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|Today, I'm standing on a hillside that, some 400 years ago,||0:00:02.00||0:00:05.56|
|played host to the very first Olympic Games staged here in Britain.||0:00:05.56||0:00:10.08|
|Where am I? Well, all will be revealed in just a moment.||0:00:10.08||0:00:14.08|
|'In today's show, I'll be helping a couple leave their hectic lifestyle overseas behind||0:00:43.40||0:00:48.92|
|'and head home to find a country property on English soil.||0:00:48.92||0:00:52.60|
|'Early on, the charm of a period property gets a muted response.'||0:00:52.60||0:00:57.04|
|I'm not so sure I like that.||0:00:57.04||0:00:59.28|
|'But a house combining old and new gets them smiling.'||0:00:59.28||0:01:02.80|
|- I'm excited.|
- You really are. You're beaming.
|Today, I'm in the Cotswolds and this is Dover's Hill||0:01:09.48||0:01:13.00|
|which, in 1612, was the location of the "Cotswold Olimpicks",||0:01:13.00||0:01:16.64|
|a tradition which is still going some 400 years later.||0:01:16.64||0:01:20.16|
|Gaining the royal seal of approval from King James I,||0:01:20.16||0:01:23.52|
|the Games were the vision of a local lawyer, Robert Dover,||0:01:23.52||0:01:27.04|
|and they included such illustrious events as sledgehammer-throwing, sword-fighting and shin-kicking.||0:01:27.04||0:01:33.24|
|Eccentric it may sound, but this historic local custom got a celebrated mention||0:01:33.24||0:01:38.08|
|in the winning bid for the London 2012 Olympic Games.||0:01:38.08||0:01:41.60|
|Now that's what I call keeping the torch burning!||0:01:41.60||0:01:44.76|
|Covering an area of nearly 800 square miles,||0:01:46.76||0:01:49.80|
|the Cotswold region crosses six county borders,||0:01:49.80||0:01:53.00|
|including Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire||0:01:53.00||0:01:56.84|
|and is England's largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.||0:01:56.84||0:02:01.16|
|As one of the most unspoilt regions of England,||0:02:01.16||0:02:04.04|
|the Cotswolds are famous for pretty, honey-coloured limestone villages, undulating hills and scenic rivers||0:02:04.04||0:02:10.36|
|with England's longest, the Severn, meandering through its landscape.||0:02:10.36||0:02:14.60|
|The wool trade during the Middle Ages made this area prosperous.||0:02:15.68||0:02:19.64|
|Cotswold sheep were renowned across Europe for the quality of their wool which commanded a high price.||0:02:19.64||0:02:25.68|
|This wealth enabled wool merchants to leave their architectural mark||0:02:25.68||0:02:29.72|
|with an array of fine houses and wool churches,||0:02:29.72||0:02:32.56|
|such as those in Chipping Campden surviving to this day.||0:02:32.56||0:02:36.40|
|The region is still favoured by the rich and famous,||0:02:36.40||0:02:39.72|
|all drawn to the harmonious mix of stunning countryside and beautiful properties it offers.||0:02:39.72||0:02:45.72|
|Not surprisingly, the charm of the Cotswolds is reflected in the price of the properties around here.||0:02:48.00||0:02:53.84|
|The cost of the average detached house in the central belt starts at £500,000||0:02:53.84||0:02:58.68|
|and that is double the national average.||0:02:58.68||0:03:01.52|
|For a similar property in an exclusive heritage village||0:03:01.52||0:03:04.96|
|like Chipping Campden or here in Lower Slaughter,||0:03:04.96||0:03:08.16|
|you can expect to pay up to £750,000.||0:03:08.16||0:03:11.16|
|But don't despair. There are still some parts of this region which are affordable.||0:03:11.16||0:03:16.20|
|As you head westwards towards places like Stroud,||0:03:16.20||0:03:19.24|
|you could pick up a detached property for about £350,000.||0:03:19.24||0:03:23.08|
|But wherever you're looking,||0:03:23.08||0:03:25.12|
|there are plenty of fabulous architectural styles on offer in this region.||0:03:25.12||0:03:30.28|
|Many Cotswold villages are characterised by the famous Jurassic limestone||0:03:30.28||0:03:35.08|
|whose distinctive colour and malleability make it a desirable, natural building material.||0:03:35.08||0:03:40.24|
|It is still quarried in the region and the unique golden colour is a result of centuries of weathering.||0:03:40.24||0:03:46.76|
|However, there are variations in colour.||0:03:46.76||0:03:49.52|
|The stonework found in the northern Cotswold villages,||0:03:49.52||0:03:52.72|
|such as Stanton and Broadway, is darker than that found in the south.||0:03:52.72||0:03:56.88|
|You'll find a two-bed, mid-terrace, stone cottage typically costs around £375,000.||0:03:56.88||0:04:02.72|
|Thatch is also a recurrent theme across the region.||0:04:03.72||0:04:06.96|
|The Cotswold thatch is wheat reed and, depending on the size of the property,||0:04:06.96||0:04:11.96|
|can come with a large price tag.||0:04:11.96||0:04:14.00|
|For example, this five-bedroom, detached thatched house||0:04:14.00||0:04:17.36|
|in Chipping Campden would set you back £1.36 million.||0:04:17.36||0:04:21.08|
|There is a rich mix of properties here in the Cotswolds, but will any of them tempt our buyers?||0:04:23.00||0:04:28.76|
|Let's meet them and find out.||0:04:28.76||0:04:30.80|
|Alan and Sue live in Switzerland, but are looking for a home in the UK.||0:04:30.80||0:04:35.08|
|Alan is a media consultant and Sue is a former director of a pharmaceutical company,||0:04:35.08||0:04:40.56|
|but while they have been winding down their work commitments over the past few years,||0:04:40.56||0:04:45.48|
|they have been reflecting on what to do with the rest of their lives.||0:04:45.48||0:04:49.44|
|Both of our working days were very frenetic, often starting at 5.30, 6 in the morning up to 8, 9 at night,||0:04:49.44||0:04:55.68|
|in my case, seven days a week for many, many months.||0:04:55.68||0:05:00.12|
