Pershore To Buy or Not to Buy


Pershore

Property series. Simon O'Brien and Jonny Benarr raise the stakes for a couple seeking a new home in Pershore.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to Pershore. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

-Oh, I do love a bit of local produce!

-What are you doing?

0:00:020:00:04

-We've got... We're here to make a show.

-I know.

0:00:040:00:06

Look, I've had a tip-off that today this pair are going to make a peach of a programme

0:00:060:00:11

-in the Vale of Evesham, otherwise known as the fruit-and-veg basket of England.

-Oh, right, OK.

0:00:110:00:15

Cherries! I do like a cherry. Have a cherry! There you go.

0:00:150:00:17

-Are we quite done? Can we not get going?

-No, I'm still looking for the symbol of the town we're in...

0:00:290:00:35

-the Pershore plum!

-When did you become an expert on local produce?

0:00:350:00:39

Because, Jonny, one of today's buyers is locally grown,

0:00:390:00:41

and they are both keen on growing their own fruit and veg.

0:00:410:00:44

Where better to do that than in the glorious Vale of Evesham?

0:00:440:00:47

OK, that all makes sense now! Check this out.

0:00:470:00:49

A recent survey has suggested that

0:00:490:00:51

in a few years' time nearly a third of all households are going to be growing their own fruit and veg.

0:00:510:00:55

-Wow! That's a lot of raised beds!

-And a lot of saved money - up to £500 a year, Mr O'Brien!

-What?

0:00:550:01:00

-But surely this isn't the only reason we're here?

-You're not listening, are you?

-No.

0:01:010:01:05

-Roots, Jonny, family roots! Shall we meet today's buyers?

-Yes.

0:01:050:01:09

And here they are, Ian and Sharon Follet.

0:01:090:01:13

Now, these two like to live life to the full and regularly make wagers with each other.

0:01:130:01:17

The most significant wager was lost by Ian and resulted in the couple marrying on Christmas Day 2005.

0:01:170:01:23

This happy union proved to be invaluable when Sharon had a routine back operation three years ago

0:01:230:01:28

and awoke paralysed. They have four children between them, and with their support

0:01:280:01:32

Sharon has regained the ability to walk.

0:01:320:01:34

Their desire now is to move from their current home in Port Isaac, Cornwall,

0:01:340:01:37

to be near to their loved ones in Pershore where Ian is originally from.

0:01:370:01:42

-Lovely place, Port Isaac.

-Yeah. Very hilly.

-So you're looking to try and find a...

-Flat.

0:01:420:01:48

-More level playing field, shall we say?

-Yeah.

-What we thought was, the location here in Pershore,

0:01:480:01:52

everything's accessible, the High Street's not far away,

0:01:520:01:56

and Sharon can have a bit more independence, she can drive her little buggy there.

0:01:560:02:00

-It's a gorgeous town as well, isn't it?

-It is, yeah.

0:02:000:02:03

-I guess we're looking for somewhere central, then?

-Yeah.

-Yes, somewhere central...

0:02:030:02:07

-I need shops!

-That's going to be easy access...

-I need shops! Trust me.

0:02:070:02:10

I don't mind if we're not too close to the shops!

0:02:100:02:13

-No, I think right next to the shops!

-That would be lovely!

0:02:130:02:17

The other problem Sharon's got, a major disability, is she's a shopaholic.

0:02:170:02:20

-Ah?

-That's brilliant. I like that!

0:02:200:02:22

The only thing to watch out for, I suppose, is the flooding potential of the area...er...

0:02:220:02:28

-It has had problems, hasn't it?

-Yeah.

-Big, big problems.

-OK, worth bearing in mind.

0:02:280:02:33

Ian, you're handy, so it doesn't matter if we get a place that needs a bit of work,

0:02:330:02:36

but when all that's said and done, paint the picture of what you would really love.

0:02:360:02:41

Just a nice-sized kitchen and bathroom, which I never really thought about.

0:02:410:02:46

-But once you're getting in and out...

-It's important. What about bedrooms?

0:02:460:02:50

-Because you've got a bit of a horde, haven't you...collectively?

-Well...

0:02:500:02:54

Well, we're lucky there in a way that we're only bringing one with us,

0:02:540:02:59

cos our girls are here anyway, so they've got their own places. But we would like three bedrooms.

0:02:590:03:04

OK, OK. Anything else, then?

0:03:040:03:06

-Garden.

-Garden? Go on, talk to us.

-We like to grow veg.

