Jasmine Harman welcomed Marian and her husband Donald to A Place within the Sun, a pair who’ve been together for nearly half a century. The pair had spent most of their lives living of their home on the outskirts of Scotland but they were able to retire to a sunnier and warmer location, where they hoped they may pick up a number of the hobbies they’d placed on the back burner for some years. Nonetheless, before the search even began, the presenter of the Channel 4 property programme was unsure she was going to seek out the couple’s dream home.
The episode began as usual, with the host of the show meeting the guests on a beach within the given location where they desired to buy their property.
For Monday’s instalment of the show, they arrived in Almuñécar on Spain’s Costa Tropical, hoping considered one of the five properties Jasmine was going to indicate them could be the right fit.
As all the time, the presenter asked the couple what they were hoping to seek out from their dream home, with the pair explaining two bedrooms was the best.
Additionally they wanted there to be some space for them to store their electric bikes and so they desired to find a way to look out onto a beach.
Before the host offered her tackle this, the couple said they thought it was greater than possible with their budget of £120,000.
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There was a little bit of a clumsy silence before Jasmine shut down the couple’s expectations by stating: “I’m good but I’m not a miracle employee.”
The moment was laughed off by the trio before the presenter tried to work out whether any compromises might be made to the best property they were searching for.
Jasmine asked: “So is it more essential to be easily accessible to the beach moderately than having the ability to see the beach?”
Donald agreed it was before the property expert gave her evaluation of the situation, explaining: “From what I’ve seen here, frontline [to view the beach] properties start around £140,000 to £150,000.
“I do know that is quite a bit over your £120,000 budget,” she continued before asking the couple if there was any wiggle room.
Although the husband and wife of 47 years were divided, to start with, by the top of the viewing they were on the identical page that it wasn’t for them.
Property number two was one other contender but again, the couple weren’t convinced it was the one for them, despite the value being £107,000.
With the interest slumming just a little bit, Jasmine knew she needed to be on her A-game for the third property and he or she didn’t disappoint.
Despite there being no view of the beach or the ocean, the presenter explained it was only a brief walk to the beach for the couple.
To make up for that, there was a pool included with the property which the expert hoped could be an important selling point.
It was at the highest of their budget because it got here in at £119,500 and once more, the couple agreed quite a lot of money would should go into it to get it to how they wanted.
Property number 4 was next on the agenda, nonetheless, this was the primary home to go over the couple’s budget because it was in the marketplace for £128,000.
With two bedrooms, loads of space and views of the beach and the ocean, Jasmine thought she was onto a winner with this one.
The couple didn’t rule it out as they told the property expert it was going to be a contender for them to purchase at the top of the episode.
Moving swiftly on to property number five, Jasmine hoped the top of the search was going to be so much more successful than the primary half.
The flat, which included three bedrooms and sea views, all of which the couple asked for, was in the marketplace for £119,000.
This was one other contender for the couple but they did state it wasn’t completely what they’d in mind after they considered their dream home.
Jasmine gave them the night to take into consideration what they were going to do and the subsequent day, she met up with them to listen to their decision.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t excellent news as they told the presenter they weren’t going to place a suggestion in on any of the properties.
Although Jasmine said she was “dissatisfied”, she wished the husband and wife duo all the perfect with their search in the longer term.
A Place within the Sun airs weekdays at 4pm on Channel 4.