‘Britain’s chavviest house’ ridiculed online as owner hits back: ‘obviously I like it, it’s mine’

19 February 2024, 18:23 | Updated: 19 February 2024, 18:41

The property is up for sale for £180,000
The property is up for sale for £180,000. Picture: Google Images/Rightmove
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

The owner of Britain's 'chavviest house', which has been ridiculed online after being put up for sale, has defended his home, insisting: 'Obviously I like it, it's mine'.

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Henry Reilly's Prescot property listing went viral recently, with thousands taking to social media to mock its interior design.

His home is fitted out with grey velvet furniture, purple ribbons, a Chanel rug in the kitchen, more velvet chairs and 'love and laugh' features plastered over the wall.

The three-bedroom semi-detached property, listed for £180,000, also has plenty of Chanel bedding, and tonnes of garden furniture.

Despite the mockery online, Mr Reilly, an electrician, has hit back - insisting that he "obviously" likes his home and that it has had "loads of viewings" since the Rightmove listing went viral.

The property's living room
The property's living room. Picture: Rightmove
Thomas Drive, Prescot
Thomas Drive, Prescot. Picture: Google Maps

"I've had loads of viewings cancelled. I'm surprised people have been put off by the decor. Obviously I like it, it's my house!'" he told MailOnline.

Mr Reilly's unnamed neighbour added: "I have lived along from the Reillys for the last year or so and they are a lovely couple. I personally like their house and the decor, but even if I didn't like it, who cares?

"It doesn't matter whether I like pink ribbons in my house, it's their house and up to them how they fit it out. Who is anyone to tell someone who to decorate their home?"

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Social media users have also defended Mr Reilly and his home.

Alex Veselenak said: "Oh this kinda breaks my heart. They clearly loved their home & kept it up!!

"Might not be your thing, it ain't mine, but that's ok. I feel like I'd be welcomed warmly here."

Despite some people defending the property's interior design, it has largely been ridiculed online.

One person wrote: "Excluding houses with severe fire damage, I don't think I've seen a worse interior."

Another user replied: "Arguably, a severe fire here would be an improvement."

Its Rightmove property description reads: "Set in a popular location this delightful three bedroom semi detached property provides excellent living space.

"Perfect for first time buyers or for those looking for a starter home for their young family, this delightful property has a great deal to offer."