Friday, 26 June 2020
Channel 4 goes west with Sarah Beeny's New Life in The Country
Outline Productions is in production for Channel 4 with a new series following property expert Sarah Beeny and her family as they swap the urban jungle for a new life in the country.
Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country (8x60’) follows Sarah, her husband Graham Swift and their four sons as they quit their lives in London to start anew in what they hope will be a rural idyll. The family has bought a semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset where, surrounded by 220 acres of farmland, they’re planning on building the house of their dreams; a modern, carbon neutral mini stately home. Sarah and Graham also have ambitious plans to landscape the grounds as well as rewild sections of the farm.
The series accompanies the family as they begin landscaping work on the farm while waiting nervously for the result of a planning application that could scupper their dreams if it’s not granted.
Alongside the building project, Sarah wants to create an idyllic yet purposeful country life for the family – introducing bees and collecting hens, as well as road testing rural businesses from cheesemaking to cider making and chilli growing.
Sarah Beeny says:
“I think I’ve always quite enjoyed the buzz from change and mountainous challenges and moving our whole family lock stock and barrel from city to country and re-inventing our whole life has certainly been that. I am so aware of how lucky we are to be able to do something like this, but it’s been a life changing experience. But ultimately I do believe you only live once and if you can make a dream real you should try and journey down that path if you can.”