Escape to the Country Episode Rating Graph
Oct 2002 - present
Oct 2002 - present
Browse episode ratings trends for Escape to the Country. Simply click on the interactive rating graph to explore the best and worst of Escape to the Country's 1050 episodes.
The first episode of Escape to the Country aired on October 14, 2002.
The last episode of Escape to the Country aired on March 29, 2022.
There are 1050 episodes of Escape to the Country.
There are 22 seasons of Escape to the Country.
Escape to the Country is set to return for future episodes.
25th May 2016
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.
1st Sep 2015
Sonali Shah travels to Cornwall to help in the house hunt of a couple of retirees who are seeking a new life in the country. They have a substantial budget of £500,000 to fund their proposed rural move. Sonali also visits a Falmouth enterprise which is working to keep Cornwall's boat-building heritage alive.
25th Feb 2015
Jules Hudson helps a multilingual couple seek a translation to a more rural setting in the Herefordshire countryside. They have £500,000 to spend on their country relocation. Away from the property shopping, Jules visits the eco-friendly energy project that's hotting up in the county's woodland
12th Apr 2011
Nicki Chapman is in Suffolk helping a couple of newlyweds swap their current crowded house in the suburbs for a spacious country home. With a budget of £650,000, there's plenty to choose from including a 17th-century farmhouse, a classic Georgian home and a brand new thatched property. Nicki also gets a masterclass in ornamental plaster work.
7th Jan 2011
Alistair Appleton is property-hunting with a couple returning to the UK from Italy
20th Oct 2009
Jules Hudson is in Wales helping a mother and daughter find a house where they can start a new life and a new business. With £555,000 to spend, Mum loves character features but the daughter is keen on clean, modern interiors. Will she be won over by Wales's rustic charms? And will an outdoor pool seal the deal?
8th Feb 2021
A recently retired couple looking to downsize from their Essex home head to Staffordshire with Sonali Shah hoping to find peace, pubs and a detached home with a view. Sonali also visits a celebrated Victorian pottery that is now a modern-day hub of art, design and training.
29th Mar 2022
In the Welsh Borders, Jules Hudson is the local with the lowdown, helping a retired colonel and his wife with their property shopping requirements. Jules also meets up with a group of local ramblers to discuss the correct etiquette when walking in the great British countryside.
22nd Mar 2022
Chris Bavin and today’s couple marvel at Shropshire’s stunning countryside in between checking out some tempting homes from the county’s property market. Taking time away from the house search, Chris’s taste buds are in for a treat when he meets a local chef who uses seasonal local food, much of which he forages for himself.
1st Feb 2022
A move to Norfolk or Suffolk has been a long time in the making for a couple from Middlesex, and Jules Hudson is just the man to help make their dream come true for their £400,000 budget. Aside from property, Jules pays a visit to a new 400-acre wildlife sanctuary and is impressed to see just how quickly Mother Nature can thrive if given the opportunity.
23rd Mar 2021
Jules Hudson is on home ground in the Welsh Borders as he showcases some tempting houses to a retired couple who have a whopping £1 million to spend. Along with a characterful property, they are after somewhere with holiday-let potential or space for a glamping business. Jules is also in his element when he meets experts in traditional construction methods, who are keeping heritage building skills alive.
19th Jan 2021
Sonali Shah is in Devon, accompanying a married couple from Berkshire with an impressive budget of £1,200,000. On today’s property shopping list is a five-bedroom detached property with land where their four children can enjoy the great outdoors. Away from the house hunt, Sonali visits a farm where she discovers that flowers are not the only way to her heart. Edible flowers are too.
12th Jan 2021
Alistair Appleton helps a couple from Newcastle who want to turn the spectacular Lake District from a holiday destination into their permanent home. With a budget of £750,000, they are looking for a property with fabulous views and enough space for visiting family. Alistair also takes to the water when he meets a passionate boat builder who restored what is thought to be the oldest passenger ferry in the world.
5th May 2020
Jules Hudson helps a vivacious mother and daughter double act hunt for a country home in Norfolk with a budget of £335,000 budget. There are tears plus lots of laughter as they tour a selection of beautiful East Anglian properties. Away from the house hunt, Jules follows a paper trail to uncover an endangered decorative heritage craft.
27th Nov 2019
Jules Hudson is rural property hunting in Norfolk with a couple of retired accountants who want to invest their £550,000 budget in a character home that gives them countryside and community on their doorstep. Along the way, Jules discovers how boat building is going strong in Wells-next-the-Sea before trying his hand at sailing a traditional yacht off the Norfolk coast.
26th Nov 2019
Today's house hunt takes Nicki Chapman to the Devon countryside with a £450,000 budget, as she helps a buyer moving on to a new, happier life chapter with her young son. Away from important property decisions, Nicki heads to the seaside town of Dawlish, where she joins in the local fun at the carnival that the community works hard to organise every year.
15th Oct 2018
Margherita Taylor is on a house-hunting mission in the Dorset countryside, helping a couple with £500,000 find a character property with space for entertaining and a baby grand piano, as well as an outdoor setting to keep a keen gardener busy. Along the way, Margherita heads out to the oyster beds of Poole harbour to discover more about how they are farmed and harvested sustainably to meet popular demand.
4th Sep 2018
Sonali Shah is in Cornwall to help a couple with a lust for life and a love of the coast find a home in the Cornish countryside on a £350,000 budget. Away from her very positive property hunters, Sonali heads to Tintagel Island, where exciting archaeological evidence suggests that this peninsula is not just a site of Arthurian legend but was also one of the largest trading posts in Europe.
3rd Sep 2018
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple from County Durham who want to border-hop to the North Yorkshire countryside with their £600,000 budget and buy a spacious country home with land to accommodate rescue donkeys.
15th Apr 2016
Alistair Appleton goes property shopping in Dorset with a buyer looking for a fresh start in the country. She has a budget of £380,000 to purchase a new 'forever' home. Alistair also goes fishing for seafood off the coast of Lyme Regis and samples some local whelks.
31st Jul 2015
Jules Hudson helps a couple from the commuter belt realise their dream of moving to rural Somerset, with a budget of £450,000 to spend. Away from the house hunt, Jules witnesses the destruction caused by flooding.
17th Oct 2014
Alistair Appleton goes property hunting with a couple of returning expats. With a generous budget of £950,000 to spend, our buyers want to rediscover rural life in West Sussex. Away from the house hunt, Alistair explores the largest conservation project of its kind deep underground in the South Downs.
16th Jun 2014
Nicki Chapman is on an emotional property shop in Somerset with a couple who have £400,000 to spend. While in the county, Nicki investigates some unusual excavations.
13th Mar 2014
Jules Hudson is hoping to find a couple the peace and quiet they crave in rural Herefordshire with a budget of £750,000. Away from the property hunt, Jules finds out what it means to own a piece of English history.
15th Jan 2014
Jules Hudson travels through Gloucestershire on a house hunt with two sisters who are hoping to set up home together. On a budget of £750,000, they have a very specific wish list. While in the county, Jonnie takes a ride on the restored Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
9th Dec 2013
Nicki Chapman is in Suffolk, property shopping with a couple who have £425,000 to spend. But with one liking new builds and the other wanting character, can Nicki find a home that will suit them both? Away from the house hunt, Nicki learns about the county's silk-weaving tradition.
16th Sep 2013
Alistair Appleton goes back to nature in Leicestershire, property hunting with a couple who plan to give their young family a more rural lifestyle. They have budgeted £380,000 for their country escape. Away from the house search, Alistair discovers how Melton Mowbray's residents are protecting their food-producing legacy.
9th Sep 2013
Alistair Appleton meets a couple who are keen to move their family from Glasgow to the charms of rural Perthshire to give their toddler twins a slice of country life. They have £500,000 to spend on their dream home. Whilst there, Alistair visits a favourite retreat of Queen Victoria.
22nd Aug 2013
Jules Hudson takes on a property-hunting mission with a husband and wife who are fed up with life in their southern England commuter belt. On a budget of £375,000, they are looking to 'semi-retire' to the Highlands of Scotland and pursue new ventures. During his journey, Jules comes face to face with Scotland's very own native wild cat.
