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Escapees' journey from city to West Norfolk village to air on TV

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Philip Elliott and Gil Morais, co-owners of Old Hall Country Breaks, in Tilney All Saints, are the subject of a spin-off show to 'Escape to the Country' that airs on BBC1 this Friday (January 14) at 3pm.

The new show, entitled 'I Escaped to the Country' follows the fortunes of previous show participants who really did make the exciting move from urban life to a rurall idyll.

Philip and Gil appeared on the original show back in 2016, when they lived in Shoreditch in East London.

Gil Morais (left) and Philip Elliott at the Old Hall (46050785)
Gil Morais (left) and Philip Elliott at the Old Hall (46050785)

Unfortunately, none of the three homes they visited during the filming of that show quite fitted the bill. However, they didn't give up their dream and in March of 2019 they found Old Hall, a glorious 16th-century thatched Tudor Manor house.

Now a thriving self-catering business, recently awarded Five Stars and the additional Gold Award by Visit England - recognising excellence and the highest of standards for their guests, Old Hall Country Breaks is going from strength to strength.

Committed to celebrating local business and using the best regional produce Norfolk has to offer, Philip and Gil make sure their guests discover the many delights of Norfolk, with many now returning as regular guests, having fallen in love with the region.

So if you would like to see Philip and Gil's journey from central London to Tilney, tune in this Friday at 3pm on BBC1!

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