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This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed at home.

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Hello and welcome.

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To a location that sits slap bang in the middle of the British Isles.

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The beautiful, rural county of Leicestershire.

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That's right, property pickers. This is To Buy Or Not To Buy.

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Oh, wonderful Leicestershire.

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With its rolling countryside,

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fresh air... What is that dreadful pong?

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And this little piggy had none.

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She's right.

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Here in this gorgeous Utopia we aim to find three,

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correct, three, fantastic properties for today's buyers.

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One of which they can try before they buy.

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And absolutely right, Nikki.

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Where was I? And this little piggy went

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wee, wee, wee, wee, all the way home.

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Sorry, sorry.

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What's all that stuff about pigs?

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Well, Alison Beaver, yes, that's her name,

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she's one of today's buyers and she absolutely loves little piggies.

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-Oh, I get the piggy bit now.

-Yes.

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Together with her ever so active husband, Tim

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and son, Luke, they fancy a shot at the good life.

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Somewhere with a bit of land where they can keep animals and grow things.

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Sounds wonderful. Well, lucky for them,

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we've got To Buy's very own Pinky and Perky to help them out.

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So, you're Pinky, so therefore I'm Perky.

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And you're Alison, and you're Tim.

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What is the pig obsession? Where does it actually come from?

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I used to work with pigs when I first left school.

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I went to South Wales and did a two-year pig course.

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Melton Mowbray wouldn't exist were it not for pigs.

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It wouldn't, would it?

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-That's why I am here anyway.

-What are you both looking for?

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I think Ali wants to move back to the country

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cos Ali's from farming stock, if you like.

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And for me it's the space.

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As nice as our home is, we're a little bit cramped.

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So, with the house, this is a house that could have pigs?

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-Absolutely, yeah.

-You want to keep pigs?

-I do, yes.

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How many pigs is sensible?

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I think, for us, probably half a dozen or so. Not very many.

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OK, so we're looking for more of a rural kind of farm-y style property.

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Do you want character out of the house?

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An olde-worlde one? Because you have got quite a modern place here.

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For this area, I think the character comes

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with those sorts properties anyway, so yes.

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How many bedrooms are we looking at?

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Three, minimum.

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How far away from Melton Mowbray do you need to be, then?

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Ideally within 10 - 15 minutes.

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Let's imagine Melton Mowbray and the environment is a massive pork pie.

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Where do you want to be? Meat, jelly or pastry?

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-Not the meat for me. For me, it would be the jelly or the crust.

-OK.

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I'm on the edge of the plate near the mustard.

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The question is...

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..what am I going to say?

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-What's the budget?

-How much have you got in your piggy-bank?

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Pig? Piggy bank? Go on then.

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-About £400,000.

-Wow! That's a lot.

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-You're going to say this will be easy for us today.

-Hope so.

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Such a beautiful county.

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Well, it's true. Do we need luck?

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You've got loads of ability. I'm sure you'll nail it first time.

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-Wish us something.

-Best of luck!

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-See you later.

-Thank you.

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This is all fairly straightforward. They want a house for six pigs.

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It's so definitive, isn't it? I love it when our buyers are like this.

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£400,000 in this current property market, it's going to be easy.

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It's going to be very easy.

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In fact, we're going to do it today.

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I'm going to go off and meet the people of Melton Mowbray.

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I'll see you... Babe! Babe! Babe!

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Babe! Babe! Babe! Babe! Babe!

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-Babe! Babe!

-You are not saying "Babe"

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because that is the name of a pig in a film, I hope.

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-If you are, Ed, you are pushing your luck.

-Sorry.

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Famed for its eponymous pork pie,

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we are here in the beautiful market town of Melton Mowbray.

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Evidence suggests the village was inhabited before Roman occupation

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and it boasts some superb historic buildings.

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I wonder if the Romans had an estate agent back then.

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Train links to Birmingham and London make it remote yet accessible,

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if you get my drift.

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With Nottingham and Leicester within 20 miles, Melton is a great location.

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What would £400,000 buy around the rest of the country?

