The new series of Escape to the Chateau continues. Six years ago, Dick and Angel Strawbridge transformed a magnificent 19th-century chateau in the French countryside into an incredible family home and a base for their wedding and events business. And although life is a little different in 2020, Dick and Angel’s family adventure continues. Dick and Angel are all for faded elegance but sadly the Chateau’s orangery, the venue of many wedding parties including their own, is more faded than elegant these days. The exterior desperately needs a makeover, as does the old slate roof, and so with no guests to entertain this year, Dick and Angel deicide to take on this mammoth task with the help of a roofing expert and some pre-loved slate all the way from Wales. As they turn their attention to the front of the orangery, they discover some unexpected history beneath their feet. Dick reveals a hard surface under the grass… could the terrace where ladies of the chateau once took tea be below? The family is determined to find out. And Angel discovers two old daybeds in need of upcycling, which form part of the finishing touches to an orangery now transported back in time to its former glory.
Escape To The Chateau – Sunday 9pm on Channel 4