Sara Damergi goes house-hunting in Spain, France and Portugal with couples who are looking for a holiday home where they can enjoy a little more sunshine over the summer months.
01-07 March: Episode 3
Sara Damergi takes Savita and Vinod Patel from Hertfordshire househunting in and around the picturesque town of Denia on Spain’s Costa Blanca. With a budget of £150,000 will they opt for the convenience of Denia or the amazing views on offer just a little further away?
Peter and Karen Greaves from Wiltshire want a bolthole on Spain’s Costa Blanca that they can escape to at a moment’s notice. Keen golfer Peter wants to spend most of his time enjoying the many golf courses that this area has to offer, while Karen and her two grown up daughters will be soaking up the sun and enjoying the nightlife and restaurants. Sara Damergi shows them a selection of properties for £50,000 or less.
John and Elaine Want from Bedfordshire are looking to make a permanent move to the Alicante region of Southern Spain. The couple have £70,000 to spend on a retirement property and the pressure is on Sara Damergi to find the perfect place.
Peter and Diane Bates from Lincolnshire have long dreamt of enjoying a Mediterranean lifestyle in sunny Spain. Sara Damergi shows the couple a selection of traditional properties and static homes for under £35,000 in the province of Malaga. But are they impressed at just how far their budget can stretch and will they make an offer?
Western Costa Del Sol
Devon couple Steven and Jennie Flowers want to buy a holiday home that can also double up as a rental investment on the Western Costa Del Sol in Spain. Will they be drawn towards a two-bedroom investment flat near fashionable Estepona or will they be won over by a frontline beach house a little further west? With a budget of £100,000 Sara Damergi lines up five stunning properties.
It’s now or never for Deborah Sims who has long dreamt of relocating permanently to Southern Spain. With a budget of £90,000 Deborah is looking for a property in the Manilva region due to its commutable distance of Gibraltar, where she plans to work part-time. It’s a big lifestyle change to make on her own so can Sara find a property that can help start the next chapter of Deborah’s life?
For 10 years publicans Chris and Sue from Shropshire have pictured owning their dream holiday home. They have spent their life working hard but now their son has flown the nest they feel the time is right to bite the bullet and buy their perfect place in the sun on Portugal’s stunning Silver Coast. So with £100,000 will Sara be able to deliver a property that takes their breath away and will they make an offer?
Mid-Glamorgan based couple, Richard and Felicity Arcelli are looking to buy a second home in the Coimbra region of Portugal. The couple have a 10 year plan which will allow them to retire early, and they’re looking to spend £40,000 on a renovation project that builder Richard can turn into a permanent home. But will Sara Damergi be able to find them their dream property?
Brenda and Nick Kennett from Surrey are looking to buy a family holiday home in the Correze region of France. Sara Damergi searches every nook and cranny of the local market to find property contenders for their £60,000 budget. But can she deliver the perfect property in the perfect location?
It’s a family affair in today’s show, as Sara Damergi helps to find the perfect French holiday pad to be shared by three sisters and their brother. They have a combined budget of around £76,000 and are hoping to find a character property in the Poitou Charente region that will be big enough to accommodate the siblings and their families for holidays.
Vendee/Deux Sevre Borders
Northampton based Paula Brown is looking to pursue her dream of retiring to the Vendee/Deux Sevres region of Western France. She has £80,000 and wants to buy a property that will enable her to live the “Good Life” growing vegetables and keeping chickens. Offering a helping hand is her daughter Mica, but will they always agree and can Sara Damergi find the property that will start the next chapter of Paula’s life?
Robert and Diana Tayler have sold their Norfolk home, packed up their belongings and travelled to the Dordogne region of France. They have got a budget of £320,000 to buy a large property that could accommodate visiting family. It should also have a gite that will give them an interest and generate an income. But will Sara Damergi be able to help homeless Robert and Diana find their dream property?
Derbyshire couple Philip Beardsley and Faye Brown are about to be married and are hoping to get the best wedding present ever by finding their dream home in the beautiful French region of Aude. But Faye has her heart set on a character property and Philip likes modern clean lines. With £150,000 can Sara Damergi find a property that that they both agree on?
Sara Damergi scours the property market in Almeria Costa to find twin sisters Sona and Roopa Modi a holiday home for their budget of £90,000. The race is on to find the perfect property before their 30th birthday just weeks away. But the property search throws up an unexpected dilemma which sees the girls torn between a number of strong contenders. Will the twins be able make the right decision in time and make an offer?
With retirement just five years away Graham and Janet Gifford from Wigan want to buy a holiday home that they can eventually relocate to permanently in the Italian region of Liguria. Armed with a budget of £80,000 Sara Damergi helps the couple navigate the Italian property market, but can she find them the property they have been dreaming about for the last 20 years?
Gloucestershire couple Helen and Charles Taverner are looking for a holiday home on Lake Como that they can inject some money, time and love on. But will they agree on just how much work they both want to do and the size of the project? Sara Damergi leaves no stone unturned showing the couple just how far their budget of £50,000 will stretch in this desirable part of Italy.
Graham and Dawn Tucker both fell in love with the beautiful Italian region of Le Marche eight years ago and since then have been dreaming and planning to buy their perfect home from home. With £160,000 Sara Damergi searches every nook and cranny of the local property market to find their perfect property. But will Graham and Dawn be able to agree on which property they like best?
Jackie Venn and Jane Howes have been friends for over 25 years. They simply adore Italy and have pooled together all their savings to set up the next stage of their lives in the region of Abruzzo. With a budget of £110,000 they are after a renovation project they can turn into their dream home and also have an additional £80,000 to make this happen. They’re after 360 views, olive trees and a substantial property that gives them the layout that suits their different needs. But can Sara Damergi deliver a property that has all three and will it have them reaching for their chequebook?