Château Gossip

May 31, 2030
A Fairytale Wedding Dress Fit for A Chateau Wedding.   
This is what fairy tales are made of.  View the dress

May 30, 2020
Have €1,890,000 to spare? 
Chateau Set in 57ha with swimming lake and stables.  The estate has a swimming lake and recreational fishing, a private forest, a heliport, all on 57 hectares.  View property and drool!

May 29, 2020
What I know about Women by Dick Strawbridge.  
To quote Dick “they’re the one enigma I can’t solve”.  Read the Article

May 28, 2020
Dick and James Strawbridge Discuss Sustainabe Living.  
Father/son and co authors chat with breakfast show host Chris Evans.  Read more 

May 27, 2020
Chateau de Gudanes Captain’s Log.  
Springtime at the Chateau as France is in lockdown.  Read on

May 26, 2020
Renovating in France.  
Jane shares personal insight into her renovation story from 2003 to current.  It’s a cute story.  Read

May 25, 2020
Antiques Emporium Now Open at Chateau de Lomenie.
  Ashley and Jonny have been busy during lockdown.  Photo

May 23, 2020
Chateau de la Basmaignee – Doing it Ourselves.  
Visit to a friend’s Chateau to lend a helping hand with a DIY project, announce some exciting news, reveal the finished grand staircase and find some hidden treasures in the Chateau forest. Video

May 22, 2020
Chateau Gioux Shares their Naughty Breakfast!   
Luscious leftovers of puff twists with pesto , Parmesan and emmental fresh from the oven with a cup of Yorkshire tea.  Mouth watering

May 21, 2020
A French Village in Pennsylvania?  
For a cool $24M you could own this estate once the home of one of the wealthiest families in the USA.  Photo

May 20, 2020
A Scene from Titanic 
The owners of a Lake Tahoe mansion modelled their main staircase after the one seen in the Titanic.  It’s breathtaking

May 19, 2020
Something totally NOT Chateau but Newsworthy!  
A 1962 Italian Magazine on how the world will look in 2022.  View

May 18, 2020
How to make a Rose Cake “Chateau Gateau”.  
Let Chateau de la Basmaignee show you how they got the idea for a cake with fresh roses and the recipe.  Video

May 17, 2020
Stunning 17th Century Bastide for Sale near Grasse – Cote d’azur.   This Chateau is what dreams are made of.  Video

May 16, 2020
Saturday, May 16th at 11 pm So Castles LIVE!  
Manuel Roussel, owner of the Château Le Rocher Portal takes you on a tour of his home.  Click Here to register!

May 15, 2020
Dick and Angel’s Make Do and Mend.  
Filming has started and they are still looking for participants.  Info

May 14, 2020
Beatrix Potter And My Dream Gardeners Cottage.  Michael from Chateau de la Basmaignee releases his inner artist and shows you his future Beatrix Potter-inspired Chateau Restoration Project.  Video

May 13, 2020
Visit Chateau de Lalande Organic Walled Potager.  Join Mummy for a private tour of our organic walled garden! This is the place where we harvest all of the fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the chateau.  Video

May 11, 2020
Chateau Gioux Hoping for Light at the End of the Tunnel.  
There seems to be a little bit of hope on the horizon this morning following the agreement that travel will be allowed between UK and France without quarantine applying.  Read more

May 10, 2020
King’s Day at Lalande.  
The chateau inhabitants celebrate Dutch King’s Day!  Watch video

May 9, 2020
Happy Anniversary Chateau Sisters! 
 The 9th May is the one year anniversary of taking over Mas de Pradié.  Read more

May 8, 2020
A Fan Shares Photos of Visit to Chateau de la Motte Husson.  
 Thank you Kathryn for sharing some really great photos of your visit to Dick and Angel.  View

May 7, 2020
Sunday Morning with Dick and Dorothy.   
Dorothy does Dick’s makeup at Chateau de la Motte Husson.  See how

May 6, 2020
Celebrate King’s Day at Chateau de Lalande.  
The chateau inhabitants celebrate Dutch King’s Day!  Watch video 

May 5, 2020
Southeast Property Expo with Dick Strawbridge.  
An interesting and more in depth story of the Strawbridge family and the  Chateau de la Motte Husson presented by entertaining Mr Strawbridge.  This video is over 50 mins long so grab a cup of tea.  Watch video

May 4, 2020
Enter to Win an Overnight Stay plus Dinner at Chateau de la Motte Husson.  
Escape to the Chateau will become a reality for one lucky couple!  Enter to win an overnight stay plus dinner at the fairytale Chateau de la Motte Husson.  Read More

May 3, 2020
Social Media Detox for Children at Chateau la Perriere.  
Let kids be kids when they holiday at this chateau.  Read More

May 2, 2020
Pick a Region, Escape to a Chateau.  
Sophie Duncan reveals she is working on a book focusing on how the choice of region provides an insight into the personality and dreams of the owner.  By way of example, owners of Chateau de Lomenie, Johnny and Ashley.  Read article

May 1, 2020
We Found Gold at the Chateau!  
Michael Petherick pans for gold at Chateau de la Basmaignee.  You too can partake when you stay at the Chateau.  Video

Apr 30, 2020

NHS Relief Fund Raiser.  Ben & Billie at La Grande Maison  have been busy in their recording studio making a charity single  “Lean on Me” to raise money for NHS Relief. Brilliant work Ben & Billie!!  Watch the video & the fundraising link

