Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013)

Sarah Beeny standing in front of houses

Sarah Beeny Selling Houses © John Carey Channel 4 Television

Production Company: Reef

Kent locations used: Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells

Property developer, Sarah Beeny returns to Channel 4 with Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses which gives competing home owners looking to sell their properties the chance to check out their rivals by giving them the unique chance to look around each other’s homes. After one week and with £1,000 to make improvements, Sarah brings in the buyers to hear the final verdict.

The Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses team visited families selling their houses in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells back in October 2012 where they met Paul and Kerry, in their colourful family home, Phillip in his modern minimalist detached and Paul and Adie in their country detached house. Will Sarah convince the homeowners to make changes to their houses to make them more appealing to prospective homebuyers?

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has plenty to offer, including thriving shopping areas, parks, nearby attractions include Leeds Castle and the Hop Farm. It is also home to the Maidstone Studios the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility which has hosted filming for TV productions such as Take Me Out (2012), The Biggest Loser  (2012) and Got To Dance (2010).

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has a busy town centre and period shopping, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside. Previous productions that have filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), How to Look Good Naked (2009) while BBC drama Hunted (2012) filmed at Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells.

The Kent episode of Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses will be shown on Saturday 6th April 2013 at 19:00 on Channel 4.


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Double the House for Half the Money (2012)

Double Your House For Half the Money presenter Sarah Beeny lying on the floor

Double Your House For Half the Money presenter Sarah Beeny © Channel 4

Production Company: Red House Television

Kent Locations used: Seasalter, Whitstable

New Channel 4 property programme Double the House for Half the Money helps families who cannot afford to move by attempting to extend their houses and get the dream home they always hoped for.

The Shaw Family at their house

The Shaw Family © Channel 4

In the last episode of the series, property developer Sarah Beeny (Property Ladder, Help! My House is Falling Down) will help the Shaw family to renovate their run-down 1960’s bungalow in Seasalter into a four bedroom family home. However, with a short timescale to complete the improvements, Sarah is worried they may go over budget.

The crew filmed the progress of the renovations to the Shaw’s home earlier this year and also visited nearby Whitstable to film interviews with the family throughout the process.

Whitstable is a quaint seaside town in East Kent and boasts a shingle beach and harbour as well as modern art galleries, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Nearby is the village of Seasalter which has a pebble beach surrounded by salt-marshes.

Previous productions that have filmed in Whitstable include Our Food (2012), Coast (2009) and The Man Behind the Masquerade (2009). Upcoming Channel 4 drama Southcliffe (2013) has also been filming in Seasalter and Whitstable.

Don’t miss the stunning transformation of the Shaw’s home in Seasalter which will air on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at 20:00.


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