Loxley To Buy or Not to Buy


Loxley

Property series. It's an uphill struggle for Simon O'Brien and Jonny Benarr as they attempt to find the perfect pad for a rock climber in the Peak District.


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We go to extreme lengths on To Buy Or Not To Buy

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to find our buyers their perfect home, and today's no exception.

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Yes, we're hunting high and low as usual to find the perfect property.

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Go on, Jonny, all the way to the top.

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You could say we're scaling new heights.

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-Why don't you get yourself up here, old fella?

-OK, I will.

-No, don't let go of the rope!

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Today's buyer not only wants to get a foothold on the property ladder,

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she also loves climbing mountains.

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Which is why we're in northwest Sheffield

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on the edge of the Peak District -

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although this is a climbing wall, obviously.

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She's looking for a place to practise her hobby on her doorstep -

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on top of the porch, up the drainpipe and round the chimney stack.

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So there's no point hanging around, we should probably crack on.

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-Race you down.

-OK.

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Today's house buyer is Laura Coates, who works in exhibition management.

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So she's an exhibitionist(?)

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Er, no. She's currently renting in Sheffield city centre,

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but wants to move out of town towards the Peak District National Park.

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That's so she has an easy commute into work, but at weekends

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can explore the park, hunting high and low.

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And we really do mean high and low -

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as Laura's hobbies are climbing and caving.

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Both of which will be on her doorstep when she moves.

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Helping Laura search is stepmum Karen.

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And I get the feeling we could have a lot of ups and downs today.

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This is the first episode for a long time

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we've been looking for a house for two gorgeous sisters.

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-I wish.

-Oh, you silver-tongued devil, you!

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They're not sisters, we're joking. But you are very, very close friends, aren't you?

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-Yes, we're very close friends.

-Laura and Karen - stepmum, stepdaughter.

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-Also my stepmother, yes.

-Fantastic.

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-You are primely positioned to assist Laura today on the house front.

-Yes.

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Right then, let's start it off. Laura, what are we looking for?

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Erm, I'd like a characterful property.

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I'd like two or three bedrooms, ideally.

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I desperately need some storage space.

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This ties in with all your hobbies and things, you are very much the outdoors girl.

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Yeah, I do a lot of climbing and caving.

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It's the potholing...

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Karen, you know everything about her. Do you understand anyone who wants to go down a small hole for fun?

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No. Not at all.

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You say character - is there any kind of period you prefer?

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To be quite honest with you, as long as it's not a new build and...

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I'd love, like, a little wood-burning stove,

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-I like the old cellars...

-Of course you do, you love potholing!

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She can't wait to get down some dark, dank place again.

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That'd be handy for your all storage.

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Exactly, that'd be perfect - a cellar or something.

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OK. This is going well.

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-So just not modern is all we want.

-Yeah.

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Any particular areas you've got an eye on?

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Yeah, I like the Peak District side of Sheffield.

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So you're looking at Oughtibridge further to the north,

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down through Loxley, Worrall, that sort of area.

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So basically you just want a back garden with just a rope,

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leading off to a peak?

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-That would be perfect.

-The back garden would be your playground.

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It's not just because you're a fan of the show that you're here -

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because of the work you do you've struggled to find what you're after.

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Yeah, I spend a lot of the year overseas with work,

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so if a property's come up I'm a bit stuck

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when I'm at the other side of the world.

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A bit tricky on the viewing. Anything else spring to mind?

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Sheffield's quite a difficult place to park, so off-street parking would be great.

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Erm... And somewhere to have people round for dinner as well.

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When you're away for so long, when you do come back

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-you want to spend your time with your friends.

-And family.

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I think Karen's got Christmas pencilled in as well, Christmas dinner, so...

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It would be nice to have a Christmas off.

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That's all you're here for - to make sure that next Christmas it's round to her place!

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I like it, I like the thinking.

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So how much money... Your maximum budget for this property purchase?

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Maximum budget, 160.

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That seems reasonable. I think we've all the information we need. Let's go while we're ahead.

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OK, Simon, so we know exactly what our mountain climber wants.

