Next Episode of Escape to the Country is
Season 18 / Episode 26 and airs on 23 January 2018 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.
Alistair Appleton is in the Kent helping a dynamic international couple with a Â£1 million pound budget branch out from city life in London, so they can raise their young family in the countryside.
While in the county, Alistair heads to the atmospheric area of Romney Marsh to meet a sixth-generation farmer still rearing the native Romney sheep breed with his wife, who has grown a spin-off rural business creating handmade woollen textiles.
Margherita Taylor is on an important house-hunting mission with an intrepid house buyer who has a £340,000 budget and is keen to make the lifestyle leap to the countryside around the Devon/Dorset border thatshe and her late husband had always dreamed of.
Whilst in the area, Margherita hones her coastal foraging skills and is able to prepare a meal from the edible ingredients she has gathered.
Nicki Chapman is in the Somerset countryside helping a house-hunting couple with Â£475,000 to return to their roots and recreate the outdoor lifestyle that they grew up with for their own young children.
Whilst in the county, Nicki visits a farm which has diversified into making vegetable yoghurts and, before long, is given free rein to invent her own unique flavour.
Alistair Appleton is on a country property hunt in Cumbria with a triathlete couple armed with £400,000. They need a family home for them and their three children before the new school term starts. While in the area, Alistair also visits Stott Park Bobbin Mill, the last working example in the UK, and learns the important role it played supplying a quarter of a million bobbins every week to the Victorian cotton mills of Lancashire.
Jonnie Irwin is tasked with a property-searching mission in the Forest of Dean, helping a house-hunting couple with a £475,000 budget find a home to accommodate three generations of their family. Along the way, Jonnie ventures underground to explore the area's rich ochre-mining heritage and learns more about how this valuable pigment is still in demand today.
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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