A Place in the Sun – Summer Sun
This Series follows property house hunters find their dream home where they can enjoy a little more sunshine.
Ex RAF officers Simon Stenning and Amanda Butcher from the Cotswold’s have been visiting the gorgeous Caribbean island of Antigua for the past 12 years, and are now determined to find the perfect winter home on the island.
Ben Hillman shows them five fantastic island properties for their £330,000 budget, but will any of them be a perfect match for Simon and Amanda?
Friends Roselyn Fleary and Jennifer Lawrence from London have always been best friends and holiday together every year on the Caribbean island of Grenada. As they both have family roots on the island and love it so much they are now looking for a holiday that could one day be a full time retirement location.
With a budget up to £250,000 Scarlette Douglas with show them five incredible properties but can she tick all of their boxes?
Rosemarie Clarke and Jeff John from London are looking for the perfect holiday home on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Rosemarie was born in Jamaica, while Jeff’s family are from St Lucia.
Danni Menzies shows them 5 properties for their budget of £175,000, but will they find the perfect holiday home where they can unwind from their busy lives back in the UK?
Dentist Michelle Naik and retired entrepreneur Marshal Sutherland from Sheffield fell in love with the Caribbean island of Aruba three years ago. The couple have now decided it’s the perfect place to find an island retreat.
With a budget of £130,000 and the help of Scarlette Douglas they hope to find a holiday home that could one day become a permanent retirement location.
Married couple Alan and Jayne Poole from Devon have been holidaying in Orlando for many years and are completely in love with American culture, so much so that they are now ready to splash out on a holiday home in the Sunshine State.
With the help of Laura Hamilton and a budget of £115,000 they are hoping to find somewhere that they and their family can enjoy for years to come.
Software engineer Andy Forsyth and his partner, admin assistant Jacqui Monroe from Yorkshire have 3 children between them. With the youngest about to fly the nest they’ve decided the time is right to follow their dream and buy a second home on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
With the help of Danni Menzies, they see five fantastic properties for their £400,000 spend.
Andrew and Denise Holmes from Lancashire grew up on the same street and have known each other since they were 12. The couple now has two grown-up children and two young grandchildren and have been holidaying as a family in Florida for nearly 25 years.
With the help of Laura Hamilton and a budget of £140,000 they now want to find their dream property in the Sunshine State.
Emma and David Martin-Jewell from South Wales are looking for a dream holiday home for them and their young family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Emma has been holidaying in the US since she was a child and has long dreamt of owning a holiday home there. With husband David on board, Ben Hillman shows them five homes for £275,000 budget.
Brothers Dave and Richard Paine are hoping to find the perfect home for their parents to use in the winter and that their families can use for holidays during the rest of the year, and have decided Portugal’s Central Algarve region has the perfect mix of weather and golf courses to do that.
Scarlette Douglas shows them five properties for their £120,000 budget will they find a property that suits the whole family?
Glenda Sprake & Tina Cresswell from Dorset are looking for the perfect holiday home in Portugal’s Western Algarve. These nature loving culture vultures are looking for somewhere they can spend time walking their dog Lady and enjoying the rich local history on offer. Jasmine Harman shows them five properties for their £100,000 budget.
Bev Cameron has multiple sclerosis but finds a warm climate helps hugely with her symptoms, so she’s decided to buy a property around the historic harbour town of Paphos in Cyprus where she can enjoy year round sunshine.
With her best friend Shelley along to help, Laura Hamilton shows Bev five properties for her budget of £90,000, but will any of them fit the bill?
Reality TV star and choreographer Louie Spence and his husband Leto Fernandez have long-dreamt of owning a holiday home in Spain’s Almeria Province, where Leto was born – somewhere to spend the winter months and short summer breaks with friends and family. Laura Hamilton is on hand to show them five fantastic properties for their £185,000 budget, but will any of them have Louie high-kicking with delight?
Southern Costa Blanca
Anne Hunt from Cheshire has recently retired and has long-dreamed of buying a property in Spain where she can spend her new found free time relaxing in the sun. With her best friend Sharon along to help her with the decision, Danni Menzies shows her five properties on the southern Costa Blanca for her £50,000 budget, but will any be the home she’s been dreaming of?
