Stephanie Kirtley Alacreu is originally from the UK and has lived and worked in Paris and New York and at the age of 38, she has finally settled in Valencia. She is mother to two feisty young girls Mei and Jia and after working most of her life in luxury fashion for other companies, she recently launched her own company Encantada, a bespoke relocation service and luxury concierge for Valencia, the Costa Blanca and Balearic Islands. Stephanie aims to make each step of your relocation as stress free as possible – from orientation, finding or building your dream home, filing for residency and setting up your company, to selecting the right school and child-care for your children. Encantada provides an effortless service, using their unrivalled network of real estate agents, architects, builders, lawyers, notaries, accountants and interpreters to help make your move straightforward and simple. They know just how stressful and time-consuming relocating to Spain can be and how important it is to have someone on your side that speaks both English and Spanish and fully understands the systems and culture to help you move, settle and become a Spanish citizen. Encantada offer a professional, personalised and friendly service in English.
“We have been living in Valencia now for almost two years and despite the pandemic, we couldn’t be happier. The quality of life here is just incredible, there is the perfect combination of art, culture, nightlife, stunning beaches and the most incredible modern architecture. Not to mention the Mediterranean climate and fun family-oriented atmosphere. We also just love being able to escape to the beach and surrounding areas on the weekends and eat outside almost all year round (gosh how I love a terrace, something I must have picked up in France!)….. And that’s how Encantada was born, so that I could share my love of this part of the world and help others to move here and share in its unique charms. I created the company with my sister-in-law, Maria Alacreu, who was born and raised here in Valencia who has been practicing law for the last twenty years and who manages our legal services.”
Read the full interview with Stephanie on MumAbroad Life