0:03:060:03:09

And the other thing we would look at is preferably detached if possible, cos I like to make a lot of noise.

0:03:090:03:14

-What kind of noise?

-I like music, so...

0:03:140:03:17

Do you want a bit of a boy's playroom? Do you want a sort of a workshop area? That kind of thing?

0:03:170:03:21

A decent garage or an outbuilding I can put my lathe in and have a bit of a play as I get older.

0:03:210:03:26

-That would be nice.

-So...talk to us money, come on.

0:03:260:03:30

Top line, we're thinking 300,000.

0:03:300:03:34

If it was a bit of a renovation project, obviously, tease down a bit to allow us a little bit of leeway,

0:03:340:03:41

but that's a pretty strict budget.

0:03:410:03:42

-Well, OK, I'm fairly confident with that.

-Are you? Ready?

-Why not?

-Shall we?

0:03:420:03:46

-Pershore, here we come!

-See you in a bit.

-Bye.

0:03:460:03:49

Jonny, I am worried about this. They want a big vegetable patch. There was "a lot meant" by that!

0:03:500:03:54

They're looking for not on a flood plain. That could be an uphill struggle!

0:03:540:03:57

And also they want a property that's kind of modern and full of character! Huh?

0:03:570:04:00

-Don't you worry about it.

-Why?

0:04:000:04:03

Ian is a builder. We can quite literally find him anything under £300,000 and he will sort it for us,

0:04:030:04:08

-done!

-You sound very "Pershore" about this! Let's get going.

0:04:080:04:11

Pershore is neatly nestled in the fruitful Vale of Evesham.

0:04:120:04:16

This pretty market town is renowned for its plums.

0:04:160:04:19

Varieties such as Victoria, Monarch and the Pershore yellow egg plum are always sought after.

0:04:190:04:25

The people of Pershore loves plums so much

0:04:250:04:27

that every August the town throws a festival in honour of this juicy fruit.

0:04:270:04:31

It's also renowned for its magnificent abbey and Georgian buildings.

0:04:310:04:35

The architecture here is so important that parts of the town are listed

0:04:350:04:37

as an outstanding conservation area by the Council of British Archaeology.

0:04:370:04:41

OK, time to find out what plum family homes are on offer in the rest of the UK.

0:04:410:04:46

Starting with this beautiful four-bedroomed terraced townhouse in Penzance, Cornwall,

0:04:460:04:51

offering fabulous family living for...

0:04:510:04:53

But if you don't fancy being that close to your neighbours,

0:04:560:04:59

how about this modern four-bed detached house in Stamford, Leicestershire for...

0:04:590:05:03

And for all you city slickers out there what about this modern two double-bedroomed apartment

0:05:060:05:11

in Crouch End, London, for a stylish...

0:05:110:05:12

So whilst Jonny pounds the streets, I'm going to talk flood plains.

0:05:170:05:21

According to the Environment Agency, over 2.5 million properties in England and Wales

0:05:210:05:27

are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.

0:05:270:05:29

And, considering the devastation some areas have suffered in recent decades,

0:05:290:05:33

it's no wonder it's an issue we are all becoming increasingly aware of.

0:05:330:05:37

So here are our top tips...

0:05:370:05:39

The Environment Agency have drawn up maps of the areas most at risk.

0:05:400:05:44

If you do your digging, you will find mortgage companies willing to lend

0:05:460:05:50

and insurance companies that will cover properties that have suffered flooding.

0:05:500:05:54

Be aware that up and down the country there are flood alleviation projects happening

0:05:560:05:59

to help reduce the risk.

0:05:590:06:01

The scheme in Pershore may not be as impressive as the Thames Barrier,

0:06:010:06:04

but for the nearby residents the peace of mind it will bring will be invaluable.

0:06:040:06:08

Well, Jonny, I'm overflowing with information about living on a flood plain,

0:06:100:06:14

and I also have a fabulous house. It's a banker. How have you got on?

0:06:140:06:18

OK, I think I've done pretty well. I'm taking a risk, I'm not going to lie to you.

0:06:180:06:21

I've gone for a semi-detached house. I know they asked for detached because of old Ian's drumming,

0:06:210:06:25

but there is a solution for that. A lovely double garage, nonetheless. I'm going to give you a quick look.

0:06:250:06:30

It's really very, very nicely done indeed. It's spacious, gorgeous garden, everything they're after...

0:06:300:06:34

-property 1.

-Property 2! What I've done is I've gone for something they asked for...

0:06:340:06:38

a detached house. It's beautiful. There is one issue which I'm not going to discuss yet.

