Escape to the Chateau
Can Dick Strawbridge and his partner bring an abandoned French chateau back to life in a year?
2.7 1 xKeen to expand the business, Dick and Angel Strawbridge consider moat fishing, woodland foraging and installing a lift. Will the chateau survive such a monumental conversion?
3.0 9 xIt's the first ever paid event at the chateau and Dick tries to make a pig-roaster out of an oil-tank. Angel creates a Versailles-inspired downstairs loo. And it's their son's first day at school.
4.0 42 xIt's springtime at the chateau and there are big plans afoot for a boat in the moat. And Angel tangles with ancient wallpaper while Dick wrestles with an old rake in the meadow.
4.0 8 xDick and Angel are due to marry in just a few weeks, expecting 200 guests. But room after room still needs to be restored, decorated and furnished, and the moat still needs fixing.
3.5 4 xWith just £20,000 left in the coffers the refurb problems feel endless for Dick with time running out. But Angel is on a creative roll. And the family buy some chickens.
3.0 12 xBefore winter sets in, Dick ploughs the wild flower meadow and joins with Angel in bringing the dilapidated coach house back to life, in a bid to create 'Cafe Grandma'