A Place in the Sun Fans Criticize ‘Time-wasting’ Buyer for Low Bid ‘Won’t Take This’ | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
In the last episode of A Place in the Sun, Channel 4 host Laura Hamilton was tasked with finding Sue the perfect vacation home in Abruzzo, on the east coast of Italy. Together with her friend Jane, Sue hoped to find a three-bedroom detached house with a garden with a budget of £ 120,000. The former nurse explained to the property expert that she has an additional £ 30,000 to spend on the perfect holiday home. However, fans remained furious after Sue offered £ 20,000 less than the asking price for a property, before deciding not to proceed with the purchase.
The first property Laura took the duo to was a spacious villa with mountain views.
Priced at £ 99,000, the house had a vegetable garden and a small olive grove.
Despite her love for some aspects of the villa, Sue was quick to rule it out as she felt the property was not isolated enough from neighbors.
The price of the second holiday home was slightly above Sue’s budget at £ 126,000.
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The price of the fourth holiday home was well below Sue’s budget at £ 76,000, although Laura explained that it was “a bit of a project”.
It was a detached house located in a peaceful area surrounded by 4000 square meters of land.
After seeing the rest of the property, Sue left Laura baffled when she decided to exclude property number three.
When asked if the fourth property was a candidate, the nurse replied “possibly”.
The fifth and final property was a four bedroom house priced at £ 142,000.
Luckily for Laura, Sue and her boyfriend fell in love with the villa and explained that it was the only property in the running.
When it came to making an offer, Sue offered £ 120,000 as she pointed out there were “structural issues” with the property.
The current owner returned with a counter-offer of £ 132,000, although Sue decided to decline.
Viewers were outraged by the result, and many took to social media to share their thoughts.
Stephanie wrote: “Of course £ 120,000 weren’t accepted.”
“Cheeky offer,” Tubbs wrote as JB added, “Messer.”
Edward said, “It’s MASSIVE sums of money #aplaceinthesun. But it looks cheap, I wouldn’t go for it.”
Joanne pointed out, “Well that’s another hour of nonsense.”
A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on Channel 4.