A Place in the Sun couple apologise after emotional property search

A Place in the Sun couple apologises after property search ends in tears
-Credit: (Image: Channel 4)

A Place in the Sun's Ben Hillman found himself on an emotional journey as he tried to find the perfect Spanish haven for house hunters Mark and Candy. Armed with a budget of £77,000, the pair were seeking a three-bedroom property filled with traditional charm.

Given Mark's background in construction, they were open to a bit of DIY, something they communicated to the Channel 4 presenter. However, it seemed that Ben may have overestimated just how much renovation work the couple were prepared to undertake. The disappointment was evident on Candy's face during the second viewing, leading her to admit: "I'm just not feeling this at all."

Taken aback, Ben asked: "I understood you incorrectly. I know you said a project is fine and the fact you are a builder as well. Have I run away with that?" Candy conceded that they might not have clearly expressed their boundaries, expressing her discomfort: "I'm finding that a little bit more daunting, the level of renovations so maybe we've not made it entirely clear", according to the Daily Star.


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She clarified to Ben that while they were willing to revamp a room or two, the extent of the renovations required for the property was simply too overwhelming. As emotions escalated and Candy fought back tears, Ben probed further, asking: "It's not what you're imagining, not what you're hoping for, reports the Mirror. "This is a project too far, is it?"

She responded: "It is, I'm sorry."

Ben comforted Candy, making it clear that apologies were unnecessary, as securing their dream house was the top priority.

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A Place in the Sun couple Mark and Candy were overcome with emotion on the Channel 4 show as they said one property was "a project too far" for them but they managed to find their dream home -Credit:Channel 4

Emotions soared during the third viewing when Mark, clearly moved, and an utterly charmed Candy looked around what could be their new home. Overcome with emotion, Mark admitted: "I'm getting emotional now! It's lovely."

By the programme's conclusion, the pair decided to bid £76,250 for the property they had fallen for.

As Ben phoned to inquire whether furniture was part of the deal, a tense Mark awaited confirmation. Following a few nail-biting moments, Ben revealed that the furniture would be included at the proposed price, prompting Mark and Candy to break down in tears of happiness.

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