150,000 would buy a lot in the North of Spain….and people are really nice here, you’d be in the same country as your relatives but a suitable distance away! Just a thought!
Don’t be bullied into anything by anyone, its your life so you have to decide what is best for you and your wife but at 400,000 euros its a bit of an expensive mistake to make. Why not rent somewhere near them and see if you like the area as an another alternative?
Good luck, Heather