A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Almeria, Spain

2016 / Episode 2 on 23 April 2016

Episode 2

Retired couple Alan and Marilyn McCubbine has decided they want to spend the next chapter of their lives in the rugged countryside of Spain’s Almeria Province. In fact, so determined are they to make the move, they recently packed up their trusty van and drove 1,500 miles to rent a place while they search for their dream home. For their budget of £80,000 Danni Menzies shows them five great village properties.

Property 1:

Two bed villa in Huercal-Overa

Laid out on one storey, this villa has a spacious open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. It also has potential for extension. Outside there's a large covered terrace, a generously sized garden and a private swimming pool. The villa is just on the edge of a small village and is on the market for €109,900 with Voss Homes Spain.

Property 2:

Three bed traditional style cottage in Arboleas

Recently renovated cortijo with an open plan lounge diner with a beamed ceiling, fully fitted kitchen and large shower room. There's a room off the living area which could be used as an additional bedroom. The three bedrooms are upstairs, along with a toilet. Outside, there's a roof terrace and courtyard garden. It's for sale through Almeria Property Agency for €97,000

Property 3:

Four bed cortijo in small hamlet outside Huercal-Overa

This house is on a hillside with a few other houses outside a village and boasts great views of the surrounding mountains. It has four bedrooms, the master is en suite, and two other bathrooms. There's a fitted kitchen and good sized living accommodation with a rustic feel. Outside there's a swimming pool with terraced area and barbecue spot. Priced at €120,000, it's being sold by Casas Almeria.

Property 4:

Three bed village house in need of work

This three bed, three bathroomed house is a bit of a project but has great potential. The living room is on the top floor and opens on to a terrace to make the most of the views. The kitchen and bathrooms need fitting but the major structural work has been done. There's outside space for a garden and room for a small swimming pool. Olive are the estate agents and the price is €85,000.

Property 5:

Two bed villa with pool in Almanzora

A pretty villa with large living room, separate dining room and good sized kitchen. One of the bedrooms is en suite. Outside there's a gazebo with a covered terrace, garden, swimming pool and additional terrace space. There's also room for a car. The estate agents are Almeria Casas and the asking price is €110,000.