3rd May 2013
Jonnie Irwin comes to the aid of two retired healthcare professionals who have £475,000 to find a country home with their field of dreams in Cumbria. While in the county, Jonnie heads to the Lyth Valley and learns about the area's damson-growing heritage.
23rd Jan 2013
Denise Nurse tackles a house-hunt in the Cotswolds on a budget of £1.5million. Away from the search she meets a local alpaca farmer to find out about the area s wool heritage and learns how to weave their exotic fibre by hand.
17th Feb 2012
Jonnie Irwin attempts to find a country home for a family of returning ex-pats.
8th Feb 2011
Jonnie Irwin is in Cornwall helping two retirees find a seaside retreat. Armed with a budget of £400,000, they are after a traditional Cornish stone-built house.
19th Oct 2009
She's found her forever man, he's found his forever woman but will this couple from Bristol find their first forever house together? Denise Nurse is in Wiltshire with buyers who are looking for a party pad with a big kitchen, plenty of bedrooms for friends to stay in and land for a horse too!
20th Nov 2009
Nicki Chapman helps a couple looking to relocate their business and start afresh in the Cotswolds. However, they designed their London maisonette from scratch, so finding the right property will not be easy. Armed with a generous budget of £800,000, they are looking for a property with plenty of period character - but not a typical Cotswold cottage. They want a big living room and a minimum of three bedrooms, as well as an outbuilding to house their growing business.
18th Nov 2009
Aled Jones is helping a couple from Wimbledon escape the suburbs for countryside living in East Sussex. Good rail and road links into London are crucial, and for their top budget of £580,000 they are looking for three to four bedrooms, a big kitchen diner for entertaining, a couple of reception rooms and a big garden. They have been looking for eight months already and have not found anything they like. Can Aled deliver their country house dream in just two days?
14th Oct 2009
Alistair Appleton gallops through the Buckinghamshire property market in search of the perfect equestrian home for a young couple. They want to spend a whopping £800,000 to get a house with wow factor - but will they splash all their cash or listen to Alistair's sound financial advice and settle for something more reasonable?
29th Sep 2020
Ginny Buckley presents an arresting range of houses to a couple who have a substantial budget of £700,000 and are hoping to relocate their family to the wonderful Norfolk countryside. For over half a century, Norfolk has been home to Lotus cars, so whilst in the county Ginny finds out more about the company heritage before catching a glimpse of the future when their latest hypercar is unveiled.
22nd Sep 2020
Ginny Buckley is house hunting with a couple who are looking to return to their Welsh homeland after twenty years of living in Oxford. The pair have a budget of £450,000 to find the right home in Carmarthenshire with enough land to accommodate visiting friends and their pooches. Elsewhere, Ginny samples a regional delicacy at Britain’s only manufacturer of pickled cockles.
31st Mar 2020
Ginny Buckley meets a couple who are looking to lay down roots in Devon after decades serving in the army. They have a £400,000 budget to find their ideal home near the English Riviera. Away from the property hunt, Ginny capitalises on being in Devon at the same time as the County Show to find out what it takes to win Pig of the Year.
10th Mar 2020
It's the call of home that’s luring today’s couple to head to the beautiful landscape of south Yorkshire, and Alistair Appleton is supporting them on their house hunt. With a £450,000 budget, they want a home with enough room to welcome family and future grandchildren. Aside from property, Alistair meets a national sled dog champion and takes the reins on a high-octane race through the Yorkshire woodland.
14th Oct 2014
Nicki Chapman helps a buyer to find a rural home in Devon where she can escape London life and nourish her creative spirit. While in the county, Nicki drops in on a one-of-a-kind business where she learns about the ancient craft of leather tanning.
8th Jan 2014
Jules Hudson heads to Wales to help a couple of keen walkers find a dream rural home in Snowdonia. Away from the property hunt, Jules gets a unique insight into one of the country's largest power stations.
9th Aug 2013
Nicki Chapman navigates her way around Exmoor with a husband and wife who are returning expats, having lived in Florida for the last 25 years. With a budget of £475,000, they want a home with business potential. Along the way, Nicki explores the national park, discovering places that are hard to access on foot.
28th Mar 2022
Who better to show a young couple with a growing family from London around Kent than local girl Nicki Chapman? Away from the house hunt, Nicki takes a trip down memory lane, meeting up with her best friend from school, before they join Nicki’s mum at the family’s beach hut in Herne Bay.
5th Oct 2021
With their entire belongings in two rucksacks, today’s couple have spent the last six years travelling the globe. With £325,000, the pair have decided they need a base in the Wiltshire countryside, and Alistair Appleton is the man to show them what this gorgeous county has to offer. Alistair also meets an intensive care nurse at her much loved and fruitful allotment.
10th May 2021
Sonali Shah helps a married couple who, after 40 years in the same house, are upping sticks to find their ideal rural property in Somerset for a £425k budget. Away from the countryside, Sonali heads for a town high street to visit a shop that is challenging customers to think about their shopping habits in a bid to reduce packaging and food waste.
27th Apr 2021
A couple wanting to make a new start in Devon enlist Jules Hudson’s house-hunting knowhow to find a detached, family home with a large garden for their two young children and some income potential. Whilst in the county, Jules gets stuck into some woodcraft using nothing but steam to sculpt some impressive interior design pieces.
6th Dec 2016
Margherita Taylor helps a couple who have £500,000 to make a much-yearned-for leap to a country life on the Welsh borders.
23rd Nov 2016
With a budget of £475,000, Alistair Appleton is helping a couple and their young sons to quit London and make a new life and home in Derbyshire.
13th Jul 2015
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.
5th Aug 2015
Nicki Chapman goes property shopping with a couple who are finally able to leave the county they've called home all their lives. With £460,000 to spend, they are planning to relocate to the Cornish countryside. Away from the house hunt, Nicki gets a bird's-eye view of Britain's largest rainforest.
19th Feb 2015
Jules Hudson helps a mother-and-daughter team escape from suburban Surrey to begin a new life in rural North Yorkshire. Away from the house hunt, Jules visits Richmond Castle and discover its wartime secrets.
14th Jan 2014
Alistair Appleton is in Devon helping a couple who want to find a spacious property with the potential for a B&B. They have a maximum budget of £850,000 to spend on their dream countryside home.
12th Dec 2013
Jonnie Irwin rises to the challenge of helping two returning expats find a rural idyll in Nottinghamshire after 18 years in Australia. With a budget of £350,000 can Jonnie find them the light, open space they are after? Away from the property hunt, Jonnie takes a look at the remarkable architectural heritage beneath the city of Nottingham.
18th Sep 2013
Jules Hudson is property shopping in Berkshire with a pair of new parents who are desperate to find a new, rural family home. With a budget of £475,000, there is a spot of border hopping as the team seek out the best properties on the market. And Jules takes a boat trip down the River Thames to discover the colourful history of Mapledurham, an Elizabethan stately home.
13th Sep 2013
Nicki Chapman is in Kent, property shopping with a young family who are desperate to break free from the capital to find their perfect rural home in Kent, with a generous £900,000 budget. While in the county, Nicki visits historic Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII did their courting.
29th Aug 2013
Alistair Appleton goes on a property-hunting journey with a couple who want to improve their work-life balance with a complete life change in Norfolk. They have £350,000 to spend on their rural retreat. Away from the house hunt, Alistair braves the elements to visit a seaside favourite.
27th Aug 2013
Nicki Chapman hopes to get top property marks in Worcestershire as she helps a pair of soon-to-be grandparents with a budget of £310,000 to find their country retreat close to their daughters. Away from the house hunt, Nicki visits a house that is for sale which has also hosted royalty.
7th May 2013
Alistair Appleton goes property hunting in the Peak District, as he tries to find a character country home for a couple who have a budget of £475,000. Away from the search, Alistair gets a bird's-eye view of the conservation efforts to maintain the Peak District landscape.
5th Jan 2012
Jonnie Irwin helps a newly-retired couple downsize to a smaller home in rural Oxfordshire.
21st Sep 2020
Jules Hudson is in Derbyshire with a recently married couple making an epic location shift, swapping the Blue Mountains in Australia for the wilds of the Peak District. They have a significant budget of £750,000 and have their hearts set on a character home with a large garden for their three dogs. Elsewhere, Jules comes across an unlikely centre of manufacturing nestled in the county’s rural countryside.
31st Jan 2022
A young couple from London have £325,000 to spend on a new rural home, and it’s Sonali Shah who is leading the search in the Monmouthshire countryside. Sonali takes her buyers to visit a market garden using a novel ‘no dig’ growing method that aims to preserve the soil with a lot less backbreaking work!
25th May 2021
Sonali Shah visits spectacular Scotland, making her way to Dumfries and Galloway with a married couple from London who are seeking a life-changing move. They’re hoping their £350,000 budget can buy a house for them with enough land for a retreat business. Sonali also visits an ethical dairy farm that has written a brand new rule book when it comes to animal welfare.
24th May 2021
A retired army couple looking to escape busy Bedfordshire enlist Margherita Taylor to help them spend their house hunting budget of £680,000 in the rural wilds of Norfolk. On the wish list are three bedrooms, some land, a potential income and seclusion. Taking a break from the properties, Margherita learns about the world’s most expensive spice, saffron.
18th Jan 2021
In England’s smallest county, Rutland, a couple from Buckinghamshire with a budget of £500,000 ask Steve Brown and the team to find them a detached property with a garden big enough for a vegetable patch. Continuing the horticultural theme, Steve visits Barnsdale Gardens to see for himself the legacy left by one of the country’s best loved gardeners, the late Geoff Hamilton.
11th Jan 2021
With a budget of £450,000, a married couple looking to uproot from Greater Manchester seek the help of Jules Hudson to find a new family home close to the coast in glorious Dorset. Jules is in his element when he meets one of the county’s blacksmiths, who specialises in restoring relics of bygone eras using traditional techniques.
5th Oct 2020
Nicki Chapman heads to the counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire to help a recently retired couple with a £550,000 budget find a dream country home that’s full of traditional period charm. Away from the property search, Nicki meets enthusiasts who reach for the sky when she visits the Weston Park Model Air Show.
27th Apr 2020
Alistair Appleton joins forces with a spiritual businesswoman and her best friend to help find a calming Hampshire home on a budget of £950,000. Taking a breather from the property search, Alistair takes a very deep breath when he experiences the giddy heights of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower.
2nd Oct 2018
Nicki Chapman is on a house-hunting mission in rural Worcestershire with a couple who want their £475,000 pounds to buy them a characterful family home that delivers 'wow factor' and the potential to work from home. Nicki has picked a perfect time to be in the county, as she gets to see how harvesting fields of delphiniums to make flower confetti is both a blooming business and a riot of colour on one historic family farm.
4th May 2016
Jules Hudson is house hunting in Dorset with a couple who hope their £600,000 budget will secure them a country home with some income-generating potential. Also, Jules opens the door on how to make a traditional shepherd's hut, the new 'des res' of rural holidaying.
4th Sep 2013
Jules Hudson heads to Somerset to help a couple with a budget of £400,000 find a perfect countryside retreat. Away from the property hunt, Jules visits Castle House in Taunton to get hands-on with some unusual medieval restoration work.
28th Sep 2021
A couple from the Surrey town of Epsom enjoy the spectacular landscape in Argyll and Bute as Nicki Chapman provides them with some expert property advice. For their budget of £600,000 they want a house with views that just keep on giving. Nicki also takes to the water on Loch Lomond, meeting a family who have owned and lived on an island for 70 years.
14th Feb 2022
Having spent many happy family holidays in Cornwall, a couple from Hertfordshire now want to make England’s most south-westerly county their permanent home, and Steve Brown is just the man to help them realise their dream. The trio also meet a local ceramicist and take part in an Escape to the Country pottery throwdown.
3rd Feb 2020
Sonali Shah welcomes back two returning expats after 20 years living abroad in America. They have a healthy £950k budget for a spacious country home in Hampshire’s New Forest, near to their children’s new school. What’s more, Sonali’s visit to the county is ideally timed to get behind the scenes during the preparations for a hugely popular traditional country show.
7th Sep 2020
Nicki Chapman helps an animal-loving house hunter from a town in Oxfordshire, who has a generous budget of £700,000, to find a new village community in Dorset, ideally close to the coast. Making the most of the seaside locale, Nicki visits a luxury yacht manufacturer to experience how the other half set sail in serious style.
10th Feb 2020
Jonnie Irwin is on a property hunting mission in Oxfordshire with a young couple who are both medical professionals and have a fantastic £1.5 million budget to find a country home for their growing family. Away from potential houses, Jonnie braves the Oxfordshire waters during an exhilarating attempt at punt racing.
16th Sep 2014
Jules Hudson goes property shopping with a couple who want to move to be nearer to their son in the Wiltshire countryside. With a budget of £400,000 to spend, they're up for a project. Away from the house hunt, Jules meets a farmer who's reviving a prehistoric tradition in his Wiltshire field.
11th Oct 2021
Wanting to be closer to a new grandson, a buyer from the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury asks Jules Hudson to help her find a new home in the Suffolk countryside for £450,000. Enjoying the best of spring, with the bluebells in bloom, Jules visits a care farm that helps vulnerable people improve their well-being through farming.
27th Sep 2021
A London couple are swapping the sound of the Bow bells for cow bells, as Jules Hudson helps them to spend their £500,000 budget on a house with a music room and a dog-friendly garden in the Derbyshire countryside. Whilst there, they meet one of the county’s silver bands, and Jules works up an appetite as he harvests some delicious mushrooms cultivated in an old converted mill.
21st Mar 2022
The beautiful Wye Valley may not be too far from Bristol, where today’s couple are from, but it’s a whole world away in terms of lifestyle. Steve Brown has some tempting properties up his sleeve, and during some downtime all three manage to unwind and enjoy the scenery with a leisurely canoe ride on the River Wye itself.
16th Mar 2022
Leafy Buckinghamshire is Sonali Shah’s destination today, where she’s helping a London couple search for their dream countryside home. Sticking to bricks and mortar, Sonali also visits the county’s last independent brick maker and finds out how to make them, but soon discovers it’s not as easy as it looks.
15th Mar 2022
Jules Hudson prepares himself for a beautiful but bracing property adventure in the lowlands of Scotland as he travels around the Lothians. He’s with a buyer from Edinburgh who has a £360,000 budget to make a longed-for break from the city and has brought her aunt along for support. Amongst a diverse range of property options, Jules also tours a striking fortified 16th-century tower that has been meticulously restored back into a great Scottish house.
8th Mar 2022
Alistair Appleton shows off the Cotswolds in all its glory to a couple who want a complete change of lifestyle. Moving from Edinburgh, they have a budget of over £1 million to spend on their new dream home. Alistair also visits a farm that has adopted bygone methods to grow sustainable and environmentally friendly crops.
7th Mar 2022
With their current townhouse bursting at the seams, today’s couple - along with their five children and two dogs - need Ginny Buckley's help to find a large rural property. In West Yorkshire, they get the local lowdown from both Ginny and her mum Maggie. Having grown up in the area, Ginny also finds out what it is to be a proud Yorkshire person.
1st Mar 2022
Suffolk is today’s destination for Steve Brown. He is joined by a couple from London who have £575,000 to spend on a new home from where they want to kick-start a new life in the countryside. Steve also meets an inspirational pair of young farmers who, despite having full-time jobs elsewhere, find time to farm 70 acres using ethical and sustainable methods.
28th Feb 2022
Alistair Appleton is in his element today as he visits the spectacular Perth and Kinross countryside, on a mission to help a young couple from Edinburgh realise their dream of a new lifestyle in a rural home. Aside from property, a visit to the coast to learn about one of the world’s most advanced wind turbines leaves Alistair full of hope about the future of the UK’s renewable energy.
