Escape To The Country
Escape to the Country returns with a new series to find the perfect home for families who are seeking to get away from city living.
Each episode features one couple or family who are looking to make the escape and relocate to the country.
Join the presenters on their quest to find a home that fits the bill, whilst exploring the beautiful and unique surroundings of each location. This series invites the viewer to explore what the countryside has to offer, taking them to hidden away nature reserves, captivating historical buildings and introducing them to the local wildlife.
Episode 1 – Pembrokeshire
Nicki Chapman is in Pembrokeshire and has a maximum of £700.000 to help a couple achieve the life style change they’ve always dreamt of – they want to run holiday lets and their ideal home should provide 4 bedrooms with a master ensuite, a large country kitchen, a study for Jamie and a big enough garden to accommodate a vegetable plot, and some outbuildings.
Episode 2 – Suffolk
Today Alistair Appleton is helping a couple fulfil a childhood dream and swap the fast lanes of London for an artistic life in the Suffolk countryside – Armed with £400,000 pounds they want a detached period, or ultra modern home on the edge of a village. Their must haves include a big kitchen-diner, a large living room for entertaining and at least 3 bedrooms.Turning a childhood fantasy into reality is a tall order- but we like a challenge! Whether the reality of downsizing will live up to their expectations though remains to be seen
Episode 3 – West Sussex
Aled Jones is helping a couple who’ve hardly lived together during their 34 years of marriage find their together home in the country – and the county they have picked to finally settle down is West Sussex . With a budget of up to £500,000 pounds they are hoping to get a 3 bedroom period house with an area for grooming the dogs. Their wish list is achievable sas long as they compromise in certain areas. What they’re willing to sacrifice, however, is up for grabs
Episode 4 – Dorset
Today’s couple are ready to swap urban Dorset for rural Dorset. With a budget of £650,000, Nicki Chapman is helping to find a house big enough to accommodate three teenage boys and three Rottweilers. So four bedrooms and plenty of land are a must. Space for entertaining, an art studio and a self-contained annexe are also on their wish list
Episode 5 – Cumbria
Alistair Appleton is house hunting in the Lake District with a couple looking for a B&B to buy for £650,000.
Episode 6 – Suffolk
Today Denise Nurse is on the Suffolk/Essex border seeking the perfect family home for a couple with £500,000 to spend who are keen to bring up their children away from busy city life.
Episode 7 – North Yorkshire
Alistair Appleton is helping a couple on their house-hunt in North Yorkshire. There’s a budget of £650,000 to find them a house with enough land for a vegetable plot.
Episode 8 – Hampshire
Jules Hudson is in Hampshire today, as he helps a young family search for the perfect home. With a budget of £600,000, a large, safe garden is key
Episode 9 – Shropshire
Alistair Appleton is house hunting in Shropshire with a family looking for an equestrian property with that elusive ‘wow’ factor. The search is helped by a healthy budget of £750,000.
Episode 10 – Worcestershire
Jules Hudson is in Worcestershire looking for a rural, character property for a couple in search of the good life. With a budget of £650,000, a country kitchen and vegetable plot are a must.
Episode 11 – Dorset
Alistair Appleton is house hunting in Dorset with a couple ready to leave the island of Jersey for good. With a budget of £550,000, they are looking for a modern house in a county famous for its old, typically English cottages!
Episode 12 – Dorset
Today Nicki Chapman is helping a retired couple flee Nottingham for the Dorset countryside. They’re after 2 living rooms, at least 3 bathrooms, an artist’s studio and a study – all within walking distance of a village. With such an extensive wish-list, will they manage to find what they want and still keep below the £500,000 stamp duty threshold?
Episode 13 – Hamshire
Denise Nurse is house-hunting with a retired coupe who after almost 3 decades of dreaming are finally ready to find the slice of rural Hampshire they’ve always craved. With a flexible budget starting at £500,000, they want a character property with a garage and a library. A decent sized garden in which to grow vegetables is a must too.
Episode 14 – South Devon
Alistair Appleton is in Devon with a couple who are looking for a light and airy 3 bedroom house with a large kitchen/diner, an annexe, a garage and a low maintenance garden. They want to be close to the sea too – but can all this be achieved on their £500,000 budget in pricey Devon?
Episode 15 – Staffordshire
In today’s show Denise Nurse is helping a couple relocate from Kuwait to Staffordshire. They will be leaving a palatial house behind so will we succeed in finding them their rural idyll? With a top budget of £400,000 pounds they’re after a large kitchen-diner and a small, low maintenance garden.
Episode 16 – Peak District
With a budget of £700,000, Nicki Chapman is helping a couple from Manchester find their very first home together in the Peak District. They’re after a detached period home with 3 to 4 bedrooms. They love entertaining so a good sized kitchen and a separate dining room are musts too. The icing on the cake would be a garden big enough to grow vegetables.
Episode 17 – Cornwall
Aled Jones is helping a couple, with their family of 14 dogs and cats go in search of rural isolation. After decades of urban living they are ready to embrace Cornwall with a generous budget of £500,000 in their pocket. For our two animal lovers, it’s all about location. The more remote the better! Their dream is to become self-sufficient so the more land we can find them, the better!
Episode 18 – Suffolk
Denise Nurse is helping a couple keen on long walks in Constable county, find their ideal home is Suffolk. With a budget of £450,000, they are looking for a large kitchen diner, a studio, a study and a south west facing garden.
Episode 19 – Suffolk
Denise Nurse is helping a couple find a detached period home with plenty of character in Suffolk. With a budget of £450,000, today’s buyers are seeking 3 bedrooms, a study and a small garden. Their ultimate dream is having a kitchen large enough to accommodate some serious cake baking
Episode 20 – Shropshire
Jules Hudson is helping a couple desperate to retire to South Shropshire find their rural idyll. After 30 years in suburbia they’ve decided it’s time to seek a more rustic and laid-back life. They have £400,000 to spend and are after 3 to 4 spacious bedrooms, a decent sized kitchen and a large sitting room. Half an acre of land in which to keep pigs is also key