Escape to the Château

The BEST episodes of Escape to the Château

Every episode of Escape to the Château ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Escape to the Château!

Angel and Dick Strawbridge swap their two-bed flat in Essex for an abandoned French château. Can they bring its 45 rooms and acres of land back to life?

Last Updated: 9/22/2022Network: Channel 4
They're Our Flies
5 votes

#1 - They're Our Flies

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/3/2016

This More4 version contains previously unseen footage. Dick, Angel and the family move into their crumbling chateau with flies everywhere.

Angel's Palace of Dreams
4 votes

#2 - Angel's Palace of Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/10/2016

In this More4 version with additional footage, Dick and Angel prepare to marry in just a few weeks. But room after room still needs restoring.

Gardening & the Coach House
14 votes

#3 - Gardening & the Coach House

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/24/2021

Dick, Angel, Arthur and Dorothy share more enchanting tales from the Chateau, as they continue the renovation of their 19th-century fairytale home and grounds. With weddings and events on hold for the second year, Dick and Angel bite the bullet and make the big decision to tackle the exterior of the Chateau. The roof and outside walls are their biggest project to date and the Chateau quickly becomes a building site.

A Floating Dome
24 votes

#4 - A Floating Dome

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/1/2018

As Dick and Angel prepare for winter, they attend a food festival in Rouen, where they hope to find inspiration over what to do with their fresh fruit and vegetables. Angel adds the finishing touches to the floating geodesic dome in time for a family sleepover, while Dick gets to work fixing the crumbling stucco.

Hole in the Wall
5 votes

#5 - Hole in the Wall

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/26/2016

This More4 version of the first ever episode contains previously unseen footage. Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree buy a fairy-tale French chateau to bring back to life.

Weddings, Stables & Staircases
48 votes

#6 - Weddings, Stables & Staircases

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/2018

Dick and Angel continue their adventures in a dilapidated French chateau, facing a busy summer of weddings and foodie events, while finally fixing the garden and stables.

The Wedding Season
19 votes

#7 - The Wedding Season

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2017

As the wedding season comes to the chateau, Dick and Angel's lives are about to get a whole lot busier. Then there's the barn, the van and the lime trees, as tensions start to rise.

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Pig Roaster, Versailles Loo and First Day at School
56 votes

#8 - Pig Roaster, Versailles Loo and First Day at School

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/27/2016

It's the first ever paid event at the chateau and Dick tries to make a pig-roaster out of an oil-tank. Angel creates a Versailles-inspired downstairs loo. And it's their son's first day at school.

41 votes

#9 - Glamping

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2018

Dick and Angel expand the project by setting up a luxury campsite on the chateau grounds, but they only have six weeks to complete it before the first guests arrive - and the weather is not on their side, with constant rain turning the planned site into a muddy field. They also have to contend with a visit from Dick's family at Easter.

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Colour Boards, Rendering & an Old Gadage
16 votes

#10 - Colour Boards, Rendering & an Old Gadage

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/5/2021

Angel sets about restoring the Chateau's walls to their original glory using computer mock-ups to try and match the existing colour. Part of a traditional device used for making cider is discovered while clearing out the piggery, so the hunt is soon on to locate the rest of it. Inspired by the ancient piece of machinery, the family collects apples to make their very own juice.

Harvest and Birthday
46 votes

#11 - Harvest and Birthday

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/2018

It's harvest time and Dick wants to make jam and turn pears into booze. Angel has big plans for a floating geodesic dome over the moat. Plus - a special birthday treat for Dick.

Finding the Chateau
97 votes

#12 - Finding the Chateau

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2016

Dick and Angel find their fairytale French castle. Dick launches into fitting a monumental heating system while Angel discovers the chateau's vintage secrets.

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Peak Summer
43 votes

#13 - Peak Summer

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2018

The temperatures soar as Dick and Angel face the busiest period of the year, as the school holidays coincide with peak wedding season. Dick comes up with an ingenious solution to stop wedding cakes from melting in the heat, but it involves piercing the chateau's walls. The moat is transformed into a boating lake, giving visitors a chance to cool down, and the family takes to the water in a home-made punt.