21st Feb 2022
Creating a luxury holiday let business is just as important as finding a new family home for today's couple. They want to relocate to rural north Norfolk, and Jules Hudson is there to open doors for them. A familiar face also welcomes Jules aboard her fishing boat for an impromptu lesson on how to dress a crab.
7th Feb 2022
Three generations of one family want to move to the East Midlands, and the task of finding a new home for them all has fallen on Mum, Grandma and Ginny Buckley. Away from houses, Ginny meets a volunteer group helping to restore the area’s local canals and their footpaths so that wildlife can thrive and the public can enjoy a safer stroll.
14th Dec 2021
There’s a sense of urgency today in the Welsh Marches as Sonali Shah helps a couple who have already sold their old house to find a new one with enough land to be self-sufficient. Together they visit a community project where locals get to take home and enjoy the vegetables and fruits of their labour.
22nd Nov 2021
There are two counties for the price of one today as Nicki Chapman visits Somerset and Dorset with a buyer from London who is in search of a new life and a new home in the countryside for her £800k budget. Whilst in the area, Nicki also visits the town of Frome to learn how a fridge (yes, a fridge!) is helping to bring the local community together.
15th Nov 2021
Three generations of the same family need help from Jules Hudson to find them a new home in rural Norfolk. In the kitty is £800,000 for a four-bedroom house, an annexe for Granny and enough land for a Shetland pony. Jules also needs a keen eye to spot some of the world’s rarest - and most camera-shy - deer and antelope at a local safari park.
1st Nov 2021
A first-time buyer has decided to leave the home where she grew up in the outskirts of Birmingham for a new one in the nearby Shropshire countryside. Nicki Chapman shows her what the stunning county has to offer and helps out by pulling pints for the locals at a community-owned pub.
26th Oct 2021
Jonnie Irwin takes in the delights of Derbyshire with a couple from Leeds who want to see a range of rural properties with all the trimmings. Jonnie takes time out to visit a repair cafe where, over a coffee and slice of cake, environmentally minded customers can take household items to be mended instead of thrown away.
20th Sep 2021
Jules Hudson is in Cheshire, helping a couple from Liverpool find an open-plan, three-bedroom house. Jules also meets a pampered pooch as well as local legend and internet sensation Jackie Weaver. It's also wild garlic picking season, so there are some tasty, garlicky treats on offer too.
14th Sep 2021
Cambridgeshire keeps Nicki Chapman and a couple from London busy visiting a bespoke garden office, a co-housing development and a local florist, in between searching for a new house to entertain in. The young buyers are hopeful their budget of £850,000 will buy them a three-bedroom property with his and hers workspaces.
8th Sep 2021
Alistair Appleton gets a lesson in feng shui from today’s buyer who is looking to move from Greater London to a country cottage in the picturesque Cotswolds. Alistair also meets a group of artists drawing inspiration from the magnificent trees at Westonbirt Arboretum.
6th Sep 2021
With ambitions to start a cookery school in Shropshire, a couple from Hertfordshire get a helping hand from Nicki Chapman to spend £900,000 on a new home for their new life in the country. Getting to know the area and local producers, they all visit a small farm which supplies veggies to local restaurants and cafes.
31st May 2021
Travelling through the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset, Jonnie Irwin helps a pair of early retirees spend their whopping £1.3million budget on an impressive home in the countryside. They are after a characterful and spacious period property with at least four bedrooms and separate studies, but the most vital feature turns out to be sky high ceilings!
17th May 2021
In the Cotswolds, Nicki Chapman and a couple from Scotland don't need to look too far to find the characterful cottage of their dreams for a £600,000 budget. Whist in the region, Nicki drops in on show jumping legend and double Olympic gold medalist Nick Skelton, along with his sons Harry and Dan, who are following in their father's ‘hoof' prints.
11th May 2021
Jonnie Irwin is with a young couple wanting to escape London to build a new life in the Surrey countryside. They're hoping that their great £900,000 budget finds them a large home for their growing family that's close to good schools, with convenient links to the capital. Jonnie also gets to grips with a bat when he joins a local baseball team to try out America's national pastime, which can trace its roots back to the county.
26th Apr 2021
Nicki Chapman is on hand to help an artist find a period property in Hampshire with potential for a painting studio and a garden in which to practise yoga. Away from the property hunt, Nicki visits the South Downs National Park and gets involved in a tree-planting initiative to mark the park’s tenth anniversary.
19th Apr 2021
In his treasured home county of Herefordshire, Jules Hudson presents some fabulous, rural properties to a couple from Kent who have a budget of £700,000. Away from the houses, Jules meets two farmers who turn their potato crop into tasty crisps which are sold inside innovative compostable packets.
15th Feb 2021
Alistair Appleton tempts a newlywed Olympian and his wife to part with up to £525,000 for one of three fabulous properties on offer in wonderful Wiltshire. Away from the house hunt, Alistair’s ball skills are challenged as he tries his hand at the little-known sport of stické tennis.
9th Feb 2021
Two retired police officers with £600,000 explore the breathtaking landscapes of North Wales on a house-hunting expedition with Jules Hudson. The couple want a traditional Welsh home with at least an acre of land. Jules also tests his nerve and takes the plunge when he experiences one of the region’s many extreme water sports.
1st Feb 2021
The stakes are high for Jules Hudson as he helps a couple wanting to uproot from Essex to find a modest cottage in Cornwall to call their forever home. The two nurses have a budget of £340,000 for a property with character in a rural location. Jules also heads inland to inspect a plantation of trees normally found down under, and for the first time in his life, he tries an oyster!
14th Dec 2020
Heading west from Surrey to Devon, a young couple who met as students need Nicki Chapman’s help to find them a sizeable home to fit three generations of their family, and all for a budget of £800,000. In addition, Nicki spends time on the county’s south coast, meeting a local fisherman and sampling the delicious catch of the day.
28th Sep 2020
Jules Hudson teams up with a couple of keen horticulturalists who have £450,000 with which to find their ideal country home in the Yorkshire Dales, with the garden a top priority. Making the most of his time in Yorkshire, Jules also tests his own green fingers when he visits RHS Garden Harlow Carr for some top tips from none other than gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh.
28th Apr 2020
Ginny Buckley meets a couple hoping to swap the busy city of Oxford for the peaceful Sussex coast on a budget of £600,000. Making the most of her time in the South Downs area, Ginny also gets kitted out in protective gear when she gets stuck in with a conservation project to protect nature’s most productive workers.
20th Apr 2020
Today’s house-hunting couple are looking to relocate to the Somerset countryside. They have a budget of £700,000 to find a rural home for their young family with enough land for animals and a glamping site. Away from the house hunt, presenter Alistair Appleton gets stuck in to some cheddar cheesemaking, in the county where it originated!
6th Apr 2020
Alistair Appleton leads a couple with a budget of £320,000 in their search for a countryside home on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border. Alistair also puts his tailoring skills to the test when he visits the factory of heritage knitwear brand John Smedley.
24th Mar 2020
Jules Hudson brings his enthusiasm and rural property expertise to the North Wessex Downs as he helps a couple who have £775,000 to find a characterful country house. Whilst in the area, Jules also pays a visit to Highclere Castle to learn about the fascinating foreign finds within the walls of the impressive Wiltshire home.
2nd Mar 2020
Today's property hunters are preparing for a triumphant homecoming after a quarter of a century living in Sweden. Nicki Chapman will be leading the pair in their search for a perfect rural Wiltshire home for their £450,000 budget. Away from the house hunt, Nicki takes the reigns on a ride with a professional carriage driver.
20th Jan 2020
Sonali Shah is on a house hunt with a deadline in Aberdeenshire, as her Anglo-Icelandic house buyers need to relocate from Reykjavik to the Scottish countryside on their £380,000 budget before their daughter starts university in the region. Sonali also meets a family whose veganic farm produce has grown into a successful local box scheme, highlighting the increasing demand for vegan-friendly food in the UK.
10th Dec 2019
Jules Hudson is in Herefordshire on a mission to help a self-confessed workaholic osteopath with a £450,000 budget find a country retreat that gives her peace and inspiration to write and relax. While the house hunt hots up, Jules also visits an archaeological dig at Dorstone Hill, which has broken new ground in what is known about how our Neolithic ancestors lived.
5th Nov 2019
Jonnie Irwin is on a house hunting expedition in north Wales with a couple who have a £300,000 budget and a wish list including a craft room and community close by. Jonnie also can’t resist trying out Snowdonia’s latest outdoor activity, catching a wave at the world’s first artificial surf lagoon.
29th Oct 2019
Nicki Chapman has the tough, but rewarding task of finding the perfect country home for a house hunter and his wife who have a £450 000 budget to escape suburban Surrey and the home he has lived in for more than 60 years. The house hunt may come up roses in more ways than one as Nicki also gets to grips with all things horticultural when she’s invited to an exquisite garden for tea, cake and a spot of pruning just before its grand open day.
28th Oct 2019
Ginny Buckley is in Somerset helping a couple with a £310,000 budget find a country home where character charm and a practical utility room are top of the wish list. Along the way, Ginny heads into the Somerset Levels to see how bird wildlife efforts have brought the endangered crane back from near extinction.
2nd Sep 2019
Nicki Chapman is on an emotional house hunt, helping a couple fulfill a long-held dream of moving to the Scottish countryside of Ayrshire. Alongside a selection of the region's best properties that a budget of £450,000 can buy, Nicki also pays a visit to the 18th-century Dumfries House, home to one of the finest collections of furniture in the world.
27th May 2019
Jules Hudson is in Suffolk on a grand property search with a couple hot-footing it from the other side of the world to set down roots in the British countryside for their £900,000 budget. While in the county, Jules meets a dynamic dairy farming family whose customers are queuing up to buy their fresh milk straight from the farm's vending machine.
16th Apr 2019
Alistair Appleton is in Dorset with a pair of teachers who have a £550,000 budget to find a country home where they can raise their young daughters. Away from houses, Alistair visits a family of entrepreneurial dairy farmers who produce a unique alcoholic spirit made entirely from milk.
15th Apr 2019
Nicki Chapman is on a house-hunting mission in the Shropshire countryside, balancing the dreams of a father who has a £475,000 budget and wants to head for the hills, while his daughter wants him to live closer to a community.
25th Mar 2019
Alistair Appleton accompanies a couple on a North Yorkshire house hunt. They are calling time on running a guest house in the city and have a £650 000 budget to find a rural family home with business potential.
19th Mar 2019
Jonnie Irwin is in Gloucestershire to help a green-fingered couple armed with an £800,000 budget find their perfect retreat with plenty of space to enjoy their hobbies.
13th Feb 2019
Jonnie Irwin goes house hunting with couple who have a healthy £900,000 budget and want to start a new life closer to loved ones in the Worcestershire countryside. Jonnie also visits brine springs at Droitwich Spa to meet a family breathing new life into the region's salt heritage for the first time in a century.
4th Feb 2019
Sonali Shah goes property shopping in rural Devon with a couple who have a £350,000 budget and high hopes of finding a country home that has a workshop for him and an art studio for her. While in the county, Sonali joins a family of wheelwrights dedicated to preserving the dying craft and responsible for repairing the wooden wheels on the Queen's carriages.
22nd Jan 2019
Alistair Appleton visits the Welsh borders to help a couple who have a healthy budget of £775,000 to find a countryside home to raise their young son and establish a glamping retreat business.
18th Dec 2018
Nicki Chapman scours Somerset's rural property market with a fun-loving couple who have a £400,000 budget and a desire to quit living in a Surrey commuter town to free up more time for their hobbies in their new country home.
30th Oct 2018
Jules Hudson heads to the Peak District with an expat couple returning from the Netherlands to their family roots and want their generous £1.5 million budget to provide comfortable accommodation for their visiting mothers.
29th Oct 2018
Margherita Taylor is rural property-shopping in the Yorkshire Dales with a retired head teacher who has £400,000 to invest in her leap to the country and has signed up her daughter to help her with the decision making.
16th Oct 2018
Nicki Chapman heads to the Monmouthshire countryside to help a couple who have a love of the outdoors and dogs as they aim to buy their first home together with their £700,000 budget. While in the county, Nicki heads into the woods and, under the watchful eye of an expert fungi forager, learns about the art of edible mushroom picking.
18th Sep 2018
Jules Hudson takes the reins of a rural property search in Gloucestershire with a horse-loving husband and wife who have a £1.2 million budget and a desire to upscale their country lifestyle. Along the way, Jules visits the Cotswold herb garden of Davina Wynne-Jones, daughter of late renowned garden designer Rosemary Verey, from whom the Prince of Wales sought advice for his gardens at Highgrove.
11th Sep 2018
Jules Hudson is on a homecoming house hunt in the Shropshire countryside as he helps an active couple return to their roots and, with their £350,000 budget, find a property that gives them the great outdoors on their doorstep.
10th Sep 2018
Sonali Shah is in the Warwickshire countryside helping a couple with a £750,000 budget find their ideal home, where an open-plan interior and a generous garden are top priorities.
5th Jun 2018
Alistair Appleton is in the Cornish countryside house hunting with a couple planning an escape from the busy suburbs of Surrey, hoping to move their family of five to rural Cornwall on a £350,000 budget. Alistair also heads to West Cornwall's rugged coast and courageously joins a team of passionate seaweed collectors to dive and harvest this edible, sustainable superfood.
9th May 2018
Jules Hudson helps a retired couple who have decided to escape town life after over 40 years in the same property and, with their £450,000 budget, buy a rural retreat in west Wales with space for their ponies.While in Pembrokeshire, Jules visits Lammas, Britain's first eco-village, and admires the impressive results of families who have self-built their homes and are pioneering a sustainable life in the country.
8th May 2018
Ginny Buckley heads to rural Lincolnshire to help a couple with a £500,000 budget find a country home that they feel a strong connection with. Away from the search, Ginny visits Lincoln Cathedral, which has stood for nearly one thousand years, and discovers the huge scale behind the conservation plans to safeguard its long-term future.
1st May 2018
Alistair Appleton is in rural Shropshire with a couple who hope their £500,000 budget will buy them a shorter commute to work and more quality time together to enjoy the outdoors. Alistair meets Sam Gray, a passionate smallholder, who rears her rare breed pigs ethically and balances the business of farming with raising her young family.
23rd Apr 2018
Jules Hudson is tasked with helping a couple who have a £500,000 budget and a dream of leaving their city life in Bristol behind them and finding their perfect country home in Monmouthshire. While in the county, keen archaeologist Jules visits the village of Trellech, where local excavation efforts are unearthing what could be the largest medieval settlement in Wales.
10th Apr 2018
Sonali Shah is property-shopping in south Wales with a couple who have a £230,000 budget to move out of Newport and buy their first home so they can raise their young family in the countryside. As the property search gathers pace, Sonali heads to the banks of the River Usk in Newport and learns about the incredible discovery and restoration of a 15th-century ship, a project which now is of international importance.
14th Nov 2017
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.
1st Nov 2017
Margherita Taylor is helping a couple with a £300,000 budget find a country property which gives them community on their doorstep and a crash pad for their grandchildren to stay during the holidays.
27th Sep 2017
Jonnie Irwin helps a rural property-shopping couple with an £850,000 budget put down roots closer to family in Somerset. Along the way Jonnie visits Glastonbury and learns how its religious past and strong links to English legend still resonate with people there today.
26th Sep 2017
Alistair Appleton is on a house-hunting mission with a dynamic couple in the Herefordshire countryside, hoping they fall in love with the homes they see for their £565,000 budget. Along the way, Alistair heads to the banks of the River Wye to get to grips with paddle boarding, an ever growing low-impact water sport.
20th Sep 2017
Ginny Buckley is on a house-hunting mission in rural Devon with a couple excited at the prospect of buying their first home together with their £525,000 budget. While in the county, Ginny heads to Salcombe Bay and sets sail in a Salcombe yawl, once a traditional fishing vessel and now a popular racing yacht, which has special design features to help chart these choppy waters.
