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Escape to the Chateau: Dick and Angel explore old property plans

During an episode of Channel 4 show Escape to the Chateau, Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree began the restoration on their dream family home. It took the couple four years and several trips to France before they fell in love with Chateau de la Motte Husson and decided to buy it within an hour of viewing it a few years ago. Dick and Angel revealed they had big plans for the Chateau after admitting they wanted to turn it into a business, which would go on to sustain their simplistic lifestyle.

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During Dick and Angel’s property search they initially thought their budget of £300,000 would buy them a small country cottage. 

Although, because French property prices were so much lower than they thought the couple were able to get a lot more for their money.

In the end, the couple managed to buy their dream home for £250,000, which was the equivalent of €340,000 at the time.

For that price, the couple got a 45-room Chateau, set over five floors. The property also came with 20 acres of land, a walled garden and an orangery. 

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Escape to the Chateau Dick StrawbridgeEscape to the Chateau: Dick Strawbridge refused to take part in a Chateau tradition (Image: Channel 4)

Escape to the Chateau Dick and AngelEscape to the Chateau: Angel discovered the original plans while rummaging in the attic (Image: UK)

During the first series, Angel and Dick embarked on their journey to find their home and they were blown away by one particular Chateau as soon as they drove up the driveway.

Despite being impressed by the exterior, Dick instantly noticed the Chateau needed a lot of work done including the plumbing and the heating.

After buying the Chateau, Dick and Angel began the planning for their renovation project.

However, the couple soon realised it was going to be much harder than they initially thought.

They had set themselves a budget of £20,000 to spend on the renovations, although the

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