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Yeah, but I have to say, Jonny, on this budget, to find a characterful property in the

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gorgeous area she's looking for, it's going to be an uphill struggle. There's no time to hang around.

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That is an excellent pun-based sentence.

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My one concern is...why do you always rope me into these things?

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And I thought I was bad!

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Today, we're in northwest Sheffield right on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

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Established in 1951, it was Britain's first national park,

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and its stunning beauty attracts up to 22 million day visitors a year.

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People come here for the walking and cycling it offers, and like Laura, for the caving and climbing,

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which is some of the best, not just in this country, but in the world.

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Sheffield is England's fourth largest city,

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and a third of it lies within the Peak District National Park itself.

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No other UK city can boast having a national park within its boundary.

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Today, we're house hunting in three villages in the suburbs - Loxley, Stannington and Oughtibridge,

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all of which are within an easy Sunday stroll of the boundaries of the park.

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So let's have a look at what Laura's budget could buy you near to the other national parks around the UK.

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Within Loch Lomond National Park,

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you could purchase this semidetached cottage in the village of Tarbet.

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It has three bedrooms, a living room with a conservatory

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and gardens to the front and rear.

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It's on the market for...

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This attractive three-bedroom cottage can found in Pontsticill,

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on the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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It has two reception rooms, and a lawned front garden

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with superb views of the surrounding countryside.

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It's on the market for offers in the region of...

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Situated within Exmoor National Park is this two-bedroom converted stable.

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It has an open-plan living room, kitchen area

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and stunning views of Exmoor. It's on the market for...

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And as a result of being within Exmoor National Park, this property

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currently has planning consent for use as a holiday home only.

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So, the question is, what are the implications of buying and living within a national park?

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38,000 people live within the Peak District National Park -

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and with scenery like this, who can blame them?

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Planning policies designed to keep the beauty of the parks unharmed

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means that buyers can purchase with confidence,

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knowing it's highly unlikely their lovely views

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will be disturbed by any unsightly developments.

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But living within a national park does come at a premium,

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with houses inside the boundaries costing significantly more than those outside -

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indeed, 58% more than the average for England and Wales.

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With second homes also popular in these areas,

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especially with the rise of the staycation and the finite number of properties available,

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house prices have really held their own, despite the downturn.

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Which means that buying a new home is now out of reach

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for many local people, particularly first-time buyers.

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To ease this housing problem, the Peak District National Park Authority specified that

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any permissions granted for the building of new homes

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should ensure that not only are those properties affordable,

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but generally for the exclusive purchase of the local people -

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and they were the first national park authority to do so.

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And many properties within national parks now have local occupancy

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clauses attached to them, which means that only people living or working

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within the park can buy them - as well as those lucky folk

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with strong long-standing ties to the area.

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Jonny, how have you got on in this gorgeous part of the world?

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-I shall tell you...

-In fact, I will start.

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I have scoured the district, and today I truly think I have peaked with my choice, Property 1.

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It is everything the ladies wanted - just have a look at that.

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A gorgeous, stone, characterful property -

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and, also, if Laura goes for Property 1, I will save her an awful lot of effort.

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-Why is that?

-Because she won't have to climb up a vertical cliff face

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to enjoy the views, she'll just have to open the curtains.

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Because the views from Property 1 are beautiful.

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-That's property one. Beat that.

-That sounds amazing.

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The bar's been set pretty high, but Property 2

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is also fairly fantastic, I think.

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In the gorgeous village of Stannington

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this is a lovely traditional end-of-terrace stone cottage,

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but inside is this great fusion of

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contemporary features and character elements,

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and the Rivelin Valley is what you can see from this property.

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OK, Jonny, the wildcard - now, what can we tell them about the wildcard?

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The wildcard is following the traditional route of not being quite what the buyers asked for.

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Yeah, they did say they preferred an older property -

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it is a modern property, but I quote from the estate agents,

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"This lovely home retains certain charm and character,

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"having gas central heating and uPVC double glazing."

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But don't let that fool you! It's gorgeous, take a look at it.

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That is charm written all over it. That's the wildcard.

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From one property with charm and character to another.

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Property 1, my choice.

