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HOME OR AWAY
West Yorkshire v Normandy
Joe and Di Lunn relocated to Australia in 1967 to bring up their 5 children. Now that their youngest daughter has moved back to Yorkshire, they’re looking for a holiday home, that’s within easy reach of her where they can spend up to five months of the year. But they can’t decide on where it should be. Joe wants to return to his Yorkshire roots while D wants to buy in Normandy France. With a budget of £140,000 Jasmine Harman shows them three fantastic properties in West Yorkshire but will Jonnie Irwin tempt them with any of his three French homes?
North Devon V Brittany
Derek and Julie Kalinski want to buy a holiday home where they can enjoy their retirement together. But they have one slight problem, Julia wants to buy a property closer to home on the North Devon coast and Derek a keen sailor dreams of owning a French property on the Brittany coast. It’s going to be hard decision but with a budget of £400,000 Jasmine Harman goes all out flying the flag for North Devon while Jonnie Irwin tempts them with some stunning properties in France.
Lytham St Annes V South Brittany
Joan and Barry Manville are downsizing from their family home of 17 years in Bolton. But they are completely torn on where to buy their new home. Joan wants to remain in the UK and move to the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes to be closer to her family and friends, but Barry is looking for a new adventure in the beautiful countryside of Southern Brittany. Laura Hamilton pulls out all the stops to keep them in UK with a budget of £125,000 while Jonnie Irwin does everything he can to impress Joan to buy in France with three charming properties for up to £65,000.
Poole V La Rochelle
Richard and Debby have been good friends for over 20 years and have decided to join forces and buy their ultimate dream home together. They have a combined budget of £700,000 but they can’t agree on where this property should be. Richard’s heart is in Poole while Debby has always wants a change of pace in La Rochelle in South West France. Help is at hand with Jasmine Harman who delivers three fantastic homes in Poole, but can she clinch it for the UK as Laura Hamilton gives Jasmine a run for her money with three jaw-dropping French homes.
Lake District V Dordogne
Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton go head to head to help Sue and David Sherlock from Stockport. They want a fresh start with their daughter but can’t decide where to start their new adventure. David is championing the lake district, the place they married and close to his three grown up daughters but Sue wants a complete change and feels their future lies in the Dordogne region of France. Flying the flag for the home team Jasmine is given a budget of £730,000 but it’s going to be close as Laura tries to entice them across the English Channel with three amazing properties in France up to £500,000.
Suffolk / Essex border Vs Lanzarote
With their three children all grown up, Maureen and Brian Kellengher want to downsize and enjoy their retirement. But they’re completely torn on the location of their new home and while they love the idea of staying close to family and friends along the Suffolk / Essex border they’re excited about starting a whole new life in Lanzarote where Maureen, who suffers from Raynaud’s disease, feels the warmer climates would benefit her health.
Jonnie Irwin shows them 3 beautiful properties for their budget of £320,000 to tempt them to stay in the UK and Jasmine Harman goes all out with 3 fantastic properties for £225,000 in Lanzarote.
Great Yarmouth Vs Northern Costa Blanca
Tim and Lili Maher have sold their house in North London and with retirement on the horizon they want to embrace a completely new way of life so have decided to relocate to Northern Costa Blanca but with not wanting to wave goodbye to the UK completely they would love a holiday home in Great Yarmouth to enjoy English summers. The pressures on to find not one but two new homes – so while Ben Hillman flies the flag for the UK by showing 3 properties in Great Yarmouth for £120,000, Jasmine Harman goes all out on Spanish charm in Northern Costa Blanca with their budget of £240,000.
Dorset Vs Tenerife
John and Alison Peart from Devon are at a crossroads. With Alison hoping to retire in the next year and John being made redundant, they’re focusing all their attention on finding a new home. But they’re torn… Alison has her heart set on spending six months of the year in Dorset to be close to family and the other six months in their favourite place, the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. While John would happily up sticks and completely relocate to Tenerife. Help is at hand with Laura Hamilton who delivers three fantastic homes in Dorset for their £400,000 UK budget while Jonnie Irwin tempts them with 3 amazing properties in Tenerife.
