During the latest episode of A Place in the Sun, Scarlette Douglas tried to find house hunters Tony and Carol their dream holiday home in the Spanish town of Sucina. The couple, who have been married for 40 years were hoping to find a property with a budget of £75,000. Despite never visiting the Spanish village before, the couple were adamant about buying there. However, just minutes into the episode, some viewers became distracted as they commented on how difficult the couple were to please. Others pointed out that their expectations were far too high for the budget they had as Tony and Carol appeared to keep changing their minds with what they wanted.
Before they began their search, the couple told Scarlette that they were looking for a two-bedroom property in a quiet area.
“We’d like a roof terrace, a garden if possible, although we are not bothered about a pool,” Tony explained.
He went on to add that they don’t want to be overlooked by other neighbours and the property needed to be close to amenities, bars and restaurants.
However, poor Scarlette didn’t get off to the best of starts as despite loving the holiday home at a first glance, the couple quickly ruled it out after realising it was an apartment.
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“You look shocked, Tony,” the property expert noticed as the couple saw the outside space of the apartment, as Carol commented: “It looks lovely.”
Tony and Carol quickly changed their minds after realising they didn’t want to live somewhere which had residents living above them.
“That could put you off?” Scarlette asked them after realising they weren’t impressed at all. “I feel your energy has dropped, coming in what are you thinking?”
“It’s a bit dark,” Tony noted as Carol said: “We don’t want an apartment with somebody above, it’s liveable.”
“Liveable is not a word I want to hear,” Scarlette added.
Scarlette also failed to impress the pair with the second property as they felt it wasn’t spacious enough.
Carol aired her concerns about where their family members would stay when they came to visit.
Tony also pointed out the lack of nice views from the bungalow as all, they could see outside the windows was oncoming traffic.
However, with so many new irks and requirements coming to light, many viewers had sympathy with Scarlette.
Taking to Twitter to comment on the couple’s “lack of enthusiasm”, one viewer tweeted: “Today’s couple are enthusiastic… not! What do they expect with a little budget.” (sic)
“So now they want a mansion for £75-78k,” a second viewer said as another penned: “20 minutes in & I’m calling messers.” (sic)
A fourth added: “Now they want views???? None of this was on their list at the start? Time wasters! THERE! I SAID IT!!”
“Do people not do their research before going on #aplaceinthesun?” another wrote. “Big expectations for small budgets and even with a large budget, putting in silly low offers because they want to change perfectly good kitchens bathrooms and don’t like décor.” (sic)
Scarlette seemed to come up trumps with the third property, however, as Tony and Carol seemed to be blown away.
They loved how spacious the property was and they were even more impressed when they saw the beautiful roof terrace.
“It’s a definite contender,” Tony told the expert before they had even finished the property viewing.
The fourth property was a converted farmhouse and despite finding many positives about it, Tony said there was too much work that needed doing on it.
The fifth and final holiday home was another contender for the couple as the villa even came with a free car.
In the end, Carol and Tony decided to put an offer in on the third property which got accepted.
A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 4pm on Channel 4.
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