Warwickshire Bungalows To Buy or Not to Buy


Warwickshire Bungalows

Simon O'Brien and Jonny Benarr head to Warwickshire to find the perfect bungalow.


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-Hello, and welcome to To Buy Or Not to Buy.

-Hello.

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Today, we're in Warwickshire taking our foot off the pedal for a more leisurely paced property search.

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Indeed.

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Oh, d'you know? There's nothing like growing old.

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-You should know.

-Looking forward to retirement, downsizing,

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cashing the old pension in, doing whatever you like with your time.

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You're not thinking of leaving the show, are you, Tom?

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No such luck, Johnny. I'm talking about the prospect of retirement. Now, come on,

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-let's get going, young whippersnapper.

-All right, grandad. Calm down.

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Cheeky young scamp! But talking of grandparents, today's buyers are just that.

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Yes. Meet John and Sue Yardley,

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currently residing in their immaculate three-bed semi in Moreton Morrell.

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Immaculate because Sue is extremely house-proud, but luckily that's not her only passion.

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Thank heavens for that! This is not How Clean Is Your House, you know?

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Indeed. Sue and John live a packed life with their chocolate lab Lottie,

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and Georgia, the cavalier King Charles spaniel.

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Yes, the entire family often head off for weekends away in their super-large caravan,

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-and keeping the old lady ticking over is a full-time job for John.

-You can't talk about Sue like that!

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-No, the caravan!

-Oh, I see.

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Our couple are not just dog lovers, oh no! Sue in particular could give Noah a run for his money.

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-Why, does she build boats?

-No, she loves animals,

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as you can tell if you take a look at her absolutely fabulous paintings.

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We are on the hunt for a new property for you today. What are we looking for?

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We're looking for a bungalow.

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Single-storey. It's to suit Sue's disabilities.

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This is hence the move.

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-Right.

-What is that, Sue? Why do we need to move?

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-I suffer with arthritis, I've had it right from a young age, from my teens.

-Right.

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And as the year's gone on, I've got worse and worse.

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Paint us a picture, What would you like?

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2-3 bedroom.

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Um...nice kitchen.

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Enough room for a couple of cars. I've got a Land Rover and the wife's got her car.

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-If we can get room for a caravan.

-Have you been looking at bungalows?

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-Have you had a wander around a few?

-We've looked at five or six, yes.

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How have they been? Close to what you're after, or have you been a little bit disappointed?

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-I've been disappointed, I have.

-Why?

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They've got narrow entrances where I can't get my scooter at the side of the house.

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Sue, just quantify that for me,

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because when you say scooter I'm guessing we're not talking Lambrettas.

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-A motability scooter.

-Right, OK. OK.

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If you've been looking for bungalows,

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you might have come across the fact that there's not that many of them about, is there?

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They're a fairly rare commodity. Are you prepared to look at properties that might be from deceased estates?

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Are you prepared to take on a bit of work for the bungalow?

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Not a problem with the work. A bit of DIY is not a problem with us.

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Because I'm one to very much take people at their word when they say that...

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There's a "but" from Sue.

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But there are some bungalows what we've seen what need a lot of money spent on it.

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If we use our skills and find you a place which is, say, 30 grand under your budget,

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allowing that work to be done, would you still not be keen to do that much work, is that what you're saying?

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-We'd be prepared to do the work, Of course.

-Yes?

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-If it's the right place and the room, it's the room we're looking for.

-Where is the right place?

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We're looking for 8, 10, 12 miles radius of Gaydon, which is the place I work.

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OK. So we're looking kind of rural? Kind of...

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-Rural areas. Village locations, yes.

-Give us some names, cos I love the names of villages around here.

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-There's Harbury.

-Yes.

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-Bishop's Itchington.

-That's my favourite, Bishop's Itchington.

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It sounds like an affliction, doesn't it? What else?

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Fenny Compton's a lovely place to go and live.

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-Southam.

-Yeah.

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How much have we got to play with? What's the budget?

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-You have up to £210,000.

-£210,000. Is that kind of your maximum?

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-That's it.

-I can see Sue is very authoritative.

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"That is it!" OK, fair enough.

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OK. We've got all the information we need.

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-Yes, good to go.

-Shall we get going?

