The Escape to the Country Handbook

Inspiration and advice about finding a dream home in the countryside from Jules Hudson, presenter of the BBC's Escape to the Country.

Escape to the Country has run on daytime BBC1 since 2002 and is now in its eighteenth season. Each week it helps urban buyers find their dream home in rural Britain by showing them specially selected properties. Along the way the program tells us about the landscape and history of the area they are in. The program is on every weekday and has been sold to thirty countries including Australia, Canada, and the USA. This is an inspirational and practical book to appeal to armchair dreamers and lovers of property porn as well as those really thinking of making the move.

Regional sections look at the typical kinds of homes found in each place, along with local landscapes and landmarks. Features sprinkled throughout the book cover everything from dealing with listed building consent and public footpaths to how grow your own food. Jules is well placed to talk about conservation and renovation issues too, having trained as an archaeologist and renovated his own historic house.

About The Author

Over the last decade, Jules Hudson has established himself as an engaging and versatile writer and broadcaster. As the leading face of the BBC's rural property flagship Escape to the Country, he's known to millions.

  • Publish Date: March 24, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - Residential
  • Publisher: National Trust
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 8-1/4
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $33.50
  • ISBN: 978-1-911358-90-9

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