A Place in the Sun host vents frustration at ‘tricky’ search with fussy buyers

Channel 4 presenter Ben Hillman was left feeling frustrated during the latest episode of A Place in the Sun after he was stuck with some very picky buyers.

After welcoming Jacqueline and Lynne to Roquetas de Mar to search for their forever home, Ben toured the pair around five fabulous homes but began feeling the pressure to please the fussy contestants after a string of complaints.

The couple’s demands consisted of a two-bedroom place with two bathrooms and a terrace or garden area.

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With a modest budget £130,000 but willing to go up to £140,000 if necessary, the pair also requested access to a pool and home in a location that wasn’t too far from the beach and close to restaurants and bars.

Ben appeared flummoxed by the pair, though they did give him warning before being shown locations that Lynne was rather picky with what she wanted.

Commenting on this, she said: “I just know what I know. When you walk into that house and you get that sort of feeling, I’d buy it on a whim whereas Jac’s is the more sensible one.”

They then were taken to a series of properties around the Spanish coastline with the second duplex seeming to take to their liking more than the others.

Although Jacqueline was on the fence as she mentioned preferring the first location, aware of her partner’s uncertainty over the darkness of the kitchen, Lynne said: “There has to be a compromise somewhere.”

Walking into their third property, Ben could see the buyers weren’t keen as Lynne said it was too small for them.

The property expert commented: “I think your face is saying a lot more than just that, are you not feeling it?”

Admitting they weren’t impressed on first look, they went to explore the rest of the house.

Turning to the camera, Ben said “I’ve got to say, I’m a little bit surprised by that, this is a really good property and it has got those elements that were lacking in the last place, but sometimes it’s all about the gut feeling and I just don’t think they’re getting it.”

Things only went further downhill as the next location he showed them was too built up for them.

“Wow, that is not what I was hoping for at all, this search started off so well and it feels like we’re on a slippery slope at the moment,” Ben said.

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