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The NI couple who spent £200k on a derelict villa in Andalucia... now you can holiday there

When Co Down man Michael Dunn and partner Seamus Trainor bought the Spanish townhouse last year it needed a complete refurbishment — now they are ready to take bookings. Stephanie Bell reports

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A Northern Ireand couple who appeared on TV last year searching for their dream home in the sun have just finished a painstaking restoration of a Spanish villa.

At the start of last year Co Down man Michael Dunn, who is well-known in the property world, and his partner Seamus Trainor, who is a healthcare manager, headed off to Spain to take part in the popular TV show A Place In The Sun.

With a healthy budget of between £125,000 and £175,000, viewers saw presenter Jonnie Irwin show the couple around five properties.