Cornwall Vs Lanzarote
Having lived in Plymouth all their lives, Alan and Elisa Bowers are itching for a new start. There’s just one problem, they can’t decide where to move to. After recently becoming Grandparents they’re torn between moving to the beautiful Cornwall coast to stay close to family. Or, relocating to Lanzarote, their ultimate dream location. Laura Hamilton and Scarlette Douglas go head to head to help Alan & Elisa make their property dreams come true. But will it be one of the 3 properties in Cornwall for their £300,000 UK budget that Laura shows them, or one of Scarlette’s amazing properties in Lanzarote for their budget of £270,000.
Jackie and Kevin Harper have been holidaying in Barbados for over 30 years with their four children and have decided the time is right to take the plunge and buy their own holiday home on the island they love. Jasmine Harman shows them five properties in the west of Barbados for their £300,000 budget – but will they find their perfect place in the sun?
Jason and Lindsay from East Yorkshire met 28 years ago when they were working for the RAF. Lindsay suffers from osteoarthritis which affects her mobility, but warm sunshine helps her condition, so their dream is to spend every school holiday in Florida with their son Mathew before eventually retiring there. They have a budget of up to £180,000, but will Ben Hillman be able to find them what they’re looking for at the best possible price?
Newly married Brian and Wendy Woods from Somerset are looking to buy their dream home on the
beautiful island of Tenerife. Brian has been holidaying in the canaries for over 30 years, and since he met Wendy ten years ago the couple have been dreaming about relocating to their favourite island permanently. Armed with a budget of £180,000 Laura Hamilton shows them five fantastic properties.
Ben Hillman shows couple Stephen and Christine from Birmingham five great properties for their budget of £100k in Davenport, Florida. But with the couple eager to bag a bargain do they find the home of their dreams and seal the deal with an offer?
David and Megan Penny from Gloucestershire fell in love with the Axarquia area of Southern Spain five years ago. Sold on its rich Moorish history and beautiful countryside they want to buy a holiday home that will allow them to enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle with their dog Max. But they are completely torn between buying a house in the countryside or a practical village house? Help is at hand, as Laura Hamilton shows them five different properties for their budget of £100,000, but what do they decide?
Southern Florida Coast
Pat and Anya Rich are looking for a holiday home on Florida’s beautiful Southern Gulf Coast where they can spend quality family time with their 7-year-old daughter Sofia. With a budget of £150,000 Ben Hillman shows them five incredible properties but will any of them live up to their dream?
Central Costa Del Sol
Linda and Alan Keir want to buy a holiday home to escape the Scottish Highland climate. Laura Hamilton delivers five properties with incredible views for their budget of £150,000. Spoilt with so much choice, will they go for townhouse with sea views or a penthouse apartment overlooking the mountains?
Having recently sold their business in Edinburgh, Gary and Kim Harrison can’t wait to find their dream holiday home on their favourite Caribbean island of St. Lucia to enjoy their retirement. With a budget of £300,000, Danni Menzies delivers five fabulous properties with stunning views, but which one steals their hearts, and do they make an offer?
Western Costa Blanca
Now that Stephen and Janis Pigeon have retired, they want to seize the day and move permanently to the Western Costa Blanca. With a budget of £150,000 the pressure is really on for Jasmine Harman to find them a new home, as they’ve sold their Buckinghamshire property and packed up all their belongings. It’s a challenge, but with five serious property contenders will there be one that has them reaching for their chequebook to start their new life in sunny Spain?
Central Gulf Coast, Florida
Danni Menzies is using all her property skills to find the dream holiday home in Florida for Annette and Ian from Devon. They met whilst teaching in the Royal Navy and after recently retiring, and with their family all grown up, they’re now ready to enjoy extended breaks along the Gulf Coast to pursue their love of water. With their budget of £270,000, Danni shows them five properties in the hopes one will be perfect for them.
Bill and Lorraine are selling up in Manchester to embark on a new adventure and retirement in the beautiful central region of Andalusia in Spain. It’s a place they’ve visited many times before and they feel it the perfect place to spend the rest of their lives. But will Jasmine Harman be able to impress them with 5 great options for their £130,000 budget.