|And it was very nice to have a much slower pace||0:05:01.12||0:05:05.04|
|where both of us could be in the same location and have quality time together.||0:05:05.04||0:05:10.24|
|Our buyers have lived in the Swiss Alps for the last ten years.||0:05:10.24||0:05:14.08|
|They've enjoyed their life in the mountains, but they recognise a couple of key elements are missing.||0:05:14.08||0:05:20.12|
|The most important things at the end of the day are people - family and friends,||0:05:20.12||0:05:25.16|
|so we're very fortunate to have a little bit more time at this time in our lives||0:05:25.16||0:05:30.20|
|to spend with our family and friends and the people that matter to us.||0:05:30.20||0:05:34.24|
| - And to have a local pub. |
|After doing some research on the internet and visiting a few counties in the UK,||0:05:37.64||0:05:42.24|
|they decided the Cotswolds is where they want to be.||0:05:42.24||0:05:45.32|
|We're looking to move to the Cotswolds for a number of reasons.||0:05:45.32||0:05:49.76|
|The landscape is very, very special.||0:05:49.76||0:05:52.76|
|It's relatively unique, certainly unique to the area.||0:05:52.76||0:05:56.28|
|But the colour of the stone and the woodland area is very, very unique here.||0:05:56.28||0:06:02.96|
|It's certainly very different from Switzerland||0:06:02.96||0:06:06.00|
|and that, I think, in one respect, is part of the lure of this area.||0:06:06.00||0:06:09.84|
|And the house will have to match their ideal location.||0:06:09.84||0:06:13.28|
|We both know there are very good reasons why we want to move back to the UK,||0:06:13.28||0:06:18.12|
|but because we have this lovely, privileged life in Switzerland,||0:06:18.12||0:06:22.16|
|it is very important for us to find the right house.||0:06:22.16||0:06:25.20|
|Everything has to be right, otherwise we have so much to give up,||0:06:25.20||0:06:29.04|
|it will make the decision either very difficult or we'll end up regretting it and we don't want to do that.||0:06:29.04||0:06:34.96|
|For Sue, top of the property wish list is the kitchen.||0:06:34.96||0:06:38.48|
|I do like to cook. I've always dreamed of having an island in the kitchen and never managed it so far.||0:06:38.48||0:06:44.60|
|To find an island in a nice kitchen would be a dream.||0:06:44.60||0:06:47.60|
|For Alan, it's all about the garden.||0:06:47.60||0:06:50.28|
|I've always had a dream of having a classic, quintessential, English walled garden||0:06:50.28||0:06:55.32|
|where you can spend an entire day just pottering away,||0:06:55.32||0:06:58.84|
|generating or producing vegetables for the entire village||0:06:58.84||0:07:02.88|
|and also in terms of a little refuge somewhere at the bottom of the garden,||0:07:02.88||0:07:07.56|
|so when there's a football match on, you can have a little fridge||0:07:07.56||0:07:11.48|
|with a sofa and put your feet up and watch a match.||0:07:11.48||0:07:14.96|
|- Typical! Somewhere to escape the wife.|
|Sue, though, also has a plan to escape the husband.||0:07:19.16||0:07:22.52|
|Opening up a tearoom in a nice village location is something||0:07:22.52||0:07:26.80|
|that I would take into consideration and investigate further.||0:07:26.80||0:07:31.12|
|I'm very interested in that.||0:07:31.12||0:07:33.40|
|Well, before Alan starts tucking into the produce, let's nail the finances.||0:07:34.68||0:07:39.72|
|Our budget is £1.5 million.||0:07:39.72||0:07:41.92|
|There is flexibility.||0:07:41.92||0:07:44.28|
|Crucially, it's all to do with the house||0:07:44.28||0:07:47.44|
|and if we found something really special, we would be flexible.||0:07:47.44||0:07:51.68|
|'Alan and Sue have asked us to focus their house search in the northern part of the Cotswolds,||0:07:55.84||0:08:01.28|
|'around the town of Evesham, as they have family and friends living there.||0:08:01.28||0:08:05.92|
|'They would also like good access to road links,||0:08:05.92||0:08:08.76|
|'so they can travel quickly to London to visit Alan's family.||0:08:08.76||0:08:12.40|
|'I caught up with them to find out more about the kind of property they are after.'||0:08:12.40||0:08:17.60|
| - Sue and Alan, welcome to the Cotswolds. It's so beautiful here, isn't it?|
- It really is.
|So what sort of property do we need to find you to make this move work?||0:08:24.20||0:08:28.76|
|You've got to find us a special property.||0:08:28.76||0:08:31.40|
|That's really helpful(!) I know what you mean. You want that feeling when you walk in.||0:08:31.40||0:08:36.44|
|We've got such a lovely house in Switzerland. We will only come back if we find the right property.||0:08:36.44||0:08:42.28|
|It's got to have a minimum of four bedrooms. It's got to have light.||0:08:42.28||0:08:46.44|
|For you, Sue, what's the absolute must-have?||0:08:46.44||0:08:49.28|
|- It's very boring, but I want a really nice kitchen. Everyone wants a really nice kitchen.|
- It's not boring at all.
|I do very much enjoy cooking, like a lot of people, and eating.||0:08:55.32||0:08:59.16|
|Yes, a lovely kitchen with, hopefully, a nice eating area as part of it.||0:08:59.16||0:09:04.08|
| - A central island.|
- I've always wanted one. I've never had one.
|How much land do you want?||0:09:08.00||0:09:10.12|
|The most important thing about the land is that it is enclosed,||0:09:10.12||0:09:14.16|
|that we have a private garden.||0:09:14.16||0:09:16.64|
|You've always had a dream for a walled garden.||0:09:16.64||0:09:19.60|
|A walled kitchen-garden specifically would be fantastic||0:09:19.60||0:09:23.84|
|with clear designation of herbs and different vegetables.||0:09:23.84||0:09:27.88|
|- Cash buyers, a great budget and a beautiful county. Shall we go and look at some houses?|
- Let's go.