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We'll see you later, guys. You walk your dogs, we'll tread the pavements. Come on.

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-A fairly straightforward list of requirements.

-Agreed.

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The only concern being,

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trying to find a spacious bungalow anywhere for £200,000 is a challenge.

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I have another concern.

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Don't forget, John and Sue have been living in their home for 20 years.

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We've got to find a bungalow that has the same feeling.

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OK. So I need to find a bungalow that feels like it's been lived in for about 20 years?

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No! D'you know what, I give up!

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I'm joking! Come back.

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Talking of well lived-in, Warwickshire is steeped in history,

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-and birthplace of one or two celebrities. But more about them in a mo.

-Yes.

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First up in Warwick itself is its main event, Warwick Castle.

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One could say the finest medieval castle in the United Kingdom.

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Ya, ya, I certainly think one could really say that...

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Oh, give me strength!

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Warwick is generally jam-packed with old buildings, many of which now house fine dining and wine bars.

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But if wine bars aren't your thing, you could visit the racecourse, one of the oldest in the country.

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And didn't you mention celebrities, Simon?

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I did indeed.

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Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson,

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The Good Life's Felicity Kendal, and perhaps most notable of all,

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-Ken Loach, director of the famous film, Kes.

-Ah, I love that film.

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Yes, I know! So do I, but never mind. They all originate from the Warwickshire area.

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Talking of the Warwickshire area, look at how beautiful the surrounding countryside is.

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It's not all sumptuous sunflowers though, Johnny.

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Did you know that the M6 from Rugby in Warwickshire to Carlisle in Cumbria

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is the longest motorway in Britain at just over 225 miles?

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-As a matter of fact I did, yes.

-No, you didn't.

-No, I didn't, actually.

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But the first motorway that opened in the UK was the M6 Preston bypass,

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which is where this charming three-bedroom home resides.

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With a newly-fitted kitchen and mature garden,

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it's available for £169,950.

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Ah, but what about this two-bed bungalow in Wakefield, Yorkshire?

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Contemporary with a capital C.

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It's only 12 miles away from the highest motorway in the UK,

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The M62, reaching 1,220 feet.

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Not bad for £209,950. The house, that is. Not the M62.

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Oh, right. Glad you cleared that bit up.

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Finally there's this two-bed semi-detached bungalow near Watford Gap, on a corner of a cul-de-sac,

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for a very reasonable £154,995.

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And talking of Watford Gap, Simon, that was the first ever service station to open in the UK,

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on November 2nd, 1959, if I remember correctly.

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Yes, I think you're exactly right there. Anyway, enough of properties near motorways.

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Let's find out more about the humble bungalow.

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Right. Time for a bit of history.

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A bungalow is not a house that you bungle a roof on.

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The term actually originates in India.

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A Banglalow, a Bengali peasants' hut.

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"Bungle-o-roof on."

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The man's a genius! Now, when the Raj took root,

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more and more of these bungalows were built to house the British Army, and colonial personnel.

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Which is how they came to be built in the UK,

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when colonial sorts returned from service back to Blighty.

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The first bungalow to be constructed in the UK was built in south London in 1860,

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but they then went on to be mainly built by seaside resorts to be used as holiday homes.

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By 1920 the blueprint was so popular it was exported all over the world,

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particularly to the USA, where they remain very sought-after.

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Or as my American cousins might call it, "a ranch-style property".

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Now, one of the major draws for buying a bungalow,

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particularly as far as John and Sue are concerned, is because of reduced mobility.

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But on of the other major appeals is the fact they have massive plot sizes,

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much bigger than your standard house,

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which means they are ripe for further remodelling, developing and extending.

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Right, then, I'm going to tell you a story. It's a single storey.

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It is a bungalow. That's property one. It's my choice.

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It's absolutely fabulous. It's everything that John and Sue want.

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It has plenty of parking, enough for the caravan, with some adaption,

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and views to die for. That's property one. Beat that.

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My choice, property two, I'm taking us to the sought-after location of Wellesbourne.

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It's everything they want as well. Low maintenance garden, two bedrooms.

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The driveway is not quite big enough for that pesky caravan, but you can't have everything.

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But beyond that, I like it.

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Now, the wildcard. Is it a bungalow?

