Escape to the Chateau

Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree swap their two-bed flat in Essex for an abandoned French chateau. Can they bring its 45 rooms and acres of land back to life in under a year?

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Hole in the Wall

    Dick and Angel find their fairy tale French castle. Dick needs to make his castle safe and warm. With no heating or hot water in the deep of winter, the workload is sky high, and when his new giant drill breaks everything has to be done by hand. On the icy rooftop a daring French worker upgrades Dick's chimneys, while Angel discovers the chateau's vintage secrets.

  • 2. They're Our Flies

    The plumbers race to install basic heating and water as the Strawbridge clan decide it's time to move in to their crumbling chateau. They'll be sharing their new home with bats, birds, and thousands of flies, but Angel is in love with their new home and the family begins the process of adjusting to French country life, with barely a penny left, and any basic knowledge of the language.

  • 3. Angel's Palace of Dreams

    To Angel the chateau is a blank canvas for her unique designs and creative ideas. It all starts by insisting Dick smash a hole through one of the castles three feet thick interior walls to create a stunning honeymoon suite. Dick has far too much to do on his own, and the schedule slips...badly.

  • 4. A Pineapple Chandelier, a Moat, and a Wedding

    Dick and Angel are due to marry in just a few weeks, and are expecting 200 guests. But room after room still needs to be restored, decorated, and furnished...and the moat still needs fixing.

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