It's now six months since the Bowens left London for a life away from the pressures of the city. But so far manor house living has been anything but easy, especially when the house has resembled more of a demolition site than a stately home.
Laurence and Jackie left London five months ago but have almost been too busy to step outside their manorial gates since. But if Laurence wants to be part of village life he needs to pull his frilly-cuffed finger out! His first venture is organising the raffle for the local fete. Not only does Laurence cadge prizes from his celebrity mates, he's also raffling himself and Jackie by offering a special dinner in the winner's own home with Laurence as butler and Jackie as chef.
The worst floods in living memory threatened to cancel the Bowen-Llewelyn's summer party but miraculously, the waters drain away in time for 300 neighbours and friends to enjoy their hospitality.
It's four months since the Llewelyn-Bowens turned their back on London for a new life in the country, but instead of rural tranquillity, all they've had is dust, noise and builder stress. Even Laurence is feeling uncharacteristically down saying, "I almost feel like someone has decided to pay me back for all those years of doing this to other people's houses." As the building work reaches its dirtiest and noisiest stage, their 20-room house seems more like a war zone than a designer pad.
As the builders arrive to rip the guts out of the house, Laurence escapes to a celebrity appearance leaving Jackie to hold the fort.
Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen has moved Laurence, 11-year-old Cecile and eight-year-old Hermione to a 400-year-old-manor house in Gloucestershire, to escape the rat race and live the rural dream. It's Laurence's job to turn the 20 tatty rooms he now owns into a 21st century designer residence. Laurence wants to make it the ultimate expression of Llewelyn-Bowen design, but first he has to get round the local planning department.
It's all change for the Llewelyn-Bowen family. After almost 20 years of 'London Living' Laurence has a problem. His wife Jackie wants the two of them and their daughters eleven-year-old Cecile and eight-year-old Hermione to up sticks and move to the country.. She has always dreamed of a huge house where she can entertain friends and family, and an acre or two of land in which to create an exquisite garden. Now in her 40s, she wants Laurence to turn that dream into reality.
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