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My Property 1 is in the village of Loxley.

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It's a traditional terraced cottage with, did I mention, loads of charm and character.

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It has its own outside space, and beautiful countryside views.

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OK, ladies, Property 1 today is my choice.

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I've brought you to the lovely village of Loxley. Do we know the area?

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I do, I know it well.

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-Is that a good thing?

-It's very good, yes.

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I'm glad you said that, cos I think it's a good thing.

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OK, we're still in commutable distance of the city,

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but the countryside is just around the corner as well.

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-That's where you wanted to be, more or less, isn't it?

-Yes, spot on.

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Good - location, Jonny, I'm doing all right. Now, let's talk house.

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Here she is. This gorgeous stone cottage.

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First impressions, please?

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Looks like there's a lot of character inside. Older property...

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-Is this the kind of thing you had in mind when we were talking properties earlier?

-Yes.

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-Is this the thing Laura likes?

-Yes, it looks very good.

-I can hear a "but".

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-Well, it's on a busy road.

-Is that what this is(?)

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I told you she wouldn't like it.

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And I'm hoping there's a bit more outside space round the back, maybe.

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Because you haven't got that off-road parking out here.

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What a mistake to make!

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Oh, thanks for your backup(!) Go on, in you go!

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I like the floor.

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It's nice, isn't it? The fireplace is quite nice too.

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It's quite homely, it's erm... it's lived in.

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I just think the room size is a little small.

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Especially when you're coming straight in from the roadside.

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-You can hear the road.

-Quite loud, isn't it?

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Oh dear, oh dear. The sound of traffic is seeping through those double-glazed windows.

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-Gosh...

-This is small, isn't it?

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This is very small, actually, yeah.

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I'm assuming this is where... The dining table's tucked underneath -

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you can bring that out whenever you need to sit down and eat.

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You've got a small utility room.

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It's nice, it's cute. I'm just worried that it's not big enough.

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I mean, how much space in a gorgeous Victorian cottage does a girl need?

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Quite nice, these stairs as well.

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Yeah. They're actually quite steep -

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I suppose that's because there's such high ceilings downstairs.

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-Come on...

-You climb for a hobby.

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How can you be worried about steep stairs?

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Well, the bathroom's quite a good size actually.

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That's a huge bath. You could do a few laps of that, couldn't you?

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Oh, this looks quite nice. It's quite cute.

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Now, that space IS cute - but you know what,

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in a house this size...

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-It's a little wasted.

-It is.

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I assume this is a bedroom.

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-Got an original fireplace.

-Yeah, that's cute, isn't it?

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I don't think you'd get a double bed in here.

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No, I think you'd be struggling, wouldn't you?

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That's probably why they've got the futon in here.

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I tell you what, nothing but positive vibes flowing with this property, eh(?)

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You were so confident, weren't you?

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You were sat there, waxing lyrical about how your house was going to win...

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OK. So this er... must be the main bedroom.

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Another feature fireplace, which is good.

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-It's a bit claustrophobic, do you not find?

-I don't know,

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it's got two windows on either side of the room - makes it bright.

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Probably cos I'm tall.

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You've got a good view across the valley.

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Yeah, the views are quite good. It's the location you're looking for

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but obviously it's just the room sizes, I think, that you might struggle with.

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Before we talk about your reaction to the inside of the house - what about this garden?

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Yeah, I do like the garden actually. There's a nice patio, barbecue area at the top there.

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If only you could find this kind of space inside...

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Stop it, you!

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OK. Let's talk about that for a moment.

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Two double bedrooms. I know you said...

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Don't you wrinkle your nose at me, young lady!

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I've just got a lot of stuff, I just can't see it all fitting in there.

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-All right.

-Well, that's fair enough.

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Will the price convince you any further? I am not sure.

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Maximum budget, 160,000 today.

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Karen, you can go first. What do you reckon for this place?

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Erm...154,950?

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-Laura.

-142?

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Well...happily I've done SOMETHING right,

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because it's actually on the market for £130,000, offers around.

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Wow, OK. I didn't expect that.

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That's got you smiling, hasn't it?