Guy and Julie Sadler from Brighton have travelled all around the world together and have long-dreamt of relocating somewhere warmer than the UK. Now, despite having never been to Spain, they’ve done their research and decided Almeria has the perfect balance of sunshine and affordable property. Laura Hamilton shows them five fantastic homes for their £100,000 budget, but will any of them be their new permanent home in the sun?
Bonnie Motley from Hertfordshire is looking to improve her quality of life, and is convinced buying a holiday home in the guaranteed sunshine of southern Spain is just the way to do that. With friend of 30 years Jonathan along to help her with the decision, Ben Hillman shows Bonnie 5 great value properties for her £20,000 budget, but will any of them be her perfect place?
La Marina Alta
Musical couple Paul and Judith Corazzo from Dorset have been dreaming of buying a holiday home in sunny Spain, a place where they can escape to from their hectic work lives back in the UK.
For their budget of £140,000 Jasmine Harman shows them five fantastic properties, but will any of them strike the right chord?
Robert Pemberton and Carole Wheatley have recently retired and are looking for a winter home where they can embrace their passion for gardening and spend time with their children and grandchildren. Ben Hillman shows them 5 great properties in the lush north of Tenerife for their £120,000 budget, but will any of them be the perfect place for them?
North Costa Blanca
Terry Veasey’s love affair with Spain began more than 40 years ago, and now he and the new love of his life, Val, have decided to move full time to the stunning Northern Costa Blanca. With a £250,000 budget for their new home, Jasmine Harman is on hand to show them five fantastic homes, but will any of them be the perfect place for the new start they’ve been dreaming of?
Steve and Cindy Head first visited South Tenerife 20 years ago and the fantastic climate has kept them coming back ever since. Now, after years of dreaming, they’re looking for their very own holiday home that they can share with their family.
Ben Hillman shows them five great apartments for their budget of £120,000, but will any of them be up to scratch?
Costa de la Luz
David Tomlinson and Andrea Metcalfe from Essex have fallen in love with Spain over the past 10 years and have now settled on the Costa de la Luz as the perfect place to buy a property.
With a budget of £110,000 Laura Hamilton shows them 5 fantastic properties around their favourite city of Jerez, but will any of them be somewhere they can live the Spanish good life?
Newlyweds Karen and John Leonard from Essex are on the brink of retirement. With the last of the 6 boys they have between them about to leave home, they’re looking for a new adventure and a complete change of lifestyle.
Scarlette Douglas shows them five properties in the sunny south of the island for their budget of £175,000, but will any be the home they’ve had in their mind’s eye?
South Costa Blanca
Michelle and Gary Cole from Birmingham have both suffered from ill health over the past few years and have decided the rejuvenating effects of the Spanish sun are just what the doctor ordered.
They’re looking for a holiday home where they and their 2 kids can spend quality time together. Laura Hamilton is on hand to show them five properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca for their £65,000 budget.
Anne Hogarth first fell in love with Lanzarote 10 years ago and now, after several visits to the island since, is looking for a holiday home to enjoy in her retirement.
With her daughter Rachel along for moral support, Jonnie Irwin shows Anne five fantastic properties in the east coast resort of Puerto del Carmen for her £85,000 budget.
Despite being in her early 60s, Karmen Meredith from Derbyshire is in no mood to slow down and retire. Instead, she’s looking for a bolthole on Spain’s Costa del Sol that she can escape to on her own and with her family.
With one of her 3 sons Wayne, along to offer advice, Danni Menzies shows Karmen five properties but will any of them be the place she’s been dreaming of?
Patrick & Corrine Duly from East Sussex have a passion for travel and first visited Lanzarote 4 years ago. They immediately fell in love with the island and now they’ve retired are looking for a holiday home where they can escape to and spend more active winters in the sun.
With a budget of £140,000 Scarlette Douglas shows them five great properties in the south of the island.
artial arts experts Dan and Sally Ferretti from Bristol have travelled the world competing, but are now looking to relax.
Having never been to southern Spain before, this adventurous couple has decided to buy their very own holiday home there, and have identified the mountains around Malaga as the prefect place. Danni Menzies is on hand to show them 5 great properties for their £80,000 budget.
