Rebecca and Simon from Kent decided they wanted to move their family to France and their goal was to build a brewery business from their own premises. A farmhouse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of the European hotspot was the perfect place for them to begin their New Life in the Sun. At just £67,000, the pair convinced Rebecca’s parents to move with them but there was a specific reason they wanted to up and leave the UK and explained their decision to the Channel 4 cameras.
The couple gave a tour of their new home, which was set in an idyllic countryside location and was centred in the middle of three acres of land.
With the whole place needing to be refurbished and the pair wanting to kickstart their business, they gave themselves an ambitious target of three months.
Spotting cobwebs and dead mice in the dishevelled property, Rebecca told her husband she wanted all of that gone before the family moved in.
They explained they would be living in a caravan for 14 weeks so the work could be done to bring the farmhouse up to scratch.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
However, despite all the upheaval, the homeowners said they would have never been able to achieve such a project in the UK.
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A New Life in the Sun couple address why they had to move abroad 'Could never do it in UK' (Image: Channel 4)
A New Life in the Sun: Rebecca and Simon purchased a farmhouse in France (Image: Channel 4)
Back in the London suburbs, where they previously lived, the couple did own their own micro-brewery but wanted to expand their prospects.