Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds
Searching for a new home often means the age old battle of town versus country. Over 80% of us Brits want the peace and quiet of a rural idyll but need to keep near to the city for work and play. Property expert Kirstie Allsopp is going to prove that there is a middle ground and that you can most definitely have both.
Across this new series Kirstie is going to take house hunters who want to flee the sole confines of the city and show them that they really can have their cake and eat it when it comes to getting the right city/country mix – that’s if they are prepared to put the work in. Yes, there are pricier towns and villages that definitely won’t make everyone’s budget, but by exploring that middle ground Kirstie will show our house-hunters how to compromise on what they can live with and what they can’t live without when it comes to buying that perfect new home.
From a maximum commute time, to wellie clad walks with the dog, a stunning village pub with a log fire or how far away they can be from the family, Kirstie will be putting the couple’s priorities through their paces.
We’ll also be meeting people who have successfully created their own perfect city/country mix as we uncover some amazing inspirational properties and meet the owners who’ve managed to get the best of both. Plus, she’ll be giving us a sneaky peak at some of the most stunning property and locations on the market that can offer the rest of us a bite of this cherry – in cities and their surrounding countryside up and down the UK.
This isn’t about relocating to the country whilst buying a crash pad in the city, this property show is about achieving something millions of us want – a new, slower way of life without giving up on that city fix – and all in the one perfectly positioned dream home.
05 – 11 Nov: Episode 7
Kirstie meets young professionals James and Ali. Currently living in a terraced house in Kenley in Surrey, they dream of being closer to the countryside.