A couple on The Place in the Sun have been left heartbroken after a health battle prevented them from buying their dream home in Corralejo, Spain.
Presenter Jasmine Harman showed Claire and Gary round a range of properties surrounding the Spanish town, with the pair falling in love with a townhouse that met their £200,000 budget.
In fact, Claire was reduced to tears by the gorgeous view on the roof terrace, with them deciding as they saw it that it was a ‘strong contender’.
The pair were also shown a couple of bungalows, with them being concerned that they weren’t private enough.
When it came down to decision time, it seemed like Claire and Gary would be firmly decided on the townhouse – however, it wasn’t the case.
Gary admitted that a few things had happened since last speaking to Jasmine, which had put things into perspective for them.
He explained: ‘Claire was a bit poorly and her fibromyalgia kicked off yesterday.’
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
Claire added: ‘I was almost hit by a ton of breaks and I couldn’t really walk and I just had to get back to the hotel room, and I’ve been in bed since we last spoke.
‘And [I’m] actually just realising that to climb two sets of stairs up to that fabulous roof might not be the best thing.’
‘We do actually need a bungalow or a ground floor place and I’ve come to the conclusion that my budget isn’t enough at the moment to get us what we want,’ Gary asserted.
‘So the plan is to sit back for six months to 12 months, raise more money, and we’ll look in the areas where the bungalows are and, if we have to, just pay a lot more money for something.’
Jasmine was heartbroken for the pair, acknowledging how hard it must have been for them to walk away from their dream home.
‘You saw my reaction on the rooftop, and that’s what we find very frustrating,’ Claire added. ‘It was [our] dream.’
Here’s hoping Gary and Claire find what they’re looking for!
Earlier this week on the show, another couple – Kamlesh and Sukhwinder – walked away from their dream home after deciding not to put an offer on it.
The couple kept changing their minds, and when Jean Johansson eventually found them the ideal holiday home, they shut down the idea of putting in an offer or even telling the estate agent they were interested.
A Place In The Sun airs weekdays at 4pm on Channel 4.
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