A Place in the Sun buyer branded 'snobby' after comparing £300k townhouse with pool to 'housing estate' | The Sun

A PLACE in the Sun viewers have branded a guest "snobby" after they compared a luxury £300k villa to a "housing estate".

During Wednesday's episode, property expert Scarlette Douglas was on a mission to find Hazel the perfect holiday home in sunny Malaga.


Joined by her friend Paula, Hazel had a budget of £250,000 and was looking for somewhere she could bring her grown up children and three grandchildren.

Hazel wanted a minimum of three bedrooms, more than one bathroom and for it to be walking distance of a beach.

The TV presenter showed the pair a number of properties along Málaga's east coast, including a three bedroom house on the market for just over £307,000.

The property boasted an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a balcony and even a private pool.

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However, the buyer was left significantly unimpressed by the detached townhouse and compared the interior to a "just another house on a housing estate".

Hazel said: "Very interesting. The outside space with the kitchen, the big table, the swimming pool — that is just to die for.

"But inside it just feels a little bit too much like any other house on a housing estate."

Viewers were stunned by her reaction and raced to Twitter to complain.

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One said: "It feels like a housing estate? A detached property in Spain? Outside kitchen, balcony, swimming pool. Yep….just like a housing estate!"

Another posted: "She’s a snob! Housing estate?"

However, some viewers agreed with Hazel and thought the property was disappointing.

One wrote: "It is any other house on a housing estate though."

Another posted: "Saying that, I found that in Spain if they didn't have the weather it would be like any other council estate."

Although property four was a let down, Hazel was impressed by afive-bedroom property in Caleta de Velez.

The townhouse was on the market for just under £286,500 and featured a downstairs apartment, a hot tub and balcony views.

"It goes without saying that would be my apartment," she joked.

Hazel put an offer in under the asking price at £260,000 but the owner refused to go lower than £276,271.

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Hazel was keen to secure the property and made another offer of £270,000, which was again refused as the owner would not go lower than £271,000.

Hazel finally agreed to pay the asking price and was thrilled to land her dream property.


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