Gary and Jennifer from Northern Ireland are childhood sweethearts, who after 40 years together are looking to open a new chapter in their lives by buying a holiday home near the traditional Spanish town of Vera, on the Costa Almeria. For their £55,000 budget, they’d ideally love a property that’s close to the beach, where they can enjoy long walks with their West Highland terrier, Ollie. Ben Hillman has come up with 5 great options to show them, but will any have them straining at the leash to put in an offer?
Vera, Costa Almeria
About the area
Nestled between the mountains, Vera has a population of around 16,000 residents and is made up of two distinct areas – Vera Pueblo the traditional town centre inland, with its historic architecture and shops, bars and restaurants, and Vera Playa a 5 mile (8km) stretch of sandy beaches, flanked by palm trees and promenades.