0:06:380:06:42

I will discuss it with Sharon and Ian. It's fabulous, though. Nothing for our builder to do here.

0:06:420:06:48

-The wild card, please.

-Well, the wild card today is wild because they've asked for a house,

0:06:480:06:52

-so therefore we've gone and given them a bungalow.

-But that's not why we chose this as a wild card.

0:06:520:06:56

-It's because it's in the best-named place in the whole country possibly.

-If you're a six-year-old!

0:06:560:07:00

Right, let's get cracking with the grown-up tour at my choice, property 1.

0:07:000:07:04

Well, I don't think I could have found a house much closer to town.

0:07:070:07:10

You can almost see the shops from the end of the drive,

0:07:100:07:13

and it's got all the living space they need.

0:07:130:07:16

Well, then, here we are. My choice, property 1. It's about location this property.

0:07:160:07:19

I know it's not detached, but it offers so much as a semi-detached house -

0:07:190:07:24

size, space, garage, parking - that I just had to show you it.

0:07:240:07:29

And town-centre location. It means in this bustling community here

0:07:290:07:33

that you've got all the access you need to get to the major shops,

0:07:330:07:36

-so before I talk on too long... what do you think?

-I like it.

-I like the parking space.

0:07:360:07:41

-That's quite handy for a start. And I notice the garage!

-Yes!

-Yes.

-See that?

-This style of property?

0:07:410:07:48

-Love it.

-Yeah?

0:07:480:07:50

-I do, yeah.

-Yeah? They love it so far.

-Well, it's post Second World War, it's got a nice gable end,

0:07:500:07:55

it's been beautifully rendered, you've got a modern garage, you've got block paving

0:07:550:07:59

-and there's so much more inside!

-And I can't see any work to do here.

0:07:590:08:02

Wait till you get inside! No, I'm only joking. It really is lovely.

0:08:020:08:06

-Hurry yourself along. All four feet if you wouldn't mind, Sharon!

-That's fine. Thank you.

-See you later.

0:08:060:08:11

Oh, wow!

0:08:140:08:14

-That's a nice entrance.

-Oh, lovely.

-And we're into...

0:08:140:08:19

Oh! The lounge.

0:08:190:08:20

-I like that.

-Very nice.

0:08:200:08:22

-Oh, natural fire.

-That's gorgeous, isn't it?

-I like that.

0:08:220:08:26

-I like the fact that can get loads of furniture in.

-Yeah. It's wonderful, that.

0:08:260:08:31

-Oh, that's nice.

-Nice dining area. Serving hatch! Saves carrying the food all the way round.

0:08:330:08:38

-I like that.

-It's a big house, isn't it?

0:08:380:08:41

Nice open-plan aspect which is very nice. Makes it very spacious.

0:08:410:08:45

There's nothing much to do. You could actually move in straightaway.

0:08:450:08:48

He almost sounds disappointed. "There's nothing much to do."

0:08:480:08:51

-We can find him something. If not, I'm sure Sharon could.

-Absolutely!

0:08:510:08:54

Oh, wow!

0:08:540:08:56

-That is definitely...a bonus. We didn't ask for that.

-We didn't ask for that. That is a bonus!

0:08:560:09:01

-Oh, wow! Look at this. You'll like this.

-Wow!

0:09:030:09:06

-Yeah, I really like that. I don't know why I'm saying wow, you do all the cooking.

-I know, I know.

0:09:060:09:11

-This is your area!

-I know. Everything's to hand, isn't it?

0:09:110:09:13

-Isn't it marvellous?

-It is really...

-And no work to do either.

0:09:130:09:17

I'm not staying here or you'll get me cooking!

0:09:170:09:19

-Aha! You see? You were being sexist, weren't you?

-No!

0:09:190:09:23

Wow! Ian can cook in here. That's what Sharon was thinking about.

0:09:230:09:27

-You thought that room was for Sharon, it's for Ian.

-I did.

0:09:270:09:29

-Very nice.

-Oh, yeah.

-Stick Ryan in this one.

-Be ideal for Ryan.

0:09:300:09:34

I don't know if he'd like the pink. We'd probably have to change the colour.

0:09:340:09:37

-This would be all right for the grandchildren.

-We'll see how many bedrooms there are. Let's see.

-Nice.

0:09:370:09:43

-The bathroom. Oh, that's nicely decorated.

-Oh, yeah.

0:09:440:09:48

-I thought that was tiles. I like that.

-It's very nice.

-Nice colour, it's neutral.

