The simple life


In 2019, Sarah and her family upped sticks and moved to the West Country to embark upon a new way of life. It wasn’t without its challenges, as Sarah embarked on transforming a semi-derelict former dairy farm, surrounded by 220 acres of farmland, into the house of her family’s dreams – a carbon-neutral home set in a rural idyll. In ‘The Simple Life’, Sarah will tell the story of moving in search of a simpler life, sharing stories and experiences in everything from parenting and multi-generational living to work/life balance, friendships, nature and the environment, to her recent cancer diagnosis.

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Join Sarah Beeny on her journey to live more simply and find her forever home…

Throughout her life, Sarah Beeny has been obsessed with the idea of home. From her childhood growing up in a countryside cottage to renovating her very first flat in London to restoring a stately home in Yorkshire, she has never been afraid of the hard work needed to turn a house into a home. Now, in her most recent adventure, Sarah and her family have moved to a former dairy farm in Somerset to build the home of their dreams.

In The Simple Life, Sarah tells the story of her life, sharing tales and experiences in everything including parenting, property, friendships, nature and the environment, all the way through to her recent cancer diagnosis and treatment. Through it all, Sarah tackles challenges and troubles with signature wit and wisdom, discovering life is never as ‘simple’ as you’d like it to be.

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Weight 0.532 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 15.8 × 3.4 cm






xvii, 283 , 8 unnumbered of plates




942.30862092 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


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