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In Nottinghamshire, this stunning

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four-bed detached former coach house within the historic maypole village

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of Wellow comes with an ornate pond and a private driveway.

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The price? 410 grand.

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Or perhaps a converted chapel in rural Derbyshire,

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dating back to 1848.

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This property is full of character and boasts two garden areas.

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It would also set you back £410,000.

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And in Welwyn Garden City, you could be the proud owner of a three-bed

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luxury apartment with underground parking and a video entry phone.

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The price? 425 grand.

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Enough about the rest of the UK.

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Let's see how we can spend our money in Melton Mowbray.

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-Are you Nicola?

-I am.

-I'm Ed, pleased to meet you.

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How are you? Now, Nicola, I don't know how often you get people

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-come in and say, "I am for a house that can have pigs."

-Right.

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What is special about Melton?

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It's friendly, it's not overly busy.

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One of the old types of market towns.

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They want to be near Melton Mowbray.

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They have got £400,000 to spend.

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If we look going towards Oakham.

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There, you've got villages such as Little Dalby, Great Dalby.

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And coming slightly south, we have got the Wheat Valley villages as well.

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Thank you so much.

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It's heavy, isn't it? Wow!

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Harby.

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There it is. Lovely village.

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It is in the Vale of Belvoir.

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It's got room for pigs, but maybe not the six that Alison wants.

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-It's lovely. I think this is it.

-OK, you think there's room for pigs.

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-I know there's room in this property.

-I can't see where.

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We have just under an acre of land.

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So it's a paddock, there's a pond

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and it's just, kitchen-wise, gorgeous.

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It doesn't sound as good as mine, really.

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-60 pigs you could fit in the back of there.

-It does sound nice.

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The wild card. I'll give you a tease. I'll flash it quickly.

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I'm going to show it briefly because I don't want to spoil it.

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Lovely property. It has had one careful owner in its entire life.

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It is occupied by the people that built it,

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so it has been looked after lovingly. Lots of space.

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-You like it a lot, don't you?

-It's funky.

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It is funky and you need a funky place to rear pigs.

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And talking of rearing pigs, it is in the village of

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Rearsby, which is a little play on words about rearing pigs.

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It's not the only reason I've chosen it.

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Is this my pork pie?

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This is from the best pork pie shop. I had a bit of a nibble.

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-All right.

-It's heavy.

-Here we go.

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MUFFLED SPEECH

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It's good, isn't it? And that's all hand reared.

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-Lovely!

-Are we going to yours first then?

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-MUFFLED:

-Very nice.

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-This way.

-What?

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Now, I'm setting a red hot pace here with my choice, Nikki.

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I've plumped for a large four-bed semi

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in the picture-postcard setting of Harby.

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It's a quintessentially English rural village only a ten minute drive from Tim's work

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and I've a feeling that this house might just, wait for it,

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bring home the bacon. Thank you.

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We're at property one. This is the one that myself

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and the mysterious property hunting team are gambling on.

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I am convinced, nay, sure, nay, everything else you want,

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that this is the property for you.

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-Now, your surname is?

-Beaver.

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And we're in the Vale of Belvoir.

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So, isn't that a lovely thing to write on a Christmas card?

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The Beavers of Belvoir!

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What do you think about the house?

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-Tim, what do you think?

-Intrigued, yeah.

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It looks a slightly odd sort of layout for me.

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-Character!

-Well, hopefully, hopefully.

-Alison?

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I think it looks lovely. Really nice from the outside.

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This is the one, trust me.

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-It's a bit higgledy-piggledy. Get it?

-I see what you've done there!

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Three, two, one, into the pig house.

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No, that is the pig house. Into your house.

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I'm really let down. I thought this was it.

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I thought this was the whole place.

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-Shall we go and have a snuffle for a truffle over there?

-Oh, yes.

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Stable door, beautiful.

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Yeah, that's one of your preferences.

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Utility room.

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Plenty of room for your fridge and your freezer,

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washing machine, that kind of thing.

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The beauty of this house is,

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if Ali's gone out with the pigs, covered in mud,

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go into that kind of utility area, all tiled,

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he can do whatever he wants to. Do the dog shake.

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-Look what I can see.

-OK!

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-Got your Aga. Ticks that box.

-Yep.

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Which is fantastic, because that was on the list.

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I should have said that at the start because it was a bit flat on the entrance.

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Ooh! This is a surprise. Much bigger than it looks.

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Yep. Open fire.

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With doors out straight into the garden, so that's lovely.

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Nice garden, but does it have a view?

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Where is the view, Ed?

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Can I point out, they were in the garden.

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Shouldn't they have thought of that then?

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The thing is, they didn't realise there was that part of the garden...

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And you, you didn't actually reveal that there was no view.

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I don't want to unwrap their Christmas presents.

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I think we would have to repaint and redecorate for our tastes.

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I like this, I love the...

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such a cosy little room. Little nooks and crannies. It's super.

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Alison there has moved into kind of romantic-style descriptions.

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-I think she's bought into this a lot more now.

-Ah!

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Pig sty? Outbuilding for Luke?

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It's far too posh for Luke. It's very nice.

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It's lovely. I love the beams. Very posh, very nice.

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They're loving the feel of it all.

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There's an emotional investment there now.

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-Still no view, Ed.

-More panelling.

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Less decorating for you, Tim.

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Fantastic. I'll go with that.

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This is nice. Isn't this lovely?

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Sewing room?

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Yes, Lots and lots of storage space again.

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Be able to hide my fabrics in here.

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Oooh!

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More built-in wardrobes.

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This is a bigger room than you would expect.

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That's very large. Very large.

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-Look at the view.

-Yeah, nice to wake up to that.

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"Nice view".

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What kind of word is "nice"?

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He didn't say it like that!

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He went, "Nice view, that, nice view."

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That's, that's nice.

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It's lovely.

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The round window, that's unusual, isn't it?

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-Yeah. I think we'd do some work on it, though.

-What would you do?

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Some of the tiles maybe want replacing.

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He's seeing it, loves it, thinks it's brilliant,

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he's just spotting things that he might have to do.

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-How was it?

-Ooh, it's lovely. Yes, lots of character.

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Lots of character.

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A lovely from you, then. What about you, Tim?

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Impressed with the downstairs, wasn't so impressed with the upstairs.

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What were you particularly impressed by downstairs?

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Let's start with the plus points, shall we?

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Plenty of space, so the rooms seemed

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to roll into each other, which is really nice.

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I loved the tiled floor in the kitchen and the fact that it's got the Aga.

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That's very homely and what we'd be looking for.

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And the open fires were a plus point as well - very nice.

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You do know you don't have to make a decision yet.

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You do, however, have to tell us what do you think the price might be.

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-Guess the price!

-I would go 370.

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-370.

-349. Not so high for me.

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I'm going to prefix this with, sometimes people

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on the programme value the property with the way they feel about it.

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I sense with the pig factor and everything else,

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the work upstairs, that you're probably not really going for this.

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-I spent more for your money.

-Well done!

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I spent quite a bit more. It's on the market for £425,000.

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Gosh.

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There's room for negotiation, but it's not a price you would

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want to pay because I don't think it's tickled your fancy.

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No. I think the house is lovely.

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It's outside, really. No pigs, no view. That's what lets it down.

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You see, Ed? No view!

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I was wondering, it doesn't... I don't want to hear it! Go!

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Go on, that way. Go! Just go.

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And you, go on!

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Now, my choice of property lies in the beautiful village of Great Dalby,

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this time on the south side of Melton Mowbray.

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The property itself has an unusual layout with the living space on the upper level.

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OK, Tim, Alison, the view.

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-The view and the house.

-All right.

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Yes, it does have a lovely view.

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Mine had a nice view from one of the windows.

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Albeit from one.

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I think you'll find that this could have a view from every window.

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It's new. It's about seven, eight years old.

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I think it feels executive style.

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This is where the boss of the company would live.

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This is aspirational living.