0:09:480:09:53

It is neutral. It's all nicely decorated. We could move in straightaway.

0:09:530:09:57

It's not something you'd have to worry about.

0:09:570:09:59

-That's a better colour for Ryan.

-Yeah! Yes, I think he'd rather have that colour than the pink!

0:10:000:10:05

-Yeah.

-It's a bigger room.

-Much nicer size.

-Much bigger room.

0:10:050:10:10

-There's enough room for his stuff.

-What's the view to the garden like?

0:10:100:10:13

-It's very nice, isn't it?

-Not overlooked.

0:10:130:10:16

Please, hurry up with the tour! It's chucking it down out here!

0:10:160:10:19

-Oh, lovely! Oh, wow!

-This is the bedroom.

0:10:210:10:25

-Look, they have definitely picked something really nice.

-This is gorgeous.

-Lovely. I love the view,

0:10:250:10:30

-I love the decoration.

-Love the wardrobes! Really love the wardrobes! Look at that!

0:10:300:10:36

Except I'd have to look at myself in the mirror.

0:10:360:10:38

And it's probably not a good thing to do! Good incentive to lose some weight!

0:10:380:10:42

I am also a fan of those floor-to-ceiling mirrors.

0:10:420:10:45

-I know you are. So you can look at yourself.

-No, for refracting light into the room.

-No, no, no!

0:10:450:10:50

That's what I meant. Don't... Ignore it.

0:10:500:10:52

-Lovely, yeah.

-Yeah, I really like that. I think the boys have done us really proud.

0:10:520:10:56

They've done us proud. The next big question is they're going to ask us the price, aren't they?

0:10:560:11:00

-Oh, let us join you out of that weather!

-Miserable!

0:11:030:11:07

Can you try and do your house tours a little bit quicker in future?

0:11:070:11:11

-There's two more to go.

-It was very dry in here.

-I'm sure it was, yes.

-We were OK.

0:11:110:11:15

No problem at all.

0:11:150:11:16

-You actually commented on this room.

-We didn't expect this.

-There you go!

0:11:160:11:20

-It is a real bonus, isn't it?

-Yeah, this is nice.

-Didn't know anything about this.

0:11:200:11:23

-This garden?

-It's not as big as we would like, but it's manageable, isn't it?

-Yeah.

-It's manageable.

0:11:230:11:29

Another thing as well. There are quite a lot of allotments

0:11:290:11:32

in the area, as you would expect. There's a lot of gardeners around.

0:11:320:11:36

Your budget was 300,000 absolutely maximum.

0:11:360:11:41

-You first, please, Sharon.

-Near the top end, so I'm going to go...

0:11:410:11:45

289,950.

0:11:450:11:49

-OK. Interesting.

-Yeah.

-That's pretty close. I was going to go just a little bit nearer the target.

0:11:490:11:54

-I was going to go 295.

-Ready for this? Asking price for this property as of today...

0:11:540:11:59

£220,000!

0:11:590:12:00

-Really?

-That's good.

-Wow!

0:12:010:12:04

-Now, that is an incredible price, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:12:040:12:06

-That's shocked me, that really has shocked me.

-£80,000 beneath your budget.

0:12:060:12:10

-I mean, just think what you could do with that surplus budget.

-Yeah.

0:12:100:12:13

You're in Pershore, Jonny's found you a plum property.

0:12:130:12:16

-Can I beat it? There's only one way to find out, isn't there?

-You've got a big job!

-Let's get to it!

0:12:160:12:21

Now, I actually listened to Sharon and Ian and found them a lovely detached house,

0:12:240:12:30

fabulously modernised and four bedrooms. My property-hunting skills have surely peaked here!

0:12:300:12:36

OK, property 2 today. The rain has stopped, the sun is breaking through the clouds.

0:12:360:12:41

-What are you thinking? First impressions.

-Very nice.

0:12:410:12:44

-It is very nice.

-Ian, you're very quiet down the end there.

0:12:440:12:47

I just felt cos there's a slope, I'm just concerned whether Sharon can cope with it,

0:12:470:12:51

-but, for me, I love it.

-Yeah? Even though it's got a paved drive?

0:12:510:12:55

-Gaping glass window where...?

-No garage, that's the problem, yeah.

0:12:550:12:59

-You better get yourselves inside. Enjoy the tour, if you can get up the hill.

-Yeah, yeah.

0:12:590:13:03

-Oh, straight into the lounge! Didn't expect that.

-That's nice.

0:13:090:13:12

-It is nice, though.

