A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Duras, France

2015 / Episode 21 on 2 October 2015

Episode 21

Karen Wright and Philip Johnston from County Durham dream of retiring to rural France, they have picked the region of Lot et Garonne in the South West of the country as the perfect spot to realise their plans to foster stray dogs. Jonnie Irwin sets out to help Karen and Philip find the right property for a budget of £100,000 which has enough land to accommodate all their rescue dogs, as well as the five they already have.

Property 1:

Three bed farmhouse in Miramont de Guyenne

Stone farmhouse with attached barn and additional outbuildings in need of renovation. Located in the centre of a large plot of land, the house has secure gardens and lots of potential. Priced at €150,000 with Leggett Immo (www.leggettimmo.com).

Property 2:

Four bed farmhouse in Segalas

With great restoration potential, this fine traditional farmhouse sits on an elevated position giving panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There are five rooms on the ground floor, a large attic, a hangar and a barn all included in the €131,760 with Leggett Immo (www.leggettimmo.com)

Property 3:

One bed farmhouse in Soumensec

Traditional farmhouse with large L-shaped barn set in eight acres of farmland. At the moment the house has a large living room,kitchen, bathroom and utility room and one bedroom, but the whole property is ripe for renovation. On the market for €149,000 with Cle Rouge Immobilier (www.clerouge.com).

Property 4:

Three bed country house in Allemans sur Dropt

This stone country house has been fully renovated keeping many original features such as the quarry tiled floors. The large garden is fully fenced in and well-planted. On the market with Immorama Aquitaine (www.duras-immobilier.com) for €169,000.

Property 5:

Eco-friendly farmhouse in Issgeac

Traditional style farmhouse with land and outbuildings in need of renovation. The estate agents are Agence Immobilière Valadié (www.valadie-immobilier.com) and the price is €159,900.