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Château DIY – A Focus on Chateau Renovators NOT Featured on Escape to the Chateau DIY

As fans of Dick and Angel and those Escape to the Château DIY owners we decided it was time to focus on those intrepid Chateau owners and renovators who are doing it themselves but have not been featured on Channel 4.  Follow along with them . . .

Limoges.  Follow the Johnson’s and their three children – 4 weeks and counting until they arrive!
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Brittany.  My partner and I have fulfilled our French dream and purchased a derelict ex-hotel.
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Limoges.  Follow the Johnson’s and their three children – 4 weeks and counting until they arrive!
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Midi Pyrenees.  It was love at first sight. As we approached the village we could see the chateau – we both looked at each other, just like being at the alter! We drove to the front of the property and there it stood looking so proud”.  Read blog

Stephanie Jarvis from Chateau de Lalande takes us through the renovation work on the kitchen.  More about Stephanie including videos.

Ashley Lauren takes you through the transformation of this beautiful piece of furniture.   For more of Ashley’s tutorials click here.

Couple who bought a decrepit French Château for $500k after seeing just FOUR of its 94 rooms reveal the major lessons they’ve learned while renovating a 300-year-old monument.

George Clarke meets Jason and Phillipa, who have left behind their jobs to renovate a chateau in the Loire Valley. They hope to transform it into a luxurious B&B and a home for themselves.

Beginners guide to decoupage a box.  This is a very good way to start to learn the technique and create something lovely either for your home or as a gift.

Chalk Paint basics with the founder of chalk paint, Annie Sloane.  In 1990, Annie Sloan developed her now famous furniture Chalk Paint®. 

Yes you too can take a simple piece and antique it – be bold.  Annie Sloane will show you how using just a few products.

Give your kitchen cabinets an easy makeover – it’s much easier than you think to update those dated looking cabinets at very little cost.


Jul 10, 2020 A Mouthwatering Sharing Board Starter at Chateau de Vaudezert.  Read More

Jul 9, 2020  Young Miss Strawbridge Makes Elderflower ChampagneRead More

Jul 8, 2020  Christmas at Chateau de Lalande?  Read More

Jul 7, 2020  Coming Soon to Chateau de Sauge.  Read More

Jul 6, 2020  The Covid Effect on Chateau Prices.  Read More

Jul 5, 2020  Chateau de Bourneau Floral Decorating Event.  Read More

Jul 4, 2020  Renovating a decaying neoclassical French Chateau is the ultimate dream, right?  Read More

Jul 3, 2020   Abbaye de la Bussiere is Open for Sunday Brunch.  Read More

Jul 2, 2020    Chateaux are opening again for business!  Read More

Jul 1, 2020    November 13-15 Luxury Wedding Exhibition Event in Provence.  Read More

Jun 30, 2020 A Game of Croquet at Chateau de Lalande or a Picnic at Chateau de la Motte Husson?  Read More

Jun 29, 2020 Artist Claire Warbeck paints Stephanie Jarvis.  Read More

Jun 28, 2020 Escape to Chateau de Villette in Burgundy Post Lockdown.  Read More

Jun 27, 2020 A Message to Dick and Angel from Australia.  Read More

Jun 26, 2020 The Angel Inspired Caravan!  Read More

Jun 25, 2020 The Temple of Love at Chateau Saint Georges.  Read More

Jun 24, 2020 Chateau de la Puisaye is Open for Visitors.  Read More

Jun 23, 2020 Fantasy Bedrooms!  Read More

Jun 22, 2020 Marie Wiik shares a floral technique from Chateau de Lalande.   Read More

Jun 21, 2020 The Weekend Recipe Courtesy of Chateau de Vaudezert.  Read More

Jun 20, 2020 New Series: Follow the Renovations.  Read More

Jun 19, 2020 Wonderful Wednesday Offers from Dick and Angel.  Read More

Jun 18, 2020 A Tale of Two Chateaux!!  Read More

Jun 17, 2020  A Portrait of Dick Strawbridge by Claire Warbeck.  Read More

Jun 16, 2020  “Coronavirus restrictions are being lifted” Emmanual Macron.  Read More

Jun 15, 2010  France Opens its Borders Today.   Read More

Jun 13, 2020  The Marriage of Figaro is coming to Chateau de Lalande.   Read More

Jun 12, 2020  France opens to Visitors from Europe from Monday!  Read More

Jun 11, 2020  Escape to the Chateau Makes the TV Choice Awards Shortlist!  Read More

Jun 10, 2020 19 Hours – A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner/Chef.  Read More

Jun 9, 2020  A Chateau Filled with Tango and Peonies.  Read More

Jun 8, 2020  A Partial Tour of Château du Doux.  Read More

Jun 7, 2020  Dick and Angel’s “A Year at the Chateau” coming October 2020. Read More

Jun 6, 2020  Practicum Dancing at Chateau de Lalande.  Read More

Jun 5, 2020   Fab Portrait of Angel Strawbridge.  Read More

Jun 4, 2020    Live from a Mystery Chateau!!!  Read More

Jun 3, 2020   A Drone’s Eye View of Chateau de la Basmaignee.  Read More

Jun 2, 2020   The Strawbridge Family Picnic Home Video.  Read More

Jun 1, 2020   Follow the Renovations of Chateau de Montmagner.  Read More

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