Escape To The Country

Time Schedule

Mon 21:00 | Tue 09:00 | Wed 13:00 | Thu 17:00 | Sat 14:00 & 21:00 | Sun 09:30 & 18:00


Escape to the Country sets out 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.

13-19 July: Episode 4


Aled Jones is in Cornwall helping a mother and daughter team make the move from Derbyshire. They’re after several acres for their small flock of sheep. Aled also takes to the water to find about the sport of ‘gig racing’.

Episode 5


Nicki Chapman is in Northumberland, helping a farmer’s daughter and her partner find a country escape.

Episode 6


Alistair Appleton is helping a couple returning from Australia find rural retreat in Wiltshire, but property prices in the UK take them by surprise.

Episode 7


Jules Hudson is in Devon, helping a retired couple swop Surrey’s hectic commuter belt for a green belt in the west country.

Episode 8


Denise Nurse is in Scotland, in the region of Perthshire helping Jane and Tyler find their perfect escape to the country.

Episode 9


Alistair Appleton is in Warwickshire helping two newly-weds escape London’s southern suburbs for more tranquil life in the country.

Episode 10

North Yorkshire

Aled Jones is in rural North Yorkshire helping a family relocate from Essex. They have already ruled out 30 properties, so Aled has his work cut out trying to find them something which is close to perfection. A Victorian house keeper’s cottage comes fairly close but can it beat the Mystery House, a barn conversion?

Episode 11


Jules Hudson is in Carmarthenshire helping a couple with a dream to move to the country, but find it difficult to view a house together.

Episode 12


Jonnie Irwin is helping a young family who are on the lookout for grand country living in Essex. They have a budget of £750,000 to spend, and with a couple of barn conversions and a Georgian Manor house to choose from, they are spoilt for choice. Jonnie also goes dredging for oysters in the creeks of the Blackwater River.

Episode 13

South Shropshire

Alistair Appleton is in Shropshire, helping a couple make the move from waterside apartment living in Portsmouth to the pastoral perfection of rural Shropshire. With a budget of £600,000, this move is about getting back to basics, bee keeping, fruit growing, chicken rearing and village life are all on the agenda.

Episode 14


Aled Jones is helping a newly married couple find a substantial property with acreage, in the ever popular rural commutable belt of Sussex. But will they go for a typical Sussex tile hung period house or for a sprawling thatched party pad complete with sunken Jacuzzi room and swimming pool?

Episode 15


Nicki Chapman is in Nottinghamshire house hunting with a couple who are seeking their 14th and final home. With a £350,000 budget, our house buyers find it hard to agree on the style of rural property they want. And Nicki takes lessons from a master bowyer in Sherwood Forrest

Episode 16


Alistair Appleton helps a couple swap city life for some Cotswolds charm. But our buyers have very different tastes in property so one of them will have to compromise. We also visit Gloucestershire Cathedral to find out more about the life of a chorister

Episode 17


Jules Hudson is in Devon helping a couple leave the Surrey suburbs for pastures new after 20 years. They are spoilt for choice with both an 18th Century farmhouse and a former Coaching house on offer. And Jules discovers the meaning behind the expression ‘keeping your nose to the grindstone’.

Episode 18

The Chilterns

Aled Jones is in the pricey Chilterns looking for a country pad for a young professional couple. But the cost of property proves to be a quite a shock when they find out how far their money goes.

Episode 19


Alistair Appleton is in Cumbria helping retirees, Pat and Lynn, exchange the suburbs for a glorious country life.

Episode 20


Jules Hudson is in Powys helping a family of four find a complete lifestyle change. They’re after a new country home with a potential business income allowing Mum, Rachel to work from home.