Jan and Phil Jackson have fallen in love with the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, having been inspired by Jan’s sister who made the move there last year.
Now, with retirement rapidly approaching, they are looking to buy a property there themselves. Scarlette Douglas shows them five fantastic detached villas for their £215,000 budget, but will any have them swapping the UK for endless winter sun?
Renuka Joseph is looking for a holiday home where she can entertain family, friends and relax with her husband, Clarence. Originally from Sri Lanka, she’s chosen the Costa del Sol as her perfect spot as the beaches remind her of her home country.
With best friend Shanez along to help, Jasmine Harman is on hand to show Renuka five apartments in and around Estepona for her £80,000 budget.
Dave & Debbie Chambers from Redditch started their family young, but now their 4 children have grown up, they’ve decided to recapture their youth and buy a place in Spain where they can enjoy their time in the sun – just the two of them.
For their budget of £45,000 Laura Hamilton shows them five fantastic apartments in and around the Costa Blanca town of Torrevieja, but will any of them be their perfect place?
Keen walkers Rosie and Michael Mulroy from Durham are looking for a holiday home from which they can explore the stunning Andalucian hills and countryside around Frigiliana in Southern Spain.
Jasmine Harman shows them five properties for their £120,000 budget, from town centre apartments to quaint villages townhouses, but will any of them appeal to both heart and head?
Roger and Obie Pearce are retired and want a slice of the Spanish good life. Ben Hillman shows them 5 fantastic properties in the Almeria Province, Southern Spain, where they plan to relocate permanently and where Roger’s health could benefit from the its dry climate. Obie has never been to Spain before and Roger hasn’t visited since he was in the army 40 years ago so Ben is going to need all his expertise to find them their forever home for a budget of £120,000.
Ben and Kelly Jukes have been saving up for a holiday home in Costa Blanca since they got married 5 years ago. With their first baby on the way, they want somewhere to soak up the Spanish sun on future holidays and share with family and friends. This will be the first time they’ve been to Spain together as a couple so will they be able to agree on which property works best for them? Scarlette Douglas tempts them with 5 lovely properties in and around Torrevieja for a budget of £55,000.
Angela Keenan & Jon Benbow-Brown met two years ago and are now planning the next exciting chapter in their lives. Having visited Menorca 5 times together, they have fallen in love with the laid back way of life on the island and want to retire there full time. Ben Hillman shows them five beautiful villas for their budget of £165,000 so which one, if any, will capture their hearts?
Southern Costa Blanca
Engaged couple Kay Harvard and Paul Young met at a dance class 8 years ago and, before they tie the knot next year, are determined to buy a holiday home for romantic weekends away and to share with 6 children and 2 grand children as well as other family and friends. Scarlette Douglas does her best to impress them with 5 properties in Costa Blanca for their budget of £116,000 – somewhere they’ll be close to long walks for Kay and gold courses for Paul.
Lynne and Peter Evans have spent the last 15 years living on a Greek island and, now they’re based back in the UK, are hankering after a second home in the sun. Fuerteventura has held a special place in their hearts ever since they first went there on holiday with their two children so they think it’s the perfect place to buy. Ben Hillman will need all his property know how to show them 5 viable options for up to £80,000.
Natalie and Andy Ray met 13 years ago and have 6 children between them including two sets of twins and the whole family have grown to love Florida for its fun-filled attractions and fantastic weather. This young-at-heart couple even chose it as the location for their honeymoon 4 years ago and took all the kids with them so it’s become the natural choice for a future family holiday home. Ben Hillman tempts them with 5 homes within easy reach of the theme parks but which, if any, will they choose to buy for a budget of £280,000?
Hyacinth Miller from London first visited Barbados 14 years ago and, now she’s retired, wants to permanently relocate there so she can spend more time in her beloved garden.
With her son Leon along to help choose the right property, Jasmine Harman shows Hyacinth five amazing properties in the south of the island, but will any of them have her packing her bags for a new life in the sun?
Maureen and Steve Smith from Glasgow have been visiting Orlando with their 3 daughters for the past 16 years and are now looking for a holiday home in the Sunshine State where they can escape the Scottish winters.
