MANY people dream of buying a castle and making it into a dream home – but for one couple, their dreams became a reality.
Here is what we know about Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France and the husband and wife duo who transformed it…
Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree completely renovated Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson to make it into a stunning family home[/caption]
Where is Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson?
The property is a 19th-century chateau in the Pays de la Loire region of France.
Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson, which is featured in TV show Escape to the Château, has 45 rooms, 78 windows, 12 acres and one moat.
It is currently owned by Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree, who paid £280,000 when they bought it in 2015.
At the time, the property had no electricity, heating or water – and a sanitation system that was emptied into the moat – but they have since transformed it into a flourishing business.
Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson featured in TV show Escape to the Chateau[/caption]
How much do weddings cost at Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson?
It costs £5,870 to have use of the castle, and it is currently extremely popular.
The chateau is fully booked for 2018 so you’ll be looking at 2019 if you wish to rent it out.
The Art Deco orangery can seat 80 people for a wedding breakfast, meanwhile the salle à manger can host twelve people for a sit-down course-tasting menu.
The 45-room, five-storey home, Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson, has been transformed into a stunning home[/caption]
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Who are Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree?
Dick is a British TV presenter and retired Lieutenant-Colonel, who is famous for hosting the Scrapheap Challenge.
He’s also starred on BBC Two’s It’s Not Easy Being Green which saw his family attempting to live as green a life as possible in St Austell, Cornwall.
And recently was involved in The Biggest Little Railway In The World on Channel 4 alongside host Claire Barrett.
The third of seven children, Dick was born in Burma but raised and educated in Northern Ireland.
Angel is a 1940s vintage-clad redhead from East London.
She is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a glamorous hospitality company, and is author of the best-selling ‘Vintage Tea Party’ series.
She appeared on Dragon’s Den in 2010 and was offered £100,000 investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and business.
Angel married Dick Strawbridge – whom she met via their shared agent – in November 2015, and they raise two children together – Arthur and Dorothy.
In January the same year, Angel and Dick quit the UK in search of a better life in France – and purchased the castle.