|'Alan and Sue may have a very generous budget of £1.5 million,||0:09:34.76||0:09:39.60|
|'but there are some specific requirements they're looking for in their country property.||0:09:39.60||0:09:45.12|
|'We'll show them three wonderful, yet very different properties,||0:09:55.00||0:09:58.76|
|'but we won't be letting them know the price of each until they've had a guess first.||0:09:58.76||0:10:03.96|
|'As ever, our final offering is the mystery house||0:10:03.96||0:10:07.12|
|'which is more unusual than its surroundings suggest.||0:10:07.12||0:10:11.48|
|'I'm taking Alan and Sue to Winchcombe, a town around ten miles south of Evesham.||0:10:16.56||0:10:21.76|
|'The name "Winchcombe" means "valley with a bend"||0:10:21.76||0:10:25.24|
|'and today, the town still retains streets which curve gracefully along the vale.||0:10:25.24||0:10:30.28|
|'If you're a keen walker, it's an ideal location to head off into the countryside||0:10:30.28||0:10:35.20|
|'for a gentle stroll or a vigorous long-distance trek.||0:10:35.20||0:10:38.68|
|'After working up an appetite out in the hills, you'll be spoilt for choice for eating and drinking here.||0:10:38.68||0:10:44.72|
|'Take your pick from afternoon tea or dish of the day in a local pub.||0:10:44.72||0:10:48.64|
|'Now let's put our best foot forward with our first property -||0:10:48.64||0:10:52.48|
|'a characterful, Grade 2 listed house with an historic past hidden within.'||0:10:52.48||0:10:57.32|
|Here we are, property number one.||0:10:57.32||0:10:59.96|
|This is a real period property.||0:10:59.96||0:11:02.60|
|- It certainly looks it.|
- It's medieval.
|A lot to take in, so what are your first impressions?||0:11:05.04||0:11:08.48|
|It certainly looks impressive and it certainly looks old.||0:11:08.48||0:11:12.92|
|My only concern would be on the inside - is it dark and old?||0:11:12.92||0:11:16.88|
|- But we will see.|
- You will see indeed.
- A perfect location. I can't wait to get inside.
| - On that note, let's have a look. |
- Thank you.
|'A house that is definitely to Alan's taste.||0:11:25.88||0:11:29.52|
|'As for Sue, I think all her reservations about period properties could be quashed||0:11:29.52||0:11:34.80|
|'as we go into the first room.'||0:11:34.80||0:11:36.84|
|- Well, in we come.|
- Oh, my goodness!
|Although it's a medieval property, it's Grade 2 listed, there have been additions over the years.||0:11:41.80||0:11:47.72|
|This part was added back in the 18th century, then we've had some in the 19th century.||0:11:47.72||0:11:53.32|
|And the current owner has renovated inside over the last two years, including this kitchen.||0:11:53.32||0:11:59.52|
|I didn't expect to find... looking at the fireplace, and then turning round and seeing a kitchen.||0:11:59.52||0:12:05.56|
|That's quite amazing, yeah.||0:12:05.56||0:12:07.88|
| - It's certainly got your central isle.|
- Yes, it's got my island.
| - That's one heck of an island. It's pretty big.|
- The wood's nice.
|Yeah, it really is very nice.||0:12:16.76||0:12:19.20|
- You didn't expect to like it, did you?
|- No, no, no.|
- Smaller rooms perhaps, you thought?
- It's not too dark.
|- Let me take you through to the oldest part of the property.|
- Have a look in here.
|Now, the origins of this property started here.||0:12:36.04||0:12:39.52|
|It was a chapel. We are standing in a medieval chapel. From the outside, you can still see the chapel window.||0:12:39.52||0:12:45.92|
| - It's bricked in, but it's still quite beautiful. And now it's a snug.|
- Very snug.
|The fact it's an old chapel, I'm not so sure I like that,||0:12:51.36||0:12:55.36|
|and with the low beam, I think I'll try and rearrange it in my head a few times.||0:12:55.36||0:13:00.80|
|'A slight change in mood, sadly,||0:13:00.80||0:13:03.16|
|'as this room's religious origins haven't got Alan singing from the rafters.||0:13:03.16||0:13:07.80|
|'But there is also a useful study for them on this floor.||0:13:07.80||0:13:11.24|
|'Hopefully, he'll be more impressed with what the master bedroom offers upstairs.'||0:13:11.24||0:13:17.08|
|Now, they've managed to create a master suite up here.||0:13:17.08||0:13:21.60|
|- Gosh! They didn't have them in medieval times.|
- No, exactly.
|You've got this as your main bedroom, but through there, there's a dressing room||0:13:25.56||0:13:30.52|
|and a quite sizeable en-suite bathroom as well.||0:13:30.52||0:13:33.56|
|'There is one other bedroom on this floor and a family bathroom,||0:13:33.56||0:13:38.12|
|'then up another flight of stairs, there are two more light and airy double bedrooms.||0:13:38.12||0:13:43.72|
|'With the house covered, it's time to head outside.'||0:13:43.72||0:13:46.96|
|This is the garden. It's probably the one drawback of this property.||0:13:46.96||0:13:51.12|
| - This is what you get with the house. |
- The view!
- I'm glad you said that.
- The view is stunning.
| - That is very special.|
|I'm not put off by the lack of space.||0:13:58.88||0:14:01.84|
|- I think this has got just...|
- I think it's big enough, actually.
- We could live with that.
| - There's a beautiful little... |
- I'm glad you spotted that.
|The water you would be drinking here is filtered from this very spring, so you've got your own water source.||0:14:10.24||0:14:16.24|
| - Be like Del Boy trying to bottle it...|
- And sell it to the locals!
|How much do you think a property like this is worth?||0:14:20.08||0:14:23.28|
| - You go first.|
|I'd say 1.1.||0:14:29.00||0:14:31.60|
| - But who was right? |
| - Put us out of our misery. |
- Neither of you. But you were closer. It's on at 1.2 million.
|- It puts into context what you get for your money in a period property like that in this area.|
|Why don't you spend a bit more time wandering around this property? There is a lot to take in.||0:14:46.00||0:14:51.56|
| - I will speak to you a bit later on. |
- Thank you.
|On the market for £1.2 million,||0:14:55.72||0:14:58.08|
|this stunning chapel conversion offers them a slice of authentic Cotswolds architecture, featuring...||0:14:58.08||0:15:04.16|
|Oh, gosh, it's really light and airy up here. Oh, and there's another room.||0:15:16.52||0:15:21.76|
| - A second bedroom. So that's two bedrooms on the top, two below, so that's four in total.|
|I do believe this has been a really good first house,||0:15:27.96||0:15:31.00|
|not only because one of the things we thought we wanted was, as many people do, a characterful house,||0:15:31.00||0:15:36.64|
|but it does actually start to put into perspective what having character means.||0:15:36.64||0:15:42.36|
|The main living area with the kitchen||0:15:42.36||0:15:44.88|
|which then unfolds to almost two other areas - a dining area and a sitting area||0:15:44.88||0:15:49.92|
|with a fantastic fireplace, I was really surprised by that.||0:15:49.92||0:15:53.96|
|It was fantastic. I've never seen anything quite like that.||0:15:53.96||0:15:57.52|
|Have you taken it all in now?||0:16:00.88||0:16:03.00|
- We certainly have. Lots to take in. An awful lot.