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What do you think of the outside of the property?

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Very nice. Even though it's a fairly recent building, has character.

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I would say, mine had room for four pigs.

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I think you've got room for 60 pigs here.

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60? Too many!

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Alison, what did you think? What's your overall thoughts?

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It's gorgeous.

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-You seem excited about this one.

-I am, yes.

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The views look like they'll be stunning as well.

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Alison, you've got a glint in your eye.

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-I most certainly have, yes.

-Are you ready to go in?

-I am.

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-Get in!

-Enjoy it.

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I'm annoyed they didn't like my one, but I'll be honest...

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-They didn't not like it.

-But they like this one, a lot. I'm excited.

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Ooh! Nice and light.

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It is. Nice, warm feeling as soon as you step in.

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Absolutely. Yes, gorgeous.

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Lovely!

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That's a nice room.

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Fancy waking up to that view in the morning, Tim.

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"Fancy waking up to that view in the morning!"

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I had a view, I didn't have VIEWS, I had a view.

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I think it's a nice size. Ooh, gosh, gets better!

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Ticks more boxes. No problem at all.

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Another room with a view.

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This would be my room.

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French doors out into the garden in the morning.

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I can't fault it.

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It's just a sweeping view all the way round, isn't it?

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-I just did hear a phrase saying, "I can't fault this".

-Ooh, bathroom!

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Oh, I do like that.

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You can bring me a glass of champers in that any time, babe!

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Now, that's a greeting for a bathroom.

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Still nice and airy up here, nice and light.

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,Oh gosh, lovely! And the views!

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Oh, my giddy aunt. Look at that! Yes!

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Right, there we go. Another room, another "Ooh!" from Ali.

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Every room, every room...

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I bet you £1 that the next room she goes into will be a "Oooh!"

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Ooh, Tim.

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-Character!

-That's lovely.

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Wow!

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Bit of a dilemma. Here, or the living room.

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But you do have your views from the living room, so you could be down here doing the cooking.

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No, no, no, you're far better cook than me.

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They're not sure if they want to use the kitchen

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as the place they'll always be or the living room.

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-They don't have to make that decision now.

-Spoilt for choice.

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Whoops, a garage!

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There's plenty of room.

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Good size, isn't it, again? Double garage.

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-An absolute godsend.

-Get both cars in, no probs. Lots of room in between.

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Gosh, how's that for a view?

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Smell the air.

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And that is an impressive area of land.

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Real vista, isn't it?

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Yes, nice and quiet as well. Very nice.

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Are you aware, Alison, that every room you walk into, you go "Ooh!"?

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Apart from one, you went, "Aah!"

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Well, I was, it's got that factor.

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There you go, you see?

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The "ooh" and "aah" factor.

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Did you, when you walked in, have that sensational feeling of,

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-"I love this house"?

-Yes.

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-You did?

-Yes, gorgeous.

-I'm looking at Tim, here.

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-What do you think?

-You are giving us the policeman look now.

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Yeah, absolutely, when we walked in, very definitely a house built

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with the view in mind and it's fantastic in that respect.

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Having mulled it over, I worry that we would have enough storage space.

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OK, it's a lot of house.

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It's a lovely house. It's a house that makes you go "ooh" and "aah".

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-It does.

-The question is, Alison,

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how much is it worth?

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You are lagging behind in the guess the price competition.

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Massively.

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£400,000 is the budget.

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What is your guess for this beauty?

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I will go for 375.

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Right, Mr Tim. What you think?

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390.

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390, OK, you've taken the higher ground. Nikki?

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Well, you, Tim, are the closest.

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If only you'd gone 399.

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It is, in fact, the same as Ed's - 425.

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So, you're really going lower, aren't you?

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I'm a bit of a skinflint, I think.

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-Is that what it is?

-It must be.

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Everyone's favourite part of the programme is the wild card and it is next.

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And I believe, as the crow flies, it's this way.

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-Shall we go? OK. Come on.

-Lovely.

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As usual we've gone just slightly off piste for today's wild card.