12th Sep 2017
Alistair Appleton is on a property-searching mission in north Devon with a house buyer who has been tasked by her husband to find their perfect country home on a £600,000 budget. While in the area, Alistair boards the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway and enjoys the thrill of driving a restored gauge engine across Exmoor, tracing the same rail route used by Victorian passengers.
6th Sep 2017
Jules Hudson is in the Shropshire countryside with a couple of parents who have £575,000 to spend on a home for them and their young son. While in the county, Jules visits the Acton Scott Estate, home to an authentic Victorian working farm, and tries his hand at being a wheelwright's apprentice.
6th Jun 2017
Nicki Chapman goes property shopping with a London couple who have a £700,000 budget to leave the capital and put down retirement roots in East Sussex. While in the county, Nicki rides the Hastings East Hill Cliff Railway, the UK's steepest funicular railway.
4th Apr 2017
Ginny Buckley is tasked with helping a couple who have £375,000 to find their forever home in the Dorset countryside. Ginny also visits the renowned Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy and takes an exhilarating trip in a traditional sailing vessel.
27th Mar 2017
Nicki Chapman helps a couple who want to turn their backs on London life to fulfil their long-held dream of moving to the countryside. Armed with a budget of £1.1 million, they have set their sights on a new life in West Sussex. Away from the house hunt, Nicki visits one of the county's greatest architectural gems, Chichester Cathedral, where she tries her hands at ringing the bells.
14th Feb 2017
Margherita Taylor is in North Yorkshire helping a lady who has £500,000 to find a country property back in her home county. During her time there, Margherita hits the production line at an organic farm which specialises in seasonal fruit-and-veg boxes.
23rd Jan 2017
Jules Hudson heads to Snowdonia with buyer who wants to downsize and move closer to relatives. For a £350,000 budget, she's after a new house as well as a new business and has brought her son along to help. Away from the house hunt, Jules joins one man and his dog to learn about shepherding in the region's protected landscape.
8th Nov 2016
Nicki Chapman helps a rural property shopper who has £250,000 to buy her ideal country home in north Wales and has drafted in her best friend for moral support.
2nd Nov 2016
Margherita Taylor is in Cornwall to help a couple from London with a budget of £750,000 make their first joint property purchase. Margherita also makes time to help out the head gardener at Trebah, one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall.
25th Oct 2016
Alistair Appleton assists a couple with a love of entertaining who have £450,000 to find a country home in Leicestershire where they can host family and friends.
18th Oct 2016
With a budget of £560,000, Jules Hudson is assisting a retired couple in their bid to move to Cornwall, where they hope to get involved in the local community and volunteer for the National Coastwatch Institution.
17th May 2016
Sonali Shah is helping a couple with a £650,000 property budget who want to leave their home in Surrey and settle in the north Devon countryside.
5th May 2016
Jules Hudson is on a property hunting mission in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a £500,000 budget, he's helping a couple to buy their very first British home, and traditional character is high on their wish list. Plus, Jules visits a master clockmaker and examines the delicate inner workings of a 300 year old timepiece.
6th Apr 2016
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.
8th Mar 2016
Alistair Appleton welcomes returning expats to the Gloucestershire countryside where they hope to retire with a generous £700,000 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.
6th Oct 2015
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 who have a budget of £950,000. While there, Jules hits the runway where planes have made way for peppers at one of Europe's largest nurseries.
22nd Sep 2015
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.
14th Apr 2015
Jules Hudson house hunts with a newlywed couple who plan to escape London life for the more rural surrounds of Hertfordshire. They have a healthy budget of £750,000 to fund their country dream. While in the county, Jules visits a conservation project which aims to protect the UK butterfly population.
12th Mar 2015
Alistair Appleton is property shopping with a couple of recently retired teachers who are seeking a rural home in Derbyshire. Away from the house hunt, Alistair goes underground to unearth a unique county gem.
10th Mar 2015
Nicki Chapman is house hunting in north Wales with a couple that wants to turn holiday memories into a retirement dream on a budget of £430,000. While in the area, Nicki tests her head for heights with a spectacular piece of engineering.
26th Feb 2015
Denise Nurse helps a couple of returning expats find a new home in the Somerset countryside with a budget of £400,000 to spend. While in the region, Denise discovers how the Victorians turned a pile of putty into a work of art.
20th Feb 2015
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple trade in the bright lights of Bristol for the rolling hills of West Somerset, with a healthy budget of £475,000 to fund the rural relocation. While in the area, Jonnie gets bogged down on Exmoor as he inspects a moorland conservation project.
25th Sep 2014
Nicki Chapman is house hunting with a young family who are looking for a new home and a new life in the East Sussex countryside on a healthy £750,000 budget. While in the county, Nicki samples historic Rye's most celebrated seafood.
24th Sep 2014
Jonnie Irwin house hunts with a couple who want to escape urban life and find a rural home in Norfolk for their family and horses on a budget of £500,000. While in the county, Jonnie takes control of some seriously heavy machinery at the UK's largest privately owned military collection.
23rd Sep 2014
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple of golf fanatics to find a slice of rural heaven in the Cotswolds. With a budget of £500,000, are they ready to leave the urban bustle of London? Away from the house hunt, Jonnie meets the bovine lawnmowers restoring a precious Cotswold habitat.
17th Sep 2014
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple of new parents to find their dream family home in the Scottish Borders. With a generous budget of £650,000 to spend, they're hoping the house will offer business potential too. While in the area, Jonnie visits a pioneering marine research station.
20th Sep 2014
Alistair Appleton and Jules Hudson showcase Wiltshire in a special edition of Escape to the Country, where we follow two couples who were searching for dream rural homes in one county.
31st Aug 2014
Jonnie Irwin and Alistair Appleton showcase Suffolk in a special edition of Escape to the Country, which follows two couples who were searching for dream rural homes in one county.
13th Jul 2014
Special episode featuring highlights from Alistair Appleton and Jonnie Irwin's property hunts in Sussex, with two couples looking for rural homes, plus a showcase of a dream Sussex property and offering hints and tips on buying in the area.
29th Apr 2014
Jules Hudson travels through south Devon, trying to find a rural home for a couple who want to pursue a life with land on a budget of £600,000. While in the county, Jules meets the monks of Buckfast Abbey.
28th Mar 2014
Alistair Appleton is offering a couple of committed country lovers the chance to escape the city for good and set up home in Monmouthshire on a budget of £450,000. While in the county, Alistair metamorphoses into a butterfly catcher.
27th Mar 2014
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple find a rural home in Cumbria where they can expand their business and surround themselves and their family with nature, all on a budget of £500,000. Away from the house hunt, Jonnie tackles one of the highest and steepest mountain passes in the county.
24th Mar 2014
Alistair Appleton helps a couple who have been married for 35 years find their very first home together in Dorset, on a budget of £650,000. While in the area, Alistair meets a cantankerous character who has been a familiar face on Weymouth beach for well over a hundred years.
18th Mar 2014
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple of lifelong suburbanites move to the south Devon countryside with a budget of £600,000. During his visit, Jonnie learns about the wildlife wonder under threat from Mother Nature.
17th Mar 2014
Alistair Appleton is in Worcestershire, seeking a home for a couple and their horse.
11th Mar 2014
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple of returning ex-pats with a budget of £750,000 find a Cotswolds rural retreat. While in the Cotswolds, Jonnie visits one of Britain's miniature villages.
4th Mar 2014
Jonnie Irwin goes house hunting in West Sussex with a couple looking for their dream home with a generous budget of £850,000. Elsewhere in the county, Jonnie saddles up for a rather challenging sport.
3rd Mar 2014
Nicki Chapman journeys through Devon, helping a couple find a new life and possible business in the Devon countryside with a budget of £550,000. While in the county, Nicki gets carried away with the fun of the fair.
28th Feb 2014
Alistair Appleton goes property shopping with a couple from Essex who want to escape to rural Suffolk with a budget of £400,000. Away from the house hunt, Alistair gets to grips with some unusual heritage vegetables.
