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Escape to the Chateau

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Escape to the Chateau

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Season 3

Tuesdays from 19 June at 8:30pm Channel 017

Dick and Angel Strawbridge are enjoying their third year in the Chateau de la Motte, but there’s still a long way to go before their 19th Century monument to French country house living can be described as complete. Many of the rooms and outbuildings in the surrounding grounds are in dire need of attention, and they are running out of time. They need their fledgling events business to start turning a profit this year, or their bucolic dream could come to a grinding halt.

Dick and Angel have no shortage of bookings for weddings and events, but they need to invest in the facilities to make their guests happy. They are determined this will be the year they not only create a perfect venue, but are careful enough with the coffers to go into profit.

In this season of Escape to the Chateau, Dick and Angel work on projects including restoring a rickety back staircase to increase capacity and renovating the barn, so that Angel’s parents can move on to the estate; plus they’d like to turn the walled garden into a productive enterprise, yielding vegetables and flowers. It’s going to be a year of extraordinary growth, graft and deadlines. But have Dick and Angel bitten off more than they can chew?