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Mmm...not quite.

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Not really, but, yes, I suppose so.

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Is it a permanent home?

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Well...it kind of is, kind of isn't.

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Has it got wheels? Possibly, but you'd never know.

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That's the wild card. That's all we're saying, isn't it?

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Yes, that is indeed. So let's get cracking at his choice, property number one.

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I'm taking Sue and John 10 miles north-east, to the pretty village of Southam.

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With plenty of amenities, they may never have to move again.

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Whoa! This is my bit. Be quiet, please. Thank you.

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First impressions?

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-I like it. It's got a good front to it.

-Mm-hm.

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And I can see from the side it's extended and everything else. It's tidy.

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It's got room for our cars.

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It has got room for the cars. There would be one slight issue. That would be the old caravan.

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Have you looked at any bungalows that are similar-looking to this, or is this quite new?

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This is slightly different, because it's got more space on the side, and the entrance.

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-Would that be OK for you?

-That would be great.

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-The scooter was an issue, wasn't it?

-Yes, yes.

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Inside it needs a bit of TLC. I don't think there's any major works need doing but we discussed that,

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so bear that in mind when you look round.

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-It's empty. You have to use your imagination and put your own stamp on it, OK?

-Yes.

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Right. Without further ado, get in there and enjoy.

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Thanks.

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-Gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful.

-Thank you very much.

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-No, the view!

-Oh, yes.

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That's the wow factor.

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This room is very bright, John.

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-That's old.

-Yes, one of those proper 70s wall-mounted gas fires. You know the ones?

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-D'you know what? They're going to be collector's items.

-You think?

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Three-piece suite would go in here, wouldn't it? Chair, settee.

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Units. That would have to be altered because I'll trip over that.

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-But you could always step that up. You could always put a step out the back there.

-Yes.

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That's only cosmetic work. That's just putting another step there.

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-Lovely views out there.

-Oh, yes.

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-Well, that's bright.

-Ah!

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Would this be the second or the...?

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It's big enough to be the first room, isn't it, really?

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It wouldn't take much to change.

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Plaster up there and smooth it.

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That's sanding work, isn't it? It's only decorating work.

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Good comment, John. Positivity. He's not scared of the work that needs doing.

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Ah. This one's smaller.

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-It's a box room.

-Yes.

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It's too small, isn't it?

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-It's light enough, with the window coming in.

-Yes, but you couldn't get a double bed in here.

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Oh, that's a shame.

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Ah, Johnny.

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I'm upset now. It was all going so well, wasn't it?

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-That is deflation if ever I heard it.

-It certainly is.

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Ah!

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-It's the...

-It's one of these walk-in bath things.

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But I'd never be able to sit in there because of my legs.

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That'd have to come out, and just have a wet room made.

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It could be tiled up. You could make this into a wet room, I should imagine.

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John is very positive,

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-and there's plenty of room for a bath and a free-standing shower.

-Yes.

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It's a good space.

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A smallish kitchen.

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-Ah, but it's got a little bit on the end there.

-Fair point.

-This needs...

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That'll be the diner, I suppose.

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-It needs a lot of work done to it.

-It's got light in the window coming through.

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Once more in the kitchen, I'm hearing John's enthusiasm and Sue's pragmatism.

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The combination is good, it can work.

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It's a nice, light diner.

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Think of what you could do with the light in here.

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-My art.

-There you are, you see?

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Gorgeous natural light at the back. Real inspiration for Sue's painting.

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Look at the views!

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It's good. They won't build out there, will they,

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-because it looks lovely.

-I wouldn't think so.

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There's good points and bad points. There's that one small room,

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and if you gutted this out, and made this one kitchen-cum-breakfast room,

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that would be the idea.

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-Sue has re-found her enthusiasm. Did I not say?

-You did say, yes.

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Bedroom two kind of took it down a notch, but it's back.

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-Let's go out in the garden and see the boys.

-Yes.

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I've brought you back down to the end of the garden to show you this!

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-It's beautiful, isn't it?

-Yes, it's beautiful.

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But as you know, or as you may not know, you can't guarantee a view,

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and I do happen to know there is planning permission to extend this building work over here

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to across about a third of the field,

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but then down into the dip as far as that corrugated roof there.