-I like the fireplace.

-Oh, yeah. Wow! That is really, really nice.

0:13:120:13:19

-I like that. I wasn't expecting that at all.

-I wasn't expecting that straightaway.

-No.

0:13:190:13:23

-Oh!

-Dining room.

-Yeah, I like this.

-Wonderful.

0:13:230:13:26

And it goes on through, you know. That's really nice. Let's go and have a look through there.

0:13:260:13:30

-Yeah, it does look.

-Oh! There's a surprise.

-Oh, yeah, look at that.

0:13:300:13:34

-Really nice. Lovely.

-That's something to think about.

-It is lovely, isn't it?

-I like that.

0:13:340:13:41

It really is great. It's spacious, it's open, it's naturally light, it's really inviting,

0:13:410:13:46

-it's probably the feature of the house.

-It's exactly how you turn a 20th-century house

0:13:460:13:49

into a 21st-century living space.

0:13:490:13:51

-Oh, I love this.

-Oh, this is nice, isn't it?

0:13:520:13:56

-At the breakfast bar which is going to be really...

-Oh, yeah!

0:13:560:14:01

-So while I'm cooking here and you're relaxing there, watching TV, we can still talk.

-And shout the orders!

0:14:010:14:05

I like that! So Ian will be there, toiling away, and the orders barked at him from Sharon...

0:14:050:14:10

-Having said that, he's not doing any building work so he's got plenty of time for cooking.

-This is true.

0:14:100:14:14

Right...

0:14:140:14:16

-Ooh...

-Well, that's a nice, little room. It's boy colour as well already.

-Small.

0:14:160:14:22

-It is small, but it all fits in well.

-Yeah, everything fits in here.

0:14:220:14:26

-Bathroom.

-That's nice.

-That's nice, all tiled up there.

0:14:260:14:29

-That's lovely.

-Nice shower, built-in.

-A shower, yeah.

-I like the natural wood again.

0:14:290:14:34

Yeah, there's lot of natural wood again. Needs no painting. Another job not for me! Love it!

0:14:340:14:40

Forgive me for saying, Jonny, but there's just something brighter about property 2.

0:14:400:14:43

What, the big burning ball of gas in the sky? Yeah, no doubt!

0:14:440:14:49

Oh, wow! I think I've had too many wows in this one!

0:14:500:14:53

That's good. That's much bigger than I thought it was going to be.

0:14:530:14:56

This is huge. I'm going to be nosy. What have we got in here?

0:14:560:14:59

-An en-suite as well!

-With shower.

-Sport, sport!

-Wow, that is lovely.

0:14:590:15:04

-Definitely...

-I think Simon's excelled himself.

0:15:040:15:07

-He'll be sort of cheering out there.

-Yeah!

0:15:070:15:09

-Found the en-suite, then?

-Hmm.

0:15:110:15:13

Oh, I've locked the door!

0:15:140:15:16

-Oh, that is so nice!

-Isn't that beautiful?

-Are you going to go down there and call to me?

0:15:180:15:23

-I'd love that.

-You want me to go down there and sing?

-Yeah.

-Maybe later.

-All right.

-Maybe later.

0:15:230:15:28

Simon, Simon, wherefore art you, Simon? Deny thy father and refuse thy name!

0:15:280:15:33

-Oh, there you are!

-I'm here! I want to know where they are!

0:15:330:15:36

-Wherefore art thou, Sharon and Ian?

-Where did you come from?

0:15:360:15:39

The pink room!

0:15:400:15:41

-It's a big room, though.

-It's still quite a size, isn't it?

0:15:420:15:45

That's three bedrooms so far and there's still another door to go.

0:15:450:15:48

Oh, it's done as a study. That's nice.

0:15:490:15:53

-You could have a small bedroom, but we don't need it.

-No.

-So this for a study would be...

0:15:530:15:57

It's ideal for what they're using it for now with the computer and the mini office.

0:15:570:16:01

This is one of those properties, it's going to go full circle - they're going to like it so much,

0:16:010:16:05

they'll end up hating it.

0:16:050:16:07

It's like you. You like me so much, you pretend to hate me but really... superlikes me.

0:16:070:16:12

-No, no, no. It started as hate and just went all the way round back to hate.

-To love?

-No.

-No...

0:16:120:16:19

I guess when we first approached this house, you thought,

0:16:220:16:25

-"It's on a hill, why are we here?" But having looked round, I think you know why we're here.

-Yeah.

0:16:250:16:30

-I can see why you picked it.

