A Place in the Sun guests laugh as Scarlette shows them ‘grim’ £80k farmhouse

A Place in the Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas struggled to help a couple with a low budget who wanted a home in Spain that was spacious and not overlooked by any neighbours.

Carol and Tony from the Midlands had £75,000 to spend but had quite a tricky list of demands, including a swimming pool, which Scarlette nonetheless tried to fulfill.

After the couple dismissed an apartment because they didn't want anyone living above them and more urban properties because they would be overlooked by neighbours, Scarlette took a risk with a more rural option near the town of Corvera.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom farmhouse was just minutes from a selection of bars, restaurants, shops, and supermarkets.

It had its own small above-ground swimming pool and a generous plot of land, with not a single neighbour in sight.

The property was valued at €89,900 (£77,585) and Carol and Tony burst out laughing as soon as they saw it, which was a reaction Scarlette was not expecting.

The presenter said: "I'm taking you out of your comfort zone and showing you this property, now I know you know space and don't want to be overlooked, so here is property number four."

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Laughing, Tony replied: "Definitely not overlooked."

"Except by mountains," added Carol as she began laughing too.

The couple said they were "open ato anything" and agreed to take a look inside the building but failed to be impressed by its rural charm, which might have needed a bit of modernising.

Viewers at home were equally unsure about the property which they seemed to find a bit depressing.

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One person tweeted: "Yikes this is grim."

"That looks grim to be fair," commented another fan of the show.

In the end, Tony and Carol decided to put an offer on property number three, which was a two-bedroom villa in Sucina.

After some negotiation, they got the villa for under their budget.

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