Next Episode of Escape to the Country is
Season 17 / Episode 28 and airs on 06 December 2016 15:55
Alistair Appleton, Jules Hudson, Nicki Chapman and Jonnie Irwin are on hand to help prospective buyers find their dream home in the countryside.
Jonnie Irwin takes a soon-to-be-married couple from Hertfordshire on a property-searching mission to rural Lincolnshire. With a budget of £375,000, Jonnie pulls out all the stops to find them a character property, before buckling up to experience a miniature motoring icon.
Jules Hudson leads a spiritual couple from London's Stamford Hill on a fact-finding property search in rural Essex. With £495,000 to spend, they are looking to escape city life and embrace active living in thecountryside. Along the way, Jules steps back in time to discover how Essex prepared for the Cold War.
Sonali Shah is on the hunt for a home in rural Norfolk for a retired couple who are living in Manchester. Looking for a slower pace of life, they have £400,000 to fund their country move. Away from the house hunt, Sonali finds out just what it takes to keep England's historic houses running.
Ginny Buckley takes a couple from Harrogate who are looking to put their family first on a property search in Gloucestershire with a budget of £650,000. Ginny shows them properties with unique character and charm before putting pedal to the metal in the Gloucestershire gravel.
Jonnie Irwin is property hunting with young parents from Stevenage who are seeking an authentic country lifestyle in Suffolk and a rural family home. Jonnie offers his expertise along the way before experiencing the rich spoils of the Suffolk coastline.
Sonali Shah is property searching in West Sussex with a couple who want their £625,000 to buy them uninterrupted peace in the country.
Plus, Sonali stops off at one the UK's finest preserved heritage steam railways.
Ginny Buckley helps a couple with a healthy £800,000 budget find a perfect country house in Devon with enough accommodation for visiting family.
Plus, Ginny meets an architectural sculptor who, from his rural studio, creates ornamental plasterwork which graces some of Britain's most famous historic buildings.
Nicki Chapman goes property hunting with a couple who have £575,000 to spend on a rural family home in Wiltshire. While there, Nicki tries her hand at painting traditional pub signs, a rare craft practised these days by only a few artisans.
Ginny Buckley helps a couple with £500,000 find a country home in rural Herefordshire. While in the county, Ginny samples a potent yet palatable drink produced by one pioneering farm there.
Jules Hudson is house hunting on the Welsh borders with a dynamic couple who want their £750,000 budget to provide them a country home with B&B business potential. Along the way, Jules finds out how the region's iron works heritage is being recast into unique super-sized sculptures.
Nicki goes house-hunting in Suffolk.
Jonnie Irwin is house hunting in Lincolnshire with two returning expats who have £270,000 to fund their country move. Digging into the county's rich food heritage, Jonnie also visits a farm to discover how modern machinery helps to harvest a range of traditional produce.
Nicki helps a mother relocate from Edinburgh to Oxfordshire.
Nicki Chapman helps a buyer who is being supported on the house hunt by her daughter. She has a budget of £475,000 with which to up sticks from Edinburgh's city centre in favour of a rural life in theOxfordshire countryside. Nicki also hits the road and visits the humble manor house of the pioneering motor man William Morris.
Jules Hudson is on a property-finding mission to uncover a new home and a tranquil lifestyle in the West Sussex countryside for a well-travelled couple from London. While there, Jules hits the runway where planes have made way for peppers at one of Europe's largest nurseries.
Jonnie Irwin is in rural north Somerset, property shopping with a budget of £500,000 for an engaged couple in the throes of planning their wedding. Along the way, Jonnie explores one of the county's extraordinary cave systems.
Nicki Chapman helps a campervan-loving couple with £400,000 find a perfect rural property within range of the Peak District. Along the way, Nicki turns her hand to some unique woodcraft with Britain's last traditional bowl turner.
Jules Hudson is in South Wales with a couple who have a £350,000 budget to buy a 'forever' home in the country. Plus, Jules is given special access to the Royal Mint, the body that manufactures the nation's coins.
Nicki Chapman is in the Yorkshire Dales. She's house-hunting with a couple who have a handsome £900,000 budget to spend on a country property with business potential. While in the region, Nicki learns the art of barrel making from Britain's only master cooper.
Jonnie Irwin heads to the Scottish region of Argyll and Bute with a couple who have £350,000 to find a country home in a fantastic setting. While there, Jonnie heads for the area's sea loch waters to find out how seaweed harvesting has enjoyed a recent revival.
Ginny Buckley supports a sociable and successful couple who are looking to buy their first home together in rural Staffordshire. Their healthy £700,000 budget turns up an assortment of attractive properties, and Ginny learns about the county's driving force, something that has influenced agriculture and architecture across the globe.
Nicki Chapman helps a buyer who is property shopping with her best friend. She has £375,000 to find some countryside respite to suit her and her elderly mother. Away from the house hunt, Nicki meets a fashion-entrepreneur-turned-horticulturist with designs on an iconic Somerset garden.
Alistair Appleton is in Suffolk helping two city slickers escape the demands of London life with a £550,000 budget. While in the county, he takes to the water on board one of the few surviving Thames barges.
Jules Hudson heads to Anglesey to help a couple with £300,000 find a permanent base on the Welsh island that has long been their favourite holiday destination. Away from the house hunt, Jules finds out aboutthe prehistoric character that defines the local landscape and learns some Bronze Age skills.
Jonnie Irwin is in rural Lincolnshire helping two canal boat enthusiasts find the perfect rural pad to suit their lives on dry land. Away from the house hunt, he helps to power up one of the county's iconic windmills.
