Broadcaster and national treasure Sandi Toksvig explores the delights of the UK’s wildest, most remote and beautifully designed holiday digs, accompanied by some of the nation’s most fascinating and funny women who she’s been longing to spend quality time with. Sandi’s given the keys to some of the very best staycation spots for her and her guests – all awe-inspiring properties built to make the most of the stunning landscape around them. In this last episode, Sandi’s joined by her close friend, foodie and Bake Off judge Prue Leith. Native to the Cotswolds, Prue reckons she knows the area like the back of her hand, but Sandi is about to show her escapes hidden out of sight. The Wye Valley is their first stop, where they reconnect with nature during some foraging and explore a luxury tree house designed to make you feel like you are living in the canopy. Deep in the Cotswold countryside they discover a minimalist and striking home of glass and Cotswold stone built to make the most of the glorious views and to contrast with the 17th-century cottage at its heart. The pair discuss Prue’s early career and success with changing attitudes to female chefs in high-end British restaurant kitchens, and they cement their friendship with a touch of forest bathing. For their final hurrah, Sandi and Prue stay at a colourful and chic home designed by Kate Moss where their own private mixologist adds a splash of glamour to the occasion… until Prue ends up with a meringue moustache!
Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig – Saturday 6.35pm on Channel 4