Escape To The Country
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.
On Today’s show Alistair Appleton is galloping through the Buckinghamshire property market in search of the perfect equestrian home for a young couple. They want to spend a whopping £800,000 to get a house with wow factor- but will they splash all their cash or listen to Alistair’s sound financial advice and settle for something more reasonable?
20 North Wales
Jules Hudson is guiding a retired couple in their quest to find the good life in North West Wales. With their children grown up they have decided to sell their home of 28 years and fulfil their dream of finding a perfect country house. They have a budget of £450,000 and want enough land to grow vegetables and keep a few chickens, and a house big enough to accommodate the family when they come to visit.
She’s found her forever man, he’s found his forever woman but will this find this couple from Bristol find their first forever house together? Today Denise Nurse is in Wiltshire with buyers who are looking for a party pad with a big kitchen, plenty of bedrooms for friends to stay in and land for a horse too!
On today’s show Jules Hudson is in Wales helping a mother and daughter find a house where they can start a new life and a new business. With £550,000 to spend, Mum loves character features but the daughter is keen on clean, modern interiors. Will she be won over by Wales’s rustic charms? And will an outdoor pool seal the deal?
Today Aled Jones helps a couple escape suburban Enfield for a slice of the good life in rural Essex. With a maximum budget of £400,000 our couple have a long wish-list. They are seeking a detached property with bags of character, rural views, a big country kitchen and an equally big garden to create a veggie plot. Can we achieve all this within budget so close to the Capital?
17 Devon/ Cornwall
Alistair Appleton is in Devon house hunting with a couple looking for their first home together. The challenge is, one of them is a hoarder with a passion for character features while the other wants a minimalist home. With a budget of £550,000, they want at least 4 bedrooms, a room big enough for an enormous music collection and at least two separate reception rooms. A huge kitchen/diner is a must, whilst a big country garden is a must not!
Today Jules Hudson is house hunting in Shropshire. With a maximum budget of £420,000, we are on the hunt for a perfect country family home complete with 3 to 4 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/diner, and, with four women in the house, step dad would like an en-suite too!Today’s Mystery House could make all their dreams come true – but will they buy it?
Today Nicki Chapman is helping a couple house hunt in Warwickshire. After living in London for 33 years the dream of moving to the country is finally becoming a reality. With a healthy budget of £600,000 in the pot, they are seeking a three bedroom detached house packed with period features, a large garden and a garage for a sports car.
Jules Hudson is in Devon and is helping a couple with a budget of £550,000 find their first home together. Only their youngest daughter will be moving with them, but they’d like to accommodate all eight children from previous marriages when they come to visit. They want a 3 to 4 bedroom detached house with a large kitchen/diner and plenty of outside space. Modern interiors are a must! In rural Devon this wish-list might make our house search tricky.
In today’s show Alistair Appleton is heading north to Derbyshire in search of an idyllic rural retreat for a couple from Herefordshire. With a budget of £375,000 green credentials are high on the property priority list, but whilst he craves rural isolation, she wants to be in a village. Needless to say, compromises will have to be made.
Nicki Chapman is helping a young family from Wimbledon in London find a house in the country that they can call home. They want to move to Surrey and are looking for a 4 bedroom detached house, with a large kitchen diner and a garage for a classic car. The house has to be near good train links for an easy commute into London – as well as close to a good school. They have a maximum of £700,000 but will their budget match their extensive wish list?
Jules Hudson is helping a couple from Maidenhead find the good life in the country. They’ve lived in their current home for 18years and with the children about to fly the nest the time is right to relocate Somerset. With a budget of £500,000 they want to find a 3 bedroomed detached house with two reception rooms, plenty of outbuildings for their hobbies and at least 2 acres of land for growing vegetables and keeping animals.
On Today’s show Denise Nurse is helping a couple swap the suburbs of Southampton for semi retirement in North Norfolk. With a top budget of £450,000 they want a period property with lots of character and a minimum of three bedrooms. A spacious kitchen and a big garden are musts, plus some storage and a workshop.
Armed with a maximum budget of £400.000 Aled Jones is helping a family escape the big smoke to find a slice of paradise in Cambridgeshire. Top of the their wish list is a big garden for their boys to play football in but they also want – 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, a music room and study.