A Place in the Sun 2014
About the Show
Property experts help househunters find their dream properties in the sun
Series 1 Summary
Property experts help househunters find their dream properties in the sun.
Episode 1 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Lanzarote
Liz and Grahame Pink have saved hard so they can buy their dream holiday home in Lanzarote. Jasmine Harman shows them what they can buy for their £63,000 cash budget in this wonderful winter sun destination.
Episode 2 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: South Tenerife
Bedfordshire couple Dean and Karen Dhinsa want to retire to the sun, and are dreaming of a rural retreat complete with a cave to convert into a cinema room. Jasmine Harman shows them what their £180,000 will stretch to within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of south Tenerife.
Episode 3 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Marbella
Mother and daughter Sue and Stacey Jones have a budget of £72,000 for a holiday home that will also generate a rental income on Spain's Costa del Sol. Laura Hamilton shows them a selection of properties available for purchase.
Episode 4 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Orihuela
John and Julia Baxter are desperate to escape the cold British winters and spend their retirement years in the sun. Sara Damergi shows them what their £100,000 budget can buy them in the Orihuela Costa area of Spain's Costa Blanca.
Episode 5 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Nerja
Recently divorced Rajula Jasani is ready for a fresh start around the pretty coastal town of Nerja and with a budget of £100,000.
Episode 6 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: North Tenerife
Jasmine Harman takes Edinburgh couple John Clark and David Cameron to North Tenerife in search of a holiday home. With their wedding just weeks away, and five visiting children as well as a mother-in-law to accommodate, can she find them the perfect property for £100,000?
Episode 7 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Northern Granada
Dave and Toby have been friends since childhood, and now they want to make their first ever property purchase together in northern Granada. They are looking for a perfect party house, and Laura Hamilton shows them what their joint budget of just £27,000 will afford them in this stunning and remote region of Spain.
Episode 8 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Fuerteventura
Today's house hunters Daniel Halley and Emma Greenfield want to find out what their £73,000 budget can buy them on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. Jasmine Harman shows them a selection of what's on the market.
Episode 9 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Northern Costa Blanca
Sara Damergi takes Viv and Steve Jenkins house hunting on Spain's northern Costa Blanca. With a budget of £130,000 they are looking for a holiday home in this fantastic winter sun destination that they can eventually retire to.
Episode 10 - A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun: Torrevieja
School cook Sandra Bracken has been following the highs and lows of the Spanish property market and is convinced that now is the time to buy her dream holiday pad in Torrevieja, on Spain's Costa Blanca, for £45,000 or less.
Episode 11 - Winter Sun: Mijas
Jo and Andy Green have a budget of £113,000 for a holiday home on the Costa del Sol. Sara Damergi shows them what's available.
Episode 12 - Winter Sun: Eastern Algarve
Sara Damergi shows partners Jackie McGilvray and Hilario Padilha properties for £62,000 on Portugal's Eastern Algarve.
Episode 13 - Winter Sun: Central Algarve
Laura and Jane Dean plan to relocate to the Algarve in Portugal. Sara Damergi shows them homes for their £189,000 budget.
Episode 14 - Winter Sun: Costa del Sol
Sara Damergi takes sisters Annabel and Victoria back to the Costa del Sol, their favourite part of Spain and where their parents used to own a holiday home. They haven't visited since an accident left Annabel in a wheelchair several years ago, but now Victoria plans to invest £100,000 on an accessible holiday apartment that they can share.
Episode 15 - Winter Sun: Western Andalucia
After a tumultuous few years, Irene Evans has decided to quit the UK and start a brand new life in western Andalucía, within commuting distance of Gibraltar, where she hopes to find work as a paralegal. Sara Damergi shows her what's on the market for her £90,000 budget.
Episode 16 - Winter Sun: Almería
Mark and Wendy Lang from Liverpool want to start a new life on Spain's Costa Almería. Sara Damergi shows them a selection of properties for their £90,000 budget.