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So you would lose some of the view, but you would retain, you know,

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this gorgeous view here for the foreseeable future.

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That's the garden and the view.

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Talk to me about the house. What's your overall impressions?

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I thought the first bedroom we went into was a good medium sized bedroom,

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and I thought we're going to move in again.

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but then you looked at the outside wall,

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and I knew I was going to walk into a smaller bedroom.

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You asked for two or three bedrooms, but what are the other bedrooms for?

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Is it for visiting relatives, or for your own benefit?

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It's for our own benefit.

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-So it is a very practical requirement, then?

-Mmm.

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And this is the first property of the day. Your maximum budget is £210,000.

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For gorgeous views and a small second bedroom,

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how much do you think it's on the market for?

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-£190,000.

-190,000. OK. John?

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I'm going to go a bit higher. I'm going to say £198,000.

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Susan, you are 1-0 up. Although I'm very happy to tell you,

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this bungalow with these gorgeous views is on the market for £174,950.

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-That's not bad.

-174.

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That makes that smaller bedroom look different.

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-It's a bit bigger now, isn't it?

-Enough about this place. Johnny?

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-Yes, property two. Do you want to check that out?

-We will.

-Follow me.

-Thanks.

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We're heading south now, to the larger village of Wellesbourne.

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It's a very sought-after village...

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Yes, Simon. Thank you very much. That is true, there's plenty of competition here.

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So, Sue and John, take note.

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OK, John and Sue.

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Here we are at my choice, property two. What d'you think? First impressions?

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-Nice bungalow.

-It's tidy and nice.

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Yes. Kept well.

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It's what it's going to be like inside, and the room size.

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But it is a lovely area. It's nice and quiet around here.

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Chop chop. Get yourselves inside, see what you think.

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-Oh, it's bright.

-Bright in here.

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-This is a very small room.

-This is the small one?

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-Yeah, very small.

-It was smaller than the last one, wasn't it?

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-I think it is a bit smaller.

-I'm sure it was.

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Rather than you showing them the biggest room first, they're going,

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"I can't wait to see the next one," and they're disappointed,

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I'm showing them the small one first, so they can only get better. That's the theory.

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Oh, this is bigger.

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That's got a lot of cupboard space.

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-Are they built in? They are, aren't they?

-These are built in, I'd say.

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It's a much better sized room, the wardrobes are fully fitted. That's one less task to worry about,

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cos it's a pain when you're moving, shifting furniture.

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Is that a three-quarter, or is it a full size bed?

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We'd have to get rid of those, because my bed is super king.

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You need your reading lamps, don't you?

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They're trying to squeeze their three-bedroom semi-detached house into a bungalow,

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and that is unrealistic.

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-We are listening to downsize syndrome.

-Yeah.

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-We've got the bathroom.

-Yeah.

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Not too keen on the green.

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And we'd have to change this to a shower anyway.

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Yes, it's got to go to a shower anyway. You can't stand the bath.

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Because the bath, I'd never get over it.

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Could you utilise the tiles?

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No, we'd need new tiles.

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Oh, we're into the kitchen.

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Same tiles!

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Yes, the cupboards don't match though.

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-"The cupboards don't match" - nit-picking.

-Yeah.

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Ooh.

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-What have you got?

-Yeah.

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Oh, this is different.

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It's sizable, isn't it?

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It's not bad now.

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Johnny, I'm starting to get on to your trickery now,

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because after the disappointing kitchen,

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they've now come into the lounge, and they have brightened.

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-That's sizable, isn't it?

-I could do my art in there. It's got the light.

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It's that step, you wouldn't want to carry your food up and down there on your tray, would you?

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I'll go flying over, wouldn't I?

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Even if they are bungalows,

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it doesn't necessarily mean they're perfectly adapted for people with reduced mobility.

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They've got to take on an amount of work, regardless of what we show them.

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You can see out... Look at the colours out there.

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-But the garden's not very big.

-Double doors outside.

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Well, we haven't been out there, have we? We don't know.

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From what I can see, it don't look very big.

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Overall, I didn't think that went too badly.

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Not brilliantly, but there's only as much work needed as in your place.

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-In fact, there's less.

-How come?

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-This is smaller.

-Hey!

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What was it like for you in there?

