St Ives vs Spain

2015 / Episode 12 on 15 June 2015

Episode 12

Andy and Gaynor Jones have inherited enough money to buy a holiday home for their family. They’re torn between St Ives in Cornwall – Andy’s choice, as he hates flying – or around the Costa Del Azahar in Spain, where Gaynor spent happy days as an au pair in her youth. Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton show them what they could buy in each place.

Property 1:

Three-bed mid-terrace house in St Ives

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac near the top part of the town, this recently renovated home has a large L-shaped kitchen diner and separate lounge. Outside there's a pretty garden as well as parking spaces. Priced at £235,000 with Miller Countrywide (

Property 2:

Three-bed flat in Victorian conversion in St Ives

This first floor flat offers open plan living areas and great views over the harbour. Outside, there's a decked area and a communal courtyard. On the market with Bradleys Estate Agents ( for £275,000.

Property 3:

Luxury modern bungalow in Portreath

Located just above Portreath, Gwel An Mor offers two- or three-bed purpose built bungalows in its 5-star resort. The properties are open plan and energy-efficient. Asking price is £250,000 with Chesterton Humberts (

Property 4:

Four-bed villa in Oliva

Currently arranged as two separate flats, one three-bed, the other one. Both have terraces and access to the pool and gardens. On the market with For Sale by Sally in Spain ( for €350,000.

Property 5:

Moroccan-style villa in Oliva

It's all exposed beams and barrelled ceilings in this detached villa with pool, orange grove and mature gardens. The main property has two double bedrooms, a galleried lounge and roof terrace with sea views. There's also self-contained guest room attached to the main house. Priced at €239,000 with Hello2Spain (

Property 6:

Rental opportunity in busy town of Pego

This villa has been converted into two spacious two-bed flats sharing a swimming pool and extensive outside terraces. Both apartments have open plan living areas and are being sold, fully furnished, for € 250,000 through Oranges and Lemons (