The popular television show A Place in the Sun was first seen on our screens 21 years ago in 2000. The show follows British families property hunting in sunny locations all over the world including the sunny South of Spain. Generally, the presenter will show the buyer three or four different properties chosen by their researchers. You will then find out whether or not they decided to purchase a property or not.
As Spanish estate agents in the South of Spain, we at Movehappy have found A Place in the Sun to be a programme which comes up in conversation with our clients on a regular basis. Having appeared on A Place in the Sun Series 6: Summer Sun in 2012 we have always followed the show ourselves.
A Place in the Sun grew in popularity in the years following its original release and several spin off shows have since been made including A Place in France, A Place in Greece, A Place in Spain and A Place in Slovakia. There have also been several sister shows to include A Place in the Sun: By The Sea, A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?, A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun, A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun and A Place in the Sun: Home or USA. The original show has recently made a comeback, returning to the original format.
Who presents A Place in the Sun?
A Place in the Sun has had many different presenters over the years. Some of the more well known presenters include Amanda Lamb, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton. Many of the original presenters are still working on the show now.
The original format of the show follows those looking for properties for a number of reasons. You will come across those looking to retire to the sun permanently, those looking for holiday homes or a permanent move abroad. You will also see people with different budgets meaning as a viewer of the show you get to see a variety of property types in different sunny locations all over the world.
At Movehappy, we are based on the sunny Costa Blanca in the South of Spain. We sell new build properties on the Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa Almeria and Costa del Sol, all areas which are regularly featured on A Place in the Sun in Spain.
We have found that A Place in the Sun Spain has in many cases been what has inspired our clients to begin dreaming of a life in the sun. First of all, it shows you first hand what you are able to get for money in the different locations. Many people are for example unaware that you are able to buy a brand new contemporary villa with 3 bedrooms and a private pool for as little as €159,000 (see image below) or a brand new apartment with a communal pool for as little as €100,000. Of course, seeing this reality makes us compare what we have for the same in the UK and begin dreaming of a life in the sun.
The show not only enables the viewer to see what kind of properties are available at different budgets but also gives brilliant insight into what different areas have to offer.
The Southern Costas in Spain are located on the Mediterranean Sea offering a perfect Mediterranean climate. The summers are long and hot and the winter temperatures rarely go below a pleasant 15 degrees. With miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches, traditional Spanish culture, stunning mountainous backdrops, palm trees and blue seas it is no wonder that A Place in the Sun has people wanting to buy their dream home here in Spain.
Buying a Place in the Sun
At Movehappy we specialise in new build properties and have hundreds available on the Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa Almeria and Costa del Sol. Our available properties vary in price from €100,000 up to over €3,000,000 meaning we have something available for all budgets. Even better, every property we sell comes with our unique Movehappy package saving you between €6,000 and €18,000! As well as a variety of budgets we offer a variety of property types so whether you are looking for a sea view apartment, a luxury villa or a golf location property, we have something for everyone.
You will find that many of the properties and property developments we have on our books are in areas featured on more recent episodes on A Place in the Sun. For example, the most recent episode which aired on 26th April 2021 shows a family looking for a home on the Orihuela Costa which is located on the sunny Southern Costa Blanca. They have a budget of €100,000 and view 5 different properties in different popular locations including Villamartin, Cabo Roig, Ciudad Quesada, Playa Flamenca and La Florida.
When discussing the show A Place in the Sun with our clients at Movehappy, we often get asked if we operate in a similar way to the television show in terms of selecting and viewing properties. At Movehappy we aim to make your property buying journey an enjoyable and stress free experience. As fans of the show and having appeared on the show ourselves we strive to do even better!
Before you travel to Spain we will discuss your property requirements at length in order to narrow down your search and organise a schedule for your viewing trip. When you arrive in Spain we are always happy to collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. When it comes to the property viewings we are again happy to pick you up so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. We will show you as many properties that are necessary to find your new dream property in the sun. Not only will we show you the properties selected but we will show you the local area and everything it has to offer.
Once you have found your dream property we will introduce you to our English speaking Lawyers. Everything will be taken care of for you. Of course you will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of the world too. We want your experience to be stress free from the beginning right up to when you are holding the keys in your hand.
If you have any questions about buying property in Spain, places to buy in Spain, you would like to discuss beginning your exciting property buying journey or anything else at all then please feel free to contact us here at Movehappy. We are always here to help!
You can watch A Place in the Sun by clicking here. Enjoy!