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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Tessa Smith
    February 14, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    You say, ‘drop us a line’ but to where? I am an aerial fitness professional from London starting a business in Spain after moving here just months ago. I am also getting married in October, so it has been fun battling the language, laws and family dramas!


    • Elle Draper
      February 15, 2016 @ 11:43 am

      Thanks Tessa. If you hover over “About us/contact” in the top menu you can click the “Contact” link in the top menu which will get to us.

      Happy to send your details forward from there.

      E x


  2. l dockerty
    March 24, 2016 @ 1:24 am

    how do i book a holiday in almeria with the owners , Lee and Peter


    • Elle Draper
      March 24, 2016 @ 2:01 am

      Nice and simply – here is their website. Please do tell them you found them on Spain Buddy.

      Also – keep popping back to the website because we’re meeting up with them next week and wil be posting a feature on here about what they’re up to now.

      Doesn’t their place look amazing? It’s just up the road from us.

      E x


  3. Peter Thomson
    April 2, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    Hi there,
    You can contact as Elle said via our website at or on Facebook at or email us at

    I hope this helps and we look forward to hearing from you.

    All the best.


  4. Lynn Brolly
    April 2, 2016 @ 3:48 pm

    Hi loved the programme would like more information on Alice and jo place in France please


    • Elle Draper
      April 2, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

      Sorry but we don’t have contact details for the people in France.


      Elle xx


  5. Jacqui
    April 5, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

    Hi, do you have the web address for the Geck bar in javea, please? ?


    • Elle Draper
      April 5, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

      We don’t I’m afraid. There were rumours circulating on Facebook that it had closed… but they were only rumours – we can’t confirm those.
      Their Facebook page has been switched off though.
      Might be worth contacting the radio station they were featured on? Here’s a link for them on Facebook:
      Elle xx


  6. Andrew
    April 17, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi do you have any contact details for Peter & Lees place in Almeria ? Thx Andrew x


    • Elle Draper
      April 17, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

      Hi Andrew. yes – scroll through the comments on this page and you’ll see them.

      Elle x


  7. Peter
    November 1, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

    Hi All,
    We have just finished filming for A New Life in the Sun Series 2, which will feature us opening the Restaurant. If you want further details on our Holiday Rentals please see the website at or email us at
    The Restaurant contact details are and email us at or you can call us on 0034 646 351 411 which is for both the Rentals and Restaurant.
    All the best Peter & Leigh.


    • Elle Draper
      November 1, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

      We look forward to seeing you on the telly again. E x


  8. Kevin
    February 8, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

    Looking for information on the Villa that has been featured on the TV series ‘A New Life in the Sun’ on ” Channel 4. It’s is run by a couple from Scotland and is in the Andalucia area of Spain.
    Can anyone help with information?


  9. Philip Nicholson
    February 19, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    Your ruining this series will all the non existent problems ,,time restraints and problems these people are supposed to be experiencing,,,So far fetched ,,,now and again YES,,,all the time NO.Must be what they teach when your produces are doing media studies,,,Could be a good program BUT,,,


  10. Gary
    September 27, 2018 @ 3:18 pm

    Hi, do you have the E Mail address for the B&B in rural Spain, episode 11 series 3.
    Thank you,


  11. Mrs Debra Gill
    March 1, 2019 @ 6:57 pm

    Hi want to book in at Jo n Nats place send me info


    • Elle Draper
      March 1, 2019 @ 11:42 pm

      We don’t have their info to send. Sorry.


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