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The building itself is clean and tidy.

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if you weren't disabled, and you were a single person.

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What did you like about it? Were there some positives?

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Yeah, I liked the arch window on the dining room bar.

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-Lovely feature, yeah.

-That's a lovely feature.

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The main bedroom wasn't too bad.

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It's a good size.

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But we'd have to take the cupboards out, because my big bed wouldn't fit in there.

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As far as natural light's concerned, plenty of that?

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Yes, it would be on this side, plenty of light.

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This is a lovely property, and for once, I'm going to come out in his defence.

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It is a very sought-after area.

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I'm going to lead you into guess the price. All right?

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Your top budget, £210,000.

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You're 1-0 up, you're going first.

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210.

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-You think I've taken you straight to the top of the budget?

-Yeah.

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I think it's a little bit below. I think it's 202.

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202.

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202? You're back in the game, John. Very wily of you.

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-It's on the market for just under 200, at £199,950.

-That's not bad.

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Let's pull this back together, let's get some positivity going.

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You know what part of the show everyone loves. What is it?

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-It's the wild card.

-he wild card, which is this way. Come on, folks, here we go.

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Today's wild card is on a residential park, nestled in the south Warwickshire countryside.

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It's static, but is it stunning?

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Right, John and Sue, I felt a little tiny bit of negativity at Johnny's choice,

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but we're going to get your right back on track here with everyone's favourite part of the show,

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the wild card.

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How do you fancy being on holiday permanently?

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-If I had the nice weather to go with it.

-Guaranteed round here, absolutely guaranteed.

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-We like these, we do like these.

-I've seen them and I like them.

-OK.

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One of the great things about this development is it's all year round.

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A lot of these places, you can only live here for 11 months, so that's a real bonus.

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The second thing is, I think, from Simon and mine's perspective,

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we understand that the move is something that's kind of being forced upon you a little bit,

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so we want to give you a property that you CAN move straight into.

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We want you to get inside, and also, we'd like you to bear in mind,

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if there are any things that you would change about this particular one, don't you worry, we can sort it.

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We promise, if you don't like the views, we'll change them.

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-We promise that.

-Oh, yeah?

-Yeah, absolutely.

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I want to know whether this place is scooter friendly from your perspective, or not. OK?

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-OK.

-Because we think it is.

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Get in there. Enjoy. We'll see you in a minute.

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Thank you very much.

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-Look at this, now.

-This is wide.

-Look at the size of this.

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-Listen to that.

-That is superb.

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John is sounding bright.

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Look at this.

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I like.

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We wouldn't have to do nothing in here, John. No decorating.

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I like everything about it.

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Let's talk about boxes ticked.

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-Spacious hallway for a scooter? Nice light? Spacious lounge?

-Yep.

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-Focal points?

-Yep.

-No work required?

-Yep.

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And we've got a dining room area.

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That's nice. You could sit in there and do the old drawing.

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Oh, can we have it?

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Can you have it? Not exactly, but bear with us, because what you could have could be even better.

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Oh, I like the units, the colour.

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We've got to look for the appliances.

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I bet this is the fridge.

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Yeah, the fridge I wanted, the fridge-freezer.

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I've always wanted one of these.

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Oh, utility room!

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I've got my utility room.

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There you go, oh, this place has just got better and better. Johnny, we are back on track.

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I was starting to think we'd kind of lost our edge.

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-I never questioned us.

-But we are back.

-Yep.

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Hey, this is nice as well.

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-Hey, it's a walk-in wardrobe.

-It's a wardrobe for yourself.

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This is mine, for all my clothes. You ain't got no room for yours.

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-The size of it, you wouldn't think it, would you?

-I'd get my big bed in here.

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Oh, here we go, the super king is going to fit.

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-Oh!

-You might like this one. Corner bath.

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I like the suite.

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We could sort the shower out, I'm sure we could sort the shower out.

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If this is the only bathroom, it would have to be changed into a shower.

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Johnny, Sue sounds disappointed there isn't a free-standing shower in the bathroom.

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Well, Sue, just you wait.

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Oh, this is nice.

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This is my room.

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-This is what you're after, is it?

-Look at this.

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-This is what you're after.

-Oh, that's perfect.

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So you don't need the corner bath taken out.

