a good excuse for a cuddle though
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