| - But only the first property. We've got more to see, so let's keep moving.|
|As the largest of England's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty,||0:16:20.08||0:16:25.08|
|the Cotswold Hills and its beautiful market towns and villages hold a worldwide appeal.||0:16:25.08||0:16:30.80|
|The region's harmonious style of architecture is due to the use of the local limestone||0:16:30.80||0:16:36.44|
|in everything from civic buildings, shops and houses||0:16:36.44||0:16:40.00|
|to the dry-stone walls that are so characteristic of the countryside.||0:16:40.00||0:16:44.04|
|Many Cotswold properties have introduced this feature closer to home by enclosing lawns and borders||0:16:44.04||0:16:49.88|
|to create their own walled gardens, such as in the pretty village of Lower Slaughter.||0:16:49.88||0:16:55.40|
|Alan and Sue are attracted to this idea and are considering developing their own walled garden,||0:16:55.40||0:17:01.04|
|but before getting to grips with the skills needed, we sent them to meet David Glenn from Huntsman's Quarry||0:17:01.04||0:17:07.28|
|to see up close how this distinctive and desirable stone is sourced.||0:17:07.28||0:17:11.84|
|Well, here we are in our quarry in the Cotswolds.||0:17:11.84||0:17:15.72|
|This is where we get our walling stone from.||0:17:15.72||0:17:19.00|
|The stone is a limestone and it's about 130 to 150 million years old.||0:17:19.00||0:17:25.40|
|We actually break the stone. We don't drill and blast.||0:17:25.40||0:17:28.92|
|We break the stone using a 70-tonne excavator with a hydraulic breaker on.||0:17:28.92||0:17:33.72|
|After being cut, any potential walling stone will be spread out||0:17:33.72||0:17:37.76|
|and hand-picked from the mass of excavated stone before being sent away for processing.||0:17:37.76||0:17:43.00|
|So what's the total production output per day?||0:17:43.00||0:17:46.04|
|The total output from the quarry is probably about 2,000 tonnes per day,||0:17:46.04||0:17:50.88|
|but of that, only a small percentage is suitable for walling stone,||0:17:50.88||0:17:54.92|
|probably about 100 tonnes a day.||0:17:54.92||0:17:57.76|
|Of all the things that come out of this quarry,||0:17:57.76||0:18:01.40|
|how much of them are used locally and how much do you sell to other parts of the country or overseas?||0:18:01.40||0:18:06.84|
|90%, as a rule of thumb, that goes out of this quarry||0:18:06.84||0:18:11.52|
|is used and consumed within a 25-mile radius of here.||0:18:11.52||0:18:15.52|
|One local craftsman who specialises in working with this walling stone is John Hepworth.||0:18:15.52||0:18:21.92|
|He creates bespoke walling projects that range from large estates to the smaller private gardens.||0:18:21.92||0:18:28.04|
|We sent Alan and Sue to meet him and get some first-hand experience of the skills needed.||0:18:28.04||0:18:33.56|
|So here we have a wall in progress.||0:18:33.56||0:18:35.80|
|You can see that we have the wall in various stages of being built.||0:18:35.80||0:18:39.96|
|It's a new wall with new stone.||0:18:39.96||0:18:42.00|
|We have this frame up called a profile frame, or a batter frame as it's known locally,||0:18:42.00||0:18:47.24|
|which gives us the shape of the wall.||0:18:47.24||0:18:49.76|
|Can you see that the wall is built in a slight pyramid section||0:18:49.76||0:18:53.88|
|which gives us the ability to have stability as the wall grows and comes out the ground?||0:18:53.88||0:18:59.84|
|The inside bits of the wall, called "hearting", are as big a stone as we can fit into the centre of the wall.||0:18:59.84||0:19:06.04|
|Let's put some hearting in, so pieces like that, Sue.||0:19:06.04||0:19:10.52|
|Don't be frightened to turn this round. That's great. That's more like it.||0:19:10.52||0:19:15.24|
|We can use smaller bits of stone to fill in the gaps.||0:19:15.24||0:19:18.24|
|As Alan and Sue are keen to lay down some solid foundations for their new life in the Cotswolds,||0:19:21.16||0:19:26.68|
|we'll return to the job of helping them find their perfect property.||0:19:26.68||0:19:30.72|
|For our second house, we're heading some six miles west from Winchcombe to Gotherington.||0:19:36.08||0:19:42.36|
|Thought to have been founded in 780 AD and gaining a mention in the Domesday Book,||0:19:42.36||0:19:47.40|
|it's a relatively small village, but with some useful amenities,||0:19:47.40||0:19:51.92|
|which include a local shop and post office, a tea room and a village hall.||0:19:51.92||0:19:56.96|
|Many of the original historic houses are clad in local stone,||0:19:56.96||0:20:01.28|
|but our second house is a more modern proposition.||0:20:01.28||0:20:04.60|
|It's a stunning detached property built in the traditional 1920s style from the local Stanton stone.||0:20:04.60||0:20:10.80|
| - Property number two. Take it all in. |
- Yeah, it looks big.
|Very different. Very different to the last one. This looks promising.||0:20:16.80||0:20:21.20|
| - Oh, listen to that.|
- This looks promising. It does. It really does.
|- I'm excited.|
- You really are. What is it you like?
|First of all, I love the stone colour again because we really do love this stone colour,||0:20:29.44||0:20:34.80|
|but there's much bigger windows and there's a greater expanse of property that you can see,||0:20:34.80||0:20:39.96|
|which gives you the feeling it will be spacious inside.||0:20:39.96||0:20:43.20|
|Shall we look inside? You seem excited about the outside.||0:20:43.20||0:20:46.76|
| - I'm excited to show you the inside. |
- Let's go.
|'Now, this impressive house perched on a hill has really got our buyers bubbling with enthusiasm||0:20:49.60||0:20:55.36|
|'and I'm sure that the inside won't disappoint either.'||0:20:55.36||0:20:59.20|
|You wanted more space. What do you think of this for your living room?||0:20:59.20||0:21:03.24|
|It's better, much better.||0:21:03.24||0:21:05.28|
|It's the light as well. It's the light.||0:21:05.28||0:21:08.24|
|And yeah, double, triple aspect.||0:21:08.24||0:21:10.56|
|- And what a fireplace!|
- Gorgeous fireplace.
