Axminster Welcomes BBC 2's Escape to the Country

May 09, 2016


Axminster Carpets is proud to announce that its world famous carpets will be showcased on the popular BBC2 show ‘Escape to the Country’ next Monday (June 13th) when host Nikki Chapman will be helping one couple to find their ideal country home in the area.
As one of the BBC’s most successful daytime programmes, spanning 16 series since its launch in 2002, Escape to the Country draws in an impressive audience of 2.2 million viewers across every episode. The show offers prospective homebuyers an opportunity to explore properties in their dream country location, whilst also providing a taster of the local area.


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Filmed in September 2015, Nikki Chapman joined the team to see how the luxury wool carpets are produced and what makes Royal Warrant holders Axminster Carpets such an iconic brand.

Renowned for creating superior quality wool carpets with a legacy to match, Axminster Carpets has played its part in putting the local town on the map for over 250 years, weaving world-renowned luxury wool carpets at its factory, right in the heart of Axminster. Today, Royal Warrant Holders Axminster Carpets continue the tradition of designing and weaving carpets in Axminster and can be found in Royal Households, boutique Hotels and discerning households throughout the world.

Director, Chantel-Leigh Summers helped host the visit “It was a total pleasure to welcome Nikki and the team to this beautiful part of the country and hope by the end of the day she understood why wool is not only the luxurious, environmental choice but the practical choice for carpet. We look forward to seeing the programme on Monday and whether a dream home was found.”

Escape to the Country will be aired on BBC Two at 14.30 on Monday, June 13


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Gemma Kaiser at In The White Room T: 01892 511 867 E:

About Axminster Carpets™

Axminster Carpets have been synonymous with luxury British Wool Carpets since 1755. With an extensive range of plain and patterned designs, each Axminster Carpet is made using ethically sourced materials, traditional methods and craftsmanship ensuring the highest quality product.

Proud recipients of a Royal Warrant, Axminster Carpets™ is the UK’s leading carpet manufacturer, weaving beautiful designed carpets for the Royal household, stately homes, luxury hotels and discerning homes around the world.