-The house is super.

-Yeah.

-It's a beautiful house, yeah.

0:16:300:16:34

And I accept that it does have for you certain issues which would need fixing.

0:16:340:16:37

It's a bit of juggling act to know. We were saying before

0:16:370:16:41

when we looked out the windows. The views are gorgeous, the house is gorgeous...

0:16:410:16:45

Unfortunately, it's on a hill. Unfortunately, the garden's in tiers.

0:16:450:16:50

Right, guess the price time, then.

0:16:500:16:52

-300 grand's your max. This is a big detached beast with beautiful views.

-It is...

0:16:520:16:57

I'm going to stick with the same price I went the last one, 295.

0:16:570:17:00

-295.

-Mmm.

-OK, I'll stick with my 289...950.

0:17:000:17:05

-That's exactly what you said, 289,950!

-Yeah.

0:17:050:17:08

It's 2-0 to you!

0:17:080:17:11

-Wow! You've lost!

-Ian, you're only playing for pride from now on!

0:17:110:17:14

It's on the market for 279 on the money.

0:17:140:17:18

-That is good.

-That's good.

0:17:180:17:20

-Four bedrooms, detached...

-The house is ideal.

0:17:200:17:23

All right, listen, two very different houses now we've shown you. Plenty to think about, yeah?

0:17:230:17:27

-Too much.

-Yes.

-Oh, no, it isn't!

-My brain's gone into overload.

0:17:270:17:31

-It's not too much, is it, Jonny?

-No, because there's one more to go. You ready for it?

0:17:310:17:34

-Yes.

-It's the wild card. It's this way.

-Down those steps there. Come on, my darling.

0:17:340:17:39

Now, nobody mentioned a bungalow, we hear you say, but this stylish bungalow has such a great layout

0:17:420:17:48

on a huge plot, we're hoping they'll be pleasantly surprised.

0:17:480:17:52

OK, here we are at the wild card, the third and final property of today.

0:17:520:17:56

Now, I want to get your feedback on this one quite early,

0:17:560:17:58

because this is a bit of a radical move compared to the other two we've shown you,

0:17:580:18:01

but not too dissimilar to what you currently live in. What do you think? First impressions?

0:18:010:18:06

-Really, really nice.

-It's big.

-Yeah?

-It's huge. I just can't wait to see the back cos it's massive.

0:18:060:18:13

Never mind that! Let's talk location first. Cos we're in the lovely village of...

0:18:130:18:18

-..Wyre Piddle. I'm sorry.

-Honestly!

-It just makes me laugh. What a great name.

0:18:190:18:23

Wyre Piddle. Beautiful little village, but a bit of a distance from Pershore.

0:18:230:18:28

However I have done some research. I hope the local isn't going to get me here

0:18:280:18:33

but there are bus services into Pershore on a regular basis, every hour.

0:18:330:18:38

The other reason we chose this place is it does represent fantastic value for money.

0:18:380:18:41

Being a bungalow, single-storey property

0:18:410:18:43

and having all your accommodation on one floor means the plots are bigger.

0:18:430:18:46

-So allotment potential, growing fruit and veg potential...

-Sounds good.

-..Is viable here.

0:18:460:18:51

-Sounds good. Can't wait to see the back.

-You haven't seen the inside yet.

-That's true.

0:18:510:18:54

-Get yourselves in there. Enjoy it. We'll be listening in.

-Thank you.

-See you later on.

0:18:540:18:58

Oh! I don't want to give them another wow!

0:19:010:19:04

-I can't.

-You said no more wows, but I'm afraid you've got to give it one by the looks of it.

0:19:040:19:08

Look at the size of it, the space!

0:19:080:19:11

How many boxes have you ticked so far in this one? Oh, that's amazing!

0:19:110:19:16

-I love the size.

-So you might be changing your mind on the bungalow?

-Yeah.

0:19:160:19:20

Well, that's an interesting question Ian asks.

0:19:200:19:22

Because there is this misconception about bungalows

0:19:220:19:25

that they're a bit olde worlde and fuddy-duddy which is unfair,

0:19:250:19:27

-because they can be very modern and very contemporary like this.

-I thought you were talking about me!

0:19:270:19:31

No, I said modern and contemporary!

0:19:310:19:33

This is just...

0:19:360:19:39

-gorgeous!

-I don't know what to say!

0:19:390:19:42

No.

0:19:420:19:43

-I can't...I can't even do my wows!

-It's fantastic, isn't it?

0:19:430:19:47

I am just stunned.

