Relocation, Relocation (C4) to Scotland for Tom and Fiona
Tom and Fiona were the first couple ever to be relocated by this TV programme.
Newly married Tom and Fiona Butcher wanted to leave London and move 450 miles to Scotland to buy a place in Glasgow and another near Loch Lomond, where Tom could start a ceramics business.
So, in 2003, they sold their two-bedroom London flat for £285,000, giving them £75,000 profit after just two years. They wanted to spend £100,000 on a city pad, possibly as an investment to rent out eventually, and £150,000 on somewhere in the country.
Channel Four's Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer lent a hand to find them suitable accommodation.
However, Tom and Fiona proved unwilling to take advice. Not only did they decide to spend all their cash on one country house, but they ignored Phil's advice to play a tactical waiting game with the vendor. They wanted the property so much that they approached the seller direct to make him an offer he couldn't refuse. The deal was done for £280,000
Mansfield House Studios
Mansefield Studios is a purpose-built ceramics studio and contemporary craft gallery showcasing premium quality ceramics, photography, paintings and jewellery. Situated in the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park overlooking Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps, Mansefield Studios is a few minutes' drive from Loch Lomond, and just 45 minutes from the centre of Glasgow.
Tom Butcher is a fully qualified ceramicist. At his studio, visitors can watch him as he designs and hand crafts a contemporary range of unique, beautiful ceramics, and learn about the often highly complex processes involved.
The gallery displays a broad selection of Tom's ceramic work as well as a complementary range of high quality jewellery, photography and paintings by Scottish artists. All of the work on display is inspired by and made in Scotland, using Scottish materials.
From a unique landscape of the Scottish Highlands to a limited edition photograph of the Arrochar Alps or a hand-crafted silver bracelet, the gallery has something to suit all tastes.
Where to find us
Ceramics Studio & Contemporary Craft Gallery
Tel: +44 (0) 1301 702956
Fax: +44 (0) 1301 702154
Mobile: +44 (0) 7958 771106
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