PUBLISHED: 17:38, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:44, Mon, Sep 7, 2020
A Place In The Sun saw Scarlette Douglas on a mission to help cycling-mad Sandra and Robert from Greater Manchester find a holiday home for £100,000 in Southern Costa Blanca. The couple ideally wanted the apartment to be within walking distance of the beach and offer storage space for their bikes. At the end of the property search, Scarlette was left astounded when the couple put in an extremely “cheeky” offer for a beach bungalow.
Property one was a two-bed apartment in La Zenia valued at £100,000.
It boasted a great sized communal pool, and had it owns entrance which then led up to a private terrace with a sea view.
When Scarlette asked the couple their initial thoughts, Sandra said: “I think I’d probably tidy it up a bit - only cosmetic. But it’s a great space.”
Robert added: “It’s nicely maintained, and ticks some of the boxes but the stairs are too narrow and steep.”
The second apartment, also offered two-bedrooms but had a slightly higher asking price of £102,586.
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A Place In The Sun Scarlette Douglas gobsmacked by buyers ‘insulting’ offer 'It's cheeky!' (Image: CHANNEL 4 )
It was one of 196 properties on a complex that was a 30 minute walk to the coast and five minutes from a local supermarket.
But the communal pool, being used by so many families was a concern for Sandra and Robert.
“It’s a good size, nice and clean, it feels like we could move in,” Sandra said.
Robert added: “The second bedroom, I don’t really think is a double and I’ve noticed the road noise. The location is not as good [as the first one].”
Property three, valued at £111,207, which was over budget, but Scarlette assured a deal was to be done.
A Place In The Sun: Sandra and Robert had a budget of £100,000 (Image: CHANNEL 4 )
“Fabulous!” Sandra remarked as soon as she entered the townhouse. “Exactly what I had in mind. This is so much more like what I wanted.”
“There’s so much room!” Robert said. “I don’t know where to stand.”
The townhouse offer five outdoor spaces, four of which were terraces while the other was a front garden.
It also shared three communal pools with the other properties on the development.
But, there was one thing Scarlette could improve on, and that was it’s location: