The BEST Episodes of Escape to the Chateau

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: Channel 4

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

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Pop-Up Restaurant, Orangery, Celebration

#1 - Pop-Up Restaurant, Orangery, Celebration

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.35
20 votes
A Floating Dome

#2 - A Floating Dome

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.33
24 votes
Orangery, Daybeds & Unexpected History

#3 - Orangery, Daybeds & Unexpected History

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.31
16 votes
Supersized Workshop

#4 - Supersized Workshop

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.30
27 votes
Weddings, Stables & Staircases

#5 - Weddings, Stables & Staircases

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.21
48 votes

#6 - Glamping

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.16
37 votes
Pig Roaster, Versailles Loo and First Day at School

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

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.11
56 votes
Peak Summer

#8 - Peak Summer

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.10
41 votes
Harvest and Birthday

#9 - Harvest and Birthday

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.09
45 votes
Weddings & Aviaries

#10 - Weddings & Aviaries

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.08
38 votes
Finding the Chateau

#11 - Finding the Chateau

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.

star 8.06
95 votes
The Party of a Lifetime

#12 - The Party of a Lifetime

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.06
34 votes
Winter Returns

#13 - Winter Returns

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.05
42 votes
Wash House, Trench & Vintage Bike

#14 - Wash House, Trench & Vintage Bike

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.05
22 votes
Café Grandma

#15 - Café Grandma

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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".

star 8.03
37 votes
Only 20 Rooms to Go

#16 - Only 20 Rooms to Go

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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?

star 8.02
63 votes
The Wedding Season

#17 - The Wedding Season

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.00
19 votes
Parkour & Turret

#18 - Parkour & Turret

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.00
36 votes
Harvest Time

#19 - Harvest Time

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2018

It's harvest time at the chateau. But there's still time for family wheelbarrow races, to give the basement a swish makeover, and to convert the old piggery into a chicken coop.

star 8.00
40 votes
Escape to the Chateau at Christmas

#20 - Escape to the Chateau at Christmas

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 25, 2020

In this festive special, the Strawbridges take inspiration from Christmases past in a 19th-century ledger they find in the attic, and create a winter wonderland complete with an ice rink.

star 8.00
6 votes
Autumn Renovation

#21 - Autumn Renovation

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.97
31 votes
In the Attic

#22 - In the Attic

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2018

Angel transforms the attic into a studio and storage space for her vintage treasures and takes Dorothy on a trip to Paris, while Dick has his own plans for repurposing some ancient tools he finds in the outbuildings. The couple throws a surprise birthday celebration for Angel's mother, where Dick's purpose-built open-fire popcorn maker is put to the test.

star 7.95
40 votes
Christmas at the Chateau

#23 - Christmas at the Chateau

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.91
66 votes
Sloe Gin, Library & Ceiling Rose

#24 - Sloe Gin, Library & Ceiling Rose

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2020

With autumn just around the corner, it's a chance for the Strawbridge family to make the most of the wild larder on their doorstep. Dick is determined to make sloe gin, while Angel presses on with her plan to create a library in the pepper pot tower.

star 7.88
26 votes
A Boat in the Moat

#25 - A Boat in the Moat

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 10, 2019

It's springtime at the chateau, and with the wedding season just a few weeks away, completing phase two of the basement project is becoming an urgent priority for Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree. To cater for all their summer guests, a much-needed utility and laundry room is about to be plumbed in. Angel comes up with a unique way of preserving the 150-year-old wallpaper, while Dick wrestles with a rake while working on the meadow.

star 7.85
39 votes