Apr 29, 2020
The Secrets of the Ruined Mill. 
Stephanie from Chateau de Lalande lets you in on the secrets in this video.  Watch

Apr 28, 2020
A Wedding at Chateau de la Motte Husson.  
Couples share videos of their dream weddings (including theme weddings) at Dick and Angel’s Chateau de la Motte Husson.  View Video

Apr 27, 2020
Insider Tips on Buying a Chateau in France. 
Chateau la Perriere as seen on Escape to the Château DIY shares a “Château Buyers Guide“.  Click to read

Apr 26, 2020
Inside Stephanie Jarvis’ Private Apartment. 
Stephanie takes you on a tour of her private apartment at Chateau de Lalande.  Tour

Apr 25, 2020
Château de la Basmaignée Guest House Tour. 
Billy and Gwendoline give you a tour of their beautiful guest house.  Watch Now

Apr 24, 2020
“Dick and Angel’s Make Do and Mend” Series Seeking Applicants.  
Anyone interested in taking part is asked to email makedoandmend@dickandangel.co.uk for an application form.  Details

Apr 23, 2020
Chateau la Perriere Shares Tips for a DIY Celebration. 
Recently seen on Escape to the Château DIY, the owners of Château la Perriere share tips and ideas for a DIY celebration at a Chateau.  Read More

Apr 22, 2o2o
The History of Dick and Angel. 
Excerpt “We fell in love in 2010 and neither of us could believe our luck. Now living in a fairytale castle in France with our young family . . .”  Read More

Apr 21, 2020
Dick and Angel Seeking Liverpool Applicants for new Series!  According to the Liverpool Echo News the producers of Dick and Angel’s new TV show “Dick and Angel’s Make, Do & Mend” are inviting Liverpool applicants to apply.  Details

Apr 20, 2020
Château Saint Georges, the Little Versailles of the French Riviera
Located in Grasse in Provence, the amazing Château Saint Georges is known as “Le Petit Versailles” of the French Riviera, Queen Victoria was a frequent guest.  Wanted to share these fairytale wedding photos : to find out more about this venue

Apr 19, 2020
The “Angel” Page on Pinterest! 
Lots of fab photos of Angel Strawbridge, the Chateau de la Motte Husson and Angel’s designs.  Click to View

Apr 18, 2020
Murder at the Château! 
A murder mystery at the Château de la Basmaignée??  Calling all sleuths!

Apr 17, 2020
Dick and Angel Strawbridge : Make Do and Mend TV show.  
A 4 part series coming soon to Channel 4 as part of their new Lockdown Academy programming designed to assist us during this time.  Dates yet to be announced but we’ll keep you updated.  Read more

Apr 16, 2020
Charming Videos of the Strawbridge Family. 
Candid videos including Potato Planting, Watering the Geese and Arthur and Dick’s Morning Walk.  Click to view

Apr 15, 2020
New Faces on Series 4 of Escape to the Château DIY.  This week we have been intrduced to the owners of Château les Bernard, Simon and Debbie.  The Château is located in the Auvergne Region and the gite is now available for bookings.  Visit Simon and Debbie’s Facebook page.

Apr 14, 2020
A Medieval Fortified Stronghold for your Special Event?  Castelnau Des Fieumarcon is over 800 years old with a rich history.  When you hold your special event there you and your guests take over the entire village with accommodation in 14 individual and historic houses!  Details

Apr 13, 2020
Escape to Your Easel FREE Watercolour Demo.  Escape to Your Easel with watercolour artist extraordinaire Frank Walters this Thursday, 16th April at 2:30 pm for a free live demo of how he painted Dick and Angel’s Chateau de la Motte Husson.  Details and to Register

Apr 9, 2020
A 12th Century Abbey in the Heart of Burgundy. 
I found these photos of the Abbaye de la Bussière (you may remember Clive and Tanith from Escape to the Chateau DIY) which is now home to a luxury hotel and Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurantClick to view photos

Apr 8, 2020
Beautiful Wall Panels at Château Thuriès
The talented Jayne puts the finishing gilding touches to her wall panels.  Take a look

Apr 7, 2020
Happy Birthay Angel! 
Born April 7, 1978, Angel turns 42 today.

Apr 6, 2020
Dick and Angel on “This Morning” 11:15 am Today.  
Dick & Angel will chat with Phil & Holly about the current series 4 of ‘ETTC DIY’ and how the Strawbridge family are keeping busy during lockdown.  Details

Apr 5, 2020
Just Released Video Tour of Château de Lalande. 
Stephanie has been putting this of for years but today unveils a full tour of the Chateau de Lalande.  View video

Apr 4, 2020
Glamping at Château La Grande Maison. 
New for Summer 2020 beautiful Belltents. One is decorated in Chateau Chic and the other is exotic Moroccan in flavour.  Details

Apr 3, 2020
Series 5 Now Filming!  
Good Morning from Château de Saugé another busy day of restoration.  You may have seen us on Escape to the Château DIY Series 3 and currently filming Series 5.  Announcement

Apr 2, 2020
The Big Day Arrives at Château de LaLande. 
Stephanie was finally able to share photos of her Mother’s wedding day.  Photos

Apr 1, 2020
Spring has Sprung at Mas de Pradié.  
A big day in the garden for the Chateau Sisters.  Photos