Alistair Appleton goes house hunting with a couple who have £425,000 to spend on a move away from busy coastal city living to rural south Somerset. While in the area, Alistair visits Somerset County CricketClub and learns about its heritage and passion for championing this traditional English sport.
Sonali Shah goes house hunting in north Devon with a dog-loving couple whose £575,000 budget needs to fund the purchase of a country home with land to realise their business plans. While in the area, Sonali explores the history of Ilfracombe's beach tunnels, which paved the way for the Victorians to enjoy visits to the seaside.
Jules Hudson goes house-hunting on the Welsh Borders.
Jonnie Irwin is in Cheshire searching for properties.
Jules Hudson goes house-hunting in Shropshire.
Jonnie Irwin goes searching for a property in Oxfordshire.
Nikki finds a home in Devon for a fun-loving couple.
Alistair helps a couple relocate to North Wales.
Nicki helps a London couple find a property in West Sussex.
Jonnie helps a couple find a property in Hampshire.
Alistair Appleton is house hunting on a budget of £470k with a couple looking to begin a new life in rural Shropshire.
Alistair also visits a family-run farm which has diversified to become the UK's first commercial producer of quinoa, an ancient grain normally found in South America.
Jonnie Irwin is tasked with helping a nomadic couple find their 16th home. They have £500k to spend on a picturesque property near the Devon coast.As a diversion from house hunting, Johnnie takes a refreshing pit stop at an ecofriendly brewery.
Alistair Appleton welcomes returning expats to the Gloucestershire countryside where they hope to retire with a generous £700k budget for a rural home.
He arrives in perfect time for the springtime hatch of rare breed ducklings protected by a conservation effort at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Nicki Chapman is helping a globe-trotting young couple who are returning to the UK with £425,000 to find peaceful and permanent sanctuary in the Lincolnshire countryside where they can raise their daughter. And it's hello and goodbye as Nicki bids an emotional farewell when a rehabilitated seal is released back into the wild.
Jonnie Irwin is on a property hunt with a couple who hope their £650k budget will afford them a more outdoor-focused life in the Hampshire countryside. Jonnie freshens up when he visits a farm reviving English-grown peppermint.
Jules Hudson is on a property-hunting mission in Monmouthshire with two returning expats and their two young daughters who are seeking a rural family home. Whilst in the county, Jules also gets to grips with a bow and arrow as he tries his hand at traditional Welsh archery.
Alistair Appleton is in north Somerset with a couple who have £700k to purchase their very first home together in the countryside. Whilst in the county Alistair takes a seashore safari along the northern coast.
Jonnie Irwin travels to Cornwall to help a horse-loving mother find rural respite with a £465k budget. Jonnie also takes to the waters when he meets a boat builder who specialises in traditional Cornish racing vessels.
Nicki Chapman helps a fun-loving couple who have £400k to fulfil their dream of moving to Dorset. Her visit to the county is perfectly timed to coincide with the 2015 British Beach Polo Championship, where she gets in the saddle to master basic skills.
Jonnie Irwin goes property hunting with a couple of new grandparents who have a budget of £800k to buy a rural home in Wiltshire, close to their family. Whilst there, Jonnie learns a traditional process of curing Wiltshire bacon and savours the results.
Sonali Shah is house hunting with a couple who have a £750,000 budget to make the break from the Home Counties and return to their roots in the Derbyshire countryside. Sonali also puts her best foot forward and visits a longstanding family-run bootmaker in the Peak District, a reminder of the many local factories which once supplied the mining workforce during the Industrial Revolution.
Alistair Appleton is in Devon helping a couple of journalists to find a characterful country home with holiday let potential. They have a generous property budget of £700,000 with which to make the move. While in the county, Alistair meets a pioneering young sheep farmer and gets a masterclass in hand shearing the grey-faced Dartmoor sheep.
Jules Hudson is house-hunting in Oxfordshire with two fun-loving young newlyweds who have a budget of £400,000 to bid farewell to the City and return to the countryside to start a family. Turning the pages of the county's rich academic heritage, Jules visits a bespoke bookbinder who is keeping traditional handcrafted techniques alive.
Jules Hudson is house-hunting in Cornwall with a married couple from Berkshire who have a budget of £450,000 to find a rural Cornish idyll, complete with a five-bar gate. From country cottages to a medieval manor, Jules also makes time to explore the Grade I-listed Cotehele House.
Nicki Chapman is on a rural property hunt in Devon, helping a couple to find their ideal country home for £400,000. Nicki also finds out about the county's heritage underfoot when she visits a centuries-old carpet manufacturer.
Alistair Appleton is on a property-seeking mission with a retired couple who have £700,000 to find their ideal country home in Hampshire. Whilst in the county, Alistair meets apprentice furniture makers keeping the early 20th-century arts and craft design principles relevant today.
Property show where people search for their dream house in the country. Ginny Buckley is supporting a sociable and successful couple who are looking to buy their first home together in rural Staffordshire. Their healthy ú700,000 budget turns up an assortment of attractive properties, and Ginny learns about the county's driving force that has influenced agriculture and architecture across the globe.
Property show where people search for their dream house in the country. Nicki Chapman helps a buyer who is property shopping with her best friend. She has ú375,000 to find some countryside respite to suit her and her elderly mother. Away from the house hunt, Nicki meets a fashion entrepreneur turned horticulturist with designs on an iconic Somerset garden.
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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