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It's got the space they want, the open-plan feel and the right number of bedrooms.

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It ticks nearly every box, except, that is, for the fact that it's a modern build.

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Tim and Alison, turn round. You can finally look.

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That is the wild card.

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We thought it was best to have a look at it from the garden. Look at that for a view.

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-What do you think?

-Lovely, isn't it?

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-Isn't it?

-Absolutely.

-The owners started building it in 1960.

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They finished building it in 1965.

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And they have lived in it ever since.

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They literally did everything, with spades.

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It's a labour of love.

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-You're a bit overwhelmed by this, aren't you?

-Yes.

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Obviously, the way the garden is at the moment, not really geared up for pigs.

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I've not done a two-year pig course, and I know you have, Alison.

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There are possibilities for pigs here, and also there's land around the area.

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-What do you think of it?

-I think it's smashing.

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Really very different, but in a nice way.

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OK, that's good. Are you ready?

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Enter that futuristic monster.

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-Go!

-Enjoy.

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-I don't know.

-It's the wild one, isn't it?

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It is very tricky, isn't it?

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-And the pigs!

-Here we go.

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Gosh, this is nice and light.

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And views, as soon as you come into the room, the views over the garden, lovely.

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A room with a view again.

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Several, look.

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Lots of features, aren't there?

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You can have all your pictures of me!

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What I admire about Tim it is that he's got exactly

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what I've got in my house. A wall of pictures of me.

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Tim has just seen that and thought,

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-"That's where the walls of pictures of me could go."

-The pigs are going there.

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Very light. It's lovely. Look at the sun shining in now.

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-It's gorgeous.

-Yes, warm, isn't it?

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Yes. Nice as well.

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-The kitchen-diner.

-Yes.

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It doubles as a snug almost.

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Mmm. And looks out over the garden as well. It would be nice.

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Stand here, do the washing-up, look out over the garden again.

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Or stand and load the dishwasher.

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And yet another view of the garden, Tim.

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I like the idea of an upside-down house

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and who wouldn't want to be in an upside-down house?

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I would name it if I named this house, "The upside-down house."

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I think two bedrooms...with yet another view of the garden.

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-Good-sized room.

-Yes, you wouldn't need to do much to it, would you?

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Another bedroom with another beautiful view.

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It's lovely with the sun shining through today.

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Bedrooms a bit small, perhaps, so far?

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Well it's got everything that you need, a wardrobe, chest of drawers.

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-Good sewing room.

-Think you'd have enough space?

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-Yes. And with all the light coming in, it would be super.

-Yes, it would be good for the light.

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-Yes.

-And again you can't deny the view.

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-Every window you go to is slightly different, as well.

-Bathroom.

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Oh, this is nice.

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Nice clean, fresh sort of feeling with all the white tiles and the white suite.

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Is there a shower?

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There is but it runs off the taps. Which I'm not a huge fan of.

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You'd think there would be more than one bathroom

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and sadly there is only one and even more sadly they don't like it. Really.

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-Well, Tim felt it was bog-standard.

-Pathetic.

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Well I could see myself here with a beer on a summer's evening.

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Do you promise to mow the grass and clean the windows?

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It will keep me fit coming up this hill. I promise to mow the grass.

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I promise to clean the windows, but I can't promise not to go through them with the ladders.

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What did you think?

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It's lovely. It's got the beautiful garden with the stream at the bottom and the bridge and the fruit trees.

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-You do seem very at home here.

-It is very nice.

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But overall what were your thoughts, Tim? Because I couldn't gauge you.

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Alison, I think you liked the second one more, in my mind, but Tim, I think you quite like this.

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I do like this. I love the garden and I love the view out on to the garden.

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-I could see us here.

-Could you?

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It's a lovely house. It is a lovely house.

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The disadvantage is I worry about the dog, because he'll be off down the brook, and he's got

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a bit of a penchant for going in and sitting down so I think we'd have a wet living room.

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Well, yes. But the thing is, right, we haven't done the old...