- What a fireplace!
|With a beautiful oak floor.||0:21:14.40||0:21:16.80|
|Out there, you've got a conservatory, wonderful sun trap.||0:21:16.80||0:21:20.36|
|Through here, you have enough space for three desks, so it's like a triple office.||0:21:20.36||0:21:25.40|
|Excellent. I'll have that one then.||0:21:25.40||0:21:27.80|
| - But what was more important to you was the kitchen, wasn't it? |
- It certainly was.
| - I don't want to disappoint you with that.|
- I hope you're not going to.
- Shall we have a look?
- Yes, please.
| - See?|
| - You wanted an island... |
- Now we're talking!
|- It looks like a continent!|
- This is a fantastic room.
- Good grief!
|This is quite possibly the biggest island I've ever shown anyone.||0:21:53.08||0:21:57.36|
|There are many lovely kitchens, but this is certainly one of them.||0:21:57.36||0:22:01.56|
|And you came through a dining area.||0:22:01.56||0:22:03.80|
|- Yes, we noticed.|
- It is used a lot by the family who live here at the moment.
|Utility space there, then through that door, there's a garage and a room next to it.||0:22:09.32||0:22:14.72|
|You can almost smell freshly baked bread||0:22:14.72||0:22:18.48|
|and a little bottle of freshly made lemonade or whatever there as well.||0:22:18.48||0:22:22.52|
| - It would be fantastic. |
- You never know.
| - You're getting a warm feeling about this one, aren't you?|
- Very good.
|'It's a great sign that Alan is actually imagining himself living here.||0:22:29.68||0:22:34.84|
|'There is also a second utility room which completes our tour of the ground floor.||0:22:34.84||0:22:39.88|
|'We're now heading upstairs to take a look at the bedrooms.'||0:22:39.88||0:22:43.92|
|So this is the master.||0:22:43.92||0:22:45.96|
|- Very nice.|
- Very nice.
|Those are encouraging sounds.||0:22:49.64||0:22:52.40|
|- Very good.|
- It's light.
|And a beautiful view of the garden at the back.||0:22:54.44||0:22:57.68|
|- And I think I spied to my left an en-suite?|
- Yes, you have an en-suite.
|- And it's a very generous size as well.|
- You've got an en-suite for your master bedroom.
|You can also see that this leads through to another bedroom with its own en-suite.||0:23:07.60||0:23:13.04|
|- In fact, this property comes with five good-sized bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms.|
| - OK.|
- That's a lot of toilets to clean!
| - I just want to show you one more. I think you'll be quite impressed. |
|And this is the last bedroom I wanted to show you.||0:23:36.08||0:23:39.76|
|This is another master and a half!||0:23:39.76||0:23:42.20|
- So is this THE master bedroom or another master bedroom?
|Well, this is the guest wing.||0:23:46.96||0:23:49.08|
|- I want to be a guest!|
- This is like a luxury suite in a hotel, isn't it?
|It is, but it could be your home.||0:23:55.48||0:23:57.52|
|The last thing I need to show you is outside, so let's have a look at the garden.||0:23:57.52||0:24:02.36|
|- Then there's that very difficult question. Oh, dear.|
- That's the one. Start thinking.
|'We appear to be on to a winner here as Alan and Sue have clearly been impressed||0:24:10.64||0:24:15.48|
|'with the overall space of this house.||0:24:15.48||0:24:18.20|
|'I'm hoping, as we move outside, our buyers won't be overwhelmed||0:24:18.20||0:24:22.32|
|'with the amount of land that comes with this property.'||0:24:22.32||0:24:25.88|
|Here we are at the back of the house.||0:24:25.88||0:24:28.40|
|Your garden is round the side, round the back. It's all been beautifully landscaped.||0:24:28.40||0:24:33.88|
|So you get an acre of garden wrapping round,||0:24:33.88||0:24:37.60|
|but then that way, you also get five acres of paddock.||0:24:37.60||0:24:41.28|
| - Good grief!|
- And your friends, the sheep, are there at the moment.
| - It's rented out to the local farmer, so you've got the sheep grazing.|
- At least you don't have to maintain it.
|With everything this house has to offer in mind, how much do you think it's on the market for?||0:24:52.24||0:24:57.48|
|It's got to be probably 1.6 million.||0:24:57.48||0:24:59.96|
|I also was going to say just over the budget, so let me go in between.||0:24:59.96||0:25:05.72|
|This house is on the market at 1.35 million.||0:25:07.56||0:25:12.92|
|Good grief! That's fantastic. We'd still have enough left over for a decent car.||0:25:12.92||0:25:18.16|
|Lots for you to think about. Go and have a wander.||0:25:18.16||0:25:21.20|
| - I'll come and seek you out later on. |
- All right. Thank you.
- Thank you.
|What a result! They loved that property from the moment we walked in||0:25:25.40||0:25:29.92|
|and it didn't fail to meet their expectations.||0:25:29.92||0:25:32.96|
|And what I most love is that they overvalued it.||0:25:32.96||0:25:36.16|
|I think that's a sign of just how much they love it.||0:25:36.16||0:25:39.36|
|Coming in under budget at £1.35 million,||0:25:40.36||0:25:43.56|
|the price of this detached house has been a welcome surprise for Alan and Sue.||0:25:43.56||0:25:48.60|
|What's more, it meets many of the criteria on their wish list, providing them with...||0:25:48.60||0:25:53.64|
|I think this is much more our type or style,||0:26:07.76||0:26:11.80|
|simply from the point of view that it's very practical||0:26:11.80||0:26:15.56|
|and we would have very little to do.||0:26:15.56||0:26:18.60|
|Almost the biggest surprises for me and the nicest things about the house||0:26:18.60||0:26:23.12|
|was not just the wonderful kitchen and the lovely feeling of space when you walked into the house,||0:26:23.12||0:26:29.68|
|but that feeling of space continued upstairs.||0:26:29.68||0:26:32.52|
|I think that Alan and I are both very excited about this house.||0:26:32.52||0:26:36.12|
|If we had the money in our back pockets now,||0:26:36.12||0:26:39.44|
|we'd almost be meeting with the owner and seeing what we could do because it has got such a lovely feel to it.||0:26:39.44||0:26:45.68|
|I have high hopes for this one.||0:26:45.68||0:26:47.72|
|- Hey there.|
- You managed to find your way out?
| - Yeah.|
- You almost didn't get us out. It's really, really lovely.
|I'm so pleased it's been positive, but this is only the end of day one.||0:26:54.96||0:26:59.00|
| - There's more to see tomorrow. |
- Looking forward to it.
