C4 follows Sarah Beeny’s new country life
A new show following property expert Sarah Beeny and her family as they move from city to country is in production for Channel 4.
Outline Productions is making Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country – an 8 x 60 – which will chart Beeny, her husband and four sons as they move from London to a semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset, with 220 acres of land on which they plan to build a carbon-neutral home as well as rewilding sections of the farm.
Beeny said: “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.”
Kate Thomas, commissioning editor for Channel 4, added: ‘This sunny, escapist and hugely feel-good series taps directly into the daydreams that are, now more than ever, keeping us all going. A longing for a simpler, slower way of life. Closer contact with family, and a more meaningful relationship with nature.”
The executive producers are Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale; the series producer/director is Guy Gilbert and the director Jonathan Profaska.