A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Liguria, Italy

2015 / Episode 2 on 23 June 2015

Episode 2

With retirement just five years away Graham and Janet Gifford from Wigan want to buy a holiday home that they can eventually relocate to permanently in the Italian region of Liguria. Armed with a budget of £80,000 (approx. €112,000) Sara Damergi helps the couple navigate the Italian property market, but can she find them the property they have been dreaming about for the last 20 years?

Property 1:

Traditional house in rural hamlet in Ottano

Recently refurbished with marble counter tops and dining table in the kitchen and spacious bedroom. There's a one-bed guest house in the garden as well as a wood burning pizza oven and outdoor eating area. The main house has a large basement, ripe for renovation. On the market with Immobiliare Liguria di Renza Costa (www.immobiliareliguria.eu) for €89,000.

Property 2:

Detached cottage in Seborga

A one bed cottage with a living room, kitchenette, bathroom and large cellar in a countryside location with views of the sea. In the garden there are olive and fruit trees. Priced at  €140,000 with Studio B Immobiliare s.r.l. (www.immobiliarestudiob.com).

Property 3:

Traditional style house in rural hamlet just outside Ranzo

Two-storey house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms. There's room for renovation downstairs to provide additional living space. There's a paved terrace for al fresco dining and garden. This home has an asking price of €65,000 with Immobiliare Liguria di Renza Costa (www.immobiliareliguria.eu).  

Property 4

Traditional mountain lodge in Rezzo

Pretty detached two bed, two bath house with garden and parking. Outside, there's a large patio and garden as well as a 40 sqm storage room. Yours for €100,000 with Villa Fiorita (www.villafioritasanremo.it).

Property 5:

Renovation project in Pigna

Formerly an olive mill, this abandoned property could be a lovely home with some hard work and tlc. Arranged over two floors, with many original features still in place, there's a large cellar and covered terrace area. The price tag is €90,000 with Agenzia Immobiliare Roya (www.royareal.com).