25th Feb 2014
Jules Hudson travels through Staffordshire to find the perfect rural home for a recently retired couple for a budget of £400,000. They may need to downsize to get what they want, which could prove a challenge. Away from the house hunt, Jules gets up close to the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found.
10th May 2012
Alistair Appleton helps a couple who want to escape to the Nottinghamshire countryside for a budget of 450,000 pounds. During his journey, Alistair heads to Southwell to uncover the story behind one of Britain's most famous apples, the Bramley.
11th Sep 2013
Jonnie Irwin takes up the challenge of helping a London couple with a big business idea find a rural home and enough land to live off in South Wales. Jonnie also lends a hand helping to save one of Wales's rarest species. (N.B. Due to one of the house hunters being a convicted sex offender, a fact he hid from the programme's production team and that only came to light once it had aired, this episode has never been broadcast again)
21st Sep 2014
Highlights from Nicki Chapman and Jules Hudson's property hunt in Somerset with two couples who were searching for rural homes in one county.
24th Sep 2015
Nicki Chapman helps a couple find a charming period property in the Suffolk countryside with a budget of £275,000. Nicki also visits historic Kentwell Hall and discovers how the owners have spent decades restoring this once unloved Tudor mansion.
16th Mar 2021
Jules Hudson helps a buyer who wants to relocate herself and her dog-grooming business to Suffolk with a budget of £320,000. Jules also takes a step into the past when he meets the team behind an exciting and ambitious project to recreate an Anglo-Saxon longship, the remains of which were unearthed by an amateur archaeologist in the 1930s.
28th Nov 2017
Alistair Appleton is on a house-hunting mission in the South Devon countryside with a recently retired couple who have a £540,000 budget to up sticks from Burton upon Trent and relocate to live closer to their daughter.
15th Oct 2002
Catherine Gee and Nick Page help find a dream property in the Peak District.
16th Oct 2002
Catherine Gee and Nick Page help Bristol couple Dawn and John Parry, who have decided to trade in their Victorian town house for a house in West Somerset and come armed with a budget of £400,000.
24th Oct 2002
Catherine Gee and Nick Page help city dwellers flee the big smoke. A London couple look for a house near Bath which still has good access to the city.
9th Nov 2009
Nicki Chapman heads north to Leicestershire to help a couple of hoteliers find their perfect retirement home. After moving house twelve times, they've decided to put down roots. With a budget of £350,000, they are looking for a three-bedroom detached house with plenty of space and light, a good-sized reception room, a hobby room each, and a garden large enough for a vegetable patch - plus a village pub to round it all off. It's an impressive wish list - let's hope they'll be able to compromise.
10th Nov 2009
Armed with a maximum budget of £400,000, Aled Jones helps a family escape the big smoke to find a slice of paradise in Cambridgeshire. Top of the their wish list is a big garden for the boys to play football in, but they also want four bedrooms, a large kitchen, a music room and a study.
3rd Nov 2009
Nicki Chapman is helping a young family from Wimbledon. They want to move to Surrey and are looking for a four-bedroom detached house with a large kitchen diner and a garage for a classic car. The house has to be near good train links for an easy commute into London, as well as close to a good school. They have a maximum of £700,000 but will their budget match their extensive wish list?
21st Oct 2009
Aled Jones helps a couple escape suburban Enfield for a slice of the good life in rural Essex. With a maximum budget of £400,000, the couple have a long wish list. They are seeking a detached property with bags of character, rural views, a big country kitchen and an equally big garden to create a veggie plot. Can they achieve all this within budget so close to the capital?
27th Nov 2009
Aled Jones is horsing around South Yorkshire in search of the ultimate equestrian pad for a feisty couple from Sheffield. With a fantastic budget of up to one million pounds, they are looking for a house with that elusive wow factor. The perfect property should deliver a large family kitchen, four bedrooms, stables and at least five acres of land. But with one wanting contemporary and the other chasing character, it's going to be an interesting ride.
15th Nov 2011
Jonnie Irwin travels to Yorkshire to help find a rural home for a budget of 300,000 pounds. But there is a surprise in store for today's buyers.
30th Nov 2011
Alistair Appleton helps a couple find a home with B&B potential in the Malvern Hills.
16th Jan 2012
Nicki Chapman helps a couple, with a dream of mortgage free living, escape to North Wales.
3rd Feb 2012
Nicki Chapman goes on tour with the Alcester Court Leet and becomes a guest ale taster.
10th Mar 2014
Nicki Chapman rises to the challenge to find a home for a couple in Cumbria, with enough space for their mother on a budget of £500,000. While in the area, Nicki meets a hardy breed of Cumbrian locals.
4th Sep 2014
Jules Hudson is house-hunting with a couple from Essex with £450,000 to spend, who are seeking a rural home with business potential in North Wales. While in the area, Jules visits one of Snowdonia's hidden treasures that has been opened up to the public for the first time in 140 years.
3rd Nov 2014
Alistair Appleton is property shopping in Shropshire with a couple of recent retirees who are seeking a new house in the country. Away from the house hunt, Alistair visits the oldest surviving purpose-built tile factory in the world.
20th Nov 2014
Nicki Chapman has a challenge on her hands helping to uncover a new rural home in the Cotswolds for a couple with very exacting requirements. While in the region, Nicki rubs shoulders with three Olympic heroes.
8th Jan 2015
Jonnie Irwin is house-hunting with a couple who plan to escape the busy Bedfordshire town of Luton for the peace and quiet of the Norfolk countryside, on a budget of £450,000. While in the county, Jonnie samples a tasty local delicacy.
6th Feb 2015
Jules Hudson helps a couple who dream of returning to the Welsh countryside. They have a budget of £500,000 to spend on a Monmouthshire retreat. Away from the house hunt, Jules meets some residents from an eco community in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
26th Oct 2015
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.
28th Oct 2015
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.
13th Nov 2015
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 about the prehistoric character that defines the local landscape and learns some Bronze Age skills.
24th Feb 2016
Jonnie Irwin is on a multi-generational property mission to help a mother and son from London find rural harmony in the Hampshire countryside. Veering off track from bricks and mortar, it's full steam ahead as he takes the controls of a vintage locomotive on the county's historic Watercress Line.
16th Mar 2016
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.
21st Jun 2016
Nicki Chapman is house hunting in Derbyshire with a couple who have a budget of £380,000 to find their dream rural home. Away from houses, Nicki gets a real taste of the county when she meets traditional dairy producers reviving a village's cheese-making heritage.
5th Sep 2017
Alistair Appleton is on a unique house-hunting mission in Herefordshire, helping two brothers who have pooled their resources to have £800,000 to find the right country home where they can live together. And it's the perfect time to be in the region, as Alistair is given an exclusive invitation to experience the best in British agriculture at the Royal Three Counties Show.
15th Jan 2018
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 that she and her late husband always dreamed of.
30th Apr 2018
Sonali Shah is on a house-hunting mission in the Forest of Dean helping a couple with a £500,000 budget find a perfect country home that meets their specific demands for the garden. While in the area, Sonali visits Ragmans Lane Farm and discovers how market gardening produces not just organic food, but is also a financial leg-up for small-scale veg growers trying to break into the farming industry.
23rd Oct 2018
Jules Hudson is on a property-hunting mission spanning Somerset and Devon's Exmoor National Park with a couple who have a £550,000 budget and a love of carpentry and the coast. Along the way, Jules visits the Wool Marketing Board's fleece-sorting depot in South Molton which grades and sells sheep wool from across the south west region, and which contributes to Britain's £35 million wool industry each year.
4th Mar 2019
Jules Hudson is on a forensic house hunt in rural Gloucestershire with a retired detective and his wife who want their £500,000 budget to furnish them with a charming Cotswold home.
9th Apr 2019
On today’s country relocation in Pembrokeshire, Alistair Appleton is helping a couple with a £325k budget to find a rural home for their retirement. Whilst in Wales, Alistair also visits an upland farm to discover the challenges and advantages of rearing native South Wales Mountain sheep.
