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

2015 / Episode 4 on 25 June 2015

Episode 4

Derbyshire couple Philip Beardsley and Faye Brown are about to be married and are hoping to get the best wedding present ever by finding their dream home in the beautiful french region of Aude. But Faye has her heart set on a character property and Philip likes modern clean lines. With £150,000 (approx. €210,000) can Sara Damergi find a property that that they both agree on?

Property 1:

Village house with garden and garage

Located in the village of St Couat d'Aude in the Minervois valley, this three bed house has a large barn on the ground floor which is currently used as a garage, but has great potential for conversion. On the first floor there's a good sized living/dining area and modern kitchen. All the bedrooms are spacious and there's plenty of outside space. On the market for €185,000 with Leggett Immobilier (www.frenchestateagents.com).

Property 2:

Three bed modern house in St Hilaire

Built on one level, this high-tech house is ready to move into. With open plan living areas and three en suite bedrooms, one with a Hamman and state of the art shower fittings, the house has plenty of space. Sound proofing separates the bedrooms from the living space. Outside there's a private terrace,  garden and garage. Being marketed by A & S Peronne Immobilier (www.asperonne-immobilier.com) for €215,000.

Property 3:

Four bed bungalow in Montlaur

Detached bungalow with garden and garage in a quiet wine growers' village. Inside there's a separate kitchen, living room, four bedrooms and a family bathroom, all in good condition. The enclosed garden has fruit trees and flowers and great views over the surrounding vineyards. Priced at €189,000 with Audevie (www.audevie.com ).

Property 4:

Three bed village house in Carlipa

Upside down house with large barn conversion on the ground floor. Mature garden with decked area and free-standing swimming pool. On the market with Agence Hamilton (www.hamiltonimmo.com) with an asking price of €149.000.

Property 5:

Three bed house in Pouzol-Minervois

This single storey home has a large kitchen and open plan living area and three bedrooms and a bathroom. The garage has been converted to make a utility room and shower room. The garden houses a private pool and there are pretty raised terraces to make the most of the views. On the market with Leggett Immobilier (www.frenchestateagents.com) for €175.000.