Escape to the Chateau
The Strawbridge family head to the beaches of Saint-Malo to seek out chateau inspiration. Donna and Paul invite the mayor to the grand opening of their new tea room.
Donna and Paul are hard at work on their most ambitious project yet. Alex and Ithaca need to raise some cash to help repair their 300-year-old roof.
Dick takes children Arthur and Dorothy to rescue baby toads in their chateau grounds. Alex and Ithaca struggle to stay on top of the upkeep of their 300-year-old family home.
Dick shares his recipe for enjoying the spoils of chateau life. Donna and Paul discover thousands of dead bees in a chimney. Adam's chateau buying quest heads to the Pyrenees.
Laying electrical cable proves tricky at Dick and Angel's chateau. Brand new chateau owners Donna and Paul move into their new home. Edward and Anna face an uphill battle.
Stephanie's renovations could take longer than anticipated. Lee starts constructing a solar panel system for an outdoor swimming pool. Jayne takes decorating to artistic heights.
Stephanie sets out to restore the chateau's original greenhouse. Lee and Belinda expand their outdoor venue. Jayne and Steve have their work cut out with their disused orangery.
Stephanie gets help to finish her B&B room on time. Lee and Belinda plan for their first wedding booking. Jayne and Steve enlist their friends to finish their renovations.
A storm leaves Lee and Belinda's castle keep in need of repairs. A hole in the roof requires Lee to face his fears. A wallpaper mural puts Jayne and Steve to the test.
Stephanie prepares to end the year in style with a Christmas dinner to remember. Christmas cheer threatens to run dry for Lee and Belinda. Jayne and Steve's soiree is in danger.
Tim and Rebecca struggle to complete their kitchen. Ben and Billie welcome 60 guests. Dick and Angel's children Dorothy and Arthur help create a space for their gaggle of geese.
Rebecca visits Angel for tips on renovating the kitchen. Amy and Marc transform a bathroom stuck in a 70s time-warp. Ben and Billie prepare for Billie's brother's wedding.
Tim and Rebecca struggle to get their kilometre-long driveway ready for high-end sports cars. Amy and Marc unearth a medieval fireplace. Dick checks in with Ben and Billie.
Amy and Marc make an eco-friendly sewage system. Tim and Rebecca create their first family suite, and Ben and Billie go fossil hunting and visit Angel for advice.
Tim and Rebecca secure their first winter guests. Amy and Marc plan to turn their chateau into a B&B and yoga retreat. Ben and Billie start renovating their final untouched room.
Stephanie finishes her mum's apartment. Jayne and Steve finish the Oriental Room and are ready for guests. We meet Tim, Sasha and Lily who run their chateau as a wedding venue.
Dick visits Stephanie to check out the new boiler for her mum's apartment - but it's bad news and mum Isobel is not happy. Jayne and Steve battle with a giant four poster bed.
Angel shows Stephanie the best way to frame her father's original artwork. Justin and Annabelle put up their shutters. Jayne and Steve complete the Little French room.
Dick visits Stephanie to get the pizza oven working. Annabelle and Justin return from holiday to find their chateau infested with bees. Jayne and Steve finish the Nature Room.
Stephanie creates an apartment for her mother in her fairy-tale 16th century chateau. Jayne and Steve need to get four en suite themed bedrooms ready for their new B&B business.
Nicole and Stefan continue their renovation of their historic chateau in Lucheux. Ben and Billie host their foodie evening with a pop-up restaurant in their orangery.
It's National Monuments Day at Nicole and Stefan's castle and the gatehouse refurbishment is put on hold. Wendy and Marcus launch their wedding business with a raucous hen party.
Dick helps restore Ben's traditional wine press. Johnny and Ashley finish the library ceiling with a nude painting of Ashley. Stefan has a last-minute dash to finish an apartment.
Nicole and Stefan start work on the ancient gatehouse. Billie visits Angel to pick up some ideas for natural designs. Johnny and Ashley talk to Dick about work on their library.
British artist Johnny and his girlfriend Ashley plan to host artist workshops. Musicians Ben and Billie want to put on foodie events. Nicole and Stefan return with a new venture.
Erin and JB are launching their chateau business by opening it up for a tea party. We meet Charles, owner of Chateau Saint Loup, inspiration for the story of Puss in Boots.
Dick steps in to help Erin and JB find a solution to their rusted hinges. Wedding season is over for Tim and Margareeth. May and her son Jack get the Yoga Room ready.
Erin and JB host a 90th birthday party. May and her family start work turning a rundown outbuilding into a yoga retreat. For Tim and Margareeth, it's the day of the wedding party.
Dick fixes up his temperamental van at his chateau. Erin and JB start work on their honeymoon suite and solarium/sun room. Alison and Paul make an exciting discovery.
More adventurous chateau owners live their castle dreams. Dick steps in to help new chateau owners couple Erin and JB. Tim and Margareeth embark on their next money-making venture.
Emma and Paul invite locals - including the mayor - to view the work they've done on the front of their chateau. But first Paul has to design, build and fit two heavy balconies...
Emma and Paul urgently need to fill their lake ready for the artists' retreat they're hosting. Abbie and Karen get tips from Angel on how to save money for their wedding business.