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-Maybe?

-I mean, £30,000 under's a huge chunk.

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It's just the noise factor as well on the roadside.

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Let's go and have a look at Property 2.

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Follow him. Off you go.

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We're in Stannington for my choice, Property 2. Again, a traditional stone-built house,

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but I think this one is not only deceptively spacious,

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but also has a very stylish interior.

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OK - Laura, Karen, here we are at my choice, Property 2.

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Now, before I begin, there is a saying that goes, people that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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With that, I apologise to Simon for mocking his Property 1 for being right next to a main road.

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Oh, right. Like this place, which is right next to...

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It's the Stannington Road - because we are in the lovely village of Stannington.

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-Is this an area you're familiar with?

-I don't know it very well, but I have a few friends round here.

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First impressions?

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It looks good from the outside, a better size than house number 1.

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-Karen, what about you?

-Same again really,

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but just looking at the off-street parking and the busy main road. Till we go inside, we can't really...

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-Hurts, doesn't it?! Doesn't it hurt?

-Yeah, yeah.

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In you go, quick, quick, before anyone else turns up to view it.

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Coming in the back door...

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Seems strange, though, rather than the front.

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-This is a nice kitchen.

-This is nice.

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This is really nice, actually.

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-I love that cooker.

-Yeah, I do too.

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That is a lovely feature.

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That and the gorgeous chimney breast with exposed brickwork. Superb.

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It's quite bright as well. And you can see the light coming through those windows.

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You could have one of those extendable tables and then shut it down.

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You could probably just about get six round there.

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Yeah, that's going to be adequate for her entertaining requirements.

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I assume. I've got no idea how many friends she's got.

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Oh, OK. You've got a fridge here...

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Oh... It's going down, I didn't realise that.

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You've got plenty of storage down here.

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You've got quite a big space down here, Laura. You could keep all your...

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Oh, this is a decent size, isn't it?

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Yeah, get some racks up, get my ropes out, It's a great space.

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It is the ideal storage area for you. Not only is there plenty of space

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that's the same dimensions as the lounge, it's also dry.

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That's why you can't get in the front door, actually.

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Yeah, there's not a lot of seating space.

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Nice fireplace, though. And quite neutral, isn't it?

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-Just a shame it's not a little bit bigger, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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I think possibly you could work this space,

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-maybe...

-Rearrange it round.

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You could actually rearrange the room so you get in the front door, for example.

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Yeah, but would you want to?

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Let's have a look...

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It's quite spacious up here, it's not narrow.

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No, it looks good to me.

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This looks like it's a double.

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This is a good size bedroom, isn't it?

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There's not much to do in it, really,

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-it's quite...

-Perfect.

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There you go. That room is perfect. There's nothing more to be said.

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Hurrah.

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This is the... Looks like the bathroom, obviously.

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It's quite narrow, but... it's nice, it's nicely decorated.

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I like this blue, it matches the erm...the kitchen units downstairs.

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It's well co-ordinated, cos look at the back of the door there,

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-that's nicely finished off.

-Yeah. It's very nicely decorated.

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Oh, this must be the second bedroom.

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You could get a single bed in here, or...

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Yeah, you could probably. Or you could use it as a study.

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Maybe a bit of office space or something, yeah.

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Unless of course you're planning on starting a family - in which case, Laura, that nursery is ideal.

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-Oh, OK, this is...

-It's nice, isn't it?

-This is a decent size, isn't it?

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And you've got good headroom, it's...

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like an attic bedroom.

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The traffic don't sound too bad up here.

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No, it's quite well insulated, actually.

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-You can see all the way up Rivelin Valley, it's a good view.

-Yeah.

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And again, you won't have to do any decoration cos it's more or less...

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-I really like it.

-Yeah.

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Well, that finished on a high.

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Well, it would. They're in the attic.

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No, I meant because...

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Now, unless my ears deceive me, that was quite an improvement on Property 1.

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-Definitely, yes.

-What did you like?

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The room sizes were bigger.

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Three bedrooms, the cellar space, which is great for the storage -

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and just the fact it's just done so perfectly, I wouldn't need to change it.

