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House hunters Jo and DP were searching Nerja on Spain’s Costa del Sol for his or her perfect home for a winter escape. They hoped to rent the property out throughout the summer months to support their retirement, and A Place within the Sun expert Ben Hillman was tasked with finding them a property that suited all their needs. Nevertheless, Ben’s hopes were shut down after the pair placed three contenders on the table before taking them away in a single fell swoop.

The 2 had visited Ben’s first three properties, and one and two were already within the contender list.

The primary was a two-bed apartment in Nerja, which got here with a covered balcony overlooking some pretty communal gardens and a powerful pool.

Inside, the open plan living, dining and kitchen space appealed to Jo and DP.

The 2 bedrooms were each doubles and looked onto the pool, and it was available on the market for £226,050.

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The second property, a villa in Punta Lara, was initially one other home given the green light by the couple.

Valued at £210,084, the semi-detached house boasted a communal pool and gardens, with a bar and shop on-site.

A roof terrace impressed Jo, while the normal living and dining room was set beside a contemporary kitchen.

While viewing the third property, one other two-bed in Punta Lara, Jo dropped a bombshell that they’d decided to drop all of the contenders.

“The thing is, you go into Nerja, the costs go up, a property like this in Nerja is out of budget…” Ben tried to indicate.

He added: “So, obviously you would like something that’s unaffordable, essentially.”

“Yes, story of my life,” Jo confessed. Ben had an idea and responded: “We will go somewhere completely different now to offer you all that Spanish charm of an old town.”

“And confuse us more,” Jo quipped as Ben remarked: “No, Jo! Come on.”

He later told viewers: “Gosh, I believed it was all going so well, but I believe Jo just told me we have gone from potentially three contenders to zero!

“In the event that they want extra space and access to the excitement of the town on their budget, we will have to go away Nerja.”

When decision time got here, the couple sat down with Ben to elucidate what they’d chosen to do.

They explained they desired to make a suggestion on the ultimate house, a two-bed villa in La Noria.

It was valued at  £222,689, but they asked to make a suggestion of £190,000.

Unfortunately, when Ben called the owner, they explained they’d only budge to £217,000.

Jo and DP decided they’d wish to do more of their very own research and stayed in Spain to seek out their perfect home.

A Place within the Sun airs weekdays at 4pm on Channel 4.

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