Jill Castling has dreamt of owning a family holiday home in Barbados for as long as she can remember. Now that she has retired, and her two children have flown the nest she has decided to seize the day and cash in her savings to make her dream finally come true. Together with her daughter Stephanie and a budget of £300,000 they view five stunning properties lined up by Danni Menzies, but how will they measure up and will Jill make that life-changing offer?
Fort Lauderdale Florida
Laura Hamilton helps Justine Gilbert find a new home on Florida’s spectacular Gold Coast, so she can be closer to her two children who live in the US. With a cash budget of £140,000 this is an important move for Justine so she’s brought along her good friend Denise to help her decide which of Laura’s five properties is the one.
Florida Gulf Coast
Florida’s gulf coast is Ray and Sue’s number one holiday destination and now that they are engaged, it’s where they want to buy their very first property and continue to enjoy everything the sunshine state has to offer. Help is at hand, as Scarlette Douglas shows the couple I’ve fantastic properties for their budget of £185,000 but which one gets that special A star.
After falling in love with Fuerteventura’s breath-taking scenery 8 years ago Mandy and Peter have dreamt of swapping their island life in Jersey for the warmer climate of the canaries. Armed with a budget of £127,000 Jasmine Harman shows them five fantastic properties but can she find them the perfect property that ticks both their boxes?
Scarlette Douglas is property searching around Naples, one of the most stylish cities along Florida’s Gulf Coast. House hunters Trever and Reiss have fallen in love with the Florida lifestyle and would like to live there for six months of the year, where they hope to indulge their passion for live music. Will any of the five properties Scarlette shows our couple for their £350,000 budget be their ideal home?
Jasmine Harman shows Pat Strachen from Aberdeen and her daughter Rachel five fantastic properties in Tenerife for her budget of £130,000. After holidaying on the island for over 25 years Pat now wants to take the plunge and retire to her favourite canary island. It’s a life-changing and big move, so can Jasmine get it absolutely right and find her that perfect place in the sun?
Having worked hard all their lives Mena and Bal Patel are finally in a position to make their lifelong dream come true and buy a holiday home in Orihuela Costa, their favourite part of Spain. Laura Hamilton searches every nook and cranny of the local market to find property contenders that fit the bill for their budget of £50,000. But does she find the prefect property in the perfect location?
Berkshire charity worker Lynda Feymor has travelled all over the world, but it’s Portugal’s beautiful Eastern Algarve that’s captured her heart. With a budget of £175,000 Jasmine Harman scours every nook and cranny of the local market to find five properties, but do any of them give Lynda the “feeling” she is searching for and does she make an offer?
Jo and Ellis from East Sussex can’t wait to buy a holiday home on Spain’s Costa Blanca where they plan to spend every moment outside in the sunshine enjoying their love of watersports and mountain biking, a passion they’ve shared since they first met. So, with a budget of £60,000 Laura Hamilton leaves no stone unturned showing five incredible properties, but what do they decide, and do they go for it?
Jonnie Irwin helps husband and wife, George and Lennox Thomas find their ideal holiday home in and around the Spanish area of Marina Almeria to escape their busy London lives. With a budget of £150,000 Jonnie delivers five amazing properties that cater for both their family and double up as the perfect work retreat for them. But do sea or marina views win out and do they go for it and make an offer?
Radio DJ Toby Anstis simply loves the island of Ibiza and has been holidaying there for the last 20 years. He’s now looking to buy his very own bolt-hole that he can escape to at a moment’s notice. With the help of his twin sister Kate and armed and a budget of £250,000 he’s asked Laura Hamilton to show him the best property the island has to offer. But will any of Laura’s top five have Toby reaching for his cheque-book?
Northern Costa Blanca
Salsa loving couple Colin and Joy can’t wait to buy a holiday home on the popular Costa Blanca. But the pressure is really on for Ben Hillman to get it right, as it’s the first time the couple have brought a property together. With a budget of £200,000 can Ben deliver the perfect property in the perfect location and do they make an offer?
Western Costa del Sol
Mother-of-two Sairan from London can’t wait to buy a holiday home for both herself and her grown up daughters to enjoy on Spain’s popular Western Costa Del Sol. To help, she is joined by her daughter Lana. But can they decide which property to go for, as Laura Hamilton scores top marks in delivering five fantastic contenders for Sairan’s budget of £110,000.
