A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Costa Blanca, Spain

2016 / Episode 35 on 11 February 2016

Episode 35

After spending a very happy year living and working in Spain, newly retired Alan and Jackie Patrick from Hampshire are chomping at the bit to get back out there. They’re keen to buy a property on the north of Spain’s Costa Blanca in the Marina Alta region close to where Jackie’s brothers live. Ben Hillman show them a range of properties for their £85,000 budget, but will any of the character townhouses they see have them reaching for their chequebook?
Property 1: Two bed stone house in Lliber

Property 1:

Two bed stone house in Lliber

In the heart of the village, this traditional stone house has been fully refurbished while retaining many original features. There's a large kitchen diner, utility room and separate lounge downstairs, while up you'll find two double bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom. Another staircase leads to the roof terrace. Being marketed by Hot Property Spain for €120,000

Property 2: Two bed townhouse in Parcent

Property 2:

Two bed townhouse in Parcent

Located on a corner of a quiet village street this house mixes old and new. The traditional doors and window frames have been kept while inside has been fully renovated. The entrance halls leads into a dining area, then into the living room. There's a guest loo and fully fitted kitchen on this level and the kitchen door gives access to a private patio. The two double bedrooms and family bathroom are upstairs and there's a roof terrace. Priced at €139,950, this is on the market with Dragt Villas.

Property 3: Two bed house in Benitachell

Property 3:

Two bed house in Benitachell

A semi detached village house with a private parking space. The L-shaped living room has a wood burner, dining corner and open plan kitchen as well as a utility room and loo. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs - on bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, the other a balcony. Outside space is an L-shaped garden. For sale through Dragt Villas for €150,000.

Property 4: Two bed bungalow in Beniarbeig

Property 4:

Two bed bungalow in Beniarbeig

A modern semi detached two bedroom bungalow situated on a corner plot. With open plan living areas, separate kitchen and utility area, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There's a terrace outside which can be reached through sliding doors in the living room and an low maintenance private garden. Additionally there's a communal swimming pool. Yours for €135,000, it's on the market with Spain4U.

Property 5: Four bed house in Palma de Gandia

Property 5:

Four bed house in Palma de Gandia

If size matters, this is the house for you. The four bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, several terraces and courtyard are all generous in size - the master suite being huge with a private terrace and en suite. There's plenty of room for seating in the courtyard and there's a roof terrace. On the market with Hello2Spain with a €117,500 price tag.