A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Lake Como, Italy

2015 / Episode 6 on 29 June 2015

Episode 6

Gloucestershire couple Helen and Charles Taverner are looking for a holiday home on Lake Como that they can inject some money, time and love on. But will they agree on just how much work they both want to do and the size of the project? Sara Damergi leaves no stone unturned showing the couple just how far their budget of £50,000 will stretch in this desirable part of Italy.

Property 1:

One bed detached house in Cremia

This house is crying out for renovation. With fantastic views over the lake and close to local amenities, the living areas currently occupy the first floor with a large storage area underneath. Priced at €49,900 with Agenzia Immobilare Tre Pieve Domaso (

Property 2:

One bed apartment in Dosso del Liro

With a €69,000 price tag, this one bed apartment has been fully renovated with a large kitchen/living area and bathroom. It is one of three flats in a converted town house. The estate agents are Immobiliare il Porticciolo (

Property 3:

Two bed town house in Pianello del Lario

Semi-detached house just five minutes walk from the lake. Good sized kitchen diner, living room, shower room and two bedrooms. Being marketed by Agenzia Immobiliare Tre Pieve Domaso (www, for €55,000.

Property 4:

Two bed detached house in Grandola ed Uniti

With a private garden, this village property needs tlc to capitalise on its charm. There's a large kitchen diner, living room, two bedrooms and a large attic space. Priced at €40,000 with Inmobiliare Menaggio (

Property 5:

One bed duplex in Plesio

One bed first floor apartment with a store room underneath. Views of the lake from the master bedroom. The price is €65,000 with Holiday Property Solutions (