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Adventurous British families buy and renovate beautiful chateaux in France.
In this episode, Dick joins Scottish couple Elaine and David as they start their search for the dream chateau. They look around a gorgeous 1850s chateau with 25 rooms and Dick tells them what to look out for when buying such a vast property. We catch up with series one couple Tim and Krys, who renovated rooms for a boutique B&B business.
In this episode, we're back with couple Tim and Krys. Tim battles to get a fence built for their marauding flock of 25 sheep, and Krys battles to balance the books. They race to get their chateau ready for their first paying guests as Lee struggles with a chandelier. Elaine and David continue the search for their dream property, visiting a 17th-century ex-priory in Normandy and taking on board all that Dick has taught them. We meet outdoor enthusiasts Steve and Angela, who refurbish the master bedroom of a 20-roomed chateau on the bank of the River Lot. With a cast iron bath needing some bling, Angela travels north to Dick and Angel's chateau to learn the art of gilding from Angel.
Belinda travels to Dick and Angel's chateau so that Angel can teach her the art of decoupage on a classic 1950s family dressing table. It's changeover day at Krys and Tim's chateau, as they sweat it out in 42-degree heat to get their 20-roomed chateau ready for their next booking. Wannabe chateau owners Elaine and David visit a 19th-century chateau with 18 rooms and two gites in Normandy. But have any of the chateaux over the last few days tempted them enough to put in an offer? Angela and Steve race against time to finish the honeymoon master bedroom before guests arrive.
Dick and Angel invite Tim and Krys over to their place. Dick shows Tim how to put on a gourmet weekend, and Angel has a heart-to-heart chat about chateau-living with Krys. For Belinda and Lee, it's arrival day for their first paying guests. Lee wrestles with a curtain in the shower room and Belinda does the final clearing out to make the place ready. To kick-start their new money-making idea, Angela and Steve invite eight friends over to test run their tandem holiday business.
Tim and Krys have their first gastronomic weekend, and the pressure is on to make sure it runs smoothly. Belinda and Lee are hosting their biggest event so far with music, dancing and a slap-up meal for paying guests from the surrounding towns and villages. But they might have underestimated the wine for the British contingent. Dick visits Angela and Steve to lend a hand with a precariously dislodged beam holding up the roof of one of their chateau turrets.
Dick helps Lincolnshire couple Tim and Rebecca find their feet after leaving the UK to start a new life in a dilapidated 25 room chateau. With no plumbing in place, they start major building works to open as a B&B in four months' time. Edward and Anna expect 185 guests in their fairy-tale chateau, but things don't go to plan when the surrounding roads get closed for the weekend. Returner, DIY enthusiast Fiona continues to single-handedly restore her magnificent 12th century French castle into a high-end B&B but may have met her match when she's faced with stripping 1970s carpet off the entire first floor.
The pressure is on for Dick and Angel as they host a very special wedding for close friends. Motorcycle mad Essex couple Martin and Kim start their search to buy the perfect chateau but can't see eye to eye. Cash-strapped Tim and Rebecca call in their mates to help with restoration work. Fiona puts her B&B plans on hold as she faces a race against time to prepare for her first wedding. With the reception set to be outside she needs to fix 40 windows on the aging chateau faÃ§ade.
Tim and Rebecca battle to get their chateau looking tip top for a tour operator who may potentially want to put it on his books for visitors to the nearby Le Mans Motor track. Motorcycle loving couple Martin and Kim continue their rollercoaster search for a dream chateau. The clock is ticking for Fiona as she has 24 hours to prepare for her first-ever wedding. The chateau exterior may be completed but now she must ensure the 12-acre grounds are picture perfect for the big day. Karen, Paul and their two children need to make their chateau attractive to guests. Their latest plan is to restore a disused hen house, but tensions rise when Paul doesn't meet Karen's standards.
Tim and Rebecca receive a booking and prepare for the imminent arrival of their first paying guests. The test has arrived to see if they're up for the B&B life. Martin and Kim take their chateau search up a gear and view the last property on their list. Will this be the place that seals the deal? Paul and Karen embark on creating a cinema room in their barn, but bad luck strikes as the building looks set to collapse, and their hopes of breaking even start to crumble. But Angel helps cushion the blow by upholstering a family heirloom.
Anna and Edward host another big wedding, but Edward's out of action. With the food delayed and the weather threatening to take a turn for the worse, hopefully Anna can pull it off without a hitch. Dick visits Tim and Rebecca as they run into structural problems on their second B&B guest suite. With only one guest room up and running, they're in a race against time to double their income by the end of the summer season. Paul tackles a leaking outbuilding to finish the cinema room, while Karen does all she can to bag their first wedding booking.
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