Escape to the Chateau DIY

This spinoff of the hit series Escape to the Château follows British families as they discover what it takes to buy and renovate beautiful châteaux in France, from crumbling ceilings to worn turrets.

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Episodes Season 5

  • Trailer

    Escape to the Chateau: DIY returns with a new season following British families who have made the monumental decision to leave home and chase the French château dream.

  • 1. Episode 1

    At Chateau Thuriès Jayne and Steve overhaul their master suite with an opulent new look. Matt and Helen bring a touch of England to France. Ben and Billie embark on a colossal ballroom renovation.

  • 2. Episode 2

    Matt & Helen come under pressure during the conversion of their orangery. Sarah & George take on a challenging task in their cognac cellar and Ben & Billie make an unusual discovery.

  • 3. Episode 3

    At Le Fleur Anna & Philipp get creative with the kids in the guest washroom. A discovery for Sarah and George is a bonus as they complete their cognac cellar and Tim & Krys fall foul of their digger.

  • 4. Episode 4

    Anna & Philipp don’t see eye to eye at the start of an extensive ground clearance project. Julia has some expensive surprises to deal with while renovating a bridal bedroom.

  • 5. Episode 5

    Confronted by delays on the pool project, Julia completes her wedding and events space. Tim & Krys discover one of the Dordogne’s local delicacies and Anna tries to create a bespoke fabric print.

  • 6. Episode 6

    Abbie, Clive & Karen embark on a new salon for prospective brides. Tim & Rebecca don’t see eye to eye in their kitchen and Donna & Paul’s Royale Suite project is at risk from termites.

  • 7. Episode 7

    Donna has an epic task for Paul to upcycle an old sideboard into a grand statement bed. Abbie, Clive & Karen embark on their biggest project to date creating state of the art function rooms.

  • 8. Episode 8

    As Tim & Rebecca’s first room in the gite completes for Angela & Steve a massive conversion project starts and Steve’s engineering brain is put to the test during a wine store conversion.

  • 9. Episode 9

    Angela & Steve tackle another challenge during their wine store conversion made harder by faulty machinery. Abbie, Clive & Karen have an uphill battle installing the new LED dancefloor.

  • 10. Episode 10

    Angela & Steve get inventive as they battle the final challenge in their wine store conversion. Edward helps Anna learn new DIY skills during a sign making project.

  • 11. Episode 11

    Debbie & Nigel think creatively during a salon renovation. Belinda & Lee turn an old building into a revenue raising art gallery. Tim & Sasha’s bamboo tunnel project tests their engineering skills.

  • 12. Episode 12

    Belinda & Lee don’t see eye to eye as they try to light their new gallery space in time for a grand opening. Tim & Sasha’s unusual bamboo tunnel gets some quirky features.

  • 13. Episode 13

    Stephanie faces damp issues during the creation of a salon to display her collection of porcelain. Donna & Paul get creative when they try to reinstate a statement window.

  • 14. Episode 14

    High winds cause problems for Janet & Philip’s rooftop project. Anna & Edward try to create a chateau-scale treehouse and Ben & Billie’s ballroom restoration forces Billie to face her fear of height.

  • 15. Episode 15

    Tensions are high for Janet & Philip as their turret’s rooftop spire needs to be installed. Despite months of delays Julia’s pool project nears completion.

  • 16. Episode 16

    As their 2 year gite project draws to a close Tim struggles to see Rebecca’s creative vision. Tim & Krys battle with missing instructions during their formal garden project.

  • 17. Episode 17

    Tim & Krys have their work cut out installing the grand central fountain to complete their formal garden. At Chateau de la Fare, Philip struggles to juggle guests.

  • 18. Episode 18

    Tim & Margreeth create a sensory barefoot path in their woods. Matt & Helen renovate a horse drawn carriage and Janet & Philip struggle with the final stages restoring their third guest suite.

  • 19. Episode 19

    Tim & Margreeth build a log sweat lodge. Abbie, Clive & Karen are getting ready for wedding season and new chateau owners Alison & Zion finally have the keys to their abandoned 19th - century castle.

  • 20. Episode 20

    Ithaca and Alex try and pull off their annual brocante & flower fair. Tim & Margreeth want to create a cheese and wine tasting venue and Alison & Zion start repairs on the roof.

  • 21. Episode 21

    Edward has his work cut out when he renovates 2m tall shutters. May & Guy begin a grounds overhaul and Becky & Mark stumble on problems when knocking together 2 guest rooms.

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