Supersized Workshop
32 votes

#14 - Supersized Workshop

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/15/2020

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree's to-do list is as long as ever, and with no guests, weddings or events at the chateau this year, they use their engineering and design skills to tackle some major projects. First on the list is transforming one of the old outbuildings into a supersized workshop for chateau-sized jobs.

Only 20 Rooms to Go
65 votes

#15 - Only 20 Rooms to Go

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2017

The couple get cracking on the 20 rooms that still need fixing. Angel buys a clapped-out van. And what have the tree surgeons done to the lime trees?

Orangery, Daybeds & Unexpected History
23 votes

#16 - Orangery, Daybeds & Unexpected History

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/6/2020

Dick and Angel Strawbridge attempt to renovate the orangery with the help of a roofing expert and some pre-loved slate, all the way from Wales, They also discover some unexpected history beneath their feet, and Angel finds two old daybeds in need of upcycling.

Weddings & Aviaries
43 votes

#17 - Weddings & Aviaries

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2019

The start of the wedding season sees Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree at their busiest, with events booked all through the summer, but there is still time to make improvements. Angel has her sights set on transforming the gravelled area at the front of the chateau into a thing of beauty and the whole family take a trip to Monet's stunning house and garden, where a plan for the chateau's very own water lily patch is hatched.

The Party of a Lifetime
37 votes

#18 - The Party of a Lifetime

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/2019

Dick and Angel are warming up for one of the year's biggest events - Angel's parents' 50th wedding anniversary, which involves inviting more than 100 people to a huge party. There's a bespoke menu to plan and prepare, so Dick has called in the cavalry, with his son James arriving from Cornwall. Together with some help from Arthur, the Strawbridge boys have their work cut out as they create dishes they hope will strike a chord with everyone.

Café Grandma
40 votes

#19 - Café Grandma

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2018

Before winter sets in, Dick ploughs the wild flower meadow and joins with Angel in bringing the dilapidated coach house back to life, in a bid to create "Café Grandma".

Winter Returns
48 votes

#20 - Winter Returns

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/3/2019

Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree enter their fifth year of living in France. With more weddings and events booked in than ever, the couple prepare for their busiest year yet. In order to feed a total of 1,500 guests, Dick and Angel begin renovating the back of the basement, creating a brand new, state-of-the-art events kitchen with a half-ton oven. Engineer Dick faces a complicated plumbing issue. Angel has a kitchen design challenge. And there's a magical birthday party for young Dorothy.

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Pop-Up Restaurant, Orangery, Celebration
25 votes

#21 - Pop-Up Restaurant, Orangery, Celebration

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/13/2020

The whole family help to build an open kitchen and create a pop-up restaurant in the orangery to celebrate Dick and Angel's fifth wedding anniversary. Plus: a special fairy-tale carriage delivery.

Christmas at the Chateau
68 votes

#22 - Christmas at the Chateau

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/11/2016

As winter descends on the chateau and Christmas looms, Dick and Angel Strawbridge rush to complete a huge to-do list before the arrival of the family from England.

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Parkour & Turret
36 votes

#23 - Parkour & Turret

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2018

Angel redesigns the rooms in one of the chateau's turrets with a fruits and flowers motif - but an unexpected surprise lurks behind her creations. Outside, Dick is putting together a parkour fitness trail in the 12 acres of grounds, but hits upon an unexpected obstacle buried deep underground.

Autumn Renovation
36 votes

#24 - Autumn Renovation

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2019

As the beginning of autumn arrives, Dick Strawbridge passes on his conker skills to the family, before the serious business resumes and the next phase of the renovation begins. Dick and his wife Angel Adoree get to work converting the old tack room into a grand entrance way. Angel knocks down walls and upcycles an old glass door, while Dick lays a new concrete floor.

Wash House, Trench & Vintage Bike
27 votes

#25 - Wash House, Trench & Vintage Bike

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/29/2020

Dick and Angel start work on turning the old wash house into a bathroom for their boat on the moat. Angel's imagination runs wild when they discover a huge trench. And a vintage bike gets a refurb.

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