A Place in the Sun Live debuts in Ascot
For the first time, A Place in the Sun Live Property Showcase came to the Ascot Racecourse for two days of overseas property action. Over the weekend of 3rd - 4th March exhibitors from Spain, France, Portugal, Madeira, Italy, Cyprus, Florida and Greece.
1,500 house hunters
We welcomed more than 1,500 house hunters to Ascot across the weekend, and each had the chance to get another step closer to making their dream of owning a property abroad a reality by speaking directly to estate agents, lawyers and other property experts. You still have time to get in touch with all the exhibitors who were in attendance over the weekend here.
Remembering Jonnie Irwin
The exhibition was dedicated to the memory of Jonnie Irwin, who sadly passed away on Friday 2nd February. Jonnie was a valued member of the A Place in the Sun family, and an integral part of the success of A Place in the Sun Live over the last two decades. Jonnie's longterm co-presenter and friend Jasmine Harman paid tribute to Jonnie on stage on both days of the exhibition, sharing a memory of meeting him for the first time in South Africa while auditioning for the show.
Overseas property seminars
Each day we held a programme of informative seminar sessions designed to help our attendees understand the buying process in their chosen country. Our expert panels advised visitors about how to choose the right location, how to navigate the purchase process, and more.
Alongside property experts from around the world, we were joined by Martyn and Shirley Wolfe who bought a property in France on the A Place in the Sun TV show. They chatted on stage to Jasmine, and told us all about what happened when the cameras stopped rolling. They spoke about navigating planning permission to build a pool in their French holiday home, making friends with their local mayor, and integrating with the friendly local community in their new area of rural France.
A Place in the Sun Live Property Showcase Ascot kicks off another busy year of overseas property exhibitions - we're looking forward to helping thousands more house hunters take the next step on their overseas property journey throughout 2024! For more information on upcoming exhibitions, and early access to special offers, sign up for updates here.