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  • Season 3
  • 8 episodes
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Summary

Following the fortunes of properties facing a struggle for survival and their committed new owners wanting to turn historic ruins into dream homes.

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Episode 2: Little Naish

Summary

Caroline Quentin follows the fortunes of retired couple Peter and Anne Hills as they renovate Little Naish, a Victorian gardener's cottage in Clapton in Gordano, Somerset. The Grade II-listed gothic tower has been empty for almost a quarter of a century, the stonework is crumbling, rot is eating the wood and the plaster is beyond repair. A series of unforeseen structural issues starts to eat into the budget, but evidence emerges that the building has a far richer historic pedigree than anyone imagined.

Review

Caroline Quentin thinks Little Naish in north Somerset, a tumbledown, turreted Gothic delight, is somewhere she could envisage Rapunzel letting down her hair.

She’s right: from the outside it’s a glorious, even frivolous-looking delicacy, surrounded by the most gorgeous huge gardens. But inside it’s a mess, after being left empty
for 24 years. Its stonework and plaster have crumbled, but retired couple Peter and Anne hope to love Little Naish back to life again.

You will wish them only the very best because this is set to be a cathartic project for Anne, whose life has been blighted by a bereavement. Inevitably there are problems along the way, including a really mean and bitter blow, but they are a level-headed couple, and despite what Peter describes as a “what have we done?” moment, they hold fast to their dream.

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Credits

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PresenterCaroline Quentin

Crew

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Executive producerAnnette Clarke
Series editorJoff Wilson

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  • Episode 2

    Little Naish

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    Summary

    Caroline Quentin follows the fortunes of retired couple Peter and Anne Hills as they renovate Little Naish, a Victorian gardener's cottage in Clapton in Gordano, Somerset. The Grade II-listed gothic tower has been empty for almost a quarter of a century, the stonework is crumbling, rot is eating the wood and the plaster is beyond repair. A series of unforeseen structural issues starts to eat into the budget, but evidence emerges that the building has a far richer historic pedigree than anyone imagined.

    Review

    Caroline Quentin thinks Little Naish in north Somerset, a tumbledown, turreted Gothic delight, is somewhere she could envisage Rapunzel letting down her hair.

    She’s right: from the outside it’s a glorious, even frivolous-looking delicacy, surrounded by the most gorgeous huge gardens. But inside it’s a mess, after being left empty
    for 24 years. Its stonework and plaster have crumbled, but retired couple Peter and Anne hope to love Little Naish back to life again.

    You will wish them only the very best because this is set to be a cathartic project for Anne, whose life has been blighted by a bereavement. Inevitably there are problems along the way, including a really mean and bitter blow, but they are a level-headed couple, and despite what Peter describes as a “what have we done?” moment, they hold fast to their dream.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    HGTV

    HGTV
    -

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | WIDE

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterCaroline Quentin

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAnnette Clarke
    Series editorJoff Wilson
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