0:19:470:19:50

-We're not going to get one. Shall we do it for her?

-Go on, then.

0:19:510:19:53

-Wow!

-Wow!

0:19:530:19:55

Oh, I love this!

0:19:560:19:58

-The fact I've got somewhere to sit while you're cooking.

-Yeah, yeah. I could sit here for breakfast.

0:19:580:20:03

I can visualise it now with the bacon and eggs I've just cooked for myself!

0:20:030:20:07

And you with your corn flakes.

0:20:070:20:10

There we go, these are good buying sounds.

0:20:100:20:13

If they can visualise themselves actually doing mundane activities

0:20:130:20:16

-like preparing bacon and eggs...

-I'm getting hungry now!

0:20:160:20:18

-Oh! I've got to give them another wow!

-I can feel another wow coming on! Look at this!

0:20:180:20:24

-Oh, I love this!

-It's fantastic!

-This is just exceptionally...

-I've found my place!

0:20:240:20:30

I'm happy!

0:20:300:20:32

-I can chill out in here!

-No, oh, no! Yours is the kitchen, this is mine!

0:20:320:20:37

-You know why things grow so well round here, don't you, Jonny?

-The dynamic weather?

-I think it is!

0:20:390:20:43

Is this the master, then?

0:20:430:20:45

You wouldn't know, would you?

0:20:450:20:47

-But it is a lovely size.

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

0:20:470:20:51

Loads of space.

0:20:510:20:53

-It's another double.

-You've still got a double here, yeah.

0:20:540:20:58

-This is still really nice.

-It's still a good size.

0:20:580:21:02

Oh, this must be the master bedroom.

0:21:030:21:05

Somebody's stolen the bed at the moment, but loads of space. Loads of space.

0:21:050:21:10

And I think there's an en-suite.

0:21:100:21:13

-Oh, yeah, en-suite as you say. Shower...

-That's ideal, isn't it?

0:21:130:21:17

-I love that.

-Yeah. That's just what every master bedroom needs, isn't it?

0:21:170:21:21

-You see? I told you this would be the best wild card!

-Why?

-You see?

0:21:210:21:25

The one you wanted...

0:21:250:21:27

Oh, yeah. Brilliant. Don't listen to him. I chose this one. This is nothing to do with him.

0:21:280:21:32

We have a bathroom! This is nicely decorated, isn't it? And a Jacuzzi bath!

0:21:330:21:40

And a shower as well.

0:21:400:21:42

So there'll be no fighting for showers and baths, will there?

0:21:420:21:45

-I love this.

-That's ideal.

0:21:450:21:47

-It's perfect, isn't it?

-It all comes down to...

-It's all down what it's going to cost now.

0:21:470:21:52

That's the next thing, guess the price.

0:21:520:21:53

Well, a tip of the hat to daytime TV's finest house hunters!

0:21:560:22:01

-The wild card's excellent, isn't it?

-Super. We didn't want a bungalow,

0:22:010:22:05

-but it's got an upstairs/downstairs.

-It has, yeah.

0:22:050:22:09

Because you go in and it's two separate parts of the property.

0:22:090:22:11

Completely agree. Because sometimes you walk in a bungalow

0:22:110:22:14

and there's the living room and there's the first bedroom, which can be disconcerting,

0:22:140:22:17

-but not the case here.

-They're totally separate. Left for living, right for sleeping.

-The garden?

0:22:170:22:21

-How is this garden for you?

-Oh, well, look - space.

-It's lovely.

-Space everywhere.

0:22:210:22:27

-It's going well, but that might all change, mightn't it?

-Yes.

-OK, guess-the-price time.

0:22:270:22:30

-It's 2-0 to you.

-Of course.

-Yes.

0:22:300:22:33

-Your budget £300,000. Go on.

-I think you've gone over budget.

0:22:330:22:37

So I am going to say...

0:22:370:22:40

..310.

0:22:410:22:42

310,000, OK.

0:22:420:22:44

Ian?

0:22:440:22:46

-I'm going to go smack on the money. 300,000.

-OK. Well, you've got some pride. Well done. Come on.

0:22:460:22:52

-There you go. But there's a little bit of change, only a little bit.

-Mmm?

-299,000.

0:22:520:22:57

-On the nose.

-I saved face.

-He did well.

-I saved face.

0:22:570:23:02

-What do you think, Sharon?

-I love it. I really love it.

-You really do love it, don't you?

-Yeah, I do.

0:23:020:23:09

-We actually might need a handkerchief in a moment.

-Yeah!

