Cheshire’s award winning four-star rural retreat Carden Park will be making an appearance on the popular day-time show, Homes Under the Hammer as the venue used in the “link videos” which are used for transitioning between different elements of the show. Fans of the show will see the recognisable Cheshire venue appear in a number of episodes.
With a 1,000 acre estate complete with two championship golf courses, glorious landscaped gardens and forest areas the surroundings of Carden Park offers production companies plenty of variety and versatile areas to shoot in.
The Homes Under the Hammer production company were looking for a new North West location out of the usual Southern destinations that have been chosen previously. Carden Park was ideal with an abundance of colourful scenery and natural landscapes, perfect for the style of filming that the Homes Under the Hammer team look for.
During their visit, the popular Homes Under the Hammer presenters Dion Dublin, Martel Maxwell and Martin Roberts made the most of the facilities, enjoying a meal in The Vines Restaurant and an overnight stay in the beautifully refurbished bedrooms.
General Manager Hamish Fergusson said “We were thrilled to be chosen as the North West location for filming Homes Under the Hammer and loved welcoming the team to Carden Park. It is an excellent show and a great opportunity to showcase the beautiful estate we have here. The team were excited to meet the presenters and we are looking forward to spotting Carden Park in the future programmes.”.
Homes Under the Hammer is a show where presenters cast their expert eyes over a number of properties before they go to auction, giving their opinion on the respective buildings and their potential. Once the properties are sold, the show's hosts check in with the buyers to find out their plans for any renovations or structural improvements. After a certain period of time, each project is re-visited to see how far things have progressed, and to see if everything has gone to plan financially. Estate agents are also invited along to study the work done and to provide a valuation.
The series is the BBC's most successful show in the 10am slot, regularly attaining a 30% market share for new episodes, which equates to approximately 1.5 million viewers per episode.