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No, you can keep that bath.

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Exactly, there you go! It IS perfect.

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You've got a bathroom to satisfy everybody else,

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plus the shower that's ideal for you, Sue.

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Oh, I do like it. It's fantastic.

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Well, that seemed to go well.

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I loved it, didn't want to leave it.

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That is a very good sign. But we haven't finished yet. We just give, give, give, don't we?

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Yes. Now, if you look to the right,

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we've got some areas that have been cleared and sited for new static homes to sit upon.

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So you could select anywhere you wanted, offering you these fantastic field views, and not only that,

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if you picked the ones in the corner,

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there are gates into the fields that you're allowed to walk your dogs in.

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-I can see the gates.

-There you go, you see?

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So it is 1-1, and your maximum budget to spend is £210,000.

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How much do think the one you've just looked around would be on the market for?

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I'm going to say top 170.

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-170, OK. Sue?

-I was going to go 145.

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-145? Sue, you are closest, but the one you've just looked round is on the market for £140,000.

-Is it?

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-Yeah.

-Oh, that's even better.

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Yeah. Plenty of scope. Imagine, if you got in early on one of these plots down here,

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spent a little bit more, you could just live a dream, couldn't you?

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-140.

-Incredible, isn't it?

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Anyway, plenty to think about, isn't there?

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Not just about this place, but we've now shown you three very, very different properties.

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You've got to decide which one you would like to spend more time in.

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So, go and take yourselves off, put your heads together and decide.

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-We'll see you in a bit.

-Thank you.

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Ooh, things have just got very interesting.

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But while they're off making their decision, here's a reminder for you at home.

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First up was my two-bed bungalow in the pretty village of Southam.

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Lots of updating required, but that didn't faze John,

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and let's not forget those gorgeous views, all for £174,950.

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OK, but what about my brilliant bungalow in the sought-after area of Wellesbourne?

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I don't think they thought it was brilliant.

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In their opinion, but it is a great location and has a huge living room,

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and was still 10 grand under budget at £199,950.

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Finally, the wild card. Everyone loved it, and why wouldn't they?

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This brand new static bungalow offers Sue and John everything they desire,

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plus they get to pick their ideal plot.

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A steal at just 140 grand.

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Well, no surprises here.

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They've picked Sue's favourite, the wild card static home.

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And there's nothing like a bit of R&R in the living room they liked so much.

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I think we're going to have a job to get them out of here.

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Oh, and Sue's beloved animal pics are out.

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Left a bit, left a bit. OK?

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Down a bit. Perfect. Time to check out the neighbours.

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What's it like living round here?

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-Beautiful.

-Wonderful.

-Peaceful?

-Very peaceful.

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And there's plenty of dog walks.

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Oh, it's beautiful. Just through there, you go through to the fields, and you can go for miles.

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Go for miles? We haven't got time for that.

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We need to see just how much they love it.

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Well, Sue and John, you've decided to test drive the wild card,

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and I think there's an element of relief and almost vindication in us

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selecting this as a third choice for you,

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because the first two didn't really grab you, didn't really get you going,

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but this place, you both seemed to fall in love with it straight away.

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Can I speak for Sue and myself now in thanking the programme,

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but thanks to the pair of you for looking after us, and for finding us a place like this.

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It was an option that we weren't considering,

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but you and the team have found us a place that has changed our minds.

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I shall ask the all-important question. To buy or not to buy?

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Initially, we're going to look at buying.

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And looking more into it.

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Plans, looking at plans.

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But whether it be this one or a plot?

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Yes, to suit me.

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-To suit Sue, yeah.

-Brilliant!

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That is fabulous. You know, we felt the pressure today because of your requirements and that kind of stuff,

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it was important for us and the team to get this right.

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It's been an absolute pleasure. We're going to get off.

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We've got more people to try and help. Come on.

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-See you later on.

-Cheerio.

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Today's episode has been somewhat of an emotional journey,

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but one that's come to a very satisfactory conclusion.

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It does prove that sometimes we can be a touch irreverent,

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but when people have real requirements,

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we can approach this in a mature manner.

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Indeed. So, if you'd like us to open your mind to new ideas,

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whatever your requirements, do get in touch with the show.

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And we'll make your next move come true.

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