A Place in the Sun’s Jasmine Harman despaired over a “tough ask” from house hunters during yesterday’s episode of the Channel 4 show.
The 45-year-old property expert was on a mission with John and Catherine from Yorkshire to find their dream home in Loire Valley.
The pair had a budget of £100,000 and told Jasmine that they had hopes of turning their home into a B&B.
They also stated that they needed enough space to accommodate their four dogs.
All seemed well after visiting the first property, a two-bed house in Anjouan, valued at £83,086.
Both were big fans of each other.
But the next property, a five-bed house in St. Plantaire, priced at £90,081, just wasn’t what they wanted.
To make matters worse the third, which was a three-bed house in Chaillac, was way over their budget with an asking price of £107,909.
Jasmine was positive about going to visit the fourth property as it had a lot of potentials to turn into a B&B business.
However, the three-bed house in Écueillé, priced at £103,604, didn’t tick all of their boxes.
John asked Catherine whether she felt comfortable in the property and she replied that she didn’t.
The expert was curious to hear what they had to say, but it wasn’t what her heart desired.
Catherine told her: “The house looks lovely… As our home, it could be perfect.”
John added: “But the problem is the business potential isn’t there for us!”
Jasmine had to explain that they may have to up their budget slightly to get something they want.
She said: “It’s a tough ask, with this budget.”
The pair agreed that they needed to look at something slightly more expensive.
The fifth and final house, a Lignac two-bed house, was just what they were looking for.
Although it was over budget at just over £116,000, Jasmine stressed how perfect it was for them.
The huge asking price didn’t deter them.
They were so happy with her choice that they put in an offer of £105,000 and the owner accepted their offer.
A Place in the Sun airs on Channel 4 weekdays at 3 pm.