For Dave and Kelly Elly there’s never been another island that compares to Lanzarote. Love sparked between the couple when they holidayed here as just friends five years ago, now married they can’t wait to buy a holiday home to enjoy with their families. Scarlette Douglas shows them five incredible properties for their £160,000 budget – but will any of them live up to the dream?
Today’s house hunters are Sue and Simon Parry from Bedfordshire.They’re looking for a second home on the Costa Tropical where they plan to spend up to three quarters of the year enjoying the glorious Spanish sunshine. With their £140,000 budget Laura Hamilton impresses with 5 great options but will any of them fit the bill.
Single mum Lesley Ward and daughter Claire can’t wait to buy a holiday home on the Costa Del Sol that the whole family can enjoy and where Lesley can start enjoying more down time now that she’s reduced her hours as a clinical nurse. With a budget of £115,000 Danni Menzies gives them a real dilemma, as they have to decide between not just one but three strong contenders? It’s a tough decision but which one do they choose?
Jasmine Harman shows Sri Lankan couple Kulan and Kamala five fantastic properties for their budget of £200,000 on Portugal’s beautiful Algarve. But with so much choice, which property has the most wow factor to become their dream holiday home.
Childhood sweethearts Thomas and Doreen from Sunderland have been dreaming of owning a holiday home in Spain since their first anniversary there 39 years ago. Scarlette Douglas searches far and wide to find them the perfect property for their £55,000 budget. But will it be a modern apartment near the sea or a traditional cave house in the countryside that wins their hearts?
Mark and Maggie have been together for 35 years and are looking for a holiday home in Barbados to escape the British winter and make the most of the warm tropical climate. With a budget of £350,000 Jasmine Harman uses her extensive knowledge of the island to find the very best properties, but will she tempt the couple enough to make an offer?
After a road trip along the coast of Almeria, Frans and Julie Mampaeij from Berkshire completely fell in love with this part of Spain. Now they want to seize the day and buy a holiday home here. With a cash budget of £90,000 Scarlette Douglas shows them five fantastic properties, but will they go for an apartment in one of their favourite coastal spots or a villa with bags of space in the countryside?
Joe and Emma from Kent have been married for 21 years. After years of holiday in Spain they’ve decided to sell up in the UK and make a permanent move along with their daughter Gracie to Spain’s Mar Menor. Armed with budget of £90,000 can Ben Hillman find that perfect home in this glorious part of Spain?
Today’s house hunter Zane wants to permanently relocate to Mijas in Spain to be closer to his son Dean who has already moved there with his family. Danni Menzies shows the father and son five properties for Zane’s £110,000 budget. Desperate to spend more quality time with his family, will any of the properties be perfect?
Marc and Mat fell in love with Mallorca the moment they stepped onto the island 6 years ago and are now looking to buy their very own holiday retreat that they can escape to at a moment’s notice. Armed with a budget of £200,000 can Ben Hillman find them their dream pad in the perfect location?
Teenage sweethearts Terry and Kay are looking for a second home in which to spend fun family holidays with their two young children as well as use it as a base for exploring the great outdoors. Danni Menzies uses her expertise to find them 5 beautiful properties in the Costa Almeria area of Southern Spain, but will they find the perfect mix between space and location for a budget of £100,000?
Bernie and George Wilks have sold their house in the UK and want to start a new adventure living in the Spanish area of Oliva. So the pressure is really on for Jasmine Harman to find them their new forever home for their budget of £75,000, but with five serious property contenders which one will have them reaching for their chequebook to start their new life in sunny Spain?
Southern Costa Blanca
Jacqui Lockhart has worked hard all her life, and now that she has the savings available she wants to fulfil her lifelong dream of owning a holiday home on Span’s glorious Southern Costa Blanca. With a cash budget of £50,000 and the support of her daughter Judy the pressure is on for Danni Menzies to help Jacqui secure her dream property, but can she do it?
Dorothy Pinkett is looking for a bolt-hole that she can escape to on her favourite island of Menorca. For the past seven years she has been caring for her husband who has been left disabled after suffering a stroke. Owning a holiday home that can provide some respite for herself and his wonderful team of carers is really important, so the pressure is really on for Jasmine Harman to deliver the prefect property for her budget of £135,000, but can she do it?
