BBC Escape to the Country house that 'breaks all the rules' brings buyer to tears
A property on Escape to the Country was so beautiful it moved one buyer to tears. Husband and wife Michael and Maryan loved their life on the Isle of Wight but were looking to start an exciting new chapter.
Plus, Michael was growing tired of trekking across to the mainland on the ferry for work. With that in mind, the couple enlisted the help of presenter Jules Hudson and BBC property show Escape to the Country.
The ambitious pair were hoping to set up a new business as part of their move and decided to see what was on offer in Scotland. Their budget was £650,000 and their 'wish-list' included a large plot of land, bike store, and a workshop for their proposed mountain bike business, reports WalesOnline.
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They were also searching for a house that could offer at least three bedrooms, a mix of traditional and contemporary and, maybe rather bizarrely, a magnificent staircase for Maryan. The second property blew Maryan away, although it did go against the aims of the show. The Arts & Crafts house was located in Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands - but with this being Escape to the Country, not Escape to the Town, it came as something of a surprise as it went against the show's usual search criteria.
But the town is a major destination for tourists so Jules reckoned it was worth a visit and worth considering for anyone looking to set up a holiday or outdoor business, even mountain biking, as it was surrounded by the Highlands. The couple stepped inside and Maryan was so taken aback she began to cry. The staircase was stunning and, wiping away tears, she said: "Oh my goodness, I feel quite emotional, that's something else."
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