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Watch My House on BBC1

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

Cameraman and sound guy filming the house for Escape to the Country in Derbyshire

True story! Tune in to Escape To The Country at 3:00pm on Monday 27th September 2021 and you'll be able to see inside The Old Pack Horse.

A labour of love... I've been renovating this former pub over the last few years so it's very exciting to see the house getting a few minutes of fame. Let's hope it's mostly good press.

As part of the renovation I've tried to make the interior as interesting as possible with lots of bespoke items created from light fittings through to clocks.

The presenter decided to do a featurette in the show on some of these items, lets see if it makes the final cut.

Component parts of a bespoke designer wall light fitting made by the home owner

Mic boom pole resting next to The Old Packhorse Inn slate wall sign

Jules Hudson shows potential buyers around the front garden of The Old Pack Horse, Tunstead Milton, Derbyshire

It was a pleasure to meet the Jules and the rest of the team, and with a shared interest in video production I even got to pick up a few tips along the way.

The Old Pack Horse will be the first house in the new series of Escape to the Country so tune in to find out more. I must admit I'm slightly nervous to know what the final opinion will be!

Jules Hudson and clients being filmed by camera team

"So here we are at your first property"

Close up of Jules Hudson chatting to potential house buyers on Escape to the Country

Cat in kitchen being filmed by cameraman and video camera in the foreground

Hugo wanted to be in every shot! Will he be on TV?

Chris Jolley poses with Jules Hudson for camera in the countryside

Team Stance! Me and Jules just hanging out.

Scroll on to take a closer look at the photos of my finished house.

You can also find out more about the renovation project here if you're interested: Old Pack Horse

The front elevation of The Old Pack Horse in Tunstead Milton in the summertime

The front of this 300 year old house, it's easy to bang your head in the doorways... recommended height 5'7" or less

Eclectic cottage bedroom with white walls, exposed stonework and brass pendant bed lighting

Possibly our favourite bedroom, with bespoke four-poster bed effect lighting and stone reveal

Black and white image of old brass bed and eclectic wall art

Blending mod with traditional

Grey and yellow themed property bedroom with exposed stonework and Victorian fireplace

Welcome to Fhloston Paradise... Not quite as modern as The Fifth Element of course but there is some hidden tech in here like Alexa controlled lighting and a remote controlled blind!

Old picture of dated bedroom pre-renovation with pine wardrobes

Not so paradise - a before shot of the grey & yellow bedroom

Detail in grey and yellow themed bedroom with ancient doorway, cast iron designer radiator and contemporary wall art

Those cast iron rads are crazy heavy

18th century cottage bedroom doorway with exposed oak beams and stonework

My favourite doorway took many hours to fashion

Early 18th century property entrance hallway with white walls and candle sconce detail

Making a feature of the entrance hall with a bespoke candle sconce / property birth year. Bespoke Kilner jar lighting leads the eye in to the archway

English cottage lounge with a pub-inspired green, brown and white colour scheme

Keeping a more traditional feel in the lounge just with a few alt/mod twists

Wood burner with brass fireside accessories

Can't beat this in the winter

Cosy house lounge with brown leather chesterfield sofa, wood burner and exposed stonework

The chest makes a great coffee table and Blu-ray storage in one

Designer home living room with heritage green walls

I'm lucky to have such a nice office / music room

Music studio in an old property with guitars hanging on walls

Cosy inglenook cottage dining area with antique 17th century court cupboard

A cosy eating nook, trying to recreate some 'old pub vibes'. A cheeky glimpse of my favourite piece of furniture too, the antique court cupboard which has a chandelier above made from a school desk inkwell

Large bathroom in Derbyshire cottage with roll-top bath and countryside views

A tub with a countryside view!

Stairway detail with antique portrait paintings and mullion stone windows

My actual ancestors Mary & John haunt the staircase in style with Victorian top hat lighting completing their regal vibe

Portrait oil paintings with designer top hat lighting hanging on cottage landing

Close up detail of brass and cast metal light switch

My favourite bespoke light switch! Reminds me of Goonies treasure

Wall alcove in kitchen holding a selection of alcoholic drinks

Essential pub storage

Rear garden of Derbyshire cottage in summertime

The rear garden in the glory of mid-summer

Old Pack Horse garden at night time lit up by garden lighting

With automatic lighting to make best of the winter months

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