A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Cape Town, South Africa

2016 / Episode 22 on 27 January 2016

Episode 22

With their kids grown up and retirement on the horizon, Tim and Irene Foster are looking for a place to escape the cold British winters. Irene is originally from Cape Town and has long dreamt of owning a property there so she can see her family more often. With a budget of £240,000, Laura Hamilton shows them five properties on the stunning Cape Peninsula.

Property 1:

Four bed house in Hout Bay

A generously proportioned house with a large open plan kitchen diner and separate lounge with sea views. There's also a two storey private flat attached to the house with its own entrance and patio area. Above the integrated garage, there's a large roof terrace. Costs 5,559,000R and is on the market with Lolakramer Properties.

Property 2:

Four bed house in Hout Bay

Set in half an acre of private garden with its own swimming pool, this four bedroomed house has two separate one bedroomed cottages in the garden. The layout of the main house is a bit quirky with the large lounge on the first floor along with two of the bedrooms while the other bedrooms are downstairs. The property is priced at 5,200,000 R and is on the market with Remax Home.

Property 3:

Four bed house in Noordhoek

With a thatched roof, this house has many charms, including sea and mountain views. The open plan living area opens on to a deck and private swimming pool. There are three other large living rooms, two full bathrooms and a guest toilet. There's a new shed in the garden and the garage is big enough for two cars. For sale through Rose Eedes Properties for 5,595,000 R.

Property 4:

Four bed house in Scott Estate

This contemporary home is located on a quiet cul de sac in a gated community is set in well-maintained gardens with its own plunge pool. Spacious and bright inside it has a kitchen diner, separate lounge with doors to the garden with great mountain views. There are four double bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a family bathroom. It is priced at  4,700,000 R and is being marketed by Lolakramer Properties.

Property 5:

Three bed house in Noordhoek

A three bedroomed main house with a separate guest apartment. The house has a double-height living room and large, well laid out kitchen. One bedroom and bathroom are downstairs, with the large en suite master, and third bedroom upstairs. The gardens are well maintained and mature. The guest apartment is generously sized and has one bedroom and a private garden. This will set you back  5,595,000 R and is on the market with Greeff Properties.