Episode 17 - Winter Sun: Malta
Sara Damergi takes Chris Grandison house hunting round Malta with his granny Patricia Blythe, who lived there many years ago, when her late husband was in the forces.
Now Chris plans to buy a rental investment that they can also use as a holiday home, for a budget of £70,000.
Episode 18 - Winter Sun: Grenada
Adrian Simpson shows Bob and Annette Roberts properties for up to £225,000 on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Episode 19 - Winter Sun: Tobago
Adrian Simpson shows Deborah and Peter Merritt properties on the market for up to £300,000 on the Caribbean island of Tobago.
Episode 20 - Winter Sun: St Lucia
Colin and Veronica Moore want a holiday home where they can escape the British winters. They both love the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Adrian Simpson shows them properties on the market for their budget of £200,000.
Episode 21 - Winter Sun: Clearwater, Florida
Jill and Philip Hefford are on the hunt for a new home for Philip's daughter who lives near Clearwater in Florida. Jonnie Irwin shows them a selection of what's available for their £125,000 budget.
Episode 22 - Winter Sun: Sarasota
Postman Ian Tan and his partner Christine Walsh, a housing officer, want to buy a holiday home near Sarasota in Florida with a flexible budget of between £150,000 and £250,000.
Jonnie Irwin shows them the best of what's on offer on this vibrant stretch of the Gulf Coast.
Episode 23 - Winter Sun: Tampa Bay
Jonnie Irwin shows Jacky and Peter Kennett how far their £150,000 budget will stretch in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
Episode 24 - Winter Sun: Orlando
Jonnie Irwin shows David and Christina Hurst how far their £150,000 budget will stretch in Orlando, Florida. They're looking for a holiday home where they can eventually spend several months a year when they retire.
Episode 25 - Winter Sun: Sarasota Bay
Rob and Jan Porter have £120,000 to spend on a holiday home in the Sarasota Bay area on Florida's Gulf Coast. They're looking for a two-bedroom property where they can escape the rainy winters of the north west of England.
Episode 26 - Winter Sun: South Orlando
Jonnie Irwin shows Melvyn and Patricia Whitton five properties in South Orlando, Florida. They have £180,000 to spend on a five-bedroom house to which they can invite their three daughters and eight grandchildren to join them for holidays in the sun.
Episode 27 - Winter Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Active couple Steven Weald and Sue Upson are looking to invest £150,000 in a winter home north of Naples on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Episode 28 - Winter Sun: Grand Bahama
Entrepreneur and sports fishing enthusiast Ian Walls from Edinburgh has decided to expand his property portfolio by buying a place on Grand Bahama where he can spend a couple of months every winter.
Episode 29 - Winter Sun: Costa Rica
Adventurous retired couple George and Gillian Pook have travelled the world extensively, and have now decided that they want to buy a property on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast to use first as a holiday home, and later retire to.
Episode 30 - Winter Sun: Costa Ballena
Ex-army Rachel and Steven Grey want to buy a property on Costa Rica's Pacific Costa Ballena from which they can run a small bed and breakfast. Sara Damergi shows them what's available for their £250,000 budget.
Episode 32 - Home or Away: Leicestershire vs Lanzarote
Nathan and Georgina Spender want to invest the money they inherited from their parents wisely by downsizing in Leicestershire and buying somewhere in Lanzarote for holidays and to move to eventually. Jasmine Harman and Sara Damergi show them how they can change their lives.
Episode 37 - Home or Away: Cheltenham vs Costa del Sol
Where will Matthew and Myra McGuigan spend their hard-earned retirement playing golf and seeing their family in Cheltenham, or on the Costa del Sol?
They've already sold their house in the UK, so the pressure is on for Jasmine Harman and Sara Damergi to find somewhere for them to move to fast.
Episode 39 - Home or Away: Oban vs Lake Vinuela
Jasmine Harman and Sara Damergi help best friends Mary-Rose Cross and Jane Murison choose between Scotland and Spain for the best place for their favourite outdoor sporting activities.