16th Sep 2019
Ginny Buckley is experiencing the breathtaking natural beauty of Perthshire while on a house-hunting expedition with a couple heading back to their roots with a £450 000 budget. In an area known as big tree country, Ginny also gets up close and personal with some of the region’s ‘champions’ - the tallest, widest and oldest trees in the UK.
4th Jan 2021
A health-conscious couple from London enlist Sonali Shah to help them spend £1.3million on a detached property in Surrey with enough land to create a wellness retreat. Taking a breather from house hunting, Sonali immerses herself in the county’s ancient woodlands as she learns about the Japanese practice of forest bathing.
5th Jan 2021
An escapee from Surrey challenges Alistair Appleton to find her the perfect property in a county and a country she's never been to before, Pembrokeshire in Wales. For a very top budget of £900,000, the wish list includes a remote period house with spectacular views. Alistair takes time away from the property search to visit a forward-thinking farm which specialises in edible insects.
25th Jan 2021
A couple from Bedfordshire with a budget of £450,000 need Ginny Buckley’s help in Norfolk to find them the first house they are buying together. They would like a character property with a good-sized garden for some new canine companions. Ginny also heads to Great Yarmouth, where she straps in for a white-knuckle ride on one of the country’s last remaining wooden rollercoasters.
1st Jun 2015
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.
15th May 2014
Sonali Shah searches for a home for a couple and their assortment of animals in the Shropshire countryside on a budget of £360,000. Away from the properties, Sonali comes face to face with some very prickly characters.
2nd Jun 2015
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 the countryside.
1st Oct 2014
Jules Hudson helps a recently retired couple relocate to the Cornwall countryside in order to be closer to their daughter and family. Away from the house hunt, Jules visits one of the oldest seal sanctuaries in the country.
23rd Oct 2014
A pair of property hunters have left their wives at home as they go in search of a new rural property to accommodate their extended family in the Wiltshire countryside. Away from the house hunt, Nicki Chapman visits Salisbury Cathedral to learn about its 32-year-old restoration project.
30th Nov 2016
Nicki Chapman helps a married house-hunting couple who have a £500,000 budget to buy a slice of romance for their retirement years in the Dorset countryside.
24th May 2017
Jonnie Irwin is in rural Somerset with a retired couple who have a £700,000 budget and firm ideas on the vision for their perfect country home. Along the way, Jonnie masters the thrilling sport of land yachting at Brean Sands where, thanks to a prevailing wind, he picks up the pace along this beautiful stretch of beach.
3rd Mar 2020
Jules Hudson is on a mission to find the ideal Cambridgeshire home for a young couple with a £570,000 budget who want to escape suburban Kent. Keen to explore more of the country’s wildlife, Jules also visits the Fens and finds out about the UK’s first nature reserves.
2nd Sep 2014
Alistair Appleton is on a rural property hunt with a couple of American expats who have a generous budget of one million pounds to spend on a country, family home in the Surrey countryside. Away from the house search, Alistair learns about Surrey's motor racing history and takes to the track in a 1929 Bentley.
18th Nov 2011
Jules Hudson goes on a £650,000 house hunt in Dorset.
18th May 2012
Jonnie Irwin helps a couple relocate from Bishops Stortford to the Yorkshire Dales.
11th Sep 2012
Alistair Appleton travels to the Worcestershire countryside to help a career-driven couple move closer to their family and friends, on a budget of £400,000. Away from the property search, Alistair meets up with a group of local residents known as Gasketeers who have come up with an illuminating solution to preserve Worcestershire's gas lamps.
8th May 2013
Jules Hudson heads to north Wales in a bid to help a recently retired couple with £400,000 find a rural retreat. While in the region, Jules revisits a couple who found their perfect property three years ago, which has enabled them to lead the self-sufficient lifestyle they dreamt of.
11th Feb 2014
Nicki Chapman is in Devon, helping a couple in search of a quieter life. They have a healthy budget of £400,000 to spend on a new rural home. Away from the house hunt, Nicki discovers a Devonian shoemaker who shows her the art of crafting hand-made boots.
1st May 2014
Nicki Shields goes property shopping in Cornwall, hoping to find the perfect home for a couple wanting to relocate their whole family on a budget of £450,000. While in the area, Nicki turns her hand to the county's favourite dish and gets a lesson in crimping.
6th Jan 2015
Jules Hudson is property shopping with a couple of nature lovers who yearn for great views and open spaces, and they're willing to move 500 miles to the Scottish Highlands to find them. With a budget of £325,000, can Jules find them their dream home? Away from the house hunt, Jules samples a Scottish brew of a rather different kind.
12th Feb 2015
Alistair Appleton is house hunting with a couple looking to buy their first home together in the Northumberland countryside on a budget of £300,000. While in the county, Alistair discovers how a house in rural Northumberland was at the forefront of technological progress in the nineteenth century.
29th Apr 2015
Nicki Chapman goes house hunting with a couple of childhood sweethearts who are seeking a rural retreat in Somerset after living in urban Croydon all their lives. They have a generous budget of £800,000 to fund their country relocation. While in the area, Nicki visits a local business which has an association with some famous names.
7th May 2015
Nicki Chapman house hunts with a newly married couple who want to escape London life and move closer to family. The hunting ground is the rural East Midlands, and there's a £400,000 budget to fund their country relocation. While in the area, Nicki takes a fancy to some award-winning feathered friends.
23rd Oct 2015
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.
9th Feb 2016
Jonnie Irwin is in Cheshire with a house-hunting pair who hope their £650,000 budget will secure them a country retreat. Along the way, Jonnie visits Bostock Green on the Tatton Estate to find out what it takes to create the 'perfect' village.
15th Feb 2017
Jonnie Irwin is house hunting in Dorset with couple who have a £650,000 budget to realise their dream of retiring in the country. Jonnie also gets a real taste of the county when he visits an award-winning dairy farm putting the county's cheeses on the culinary map.
15th Nov 2017
Alistair Appleton harnesses his positive energy for a house-hunting mission in the Welsh county of Ceredigion, as he helps a couple with a £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.
24th Apr 2018
Jonnie Irwin is property hunting in Argyll and Bute with a couple from Ayr who want to invest their £350,000 budget in a property with priceless countryside views. While in the region, Jonnie heads to the shores of Loch Fyne and visits Inveraray Castle, one of Scotland's finest stately homes and ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll for the past 300 years.
19th Nov 2018
Jonnie Irwin is in the Shropshire countryside, helping a couple with a £335,000 budget to find a rural family home closer to loved ones.
15th Dec 2020
Armed with a top budget of £450,000, Jules Hudson property shops with a couple wanting to make a permanent move from Kent to the scenic East Riding of Yorkshire. They are in search of a house with space for a burgeoning catering business. Jules also heads to Bridlington, where he tests his sea legs in a traditional fishing boat unique to the area.
14th Oct 2002
Catherine Gee and Nick Page help people buy dream homes. A young couple are looking for a West Country home where they can generate their own electricity.
13th May 2014
Jules Hudson tries to help a young family relocate to the Kent countryside with a budget of £600,000. While in the county, Jules checks out an accidental, unintentional wartime asset.
19th Jun 2014
Sonali Shah is house-hunting in Hampshire with a couple wanting to escape the commuter belt and head for the peace of the countryside on a budget of £850,000. While in the area, Sonali helps to rein in some of the county's much-loved locals.
1st Sep 2014
Nicki Chapman helps a couple of equestrian enthusiasts swap suburban life in Farnborough, Hampshire, for a new rural existence in Somerset. Their budget of £600,000 needs to secure not only a country home but also land for their horses. In the country, Nicki wades through mud as she encounters an age old fishing technique.
2nd Oct 2014
Alistair Appleton helps a green-fingered homebuyer escape London to find the perfect garden paradise in the Wiltshire countryside. While in the region, Alistair visits a working 19th-century pumping station built to supply the Kennet and Avon Canal with water.
5th May 2015
Jules Hudson helps a couple to find a home with business potential. They have a budget of £450,000 to spend on a rural Yorkshire property. While in the county, Jules learns about the art of ploughing from a six nations champion.
10th Nov 2015
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.
24th Nov 2015
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.
22nd Mar 2016