|As evening falls over the Cotswold skyline,||0:27:14.84||0:27:17.96|
|our buyers can bask in the warmth of a successful first day's house-hunting.||0:27:17.96||0:27:23.20|
|After ten years of being wedded to their respective jobs in Switzerland,||0:27:28.64||0:27:33.28|
|Alan and Sue have decided to cast aside their careers and return home to England||0:27:33.28||0:27:38.32|
|for a more tranquil life closer to family in the Cotswolds.||0:27:38.32||0:27:41.88|
|So far, our converted chapel failed to fire up our couple's enthusiasm,||0:27:41.88||0:27:47.08|
|but the 1920s house on a hill revived their spirits with its fabulous kitchen.||0:27:47.08||0:27:52.64|
|But could we have reached tipping point with our mystery house?||0:27:52.64||0:27:56.68|
|This is just extraordinary.||0:27:56.68||0:27:59.08|
|And I'll be meeting the new faces continuing the Cotswolds wool tradition.||0:27:59.08||0:28:04.48|
|Yesterday, I gave Alan and Sue a real flavour of the Cotswolds,||0:28:06.56||0:28:10.56|
|showing them two very distinctive properties,||0:28:10.56||0:28:13.40|
|one with historical charm and the other with a very spacious layout.||0:28:13.40||0:28:17.44|
|The second property really captured their imagination and has given them some food for thought,||0:28:17.44||0:28:23.00|
|but with our mystery house, it's time for something very different.||0:28:23.00||0:28:27.04|
|They'll be hard pushed to find a Cotswold stone in sight.||0:28:27.04||0:28:30.44|
|'Our mystery house is in the south-west area of the Cotswolds in Uley.||0:28:34.08||0:28:38.72|
|'It may be a fair distance from Evesham, which was Alan and Sue's ideal search area.||0:28:38.72||0:28:44.48|
|'However, we have found them a house that is truly unique.||0:28:44.48||0:28:48.88|
|'Before seeing the mystery property, we'll pop into the creative hub of Uley, the Arts Centre,||0:28:48.88||0:28:54.36|
|'and meet a local who runs the cafe.'||0:28:54.36||0:28:57.24|
|So what's the local community like? This is a central focal point.||0:28:57.24||0:29:01.72|
|It's very vibrant. There's a lot of things taking place, lots of activities.||0:29:01.72||0:29:06.76|
|We've got a brewery. That's pretty good. We've got an arts centre, a pub and a post office.||0:29:06.76||0:29:13.08|
|- There are things taking place in Uley.|
- What's it like living round here?
- It's lovely.
|It's a beautiful place to live. I wake up every morning, take a deep breath and go, "Oh, my goodness!"||0:29:18.12||0:29:24.16|
| - Let's get back to it, the mystery house calls. Adam, thank you very much for your time.|
- Thank you.
|'Now, we've taken a calculated risk with the mystery house||0:29:29.72||0:29:33.68|
|'which is a complete break from the Cotswold traditional style.||0:29:33.68||0:29:37.64|
|'It is uber-modern, but it's also located in the grounds of a walled garden,||0:29:37.64||0:29:42.48|
|'so fingers crossed, they'll like it.'||0:29:42.48||0:29:45.12|
|It's just like a Monet garden, isn't it?||0:29:45.12||0:29:48.08|
|Well, here we are, a Monet garden indeed, and we have the mystery house.||0:29:48.08||0:29:53.64|
|It's definitely a mystery. That is fantastic.||0:29:53.64||0:29:57.48|
| - I never would have imagined that. |
- I could never have expected anything like that.
|A modern house, wood, lead, quite interesting.||0:30:02.52||0:30:05.36|
|It was designed and built by the current owners in 2007, so a very modern building.||0:30:05.36||0:30:10.40|
| - Not only is it modern, it's an eco-house.|
- Excellent. OK.
|I'm almost speechless and I'm really excited to get inside||0:30:14.04||0:30:17.60|
|because I think this could be a very, very special property.||0:30:17.60||0:30:21.44|
| - It is very special indeed. Let me show you inside.|
|'This is such an unusual property, I'm not surprised Sue is a touch tongue-tied, as well as intrigued.||0:30:25.00||0:30:31.12|
|'And inside, it certainly takes "light and airy" to a new level.'||0:30:31.12||0:30:35.64|
|Well, in we come.||0:30:36.64||0:30:38.64|
|This part of the house, we're almost underground. It's been built into the ground. It's concrete.||0:30:38.64||0:30:44.84|
|At the other end, it's oak timber frames, so it's unusual, the design and the set-up.||0:30:44.84||0:30:51.28|
|Down here at the front, you've got a really good room which they use as a children's playroom.||0:30:51.28||0:30:56.68|
|You could do as you wish. This is a gym with a wetroom and sauna. That could be quite special.||0:30:56.68||0:31:02.52|
|Shall we go into the living room and explore more of the features of this property?||0:31:02.52||0:31:07.80|
|So this is the main living room area.||0:31:07.80||0:31:11.08|
|- Oh, this is stunning.|
- As you can see, you're looking out on to the water.
| - They have built the windows... |
- The oak beams are exceptional.
|I love the wood and the view out of the window is stunning, but it feels somehow a cold room.||0:31:19.32||0:31:24.56|
|I don't have the feeling of warmth in this house so far.||0:31:24.56||0:31:28.40|
| - Let's go into the kitchen and see if you warm up a bit in there.|
| - So through a dining room area which does lead to the outside...|
| - But this is the kitchen. |
- And yet another island.
