A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Mar Menor, Spain

2015 / Episode 1 on 4 January 2015

Episode 1

Former pub landlady Janice Gibson wants a fresh start and now that most of her children have flown the nest she wants to swap Newcastle for a home in the Mar Menor area of Southern Spain. Laura Hamilton shows Janice a selection of two to three bedroom properties starting from just under £55,000. But which one does she like the most and will she take this big step and go for it?
Property 1: Garden flat in Los Alcazares, €91,995

Property 1:

Garden flat in Los Alcazares, €91,995

Two-bed ground floor flat in Los Alcazares on the market with M Crossley Properties.

Property 2: Two-bed bungalow in Mar Menor, €69,000

Property 2:

Two-bed bungalow in Mar Menor, €69,000

Just 200m from the beach, this bungalow has open plan living areas with access to communal gardens and pool. Blue Med Spanish Properties (www.bluemed.info/).

Property 3: Two-bed apartment in Los Alcazares, €106,950

Property 3:

Two-bed apartment in Los Alcazares, €106,950

A two-bed, two bathroom apartment in popular urbanization close to beach and amenities. Vincent Real Estate (www.vincent-realestate.com).

Property 4: Three-bed villa in Sucina, €79,995

Property 4:

Three-bed villa in Sucina, €79,995

Well-maintained villa just five minutes walk from the village of Sucina. Open plan living areas and a tiled garden to the side. Vincent Real Estates (www.vincent-realestate.com).

Property 5: Ground floor corner apartment on golf resort, €79,950

Property 5:

Ground floor corner apartment on golf resort, €79,950

A well-presented two-bed ground floor apartment with open plan living space and private L-shaped terrace. Murcia Golf Properties (www.murciagolfproperties.co.uk).