A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Loire Valley, France

2015 / Episode 15 on 24 September 2015

Episode 15

Martin and Michelle MacClay from Wiltshire have long dreamt of having a holiday home in France to escape from their busy lives along with their 13 year-old daughter Caitlin. They have chosen the Loire Valley as their perfect location because of its landscapes, rivers, historic chateaux and wonderful food. Scarlette Douglas sets out to help them find a holiday home for a budget of £73,000 where they will be able to enjoy the relaxed French way of life.

Property 1:

Two bed house in Parcay-les-Pins

Typical French house with an open plan kitchen diner and a separate lounge. The second bedroom is only accessible through the master bedroom. Outside there's a garden and garage. Priced at €89,000 withIdeal Demeure (www.ideal-demeure.com).

Property 2:

Two bed house in Chouze-sur-Loire

A two bedroom house with garden and garage right on the banks of the River Loire. On the market with SCP Donzel et Despin-Picard Notaires (www.seloger.com) for €77,000.

Property 3:

Three bed house in Villa a Gizeux

Traditional style property with three bedrooms and a garden. Outside there's a decked courtyard and garden. Being marketed by La Foret (www.laforet-langeais.com) for €97,400.

Property 4:

Two bed town house in Chinon

With an open plan layout downstairs for the kitchen and dining room, this house has a separate living room, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The asking price is €116,000 with Ligeria Immobillier (www.ligeria.fr/en/).

Property 5:

Three bed house in Fontevraud L'Abbaye

A three bed town house with a spacious lounge, large attic and wine cellar. Outside there's a small courtyard and another one bed house in need of renovation. The estate agents are Capifrance (www.jerome.pannier.capifrance.fr) and the price is €104,900.