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Oh, we have a game to play. And in fact, now of course, it is just for fun

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because Alison, you lost dreadfully in the last two properties.

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-Absolutely slaughtered, yes.

-How about you then start again?

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We'll give you a chance to redeem yourself. For fun only.

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I don't know. Ooh...we're in a nice area, aren't we?

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-Rearsby, yes.

-Yes. I don't know. 375 again.

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I think it's at the top end of our budget again.

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I'm going to go 399,950.

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-Really? OK.

-Mmmm!

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Alison, you're nothing if not consistent.

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Tim, you're out by 50 quid. Actually you're probably out by a little bit over £50.

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It could be 51, because the price is offers over £400,000.

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But this is the point where you have to go away and make the biggest

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decision of your adult lives about which property you wish to test drive.

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-Head off and make your big decision and we will see you at your chosen vehicle. Ready?

-OK, thank you.

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-Good luck.

-Choose wisely.

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And for all of you at home, here's a chance for you to have a recap.

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Will it be my property, the charmingly rustic crosshouse in

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the sleepy village of Harby, with its five bedrooms

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and the all-important cast iron range cooker?

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Price, £425,000.

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Will it be the stunning barn-style house in Great Dalby with its superb

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views, magnificent kitchen, great views,

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double garage and oh...did I mention the breathtaking views?

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The price, £425,000.

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Or perhaps our eager Beavers will plug for today's wild card?

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The modern yet utterly unique upside-down house in the aptly-named Rearsby.

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The ultimate in open-plan living.

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Theirs for £400,000.

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And they've gone for my choice. Property number two in Great Dalby.

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-I think you'll find I've brought home the bacon, Ed.

-All right, all right.

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Get the kettle on, Tim.

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Looks like Alison's really settling into what could be her new home.

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Now what was it that my grandma used to say? Knit one, purl one.

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Come on, Ed. You'll soon have that jumper made.

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I see Luke's made a sharp exit.

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Do you think he's got enough jumpers to last him a lifetime?

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Probably. But at least they'll keep him warm for all those country walks.

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-D'you think he's playing our tune?

-I reckon so.

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Mr and Mrs Beaver, as you can tell, because I'm grinning,

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I'm delighted you've chosen my property to try before you buy.

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It is magnificent.

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Yes, all right. You did pick this one and I'm happy you found one you liked.

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But what I want to know is why this one? I felt there was

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a slight split between you pair, because you quite liked the wildcard, Tim?

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I did like the wild card.

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So why did you come back? Why did you come back here?

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I just like the view and the remoteness of this place

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compared to the wild card which was indeed a very nice property.

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Also you get the sense of space here that I don't think you get there as well as the view.

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-And the kitchen you thought was too big earlier, didn't you?

-I did, yes. Yes I thought so.

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Now I've had another look, not quite so sure. It doesn't seem so big second time round.

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This was your dilemma, wasn't it? And you needed to come back and have a see.

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Well you look happy with it, so....To Buy Or Not To Buy?

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After much consideration I think it's...

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a to buy.

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-Ooh!

-Really? This is fantastic.

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-That's fantastic.

-Hold on! There's a "But."

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We would like to view the property a bit more and just get our heads

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round it a little bit more because obviously it's a big move.

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It's a huge move, it's a lot of money and also you want to know

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whether you can put your sties and your stables and things like that.

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But at the moment we're saying, to buy?

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-In principle we would buy this property.

-Haven't we done well?

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You say "We" and thank you very much for including me, but really it's you today.

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-Aw....

-Congrats. You've been a pleasure to find a house for.

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-You really have.

-I hope you have many happy years in it.

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-Thank you very much.

-Enjoy.

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Thank you, guys.

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-We'll see you later.

-See you later.

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-Bye.

-Bye now.

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Nikki, it's got to be said, congratulations are in order for you,

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-you have not only managed to house a family of Beavers, you've also....

-A lodge of Beavers.

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A lodge of Beavers, you've also got a home for pigs, alpacas and sheep, well done.

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-I have indeed. Thank you very much, Ed.

-It's a pleasure.

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