Leeds vs Treviso, Italy

2015 / Episode 13 on 21 June 2015

Episode 13

Grant and Francesca Crofton have a two-year-old son and would like to expand their family further. This means they need more space – but should that be in Leeds where they live now or Treviso in Italy, where Francesca comes from? Laura Hamilton shows what Leeds has to offer for their budget of £220,000 and Jonnie Irwin shows them properties around Treviso, where Francesca has family.

Property 1:

Four-bed mid-terrace Victorian house in Chapel Allerton

Three storey house with dining room and separate bay-windowed lounge. A cellar provides useful storage and the front and back gardens are paved for easy maintenance. £219,000 is the asking price with Northwood (www.northwooduk.com).

Property 2:

Character stone house in Horsforth

With four bedrooms, large lounge with feature fireplace and a separate dining room and a conservatory, this property has plenty of space. Outside, there's a tiered garden and patio area. On the market for £230,000 with William H Brown (www.williamhbrown.co.uk).

Property 3:

1930s semi in Chapel Allerton

Three-bed semi detached house with front and back gardens, laid mostly to lawn. The house has been fully refurbished with a tiled kitchen diner, large lounge and luxurious bathroom. Priced at £219,995 with Diamond Properties (www.diamondproperties.co.uk).

Property 4:

Modern four-bed semi detached villa in Arcade

With large open plan living areas, four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a garden with a built-in barbecue. Priced at £206,350 with Auge Immobiliaire (victoriasrl.agenzie.casa.it).

Property 5:

Four-bed semi detached house in Santa Bona, Treviso

Spacious house with large lounge, enormous master bedroom, and basement perfect as office space, this property is on the market for £221,430. The gardens overlook rolling countryside. Auge Immobiliare (victoriasrl.agenzie.casa.it).

Property 6:

Four-bed villa in gated community in Santa Bona

Villa in a purpose-built urbanization close to good schools. Potential to update layout by knocking the kitchen through into the main living area. Outside, there are well-maintained communal gardens.