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I think it's a well-presented house.

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Obviously it's a busy road again, and there's the size of the lounge...

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Other than that, it's really nice.

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Guess the price tag. 1-0 to Laura at the moment. Come on, Karen,

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this is your chance to shine. Your budget, £160,000.

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Who's going to go first this time...? Laura.

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I think it's probably towards the top end of my budget,

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so I'm going to say...155?

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-Karen?

-I think around about 149,500.

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OK. Right, well...

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you win. It's 1-1, you're back in it. But we can come down considerably -

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this place is actually on the market for 129,950.

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Oh, gosh!

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-Whoa! OK.

-What do you think of that?

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Very surprised. Yeah.

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-That's phenomenal, isn't it?

-It is.

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To get three bedrooms and that finish, I think that's brilliant.

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So - we've now shown you two properties. Lots of character, and both way under budget.

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-We are saving you money.

-Loads of money.

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Perhaps we can change that now. The wildcard is this way! Come on.

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Ladies first.

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He's ever so excited!

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Today's wildcard is in Oughtibridge,

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just a stone's throw from the National Park.

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We've gone for a cottage with bundles of charm and character, but this one is modern.

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Ooh, exciting!

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It's spotless inside, and we think Laura will love the space it offers.

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OK, ladies, the wildcard.

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Now, why is it the wildcard?

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Well, you specifically said, Laura, you wanted an old property, a period property, a characterful property.

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Have a modern property.

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What do you think of the outside?

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It's cottagey-looking, so... yeah, nice.

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They've done it in this nice traditional stone. It's mews-style...

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-Karen, what do you think?

-First impression, I like the area.

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It's more rural than the other ones, so...

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Yes, cos we are in an area you specifically mentioned earlier -

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-BOTH: Oughtibridge.

-How did that go?! Thank you very much.

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Which is brilliant, we hope, for you, cos the Peak District is just over the hill.

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So the question is, with your heart set

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on an old property, what will you think of it in there?

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-Only one way to find out, isn't there?

-Yeah.

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Get in there and enjoy, ladies - we'll be listening in.

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Oh, this is nice, isn't it?

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It's a good size hallway, isn't it?

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Nice fireplace.

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Oh, I like these features with the beams and that.

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I wasn't expecting that actually, no.

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It's a huge room. It's open, it's nice.

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And you've got the light coming through, which is good, isn't it?

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Well, reaction to the first room incredibly positive -

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she's forgotten about the fact that this house was only built recently.

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Some storage under the stairs.

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I wonder how big it is...? Let's have a look.

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Oh, it's a downstairs loo.

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-That's excellent, isn't it?

-It is, yeah. An extra bonus.

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Ooh, I like this.

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This is lovely.

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And it's quite spacious as well.

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It's so deceptive from the outside, it looks smaller than it is.

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The rooms are a really nice size.

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It's an excellent kitchen full of integrated appliances, including a fridge freezer and a dishwasher.

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I love it.

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Bathroom. It's quite small, but it's..

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got a shower over the bath there. And it's finished nicely as well.

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Whereas the bathroom at my choice was compact,

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this one's got that bit more space, it's a bit roomier.

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-Not as big as Property 1.

-No. Well, you could swim in that one.

-Yeah.

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Oh, this is a good size.

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Isn't it?

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-Oh, it's lovely, yeah.

-And the view from the garden's nice.

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It's neutral as well, so you could put anything in here, couldn't you?

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-Oh, this...

-The second bedroom.

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You could use it as a study or something like that.

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There's good storage for my kit, my climbing and caving kit.

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OK. While we're talking mountain climbing, let's test your knowledge.

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Where are the Andes?

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-South America.

-No - on the end of the wristies!

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I thought the other one was the master bedroom, maybe it's this one.

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-It's lovely, isn't it?

-I do like this, the decor is beautiful.

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Ooh, there's lots of space in there.

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I like how these doors feature throughout the property as well.

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I can't believe it. I just... There's three bedrooms.

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-Yeah.

-Massive lounge.

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Lovely kitchen. South-facing garden.

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-That's right.

-Parking...

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It's beautiful.