Merwyn and Liesl Lobo from London have been travelling to Spain for sunny get-aways with their family for many years. They are finally ready to make their dream come true of buy the perfect Spanish holiday home and have chosen the glorious Orihuela Costa. But will they find what they’re looking for amongst the 5 great properties Danni Menzies has to show them for their £125,000 budget.
Lea and her best friend Fiona are on the hunt for a second home in the Murcia region of Southern Spain, somewhere Lea feels will also help husband Peter’s arthritis symptoms. With property expert Scarlette Douglas on hand to show them the very best options for up to £90,000, will they find the home of their dreams?
For John and Julie from Cheshire, Spain has long been their favourite holiday destination and they’ve decided it’s the perfect place to buy their very first home together. Danni Menzies shows them five properties for their budget of £120,000 in the beautiful region of Southern Alicante – but will any of them steal their hearts and live up to their dream?
For Jenaette and Ian owning a holiday home on Spain’s popular Mar Menor has been something they’ve dreamt about for years, and with retirement on the horizon they feel it’s the right time to seize the day and make that dream come true. Help is at hand with Scarlette Douglas who impresses the couple with five fantastic properties for their budget of £75,000. But with so much choice can the couple agree which property to buy and do they go for it?
Southern Costa Blanca
Jacqui is on a mission to find her dream holiday home to share with her husband Adrian. But as Adrian is tied up with work Jacqui has enlisted the help of her best friend Jane. So, with a budget of £70,000 Ben Hillman delivers five fantastic properties on Spain’s popular southern Costa Blanca and gives Jacqui the dilemma of deciding whether to go for an apartment by the beach for just over £59,000 or an apartment in the town centre with incredible views. It’s a tough decision, but which one wins out?
Matt and Sharron have recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and now want to start a new chapter in their lives by moving permanently to Almeria in Southern Spain along with beloved dog, Sammy. Jasmine Harman helps turn their dream into reality by showing them 5 very different options for a budget of £60,000, but will any of them hit the spot?
The pressure is on for Laura Hamilton to find Steve and Jane their first ever home together on the beautiful island of Tenerife. The couple have been together for 2 years and already know this is where they want to eventually retire too with their two dogs.
So with a budget of £150,000 which of Laura’s five properties has them reaching for their cheque book?
Following a tough couple of years, brother and sister team, Tony and Lyn have decided to relocate permanently to the paradise island of Antigua. With such a big move on the cards, Scarlette Douglas steps up to the challenge and shows them five incredible properties for their budget of £350,000 – But can she find the perfect property to suit both of them?
Alan and Carol have spent the last 10 years planning their retirement and there’s no doubt in their mind where they want to spend it – Fuerteventura. Laura Hamilton shows them the islands top five properties for their budget of £90,000. But with totally different tastes, can the couple agree on just one property and seal the deal with an offer?
Vinita and Baljinder’s dream of buying a holiday home in Florida began 25 years ago when the couple spent their honeymoon in Orlando. Property expert Scareltte Douglas uses her knowledge of the area to show them the very best properties for a budget of £110,000 but can she impress them enough to make an offer on their favourite?
Johnny Amobi has fallen in love with the island of Gran Canaria so much that he’s has now decided to relocate there permanently with his 14-year-old son. With the support of his best friend Deniece, he is helped by Laura Hamilton who delivers five of the very best homes on the island. But does Laura find the one that will kick-start this new life for father and son?
Recently married house hunters Lildonia and Cory from London can’t wait to start a family and for them there is no better place than return to their Caribbean roots in Barbados. But will any of the 5 properties Danni Menzies has lined up for their £250,000 budget fit the bill.
Scarlette Douglas shows Sam and Shirley five properties with incredible views on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia for their budget of £400,000. Spoilt with so much choice, do they go for a villa in their favourite location or are they tempted by a property that feels like their very own home back in North Ayrshire? But which one steals their hearts, and do they make offer?
Today’s house hunters are newly engaged couple Natasha and Extus from London. Extus grew up in St. Lucia and Natasha has been in love with the island ever since holidaying there for the first time fifteen years ago. With a budget of £300,000 they want to buy their first home together on the island – which will also double up as a luxury B&B. Will any of the five properties Danni Menzies shows them hit the spot?
Newlyweds Bill and Michael can’t wait to start a whole new chapter together and make the move to the other side of the world. Armed with a budget of £345,000 Ben Hillman shows them five incredible, and very different, properties in New Zealand. Spoilt with so much choice, which property has the most wow factor to become their new home in the southern hemisphere?
Mel and Steve are looking to buy holiday home in South Queensland Australia that will eventually become their permanent home in the next couple of years once they retire. However, the property also has to suit daughter Vikki who has relocated to Oz but plans to live in the property too. Armed with a budget of £220,000, it’s one of Ben Hillman’s biggest challenges to date. But can he deliver a property that gives the couple and their daughter everything they want from their wish-list?
Vicky and Simon have been together for 13 years and share a passion for Spain and their much-loved greyhounds Luna and DIgby. With Vicky now retired and Simon having dreamt of living and working abroad, they are now ready to make that dream a reality. Jasmine Harman searches every nook and cranny of the local market to find property contenders that fit the bill for their budget of £70,000. But does she find them the perfect property in the perfect location?
Mother and daughter Jo and Frankie want to buy a holiday home in Spain’s Benalmadena for the whole family to enjoy quality time together. With a budget of £130,000 Ben Hillman delivers five incredible properties in amazing locations, but which one do they fall in love with?
Lynn and Gerald are looking for a holiday home in the north of Spain’s Murcia region, where they can enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine and numerous golf courses the area has to offer. With a budget of £100,000 will any of Ben Hillman’s five contenders tempt them to make an offer?
Recently retired GP Steve has asked his daughter to help him look for the perfect holiday home for their family in the beautiful Valencia region of Southern Spain. Leaving no stone unturned Danni Menzies scours the local market and delivers five fantastic properties. With so many great options it’s a hard decision, but which one do they end up choosing?
Mike and Dianne love Malta and are now in a position to find a holiday home on the island to use a as a holiday base where they plan to spend more quality time with Dianne’s three cousins who live there. Danni Menzies uses her property knowhow to show them a mix of potential homes for a budget of £160,000. But will they like any of the five options enough to make an offer?
Charlie and Mandy first met 20 years ago on the island of Cyprus and have now decided to make it a base for regular family holidays with their two young children. Jonnie Irwin scours the market to show them a mix of properties for their maximum budget of £135,000, but can they find the right balance between views and outside space?
The island of Crete holds a special place in the hearts of Roy and Caroline Loates as it’s the place where they married. Now with a budget of £100,000 they want to make it their permanent home. But will any of Jasmine Hermine’s five cracking properties have them saying “I do”?
Jane and Jilly from Brighton want to seize the day and buy a holiday home they can escape to at a moment’s notice in the picturesque Dordogne region of South West France. So, with a budget of £100,000 Laura Hamilton leaves no stone unturned, showing five incredible properties, but which one will have them reaching for their chequebook?
Danni Menzies helps Cheshire couple Stephen Bulger find a holiday home in the charming town of Marseillian in the South of France. With a budget of £115,000, they are spoilt for choice, but will they go for a stunning Marina apartment, or a townhouse with a fantastic roof terrace reduced by nearly £30,000?
Jasmine Harman helps mother and daughter Rhona Brennan and Nina find the perfect family holiday home that could also work as a B&B in the beautiful French region of Limousin. With a budget of £165,000 Jasmine delivers five incredible properties in spectacular locations but which one do they fall in love with and does Rhona make an offer?
Dave and Debbie Gough from Swindon have been holidaying on the Costa Blanca for thirty years and have now decided it’s where they want to retire. With their house in the UK already sold they need to find a new home quickly, so they’ve enlisted the help of Jasmine Harman to show them five fantastic properties for their budget of £67,000. But do they make that life-changing offer?
Sun worshipers Carol and Junior Smith from Middlesex have cashed in their savings and can’t wait to buy a holiday home where they can spend more quality time as a family. With a budget of £70,000 Jonnie Irwin shows them five fantastic properties on Spain’s popular Mar Menor. But will they go for a bungalow with a glorious roof top terrace or a spacious townhouse that has them lost for words?
