Jayne and Hendrik are desperate to get out of their rented house and buy their own property. With £380k to spend, the couple are torn between Hertfordshire and Le Marche in Italy.
More about Jayne and Hendrik and their property search
Jayne and Hendrik have recently been made redundant from the security company they worked at, and with a bit of cash at their disposal and no ties now holding them to their current home, they are looking to invest. Jayne has always fancied Italy and would like a property in the Le Marche region. Hendrik on the other hand is more cautious, and is worried what the couple would do for work in a new country.
While they have a dream to start a holiday lets business for other expats and Brits abroad, neither of them have experience in this are and language barriers are also putting them off. Will they want the security of England or will they be willing to throw their plans out of the window and embrace a whole new style of living?
Home properties - Hertfordshire
Despite only being twelve miles to Central London, Hertfordshire is one of the smallest counties in England and also has a huge amount of designated green belt land, [...]
Away properties - Le Marche
Le Marche lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the high Apennine mountains and much of it remains unspoilt by the ravages of mass tourism. The average annual temperature is over 15 degrees with the hottest temperatures hitting the high twenties in mid-summer. Famed for its truffles, olive oil and fresh fish, Jayne and Hendrik will have no problems leaving a completely different lifestyle if they make the choice to relocate.