A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Gran Canaria, Spain

2016 / Episode 43 on 5 June 2016

Episode 43

Ever since Terry Windle and Julia Lenart got together 15 years ago, they’ve dreamt of having their own place in sunnier climes. Now, with retirement on the cards, they’re looking to escape the British winters for half the year and live a more active life. After extensive research they’ve decided Gran Canaria is the perfect place for them. Scarlette Douglas shows them five properties for their £100,000 budget, but will any of them meet Terry’s exacting standards?

Property 1:

One bed apartment in El Tigre

Located on a small urbanization with just 18 apartments, this one bed, one bathroomed apartment boasts an open plan layout, American-style kitchen and private balcony. It is one row back from the sea front and has a communal pool. The agents are Sovanu and it's priced at €130,000.

Property 2:

One bed apartment in Playa del Aguilla

Ground floor apartment with private garden and terrace in a popular sea front urbanization. There's a large kitchen-diner, bedroom and bathroom and the apartment has direct access to the beach. For sale with Canarias Planet for €137,000.

Property 3:

One bed apartment in Playa del Cura

This apartment has a large terrace with sea views, spacious living areas, American-style kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. There are several communal swimming pools on the complex as well as tennis courts, a restaurant and a pool-side bar. It's on the market with Inmobiliaria Roca for €123,000.

Property 4:

One bed apartment in Patalavaca

New-build apartment for sale for €138,000 with a fitted kitchen and furniture. Located on the top floor, there are great views of the sea and beach from the large terrace. The complex has a swimming pool and is in the heart of Patalavaca. The agents are Paradise Living.

Property 5:

One bed apartment in Playa del Ingles

Located over two floors, this one bed duplex has spacious open plan living areas, a separate office and loo on one floor with the bedroom and bathroom above. Outside space consists of a balcany, terrace and roof terrace. Priced at €135,000, it's being marketed by Canarias Planet.