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Escape To The Country

Time Schedule

Mon 20:00 | Tue 08:00 | Wed 12:00 | Thu 16:00

Overview

Escape to the Country sets out to find the perfect country house for families who are seeking to get away from city living. 

Each episode features one couple/family who are looking to make the escape. After discovering what their particular requirements are the show sets out to find four houses that fit the bill.

Episode 1

Denise Nurse takes a look back through the archives at some of the best cottages featured on the programme.  Along the way she learns the art of traditional brick-making by hand and gets to cook in a 19th century kitchen. 

Episode 2

Denise Nurse takes a look back at some of the best stone built properties featured in past series.  Also, she visits Chipping Campden and Snowshill in the Cotswold on a tour of some of the most beautiful stone properties in the UK. 

Episode 3

Jules Hudson takes a look back at the best chapel conversions featured in past programmes.  Included is a stunning contemporary conversion of a Methodist chapel.  Along the way, he learns the art of stained glass window making.

Episode 4

Jules Hudson takes a look back at the best mystery house properties featured in past series.  Included are a castle, a round house with royal connections, a converted windmill and a yurt. 

Episode 5

Jules Hudson takes a look through the archives at some of the best barn conversions featured in past programmes.  Along the way he visits a state of the art timber factory and a £3 million barn conversion.

Episode 6

Alistair Appleton takes a look through the archives at some of the best thatched properties featured in past programmes.  Along the way he learns the art of thatching from a master Thatcher and tours some of the best examples of thatched houses in the UK. 

Episode 7

Alistair Appleton takes a look back at some of the best properties with equestrian facilities featured on past programmes.  Along the way he learns all about livery and visits the oldest horse sanctuary in the world. 

Episode 8

Denise Nurse takes a look through the archives at the best big budget properties featured in past programmes.  Along the way, she discovers what makes a property worth multi-millions and goes below stairs at a manor house to see how it takes many people to make it run smoothly.

Episode 9

Denise Nurse takes a look back at some of the best farmhouses featured in past series.  She visits a couple who have escaped to the country and are now running their own small-holding and gets to grips with rearing goats.

Episode 10

Jules Hudson looks back through the archives at some of the best historic houses featured in past programmes.  He examines what it means to be a Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed building and visits a blacksmith who specialises in recreating historical fixtures. 

Episode 11

Denise Nurse looks back at some of the best Victorian properties featured in past programmes.  She tours Osbourne House, Queen Victoria’s own escape to the country on the Isle of Wight.  Also, she visits a restorer of Victorian fireplaces.  

Episode 12

Jules Hudson takes a look back at the best Welsh properties featured on past programmes.  Also, he gets a guided tour of Port Merion and visits a working slate mine.

Episode 13

Jules Hudson takes a look back at the best Devon properties featured on past programmes.  Along the way, he visits the secluded village of Clovelly and tours a traditional Devonshire longhouse. 

Episode 14

Jules Hudson takes a look back through the archives at the best industrial conversions featured on past programmes.  Included are a converted flour mill, a 17th century weavers’ cottage and an 18th century wool mill. 

Episode 15

Jules Hudson is in Norfolk today helping a couple in search of the good life in the country.  They are looking for a character property with feature fireplaces and a garden suitable for raising chickens and pigs.  Jules shows them a 14th century character cottage, a barn conversion and an old farm cottage.

Episode 16

Tim Vincent is in Herefordshire today helping a couple from Peterborough desperate to escape to the country.  They want a character property ideally close to an airfield to continue their hobby of flying their two-seater plane. 

Episode 17

Denise Nurse is in Suffolk today helping a couple from Essex looking to downsize and find an idyllic home in the country.  They have a passion for antiques and collectibles and want a character home with large kitchen and a garden big enough for their dog to run around in.

Episode 18

Alistair Appleton looks back at some of the best Georgian properties featured in past series.  He learns about the conservation and restoration of Georgian furniture and tours the mansion of a man devoted to all things Georgian. 

Episode 19

Tim Vincent is in Lincolnshire today helping a couple from Staffordshire find the perfect place in the country to set up home and a camping business.  Tim shows them a 18th century farmhouse and a beautiful barn conversion. 

Episode 20

Jules Hudson is in South Cumbria today helping a couple from Cheshire look for an idyllic rural home with a country style kitchen and a garden big enough for a vegetable plot.  He shows them a barn conversion, a village cottage and a 17th century former mill.