Escape To The Country
Now in its 24th series, Escape to the Country is much-loved, aspirational and factual property programme, hosted by a group of knowledgeable and colourful presenters, who provide insight and information with a sprinkling of entertainment, although their prime role is to help prospective house buyers find their dream home in the country.
In each episode, the buyers are taken on a journey of discovery in the form of three to four idyllic country properties, the last being a ‘mystery house’ and, in a bid to help them get a deeper understanding of their chosen local area and community, they are also exposed to local country life, including visits to beautiful towns, iconic British monuments, historic homes, or experiencing traditional rural trades and crafts.
20 – 26 Jan 2020: Episode 44 – Yorkshire Dales
Nicki Chapman is on a house hunting mission in the Yorkshire Dales with a pair of brothers, one of whom wants his £500k budget to furnish him with a country home in rural isolation. Whilst in the area, Nicki joins the Dales Park Rangers and helps them on their everyday rounds as well, as learning about the growing popularity of geocaching with walkers.
Episode 45 – Somerset
Today Sonali Shah is in rural Somerset, helping a retired teacher return to her West Country roots and find her country home with a £385k budget. While in the county, Sonali visits a local farm which has diversified into lavender growing. With the fields in full bloom, Sonali sees how the crop is harvested, and has a chance to try her hand at making traditional lavender products.