Laura Hamilton helps Derbyshire Couple Sara and Paul find a holiday home in the Murica region of Spain. Amazed at what their budget of £38,000 can buy them they face a difficult dilemma of deciding which property is going to suit them best? But what do they decide, and do they make an offer?
Husband and wife Sue and Mike Bloomfield from Manchester have been holidaying in Portugal for over 20 years. But now that their children have flown the nest and with Mike’s retirement just around the corner they feel now is the perfect time to buy a holiday home in the beautiful Algarve. Jasmine Harman scores top marks in delivering five fantastic properties for their budget of £150,000, but which one will they go for?
La Marina Alta
Ben Hillman shows Warwickshire couple Lorraine and Neville Bulsara five incredible holiday homes in the Spanish region of La Marina Alta. With a budget of £160,000 it’s not an easy decision as the properties present the couple with a tricky dilemma of whether to buy on the coast or in the country? But which location wins out and do they make that life-changing offer to secure their dream property?
Robin and Susan Loxton from Suffolk want to seize the day and buy a holiday home around the area of Mijas, their favourite part of southern Spain. With a cash budget of £81,0000 Danni Menzies shows some serious property contenders that offer amazing value, but will any of them be the perfect fit?
Lyndsey and Paul from Glasgow are newly engaged and want to kick start the next chapter of their lives together by buying a family holiday home in the beautiful Spanish area around Oliva. Ben Hillman leaves no stone unturned to find property contenders for their budget of £50,000. But can he deliver the perfect property in the perfect location and do they make an offer?
After 30 years of marriage and a life dedicated to their family Simon and Mary Loyne feel it’s time to focus on themselves. So, they’ve sold their Cheshire home and can’t wait to move lock, stock and barrel to Spain’s Costa Almeria. Danni Menzies shows them five fabulous properties for their budget of £100,000, but do they go for a townhouse with a mancave Simon really wants or an apartment close to the beach, in Mary’s perfect location?
Jonnie Irwin shows Southampton couple David and Sonia five fantastic properties for their budget of £100,000 in the Almeria province of Southern Spain. But with so much choice, which property has the most wow factor to become their dream holiday home.
David and Donna Bradley have recently retired and want to swap their life in Kent by relocating permanently to the beautiful Balearic island of Menorca. Armed with a budget of £300,000 Laura Hamilton shows five fantastic properties but which one leaves them breathless?
For Martyn and Anne Golesworthy there is no-where quite like the Greek island of Naxos. It’s where they became in engaged and later married and now they want to buy their very own holiday home. So, with a budget of £175,000 does Scarlette Douglas tempt them with a brand new poolside property £60,000 under budget, and do they make an offer?
Russell Lovatt from Nottingham has spent the last 40 years visiting the island of Malta. Now, with the help of his daughter Sian, he is looking for the perfect property for a complete relocation, except they both have very different opinions about what sort of home Russell should be buying. With a budget of £200,000 Laura Hamilton has a challenge on her hands to find a property with the wow factor to impress them both, but does she do it?
Ian and Maria met 12 years ago and now that their children have flown the nest, they want to buy their first property together in their favourite location on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Jasmine Harman searches every nook and cranny of the local market to find property contenders that fit the bill for their budget of £150,000. But does she find them the perfect property in the perfect location?
Jill and Paul are looking to move lock stock and barrel to Brittany in the north west of France. They are looking for a rural project property with enough land to start a small holding and follow their dream of living a self-sufficient lifestyle.
But will any of the 5 properties Danni Menzies has to show them for their £135,000 be the right one for them.
Taekwondo loving house hunters Gill and Mark from South Wales are looking to make a permeant move to the beautiful countryside of Charente. They are looking for a house with land and outbuildings for Mark’s boys’ toys.
With £110,000 and Ben Hillman on hand will they like any of the 5 properties he has lined up enough to make it theirs.
Danni Menzies is using all her property skills to find the dream home in France for husband and wife Carol and Steve. With three children of their own and several foster children having all left home they are now ready for a new challenge. With a budget of £170,000 Danni shows them five potential properties in the Limousin region. Will any of them suit the couple down to the ground?
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