Escape to the Country: Cumbria (BBC One, Monday 20 May 2024)

Escape to the Country

In this episode of Escape to the Country, airing on BBC One on Monday 20 May, Briony May Williams joins a retired Shakespeare scholar who wishes to begin a new chapter in her life. With a budget of £300,000, she’s on the hunt for a rural property in the picturesque county of Cumbria.

Briony assists her client in exploring a variety of properties that Cumbria has to offer, aiming to find the perfect home to match her client’s dream of a peaceful country life. During their house-hunting journey, they view several properties, each with its unique features and charm, weighing the pros and cons of each option.

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Away from the house searches, Briony catches up with a young couple who have already made their country escape a reality. The couple now own a farm spanning over 100 acres in a tiny Cumbrian village, where they tend to their land and herd sheep with the help of their beloved sheepdogs. Briony learns about their journey, the challenges they’ve faced, and the rewards of rural life.

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Escape to the Country: Cumbria airs on BBC One on May 20, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

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