Somerset vs Valencia, Spain

2015 / Episode 11 on 14 June 2015

Episode 11

AJ Woodward’s husband Charlie works abroad for much of the year. They want to give their 2 year old son the best possible upbringing but can’t decide whether that should be in Somerset or near Valencia in Spain. AJ’s friend Sam Johnson comes along for support and Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton offer their expert advice.

Property 1:

Upside-down house in Aller, near Langport

The layout of this three-bed makes the most of the stunning views by having the kitchen and living areas on the first floor, with two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs. There's a sun room to the rear of the property leading out to the garden. Priced at £249,950 with Greenslade Taylor Hunt (

Property 2:

Four-bed detached house in Middlezoy

Occupying a corner plot in a sought-after village location, this house has a double aspect lounge with a walk-in box bay window to the front and French doors leading out the garden at the back. The feature arch window to the front floods the stairway with light. Priced at £279,950 with Greenslade Taylor Hunt (

Property 3:

Fully renovated four-bed period cottage in North Petherton

Old and new meld effortlessly in this stylish and spacious modernisation. With a stunning kitchen diner, conservatory, two living rooms and private enclosed garden full of mature plants, this budget-blowing home has a price tag of £350,000 through Connells (

Property 4:

Modern four-bed villa in Montserrat

Sitting amid its landscaped gardens, this four double bedroomed villa promises tranquillity. Outside, an L-shaped coversed terrace provides additional living areas and there's a private pool. On the market for £187,000 with Azahar Properties (

Property 5:

Rustic villa with annex in Villamarchante

This spacious three-bed villa has an attached one-bed en suite room, ideal for guests. Outside there's a pool and plenty of seating areas. Priced at £130,000 with My Valencian Home (

Property 6:

Three-bed house with separate guest suite in Pedrabla

Mature gardens and a 'secret' internal courtyard offer privacy and tranquillity which belies this villa's urban location. Built by an interior designer, attention to detail is key, so there's plenty of outdoor spaces with a private pool and a roof terrace.