0:23:090:23:11

Aw!

0:23:110:23:13

That's so lovely.

0:23:140:23:16

-We're going to go through the motions, we better had, hadn't we?

-Yeah, we've got to.

0:23:160:23:20

We're made to. We have to do this.

0:23:200:23:23

-You've now seen three very different properties...

-Yeah.

-Hmm...

0:23:230:23:28

two in Pershore, one out here in Wyre Piddle... I won't giggle, I won't giggle!

0:23:280:23:31

So take yourselves off and decide which one you would like to spend a bit more time in.

0:23:310:23:35

-OK.

-We'll see you in a moment.

-Thank you.

0:23:350:23:38

Well, there we go, three very different properties indeed.

0:23:380:23:41

So while they're off making that decision, here is a reminder for you at home.

0:23:410:23:44

So will they go for my property? Surely the most convenient choice for Sharon

0:23:450:23:49

to fulfil her shopaholic tendencies.

0:23:490:23:50

Or will they choose my modern detached house?

0:23:530:23:55

A bit further away from the shops to give Ian's credit card a break!

0:23:550:23:58

The price won't, though!

0:23:580:24:01

All joking aside, Sharon did seem most enamoured with the wild card,

0:24:010:24:05

which was furthest from the shops.

0:24:050:24:07

So... which one will they "plum-p" for?

0:24:070:24:11

Well, let's be honest! It's no surprise - they've chosen the wild card.

0:24:140:24:19

And it's not long before the family arrive. Who do we have here, then?

0:24:190:24:24

Well, this would be one of her daughters with her children and Mum.

0:24:240:24:28

Excellent! And it's straight into Sharon's favourite room.

0:24:300:24:33

Who knows? If all goes to plan, they could be growing their own strawberries in this very house!

0:24:340:24:38

Right, who wants strawberries?

0:24:400:24:43

Me! Me!

0:24:430:24:45

Well, they seem to be going down a treat but what do people think of the bungalow?

0:24:490:24:53

It's absolutely gorgeous! It's lovely!

0:24:540:24:59

Now they're all fuelled up, it's time for a kickabout!

0:25:010:25:05

-Once more the adage is proved, everyone loves the wild card!

-Yeah.

0:25:100:25:14

-And how can you not?

-So, come on, you've spent a bit more time here.

0:25:140:25:19

-Yeah? You've had family round. What are you thinking? You enjoying it still?

-Still enjoying it!

0:25:190:25:25

You've really, really put the cat amongst the pigeons.

0:25:250:25:27

We've just... We've lost the plot completely.

0:25:270:25:32

-You've thrown everything into the mix and we don't know where to go!

-Right...

0:25:320:25:35

-OK... Oh, oh... Sorry... Very importantly, what did the grandchildren think?

-They loved it.

0:25:350:25:40

-They loved the garden.

-That's all you want, isn't it? A lovely private space like that.

-Yeah.

0:25:400:25:45

The kids can come in, open the back door,

0:25:450:25:48

not kick them out literally, obviously...

0:25:480:25:50

-and know they're safe and secure. And you haven't got to worry about it.

-It's all fully enclosed.

0:25:500:25:54

-It's lovely.

-OK, right, is this a to buy or not to buy?

-Well, we're going to go away, have a deeper think,

0:25:540:26:02

-get the buggy, see whether we can use the shortcut with the buggy...

-Of course.

0:26:020:26:05

Then we'll be in a position to make a decision, I think. At the moment it's a maybe.

0:26:050:26:11

-It's a maybe on that one.

-It's a maybe.

-It's a really good maybe!

0:26:110:26:15

Assuming... Because I know that you love this place... Assuming that you can off-road to Pershore and back

0:26:150:26:21

-in the buggy, what would it be then?

-Oh, a yeah.

-It would be, wouldn't it? I thought so.

0:26:210:26:27

That's fair enough. You do have real practical considerations that you have to take into account.

0:26:270:26:31

-For me.

-Absolutely.

0:26:310:26:33

-Well, all in all, we've had a fabulous day. Hope you've enjoyed it too.

-Yes, we have.

0:26:330:26:36

-Indeed. Thank you very much for all your advice.

-You've been great!

0:26:360:26:39

Get yourselves back in there, have another look round this place, take advantage while you're here,

0:26:390:26:43

-maybe that will make your mind up. All right, guys?

-Thank you.

0:26:430:26:46

Enjoy that gorgeous fruit in there. It's lovely.

0:26:460:26:49

Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

0:26:500:26:53

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS