A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? Tynemouth or Fuerteventura


A Place in the Sun

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Surfers Simon and Angela are torn between choosing a place with great waves in sunny Fuerteventura, or something similar in Tynemouth on the north east coast of England

More about Simon and Angela and their property search

Surf mad Simon McManus and his teenage sons love nothing more than spending all their time in the waves. The problem is his wife Angela is not quite so keen. A surf widow, she spends her spare time waving the boys off and is keen that the family move nearer to the sea where they can spend more time together and less time packing up and unpacking their surf gear. While she favours the North East, Simon is keen that they invest their money in their favourite holiday destination of Fuerteventura where the warm weather means guaranteed surf. How will they compromise?




Home properties - Tynemouth


Tynemouth's waves are considered by those in the know to be the best in the North East, with break suitable for any level. As a result the area is an extremely popular destination and beach front property is at a premium, especially among young professionals who take the short daily commute to Newcastle. The area has been a popular tourist destination since the 1800's and has influenced writers and painters like Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. 


Property 1  
The first home property the couple are shown is a two bedroom flat above Simon's favourite surf shop, available with Bairstow Eves Whitley Bay from £159,950. 
Property 2  
The next property they view is available through Alistair Sundin Whitley Bay, priced at £159,950.
Property 3  
The couple's final 'home' property is a three bed terrace house in need of some refurbishment, on with Cooke and Co for £135,000.



Away properties - Fuerteventura


The second largest island in the Canaries, Fuerteventura's name translates as 'strong winds', making it ideal for surfing and other watersports. The windsurfing world championships are held on the island each year.  The third most popular of the Canaries for Brits to move to, Simon and Angela will feel right at home. Around 3% of the population of Fuerteventura are British ex-pats. 


Property 1  
The first property the couple view in Fuerteventura is a bungalow in the bustling Corralejo region, sold through Courtney Estates Direct for £135,000
Property 2  
Next, Jasmine shows them a duplex appartment in El Cortillo available through Forum Immobilaria from £130,000.
Property 3  
Their final property is a seafront appartment in Correlejo for £150,000. The property is available through Fuerteventura Property World .



Will the couple be making waves in Fuerteventura or staying home? 

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