More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall
More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall started on 8th August at Clovelly for their upcoming series about life in Devon & Cornwall. As part of 3 days of filming, covering the life of the village and what goes on behind the scenes, they filmed The Hon. John Rous and Mr Mukti Mitchell, Director of Mitchell & Dickinson at Crazy Kate’s Cottage, the home of Ms. Ellie Jarvis. John Rous was inspecting a recently finished installation of thermal efficiency measures at the property including loft insulation, room in roof insulation, draught proofing and a unique, virtually invisible secondary glazing system for period and listed properties. The heritage harbour cottage named “Crazy Kate’s” got its name because of the sad story of a fisherman’s wife who watched her husband drown in Clovelly bay, which turned her mind.
Mr Rous, Owner of the village said “We are undertaking a 5 year programme to improve the thermal efficiency of the 120 listed homes in Clovelly, which is being implemented by Mitchell & Dickinson Ltd of Bideford, Devon. We are about half way through the programme and have had reports from some tenants that their fuel bills have halved, in one case from £2,400 a year to £1200 a year. I am particularly pleased with the CosyGlazing system of secondary glazing because it is virtually invisible so preserves the character of the properties, as well as making tenants warmer. It also allows the windows to open as usual enabling regular ventilation which is essential to keep the buildings in good condition.”
Mr Mitchell commented “It is an honour and a pleasure to work with Mr Rous and the Clovelly Estate Company. Through insulating this iconic heritage village we are not only improving the quality of life of residents here but also achieving the Governments new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards which apply to all rented properties. The project is leading the way nationally for the listed property sector by proving that Britain’s beautiful historic properties can be brought up to 21st Century standards of energy efficiency, whilst preserving the character and beauty that we love so much. It is good for people, planet and your pocket.”
Ms Ellie Jarvis is also one of the team that have won awards for Clovelly in the Britain in Bloom Contests. Last year they won a regional award and this year they have been entered into the National Awards. This is one reason why Ellie’s window boxes look so fantastic!
More 4 are filming in villages and towns across the Southwest to make the programme, which is expected to be broadcast next year (2019). The series about life in Devon & Cornwall is a result of the success of their previous series called “The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes”.