Episode 41 - Home or Away: Brighton vs Costa del Sol
Nicki Pritchard and Nigel Cooper are torn between Brighton and the western Costa del Sol in Spain as the site for a second home. It's down to Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton to help them decide.
Episode 45 - Home or Away: Cornwall vs Collioure
Margaret Wagstaff and Keith Turner are companions who fancy spending their retirement somewhere more exciting than Aylesbury. But will they get more bang for their buck in Cornwall or in Collioure, south-west France?
Keith has fond memories of childhood holidays in the West Country, while Margaret, who enjoys painting, is drawn to the artists' paradise of Collioure.
Episode 46 - Home or Away: Warwickshire vs Canal du Midi
Martin and Janette Poole want a new home where they can moor their beloved narrowboat at the end of the garden. But should this be near their family in Warwickshire or somewhere along the beautiful Canal du Midi in southern France?
Episode 47 - Home or Away: West Wiltshire vs Lot, France
Graham and Sally Jenkins have been together for 40 years and fancy a change of scenery. But leaving their native Cardiff behind, should they opt for west Wiltshire or the beautiful Lot region of France?
Episode 49 - Home or Away: South West France vs Pembrokeshire
Karin Lorenz would love to start a new life in south-western France, but her partner Mike Griffin would prefer to live in Pembrokeshire. Jasmine Harman and Jonnie Irwin show them some very tempting properties to consider.
Episode 58 - Home or Away: Exeter vs Murcia
Laura Hamilton and Jonnie Irwin help Alan and Ruth find two new properties to buy, one in Murcia, Spain, and the other in Exeter.
Episode 61 - Summer Sun: Mar Menor
Cambridgeshire couple Martin and Val Parry want to retire to Mar Menor in southern Spain because they hope its saltwater lagoon might help Martin's osteoarthritis.
With a budget of £200,000, will Sara Damergi be able to find a property that takes their breath away?
Episode 62 - Summer Sun: Southern Costa Blanca
Reg and Val Thorne want to buy a home with beautiful views on the southern Costa Blanca. Sara Damergi shows them how far their budget of £82,000 will stretch, but can she find Reg and Val a property they both agree on?
Episode 63 - Summer Sun: Denia
Sara Damergi takes Savita and Vinod Patel from Hertfordshire househunting in and around the picturesque town of Denia on Spain's Costa Blanca. Will they opt for the convenience of the town or the amazing views on offer a little further away?
Episode 64 - Summer Sun: Torrevieja
Peter and Karen Greaves want a bolthole on Spain's Costa Blanca that they can escape to at a moment's notice. Sara Damergi shows them a selection of properties.
Episode 65 - Summer Sun: Alicante
John and Elaine Want are looking to make a permanent move to the Alicante region of southern Spain. The couple has £70,000 to spend.
Episode 70 - Summer Sun: Coimbra
In this new episode, Richard and Felicity Arcelli want a second home in the Coimbra region of Portugal and are looking to spend £40,000 on a renovation project.
Episode 71 - Summer Sun: Correze
Brenda and Nick Kennett from Surrey want to buy a family holiday home in the Correze region of France. Sara Damergi searches every nook and cranny of the local market to find property contenders for their £60,000 budget.
Episode 72 - Summer Sun: Poitou Charente
Sara Damergi helps to find the perfect French holiday pad to be shared by three sisters and their brother in the Poitou Charente region.
Episode 73 - Summer Sun: Vendee
Paula Brown wants to pursue her dream of retiring to the Vendee region of western France. She has £80,000 and wants to buy a property where she can live the good life, growing vegetables and keeping chickens.
Episode 74 - Summer Sun: Dordogne
Sara Damergi helps Robert and Diana Tayler find a home in the Dordogne region of France. The couple have already sold their Norfolk home, so the pressure is on.
A Place in the Sun 2014 synopsis
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