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Inside Bargain Hunt presents Caroline Hawley’s huge Yorkshire home – complete with a huge wardrobe of designer dresses and a separate room for her antiques business

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Bargain Hunt presenter Caroline Hawley has given an insight into her stunning home in Yorkshire, complete with a huge collection of designer dresses and even a great room for her antiques business.

Speaking to The Yorkshire Post, the antiques expert, 57, recalled one particular find at a car boot sale, declaring: “I was just going to give up on finding anything but on a stall I saw this piece old black cloth lying on the ground and I picked it up carefully, and there, without a doubt, was that unmistakable label.

The affable presenter – who has hosted the BBC show since 2013 – also recalled one of her best bargains, adding: ‘I went back to the guy in the stands and asked him how much he wanted for it.

“He shook his head a little and said, in a lovely Yorkshire accent: ‘He’ll want four quid for that, love, it’s Dior, I know that!’ Suffice it to say, he came home with me.”

The presenter also runs a successful antiques business called Hawleys Auctioneers, where most of the work takes place in a Georgian grand room inside her home that once served as the front parlor of the Albion Inn.

Bargain Hunt presenter Caroline Hawley, 57, has given an insight into her stunning Yorkshire home, complete with a grand room to store her designer dresses.

The Bargain Hunt favorite also includes a designer dressing room within its luxury property

The Bargain Hunt favorite also includes a designer dressing room within its luxury property

But long before she became a shopping expert, Caroline studied drama in London as a teenager while trying to pursue an acting career.

However, as soon as the TV star left London, she opened her first store Antique Penny Farthing, in the South Cave.

Caroline is now happily married to her husband John Hawley, who was once a professional footballer but was first married to Phil as the former couple have two sons James and Charles.

After she welcomed her children, the presenter decided to pursue a degree in French to boost her career prospects.

Finally, she arrived graduated from the University of Hull and continued to run the business smoothly while performing motherly duties.

Now, Caroline lives happily in the estate with ex-footballer John, 70, along with their sweet brown Labrador.

The pair have been married for over a decade now and host four major auctions a year at Beverley Racecourse, where they also offer professional services and advice to art collectors.

John made his name playing for Hull City, Leeds United, Bradford City and even Arsenal until he retired in 1986, and also saved someone’s life during the 1985 stadium fire.

Long before his football career he worked on his Dad’s antique shop in 1966.

But long before she became an expert bargainer, Caroline studied drama in London as a teenager while trying to pursue an acting career.

But long before she became an expert bargainer, Caroline studied drama in London as a teenager while trying to pursue an acting career.

The presenter runs a successful antiques business called Hawleys Auctioneers, which is based in a Georgian grand room that once served as the front parlor of the Albion Inn (pictured a room inside the property)

The presenter runs a successful antiques business called Hawleys Auctioneers, which is based in a Georgian grand room that once served as the front parlor of the Albion Inn (pictured a room inside the property)

Caroline is now happily married to her husband John Hawley, 70, who was once a professional footballer playing for Hull City, Leeds United, Bradford City and Arsenal until he retired in 1986 (pictured playing for Arsenal)

Caroline is now happily married to her husband John Hawley, 70, who was once a professional footballer playing for Hull City, Leeds United, Bradford City and Arsenal until he retired in 1986 (pictured playing for Arsenal)

Caroline now lives happily on the property with ex-footballer John along with their sweet brown Labrador (pictured)

Caroline now lives happily on the property with ex-footballer John along with their sweet brown Labrador (pictured)

I soon started selling little things of my own, but always for local charities.  There was also a tip that we discovered, when we were kids, where people from decades ago had just scrapped things off, old glass pop bottles, things like that,

I soon started selling little things of my own, but always for local charities. There was also a tip that we discovered, when we were kids, where people from decades ago had just scraped things off, broken pieces, old glass pop bottles, things like that,” Caroline said.

Caroline has been a presenter on the beloved BBC show since 2013

Caroline has been a presenter on the beloved BBC show since 2013

Bargain Hunt has also opened up about how her passion for antiques began, saying she started going to auctions to bring and buy sales in her village.

I soon started selling little things of my own, but always for local charities. There was also a tip that we discovered, as kids, where people from decades ago had just put away broken things, old glass pop bottles, things like that,” she said.

During his footballing prime, her husband John played for Arsenal, Hull City, Scunthorpe United and Bradford City. While playing for Bradford City, he saved someone’s life during the stadium fire in 1985.

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