Grand Designs: The Somerset Cowshed (Channel 4 14 Oct 2015)


AIRDATE: Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 9.00pm on Channel 4

Can you really convert a cowshed into a home by learning everything from the internet? Private chef Ed Versluys and pilates instructor Vicky Anderson do not do things by halves. Within two years of meeting they got engaged, sold up and abandoned their city lives, and bought an ugly, derelict 1940s concrete cowshed with amazing views over the Somerset countryside.

They’re project managing and converting the cowshed themselves with the help of just one young builder and what they can learn online. They’ve given themselves only eight months and just over £200k to make a warm, comfortable three bedroom home with straw bale walls and wide expanses of glass. It’s an almighty challenge.

Dir: Ann Lalic; Series Prod: Mike Ratcliffe; Exec Prods: Charlie Bunce, Fiona Caldwell; Prod Co: Talkback