- Another island.
|And the angles and the view with the water outside is just so special.||0:31:44.48||0:31:51.28|
| - And through that door, you do have a very large utility area. |
- That's always helpful.
|- You're doing well, Denise.|
- You're doing well.
|'The ground floor is certainly spacious and includes a separate dining area, a cloakroom||0:32:00.20||0:32:05.64|
|'and a large study, all of which enjoy fabulous views out on to the grounds.||0:32:05.64||0:32:10.68|
|'However, I'm saving one of the best views until last.'||0:32:10.68||0:32:14.32|
|Here's a highly unusual master.||0:32:16.12||0:32:18.56|
| - You don't often get to look out on to the roof there, which is sort of seed and flowers.|
- More oak beams.
|The lighting is exceptional. Again that's really unusual.||0:32:24.84||0:32:28.48|
|It looks like there would be a very good view from the balcony.||0:32:28.48||0:32:32.32|
|- I think there is. Shall we have a look?|
- After you.
| - I think this is the best view from this property.|
- You're right about that, Denise.
|So that's it, you can get a feeling for the grounds,||0:32:45.68||0:32:49.04|
|but one area you were interested in was gardening, growing your own veg. They're passionate about that here.||0:32:49.04||0:32:55.08|
| - There's an awful lot to look at. |
- There is. Let's have a wander round.
|'Back inside, there are four more good-sized bedrooms,||0:33:00.32||0:33:04.72|
|'one of which has an en-suite shower room. In addition, there's a separate family bathroom.||0:33:04.72||0:33:10.60|
|'As we move outside, the mature gardens have a natural stream feeding two ponds||0:33:10.60||0:33:15.88|
|'and there is a raised terraced area, perfect for dining outdoors.'||0:33:15.88||0:33:20.08|
| - You've got just under two acres, so 1.8.|
- Good grief! That's incredible.
|It runs right the way round the walled garden.||0:33:24.24||0:33:27.08|
|You can see the wall up there behind the trees, then up and back round here.||0:33:27.08||0:33:31.80|
|Over this side is a fantastic vegetable garden. They grow everything there.||0:33:31.80||0:33:37.52|
| - And you have a little swimming pool. |
|- All this and heaven too then!|
- You've also got this area here which is where the original bungalow was.
| - Now it's a garage and storage. The current owners use it as a hobby and craft room.|
- Very special.
| - So special, but how much? |
- I would think probably 1.7,
| - 1.75, something like that?|
|Why don't I go a little bit closer to budget and say 1.6?||0:34:02.12||0:34:05.64|
| - You, Alan, are spot-on. It's on at 1.75.|
- Fantastic. I thought so.
|There's so much to take in here. You'd be hard-pushed to find a more unusual house in the Cotswolds.||0:34:10.40||0:34:16.44|
|Have a wander round. Enjoy these gardens. Go on a discovery journey.||0:34:16.44||0:34:20.48|
| - I will seek you out later on. |
- Thank you very much.
- Thank you.
|I think they were blown away by that, but they did get the price spot-on.||0:34:24.32||0:34:28.96|
|It's hard to value a property that's so unique, but if you wanted the best of the Cotswolds||0:34:28.96||0:34:34.00|
|and the best of what's contemporary, you can't go far wrong with this.||0:34:34.00||0:34:38.04|
|On the market for £1.75 million,||0:34:40.64||0:34:43.12|
|our high spec mystery house has certainly got our buyers considering||0:34:43.12||0:34:47.16|
|whether they would opt for a more unconventional style of property.||0:34:47.16||0:34:51.20|
|The house is certainly not what I expected and it would not have been on the top of our priority list.||0:35:09.56||0:35:15.60|
|There's no Cotswold stone to be seen.||0:35:15.60||0:35:17.96|
|A lot of wood, actually a lot of beautiful wood. We both love oak.||0:35:17.96||0:35:22.00|
|And a lot of glass.||0:35:22.00||0:35:24.04|
|First impressions were...||0:35:24.04||0:35:26.08|
|a big "wow"!||0:35:26.08||0:35:28.08|
|The garden is exceptional.||0:35:28.08||0:35:30.12|
|As with most men, you always have to succumb to female charms||0:35:30.12||0:35:34.24|
|and I think what will happen here is Sue will do the usual suggestions about, "Let's think about it||0:35:34.24||0:35:40.36|
|"and come up with some ideas and costings, then we'll go from there,"||0:35:40.36||0:35:44.40|
|which is code for saying "no",||0:35:44.40||0:35:46.84|
|but I'll be batting hard to try and get my pennies' worth listened to at least.||0:35:46.84||0:35:53.96|
| - There you are.|
- Yes, at last.
|I had to find Alan. He was doing his best to get lost, so he could stay.||0:35:57.88||0:36:02.44|
| - It's an amazing property, but you have seen everything we have to offer now.|
| - Time to sit down and reflect. |
|'Although it was sheep that put the Cotswolds on the map from the late Middle Ages,||0:36:18.88||0:36:23.72|
|'the region's wool and cloth production declined during the early 19th century||0:36:23.72||0:36:28.64|
|'as the mechanised factories further north created more efficient forms of textile manufacturing.||0:36:28.64||0:36:34.32|
|'The golden age of the Cotswold wool industry came to an end.||0:36:34.32||0:36:38.16|
|'Fast-forward to the 21st century, it's making a bit of a comeback,||0:36:38.16||0:36:42.56|
|'albeit on a smaller scale and from an entirely different species that you wouldn't expect to find here.||0:36:42.56||0:36:49.40|
|'There are now over 1,000 alpaca owners in the UK, breeding the animal for their fibre.||0:36:49.40||0:36:55.08|
|'The majority of breeders sell the fleece on to be processed,||0:36:55.08||0:36:58.44|
|'but at this farm north of Swindon, they're spinning the wool and making hand-crafted items on site.||0:36:58.44||0:37:04.12|
|'I dropped in on Mym and Adrian Holcombe to find out more||0:37:04.12||0:37:07.64|
|'about how their modern spin on producing wool in the Cotswolds came about.'||0:37:07.64||0:37:12.48|
|Guys, these are definitely some of the cutest animals I've ever seen on a farm. I love them.||0:37:12.48||0:37:18.04|
|I can see why you probably fell in love with them,||0:37:18.04||0:37:21.08|
|but tell me about the journey from corporate life to running an alpaca farm.||0:37:21.08||0:37:26.20|
|We sold a couple of companies and we literally spent three years looking for something to do,||0:37:26.20||0:37:31.72|
|something that was exciting, that we could get really involved with,||0:37:31.72||0:37:35.76|
|that didn't mean sitting in an office all day and dealing with employees.||0:37:35.76||0:37:40.40|
|We just happened to see a five-second clip on television of alpacas,||0:37:40.40||0:37:44.36|
|Googled them and couldn't see any downside,||0:37:44.36||0:37:47.12|
|so 11 weeks later, we took delivery of four pregnant girls.||0:37:47.12||0:37:50.76|
|The four turned into eight, then we had a few more extravagances and ended up with 40.||0:37:50.76||0:37:56.96|
|They are unusual. It's not what I expect to find in the Cotswolds. Where are they from originally?||0:37:56.96||0:38:03.12|
|They originate from Peru, Bolivia, South America. They first came in with the Incas, really.||0:38:03.12||0:38:08.92|
|They used them for everything from meat, from pack animals, for the fleece for fibre.||0:38:08.92||0:38:14.52|
|'This herd of alpacas had their annual shear a few days ago||0:38:14.52||0:38:17.92|
|'and on average, one animal will yield one and a half kilograms of wool.||0:38:17.92||0:38:22.68|
|'As one of a handful of alpaca breeders in the Cotswold Hills,||0:38:22.68||0:38:26.52|
|'Mym and Adrian have learnt to spin, felt and weave their home-grown alpaca fleece.'||0:38:26.52||0:38:32.16|
|We've seen the animals in the field. They've been sheared. This is how it comes off their backs.||0:38:32.16||0:38:37.36|
|So if we want to do anything with this, we really need to what we call "card" it.||0:38:37.36||0:38:42.32|
|That's basically combing the fibres in the same direction,||0:38:42.32||0:38:45.88|
|then we can spin with it or, as we're doing, moving on to peg-looming with it.||0:38:45.88||0:38:50.72|
|It's very, very simple, hence I'm allowed to do it,||0:38:50.72||0:38:53.96|
|and we just put a little bit on the side here.||0:38:53.96||0:38:57.92|
|- And we just turn the handle.|
- This way?
- That's right.
- Other way.
| - Other way.|
- There you go.
| - It's like a brush. |
- It is exactly like a brush.
|A little bit more.||0:39:08.28||0:39:10.52|
| - Where does it come out?|
- It comes out here. It comes out on the drum.
|'The wool is now ready to be woven and I'm going to have a go at peg-looming.'||0:39:14.48||0:39:19.72|
|These are warps and what we're going to do is add the wefts across,||0:39:19.72||0:39:25.00|
|so all these pegs have a warp going through them||0:39:25.00||0:39:29.48|
|and that's where it attaches to,||0:39:29.48||0:39:32.00|
|and very simply...||0:39:32.00||0:39:34.04|
|..we take a piece of this||0:39:35.08||0:39:37.12|
|and you just join it by twisting it together like that.||0:39:37.12||0:39:41.72|
|And then you go in and out.||0:39:44.28||0:39:46.92|
|In and out.||0:39:48.52||0:39:50.56|
| - Twist.|
- This looks simple enough that even I can have a go.
|- Over to you.|
- The proof will be in the pudding. So we're twisting.
- That's right, in and out.
|Carry on with the twisting.||0:40:00.28||0:40:02.72|
|When you get to the end, you just go back again.||0:40:02.72||0:40:05.76|
| - In and out. Always twisting in the same direction?|
|In and out...||0:40:09.16||0:40:12.00|
| - Are you doing this as well? |
- There we are. Yeah.
|'Slowly but surely, I'm getting to grips with this peg-looming,||0:40:15.00||0:40:19.16|
|'but let's weave our way back to Alan and Sue and see if they've made any decisions on our properties.'||0:40:19.16||0:40:25.20|
|Sue and Alan, what a couple of days we've had!||0:40:25.20||0:40:28.44|
|To lure you back from Switzerland, we're trying to achieve your Cotswold dream.||0:40:28.44||0:40:33.68|
|Let's reflect on each of them. We started with something very traditional. You wanted character.||0:40:33.68||0:40:39.32|
|It was unique, very special, but internally for me, the flow of the house didn't work.||0:40:39.32||0:40:44.88|
|Because you were accommodating a chapel,||0:40:44.88||0:40:47.72|
|as well as other 18th century parts,||0:40:47.72||0:40:50.12|
|it was something which would be too much and too difficult to accommodate what we wanted it to be.||0:40:50.12||0:40:57.44|
|So from there, we moved you forward a few centuries.||0:40:57.44||0:41:00.92|
|How did you feel about house number two?||0:41:00.92||0:41:03.64|
|I really liked house number two, particularly when we first walked up to it.||0:41:03.64||0:41:09.04|
|The colour of the stone used there was so warm. There was just something very special about that.||0:41:09.04||0:41:15.04|
|The only thing perhaps that was negative about the inside was there were too many rooms.||0:41:15.04||0:41:20.16|
|- It was just a bit too big and that sounds...|
- Oh, Sue!
- I know.
|So we had a bit too small, we've gone too big.||0:41:23.72||0:41:26.68|
|With the mystery house, did we get it just right?||0:41:26.68||0:41:29.92|
| - It was a surprise.|
- A huge surprise.
- Number one, we delivered a walled garden.
- You certainly did.
|That was completely left-field, totally unexpected,||0:41:35.72||0:41:39.36|
|and by far, for me, the best of the three.||0:41:39.36||0:41:42.68|
|It was something which had character, but the character was modern.||0:41:42.68||0:41:47.52|
|The fact that the house very much is situated in and around the beautiful gardens,||0:41:47.52||0:41:53.00|
|including that lake-ette, for want of a better word, outside the main living area,||0:41:53.00||0:41:58.04|
|that really transforms the look of the house.||0:41:58.04||0:42:01.24|
|I've got a feeling that you perhaps like one of our properties more than you, but am I wrong?||0:42:01.24||0:42:06.80|
|Have you fallen in love with any of them?||0:42:06.80||0:42:09.52|
|For me, the third property,||0:42:09.52||0:42:12.08|
|the mystery house is the one which I would be seriously interested in,||0:42:12.08||0:42:17.08|
|but I think Sue might have another opinion.||0:42:17.08||0:42:20.64|
|Am I right, Sue? Do you have a different opinion?||0:42:20.64||0:42:23.96|
|I didn't quite feel the love for the infrastructure of the house as I did for the second house.||0:42:26.00||0:42:32.04|
|However, the garden is absolutely amazing||0:42:32.04||0:42:35.52|
|and I realise it fulfils a number of Alan's dreams,||0:42:35.52||0:42:38.92|
|so I think we've got a lot of talking to do, that's for sure.||0:42:38.92||0:42:43.28|
|What would be brilliant is if you do find a home soon and make the move, so do let us know.||0:42:43.28||0:42:48.48|
|We certainly will. Thank you very much.||0:42:48.48||0:42:51.16|
|Well, the mystery house seems to have done it again,||0:42:54.72||0:42:58.24|
|a very non-traditional Cotswold property in a very idyllic Cotswold setting.||0:42:58.24||0:43:03.28|
|It seems to have fulfilled Alan's dreams||0:43:03.28||0:43:06.12|
|and if Sue can find a way of putting her stamp on it, it could be the house for her too.||0:43:06.12||0:43:11.68|
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