A Place in the Sun

About A Place in the Sun

In the 22 years it has now been on our screens, A Place in the Sun has become more and more popular with Brits in the UK that dream of one day living abroad. With several spin off shows including  A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?, A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun, A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun and several others, it has inspired thousands to take that plunge and buy a property abroad.

The original format of A Place in the Sun follows British families on their search to find their new dream property in the sun. Having given the show’s researchers a list of requirements, the presenter shows them around three or four properties they believe to be suitable. 

The show takes you to sunny locations all over the world including the sunny South of Spain where we ourselves at Movehappy are based. A Place in the Sun is still a show which comes up during conversations with our clients. It has inspired many to take the first step and make contact with estate agents in Spain. We have had many clients contacting us about properties in areas they have seen on the show. One of the most popular areas which has featured on the show many times is Torrevieja which is where the Movehappy offices are now located.

A Place in the Sun - Torrevieja

A Place in the Sun – Torrevieja

Torrevieja is a coastal city located on the sunny Costa Blanca where a beautiful Mediterranean climate can be enjoyed all year round. With over 300 days of sunshine every year it has become an increasingly popular area for expats and has grown significantly in recent years. 

Torrevieja most recently appeared on A Place in the Sun on 30th April 2012 presented by Jean Johansson. The episode followed David and Peter, brothers from Wolverhampton on their property search in November/December 2020. With a large extended family, they were searching for the perfect holiday home in Torrevieja or the surrounding area on the Costa Blanca to suit the whole family. They wanted three bedrooms, access to a communal pool and to be close to amenities such as bars, shops, restaurants and a golf course.

After a year of tirelessly researching the area and searching for the perfect property they turned to A Place in the Sun. They had a budget of £80,000-£100,000 and were shown five suitable properties in the area.

The first property they were shown was a 3 bedroom townhouse in Villamartin. Villamartin is located 4 kilometres inland from the coast at La Zenia and just 10 kilometres from Torrevieja and is known for its famous championship Villamartin Golf Course and the many blue flag beaches it has nearby. As well as its three bedrooms, the property comprised one and a half bathrooms, open plan lounge/dining room, separate kitchen, a balcony, rooftop solarium and lovely communal swimming pool. The townhouse was within walking distance of local amenities and was valued at just £98,214 at the time of filming.

The second property David and Peter were taken to was a three bedroom semi-detached house in El Galan which is located between Villamartin and Campoamor. In addition to its three bedrooms the property had spacious open plan living and a communal swimming pool. The several balconies and terraces caught viewers attention offering distant sea views, all valued at £106,250 at the time of filming.

Property number three was a three bedroom bungalow in La Marina, 20 minutes north of Torrevieja. It had open plan living, a lovely communal pool, an outdoor space and a huge rooftop solarium/terrace. The property was within walking distance of local amenities and was valued at the fantastic price of just £93,750 at the time of filming.

The fourth property viewed by David and Peter was the cheapest, valued at just £75,893 at the time of filming. It was located in the popular expat town of Ciudad Quesada. As well as being the cheapest, this townhouse had four bedrooms, lots of outside space including a courtyard and large rooftop terrace as well as access to a communal swimming pool. The house needed some work but was full of potential. 

Property number five took them back to La Marina to a three bedroom, two bathroom bungalow. All three bedrooms were doubles and the open plan living space was also spacious. The bonus here was the large basement area which would be perfect for entertaining. In terms of outside space, it had a large split level terrace as well as a large rooftop solarium/terrace and access to a large communal swimming pool. The property was valued at £102,679 at the time of filming.

David and Peter fell in love with property number five – the bungalow in La Marina. At the end of the episode we saw them have an offer of £92,000 accepted. So, what happened next? Within three or four hours of the offer being accepted they had put down a deposit of €10,000 to secure the property. At the time of the episode being aired on television in April 2021 they were simply waiting for travel back to Spain to complete the sale and become the new owners of their dream property in the sun!

A Place in the Sun - Torrevieja - Properties for sale

Buy A Place in the Sun with Movehappy

If like David and Peter, you have been searching for your dream home in the sun with no luck or you are just beginning your journey now, at Movehappy we operate in a similar way to A Place in the Sun and aim to make your property buying journey an enjoyable and stress free experience. We specialise in new build properties in Torrevieja and the rest of the Costa Blanca South and Costa Calida. We have hundreds of new properties available including many stunning properties for sale in Torrevieja itself. You will find a fantastic selection of apartments and villas with something for all budgets and with our unique Movehappy package you will save up to €18,000 on all new build properties.

3 Bed Apartment For Sale In Torrevieja

Before you travel to Spain we will discuss your property requirements, 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 also show you the local area and everything it has to offer. 

Once you have found your dream property with Movehappy 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 or you would like to discuss beginning your exciting property buying journey or anything else 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!

The popular television show A Place in the Sun was first seen on our screens 22 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 - VILLAMARTIN PLAZA!

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.

A Place in the Sun, Spain

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.

3-bedroom-villa-sucina-murcia-residential-aire-limpio A Place in the Sun, Spain

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

If you are looking to buy a place in the sun you have come to the right place! At Movehappy we specialise in new build properties and have hundreds available on the Costa Blanca South and the Costa Calida. 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 up to €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. 

property for sale A Place in the Sun, Spain

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!

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