York is a wonderful place to live, and has lots of great properties.
But who has the very best home in the city? That’s what a new BBC One series will find out.
- Mon 11 Feb-Fri 15 Feb @ 3.45pm / 3.55pm
- BBC One
New property show The Best House in Town starts on Monday 11 February – and the first five episodes are set in York.
In the series residents who go the extra mile to make their houses stand out from the crowd compete for the accolade of The Best House In Town.
In each daily episode the owners of three city properties hand over their keys to a judging panel of five nosy neighbours.
They’ll judge the perspective champions on three key criteria: the functionality of the home, the ambition of its interior design, and finally, the ‘X factor’.
The first four shows focus on different sorts of property – detached, flats, semi-detached and wildcard, featuring quirkier homes.
Then it’s the final – and the verdict – on the Friday.
Despite the tough task the York property aficionados bring skill and humour to their judging.
In between snooping through the contestants’ storage solutions, our nosy neighbours discuss the big questions of the day: “Is wallpaper art?” muses gallery owner Greg McGee, as electrician Alex bemoans the quality of the light fixtures and fittings.
Episode 1 – Detached
Monday 11 February
First up is a lovely Victorian railway cottage which, after a nine-year renovation project, is packed with ambition, style and train memorabilia.
Next on the agenda is a 1960s farmhouse, a beautiful functional family home with every nook and cranny packed full of objects.
Last up is a bungalow that’s had a serious glow-up.
Episode 2 – Flats
Tuesday 12 February
Featuring a modern penthouse with a killer view, a split-level flat with a very sweet history, a new build that takes the judges down the rabbit hole and a Georgian flat built in the shadow of York’s medieval walls.
Episode 3 – Semi-Detached
Wednesday 13 February
Featuring a two-up, two-down 1930s home reinvented for the modern taste, another 1930s home more traditionally restored and a 1970s communal build with some surprises from its past.
Episode 4 – Wildcard
Thursday 14 February
Three York wildcard properties are thrown into the mix in the hope of being selected for the final.
Friday 15 February
Who will win the title of Best House in York? The judges decide…