Ben Hillman shows them five properties for their budget of £80,000 within striking distance of the world famous theme parks, but will any have them screaming with delight?
Costa del Sol
Mohammad and Salma Aslam from South London have family with a holiday home on Spain’s Costa del Sol, and having spent so many good times there, are now determined to buy one of their own.
Jasmine Harman shows them five properties around Fuengirola fpr their £120,000 budget.
Mother and daughter Linnette and Sandra Genus from West London are part of a large extended family spread across the UK, USA and Caribbean. They’re now looking for somewhere to host family get-togethers and have chosen the west coast of Florida as the perfect spot.
Scarlette Douglas shows them five properties for their £160,000 budget in and around the city of Fort Lauderdale.
Geri Melville is originally from St Lucia, but moved to the UK when she was just 9. Now, she is ready to return to her roots along with husband Ian, by buying a holiday home together on the island she left almost 50 years ago.
With a budget of £360,000 Laura Hamilton shows them five incredible properties with fabulous views of the Caribbean.
Southern Gulf Coast
Bill and Maureen Hughes from North Lanarkshire have been visiting Florida on holiday with their kids for 30 years. Now they’re retired, they’re looking for a home on the stunning Gulf Coast where they can create a whole new chapter of family memories and escape the Scottish winters.
Ben Hillman shows them five fantastic properties for their budget of £320,000 in and around the charming town of Fort Myers.
Chris and Anne Marie MacNeill from Scotland have fallen in love with the buzzy holiday atmosphere of South Tenerife after visiting regularly for the last 7 years. Now they’re looking for a second home to enjoy with their 2 children for future family holidays together.
Laura Hamilton shows them five properties for their £200,000 budget, but will any of the them be a place they can imagine creating new memories together?
Recently married Reg and Sarah Etwaroo from East Sussex are buying their first ever place together and have their hearts set on a second home in the theme park capital of the world, Orlando, Florida.
Ben Hillman is on hand to show them properties for their £10,000 budget, but will any have them reaching for their chequebook?
Paul and Maggie Meigh from Northamptonshire have long dreamt of retiring to a warmer climate and are now selling their house in the UK so they can to move to the stunning Portuguese island of Madeira full time.
With a budget of £330,000, Scarlette Douglas shows them five fantastic homes along the island’s dramatic south coast.
Bernie Hatch and Joy Reader from Liverpool have been together for 20 years but never bought a property together – until now. Having long dreamt of owning a holiday home in the sun, after visiting Cyprus for a family wedding they’re now determined to buy a property there together.
Danni Menzies shows them 5 properties in the east of the island for their £35,000 budget, but will location close to the beach or the property itself that tempts them?
Turks and Caicos
Newlyweds Maurice Coote and Lorraine Boothe have decided buying a property in the Caribbean that they can eventually move to full time is a dream they want to make a reality.
They’ve decided stunning Turks and Caicos has the perfect combination of what they need, and Danni Menzies is on hand to show them what their £425,000 budget will buy them.
Christine and Richard Turley have lived overseas for most of their working lives but now they’re now ready to lay down roots. Having already settled back in the UK, they are now also determined to buy a holiday home in Portugal that they can share with their families.
With a budget of £190,000 Laura Hamilton shows them five great properties close the beautiful beaches of the Western Algarve, but will any meet their exacting standards?
Lynn and Brett Merritt from Hampshire fell in love with laid-back Cape Verde the moment they stepped off the plane on their first visit, and have been dreaming of buying a holiday home there ever since.
Jasmine Harman shows them five properties on this stunning speck in the Atlantic for their £55,000 budget.
Warren and Jacqui Sumner from Manchester first visited Manchester on their honeymoon 23 years ago, and have been visiting ever since. They’ve fallen in love with the island and are now determined to buy their very own holiday home there.
Danni Menzies shows them five properties for their £75,000 budget, but will any of them be the romantic getaway they’ve been dreaming of?
Best friends Alison Wright & Sheila Sager first visited Costa Rica on a trekking holiday and instantly fell in love with the country. Now, 20 years later, with their kids all grown up, they’ve decided to go halves on a holiday home where they can escape the British winters.
Danni Menzies shows them five fantastic homes for their £300,000 joint budget, but will any of them capture the magic of their first trip there?
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