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 – Herefordshire
Now that their children have flown the nest, today’s couple are ready to embrace a new rural lifestyle. Nicki Chapman is on hand to help them fulfil their dream of moving to the country and starting a new business. Their hearts are set on Herefordshire. And with a top budget of £700,000, they’re seeking a 3 bedroom house with a country kitchen and extra accommodation to run a holiday let business.
Episode 2 – Wiltshire
Today Aled Jones is in Wiltshire with a couple on a house hunt. With £500,000 to spend they’re seeking a detached house with a large kitchen, an equally spacious garden and stunning views. To top it all of they’d like a large games room to accommodate an army of toy soldiers.
Episode 3 – Cumbria
Jules Hudson is helping a couple of newly-weds find their dream home in Cumbria.With a budget of up to £700, 000, they’re seeking a period property with 4 to 5 bedrooms, a large country kitchen and an annexe or outbuilding.
Episode 4 – Hampshire
Today Nicki Chapman is in Hampshire with a London couple looking for their first family home in the country. With a budget of £465,000, they’d like a detached three or four bedroom period property, with a large kitchen and a decent garden. They also need to be close to a train station for their commute to London.
Episode 5 – Cornwall
Today’s couple plan to move to Cornwall to start a B&B business with a budget of £650,000 pounds. Alistair Appleton will be helping them find a property with a minimum of 6 bedrooms in an idyllic setting with plenty of land and outbuildings
Episode 6 – Suffolk
Alistair Appleton is helping a couple of air stewards find the perfect landing place in Suffolk. With a budget of £500,000, top of their wish list comes a garden big enough to accommodate a marquee for their wedding day. They’re also after period features, 4 bedrooms and a large country kitchen – all within walking distance of a local pub.
Episode 7 – Somerset
Today’s escapees want to leave London behind and start a new life in rural Somerset. For their budget of £1.2 million, they’re seeking a house and business combo. The family home should be set in plenty of land with a big kitchen, and a couple of good reception rooms. On the business side, they’re after 5 holiday lets – or a house with b and b potential. Denise Nurse is on hand to help with the challenge!
Episode 8 – Perthshire
Today Jonnie Irwin is helping a couple leave one of Europe’s largest housing estates behind and start afresh in Perthshire. For their budget of £375,000 they have a lengthy wish-list. They’re seeking a detached character home in a good plot of land within striking distance of a village. Must haves include stunning views, a big kitchen and 4 bedrooms. A playroom and out-buildings wouldn’t go amiss either. Thankfully they’re open to compromise. On their budget it’s all a big ask…
Episode 9 – North Devon
Today we’re visiting North Devon. With a budget of £550,000, Jules Hudson is helping a couple fulfill their big property ambitions. They are looking for a detached house with 4 bedrooms, a large country kitchen and a level garden for their girls to play in, which in hilly north Devon, isn’t as easy as it sounds. They’re also after easy access to good schools and want to be within a 15 minute drive of the coast. To top it all, they’d like the house to come with business potential.