Couple Mariam and Johnno arrive at their new chateau with teenage son Monty, to discover that they have no running water and builders are busy in every room...
Dick helps Paul cut some Vitrolite vintage tiles for an art deco bathroom, Abbie gets on with painting bedroom furniture, and Julia and her sisters visit two more chateaux
Chateau maintenance tasks include looking after an elevated pool and a maze, and preparing for the fast approaching wedding season
Anna and Edward host another big wedding, but Edward's out of action. Dick visits Tim and Rebecca as they run into problems. Karen does all she can to bag her and Paul's first wedding.
Tim and Rebecca receive a booking and prepare for their first paying guests. Martin and Kim take their chateau search up a gear. Paul and Karen set out to create a cinema room.
Tim and Rebecca battle to get their chateau looking tip top for a tour operator. Martin and Kim continue their search, and Karen, Paul and their children are back.
Tim and Rebecca call in their mates to help with restoration work. Dick and Angel host a very special wedding for close friends. Motorcycle-mad couple Martin and Kim search for the perfect chateau.
Dick helps Tim and Rebecca find their feet in a dilapidated chateau with no plumbing. Edward and Anna expect 185 guests in their fairy-tale chateau, but things don't go to plan.
Tim and Krys have their first gastronomic weekend; Belinda and Lee host their biggest event so far with dancing and a slap-up meal; and Dick visits Angela and Steve to lend a hand
Dick shows Tim how to put on a gourmet weekend, and Angel has a heart-to-heart chat about chateau-living with Krys. For Belinda and Lee, it's arrival day for their first guests.
Belinda travels to Dick and Angel's chateau to learn the art of decoupage, and wannabe chateau owners Elaine and David visit a 19th-century chateau with 18 rooms and two gites
Couple Tim and Krys race to get their chateau ready for their guests; Elaine and David visit a 17th-century ex-priory in Normandy; and Steve and Angela refurbish a master bedroom
Dick Strawbridge joins Elaine and David as they search for the dream chateau, and Tim and Krys are revisited as they prepare to relaunch business
Tim and Margreeth start to research their new business idea. Stephanie's big event - singles night - arrives. And Sophie and James put on a walking tour near their chateau.
Dick and Angel come up with some radical plans for Tim and Margreeth. Stephanie prepares for her first singles weekend. Sophie and James need to raise funds for their chateau fast.
Tim and Margreeth concentrate on renovating the only caravan in their new park. Nicole and Stephan make a drastic decision. Paul and Alison continue their search for a secret tunnel.
Nicole visits Angel to ask her about some wallpaper. Tim and Margreeth get ready for Easter, and Paul and Alison prepare a party to launch their new wedding terrace.
Tim and Margreeth plan to sell 'gite timeshares' to grow the business. Nicole and Stephan are converting their hall into a tearoom.. Alison and Paul are creating a 'wedding terrace'.
Billy and his dad attempt to level a patio. Paul and Karen struggle to get the office conversion finished. Clive investigates a huge, creepy nest in the roof of the orangery.
Billy and Gwendoline have to track down some wild boar. Clive and Tanith attempt to make a self-sufficient dish. Paul continues the task of converting the water tower into an office.
Billy, Gwendoline and Michael hope to move into their chateau, but the kitchen's unfinished. Clive and Tanith play Cupid. In the Loire, Paul and Karen plan to attract more guests.
Billy faces the tricky task of repointing the chimney - despite being scared of heights. Clive and Tanith get their hands dirty. And the clock's ticking for sisters Marian and Tanya.
Dick's building a compost toilet for use at outside weddings, Billy and Gwendoline want to open their chateau as a wedding location, and Clive and Tanith need to win over the locals.
Dick and Donna's search for the armour in the lake continues. Tim and Krys struggle getting the attic converted in time. And Dick and his mother-in-law Jenny attempt to make salami.
Donna believes a horde of ancient armour was hidden in her chateau's lake. In the Dordogne, we meet new parents Tim and Krys. And Colette and Paul try to launch an ambitious new menu.
With the first guests of the season due, the pool continues to be a nightmare for Mandy and Steve. Angel shows some clever, cheap, wedding tips. And can Jonathan and Michael deliver?
As Jonathan and Michael prepare their chateau for the big wedding, they have a sewage issue that threatens the whole first floor. Mandy and Steve continue to have pool problems.
Mandy and Steve have decided to build a swimming pool at their chateau in the Dordogne. Michael invites Angel to do afternoon tea for the locals. Philip and Angelina go furniture shopping.
Jonathan and Michael face their investors, but their new idea to keep goats does not go down well. And Philip and Angelina contend with broken toilets at their anniversary party.
Dick Strawbridge helps search for a stash of wine, said to be hidden during World War II, in Jonathan and Michael's caves. And Fiona starts the big job of renovating a dining room.
Former army engineer Dick Strawbridge visits Philip and Angelina and helps them build a bridge at their chateau. And Jonny and Ashley continue the search for their dream chateau.
Jonathan and Michael try to persuade an American couple to book a wedding, and Jonnie and Ashley search for their dream chateau, with help from Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel
Dick and Angel give Jonny a crash course in the dos and don'ts of chateau shopping