Next Episode of Escape to the Country is
Season 18 / Episode 17 and airs on 28 November 2017 15:00
Alistair Appleton, Jules Hudson, Nicki Chapman and Jonnie Irwin are on hand to help prospective buyers find their dream home in the countryside.
Nicki Chapman is in rural Worcestershire helping a couple who have £450,000 to realise their dream of raising their young family in the countryside. Along the way, Nicki joins the volunteers of the Severn Valley Railway, whose passion and dedication has helped keep this historic steam railway line running for over 50 years.
Alistair Appleton harnesses his positive energy for a house-hunting mission in the Welsh county of Ceredigion, as he helps a couple with a Â£355,000 budget buy a country home with the potential for a spiritual retreat. Along the way, Alistair heads to Llandysul to meet a dynamic dairy-farming family. They have successfully diversified and now produce a local teifi cheese, as well as a botanical gin, both of which Alistair is keen to sample.
Nicki Chapman heads to Cornwall to help a Croydon-based couple with a Â £450,000 budget and a love of the great outdoors find their perfect country home. Nicki also discovers how one Cornish farm is running with a national initiative to create a food enterprise zone. She samples first-hand how Norton Barton Farm hopes to become a food artisan village for local producers.
Jules Hudson is helping a pair of ex-pats who are raring to return to their roots in North Yorkshire and have a Â £700,000 budget to find their ideal rural home. While in the region, Jules gets into the hot seat of a First World War fighter plane when he learns about Yorkshire's vital role in aviation heritage.
Alistair Appleton is on a house-hunting mission in the South Devon countryside with a recently retired couple who have a Â£540,000 budget to up sticks from Burton upon Trent and relocate to live closer to their daughter.
While in the area, Alistair learns how the Devon Wildlife Trust is joining forces with the UK National Tree Seed Project and harvesting seed samples from woodlands to safeguard the future of thousands of British tree species so they avoid the risk of extinction.
Jonnie Irwin is house hunting in the Northumberland countryside with a couple wanting to escape busy urban life in Gateshead and who have a Â£500,000 budget to move three generations of the family into a newrural home that provides them with a peaceful quality of life.
Along the way, Jonnie visits Bamburgh Castle, home to the ancient kings of Northumbria. While taking in some of its illustrious history, he also lends a helping hand with the year-round conservation tasks necessary to maintain one of the county's most iconic heritage buildings.
Jules Hudson is in Herefordshire with an exuberant house-hunting couple who are ready to up sticks from Birmingham and spend Â£500,000 on a country home that allows them to lead the good life while being close enough to Hereford for regular visits to their daughter.
While in the county, Jules visits a family-run blacksmiths that forges commissioned pieces for historic buildings, and he takes to the anvil to make a wrought iron accessory for his own home.
Alistair Appleton is in the Yorkshire Dales helping a fitness enthusiast first-time buyer armed with Â£280,000 and the moral support of his mother find a home where he can run free in the countryside.
While in the area, Alistair learns about the efforts to increase the number of native Dales ponies, currently a critically endangered breed. He also takes to the reins and enjoys a ride through the countryside the breed is historically linked with.
Tim Vincent(Tim Vincent)
Alistair Appleton(Alistair Appleton)
Anita Rani(Anita Rani)
Aled Jones(Aled Jones)
Jules Hudson(Jules Hudson)
Nicki Chapman(Nicki Chapman)
Jonnie Irwin(Jonnie Irwin)
Catherine Gee(Catherine Gee)
Nick Page(Nick Page)
Denise Nurse(Denise Nurse)
Melissa Porter(Melissa Porter)
Nicki Shields(Nicki Shields)
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