Retired NHS workers Rachel and John cannot wait to buy their very own holiday home in the town of Oliva on the stunning Valencian coastline. Being keen cyclists and bee keepers, they want a home with a garden that works for them all year around, plus can accommodate their five adult children regularly visiting. With a budget of £100,000 Ben Hillman lines up five stunning houses, but will any impress enough to get them buzzing?
About the area
Just over a two hour flight from the UK brings you to the Costa del Azahar in Valencia, and the traditional town of Oliva. Surrounded by orange blossom groves, Oliva is framed by the Safor mountain range, ideal for cycling and sits alongside a beautiful four mile stretch of golden coastline. Behind the sand dunes, the sea-front gives way to the old, historic quarter, a myriad of cobbled streets, peppered with picturesque churches and full of authentic charm