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So! That was a bit of a surprise, wasn't it?

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-Very much a surprise, yes.

-Karen, what were you thinking?

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Yeah, I think it's very good.

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It's got loads of original features inside,

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and the space inside's very good.

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It really does have that cottagey vibe inside.

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We certainly got the impression that you could see yourself living here.

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Absolutely. I was picturing where I could possibly put my furniture.

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-That's a good sign.

-This is good.

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Right. Our final guess the price. Budget, £160,000...

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1-1, ladies - who's going first this time...? Karen.

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158,000?

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OK...

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I personally think it's going to be over my budget,

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what with the parking - and it's beautifully presented.

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I'll go for a bit more, say 160?

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Well, you are the closest. You do win. Congratulations...

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But alas, it is over budget - but not by too much.

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It's on for £165,000,

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which is well within sort of negotiation of what your budget is.

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So we've been a little cheeky going over budget -

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-what do you feel about that?

-Well, I'm in a good position, I'm ready to go, so er...

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maybe that'll be favourable.

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I think it will be very favourable indeed.

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But you don't have to make a decision about any of the three properties just yet.

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Take yourselves off, put your heads together, and we'll see you in a while.

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See you in a bit.

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It's not going to be Property 1, that's for...

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-Stop it, you.

-It's a fact.

-It could be.

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While they're off making that difficult decision...

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..here's a reminder of all three properties for you at home.

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Will she choose my Property, No.1 -

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the traditional terraced cottage in Loxley?

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It has bundles of character,

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but is it a bit on the small side for all that climbing gear?

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On the market for...

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Or, will Laura choose to try out mine, Property 2?

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The larger-than-expected end terrace in Stannington,

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with the cellars to store her climbing and caving kit.

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She loved the decor. Who wouldn't? But will the main road put her off?

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It could be hers for...

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Or will she go for today's wildcard,

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right near where she wanted to be in Oughtibridge?

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It might have been modern, but it had loads of charming character.

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Will its location and spotless interior tempt Laura?

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It's the wildcard!

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I'm really glad we chose this property. I think it'll turn out well.

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It's really nice.

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What she's doing?

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Wellies...

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Indoors?!

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She's certainly come fully equipped to get into all those nooks and crannies.

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Yes, Laura just can't keep away from dark corners.

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Hey, Laura, what are you doing? There's a switch here.

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With this property she can practise both her hobbies any time.

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She's a lean, mean, climbing machine, that one.

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I don't think we could have found a house more appropriate for her.

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Yay!

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Lo and behold, the wildcard has won out once again.

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So, what it was it about this place,

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what was it that grabbed you with this property?

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Well, it's a beautiful house.

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The decoration's fantastic. the living room's great,

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I've never seen such a big living room.

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Was it also the garden we had landscaped for you as a rock climber?

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The garden's brilliant, and it's a right suntrap as you can see.

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It is a suntrap, and it is

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right on the edge of those mountains that you love so much.

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Absolutely. Brilliant!

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-Karen.

-I think Laura's enjoyed being at the house, and we really like it.

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Right then, I'm fairly optimistic...

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as I ask this question, to buy or not to buy?

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Well, I think there's a few negotiations to be had, but to buy.

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-Brilliant.

-Fantastic!

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-Karen, you must be chuffed too.

-Most definitely, yes.

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It's great you've connected with the property,

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and everybody on the To Buy team is thrilled with the results.

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-And now I'm afraid everyone on the To Buy team must move on, Jonny.

-Oh, yes.

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Ladies, it's been an absolute pleasure.

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-Good luck for the future, and happy climbing.

-Thank you. Bye-bye.

-Bye.

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-So, for the O'Brien-Benarr combination, another successful To Buy.

-Yes, thank you for that.

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Metaphorically speaking - ain't no mountain high enough that Simon and I cannot overcome.

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So if you'd like us to help you achieve

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the pinnacle of property perfection, then do get in touch with the show.

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OK, Jonny - take a peak.

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That one.

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After we finished filming, Laura put in an offer on the wildcard,

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and we're happy to tell you it was accepted. We wish her all the best.

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