A Place in the Sun buyer says dream home has added 20 years to her life

Donna was joined by her best friend Savannah on today's A  Place in the Sun
Donna was joined by her best friend Savannah on this week's A Place in the Sun -Credit:Channel 4

A buyer from A Place in the Sun has revealed how her dream home has transformed her life. Sara Damergi, the host of the latest episode of the popular Channel 4 show, was helping Donna in finding her ideal overseas property on Wednesday's show.

Donna, accompanied by her best friend Savannah, was on the hunt for a holiday home in Roquetas de Mar, Spain. With a budget of £70,000, she was seeking a two-bedroom apartment.

The final property on the search captured Donna's heart, and she was moved to tears as she secured her dream home for £67,241. Speaking to the official A Place in the Sun website, Donna reflected on the move, claiming it has added 20 years to her life.

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She said: "It completed on 20th March. We'd booked flights over in April so we spent a week there and I went back in May with my mum and my daughter, and then Savannah and I went in June and then again August with a friend it really has been used."

She continued: "We love Roquetas del Mar, which we can reach by bus from Almeria airport, for €5. It's got a long, sandy fabulous beach and loads of shops Mango, Bershka, Primark, but also the traditional side," reports the Liverpool Echo.

"I had never been to the area before, but as I was searching online for properties over the years, dreaming of buying somewhere, I could see the prices increasing and focused on Costa Almeria. But this is what I've wanted to do for a very long time.

"I am selling up the marital home and saving up so I have the financial resources to get a visa and move over. It might take four years but at 58 then I'll be ready! Savannah is looking to do the same.

"It's definitely been the best thing I've ever done. It's been such a lift that I think it's added 20 years onto my life."

However, Donna faced some challenges along the way, including a boiler breakdown after a night out. She recounted: "We came back from a night out at 2am and found a flooded kitchen. We were scooping water out of the window with bowls.

"Then we had no water for two days so we showered on the beach. But I found a great local engineer to sort it out, and when the fridge broke down a bit after that, I gave him a call and again he helped replace it for me."