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Channel 4 A Place in the Sun buyers 'shell-shocked' over home 'with character'

By Gemma Jones

A couple who appeared on A Place in the Sun were "shell-shocked" over one property today.

The Channel 4 show's host Danni Menzies helped couple Brannie and Paul find their new forever home. They hoped to find a property in Coimbra, Portugal.

The couple fell in love 13 years ago, but had never owned a home together. Brannie and Paul, from Wiltshire, owned multiple businesses but planned to sell up and move abroad with a budget of £225,000.

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They were looking for a property with at least three bedrooms and a pool. They also hoped that neighbours wouldn't be too close as they hoped to create a music studio within their home.

The couple were "shell-shocked" by the second property that they were shown. It was a traditional looking farmhouse with it's own pool and huge wraparound garden.

The property had three living rooms, two bathrooms and three large double bedrooms (Channel 4)

The property had three living rooms, two bathrooms and three large double bedrooms, as well as kitchen, spacious hall and utility room. There was a lot of character in the home, as it had been kept in the same family for over 40 years.

Walking into the property, Paul exclaimed: "Wow! It's got character - it's certainly got character." Host Danni replied: "You look a little bit shell-shocked."

She added: "Well first of all it's the ceiling isn't it. You come in and you don't expect to have this." Paul said: "Yeah, and all these tiles. They're really in your face. But I really like them."

The tiles had a bold blue pattern on them with accents of yellow. They covered the walls around the hallway to half way up, bringing a real brightness to the room.

The couple imagined themselves inside the property with a piano on the upstairs landing. They said that the high ceilings would help with acoustics for when they wanted to perform.

A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4 and All 4

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