This is Villa Hendaya, which is handy enough for me because sometimes when you have a really good property*, it can make for a very boring listing.
But Hendaya is a town in the south of France, maybe best known in this part of the world as being the location of a meeting between Hitler and Franco** soon after World War Two broke out. Hitler wanted Franco’s help in the war, but as Franco was no ordinary eejit, he said ‘ah I’m grand here for the moment, belt away yourself, I’ll probably catch up later’. And as anyone who’s tried to drag their mate out on an ill-advised Sunday night bender knows, that really means ‘Are you out of your mind, that’s pretty much the worst idea I’ve ever heard, you’re on your own you mad lunatic’.
And, like lending your mate a fiver for said bender, Hitler didn’t go home empty-handed. Franco agreed to change Spain’s clocks to the same time as Germany (previously Germany was an hour ahead). Don’t ask me why, it was all he had on him I suppose. So despite Valencia being directly to the south of London, we are one hour ahead of Ireland and Britain. And still to this day, because having dinner at 10 at night and getting bad indigestion and an hours less sleep than the average European is working so well for everybody, we still honour that promise Franco made to his besty all those years ago.
Now, you learn something new every day. You're welcome.
*Spacious living room with large windows overlooking the garden and pool, kitchen with large windows overlooking the garden, large pantry, designer sliding doors in the hall and kitchen, 4 double rooms with fitted wardrobes and all with views and access to the garden and pool, two full bathrooms, one of them in the main room. Underfloor heating, hot and cold air conditioning, interior and perimeter alarm, windows of double glazed aluminium, motorized blinds, porcelain floor, interior carpentry of finest quality , led halogen lights, covered garage for two cars with automatic gates, tropical garden, salt pool.
**He was really really really bad. No redeeming features at all. A fascist dictator and nothing more.
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