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A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Costa del Sol, Spain

2015 / Episode 8 on 6 July 2015

Episode 8

It’s now or never for Deborah Sims who has long dreamt of relocating permanently to Southern Spain. With a budget of £90,000 Deborah is looking for a property in the Manilva region due to its commutable distance of Gibraltar, where she plans to work part-time. It’s a big lifestyle change to make on her own so can Sara find a property that can help start the next chapter of Deborah’s life?

Property 1:

Two bed apartment in Duquesa

Located with the gated community of Las Buganvillas, this flat has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living areas are spacious and is being sold with a private parking space and storage room. Outside there are communal gardens and a swimming pool. On the market with Barrington Homes ( for €115,000.

Property 2:

Two bed town house in Estepona

Just five minutes from the Marina, this two bed townhouse is in the quiet development of Bahia Dorado. The house has a spacious living room, large covered terrace and private garden. The communal areas include well-maintained gardens, tennis courts and swimming pools. Attractively priced at €112,000 with Greenleaf Real Estate (

Property 3:

Two bed penthouse apartment

Located at Hacienda Guadalupe, a small established community surround by communal gardens and swimming pools, this charming two bed, two bathroomed apartment commands sea views. On the market with Castles Estate Agency (

Property 4:

Three bed town house at the Duquesa Golf Resort

A south-facing three bed, three bathroomed town house close to Duquesa Marina and all its amenities. Bright and airy inside, there's a fitted kitchen, good sized living area and a family bathroom. The three bedrooms - with the master en suite - are upstairs with a further bathroom. There's a roof terrace and garden terrace as well as secure car port. On the market with Barrington Homes ( for €120,000.

Property 5:

Two bed apartment in Sotogrande

Located in the quiet garden community of Tenis, this two bed, two bathroomed flat is priced at $120,000. Inside the kitchen's big enough for a table and the spacious balconied lounge has views over the golf course. Being marketed by Tailor Made (