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Series 2

Number Description Initial Air Date
1 Dick Strawbridge joins Elaine and David as they search for the dream chateau, and Tim and Krys are revisited as they prepare to re-launch their trade 18 February
2 Couple Tim and Krys race to get their chateau ready for their guests; Elaine and David visit a 17th-century ex-priory in Normandy; and Steve and Angela refurbish a master bedroom. 19 February
3 Belinda travels to Dick and Angel’s chateau to study the art of decoupage, and wannabe chateau owners Elaine and David visit a 19th-century chateau with 18 rooms and two gites.

20 February
4 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 guests. 21 February
5 Tim and Krys own their first gastronomic weekend; Belinda and Lee host their biggest event so far with dancing and a slap-up meal; and Dick visits Angela and Steve to lend a hand.

22 February
6 Dick helps Tim and Rebecca discover their feet in a dilapidated chateau with no plumbing. Edward and Anna expect guests in their fairy-tale chateau, but things don’t go to plan. 25 February
7 Tim and Rebecca call in their mates to assist with restoration work. Dick and Angel host a extremely special wedding for shut friends.

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Motorcycle-mad couple Martin and Kim search for the perfect chateau.

26 February
8 Tim and Rebecca battle to get their chateau looking tip top for a tour operator. Martin and Kim continue their search, and Karen, Paul and their children are back. 27 February
9 Tim and Rebecca get a booking and prepare for their first paying guests. Martin and Kim take their chateau search up a gear.

Paul and Karen set out to create a cinema room.

28 February
10 Anna and Edward host another large wedding, but Edward’s out of action. Dick visits Tim and Rebecca as they run into problems. Karen does every she can to bag her and Paul’s first wedding. 1 March
11 Chateau maintenance tasks include looking after an elevated pool and a maze, and preparing for the quick approaching wedding season. 4 March
12 Dick helps Paul cut some Vitrolite vintage tiles for an art deco bathroom, Abbie gets on with painting bedroom furniture, and Julia and her sisters visit two more chateaux.

5 March
13 Couple Mariam and Johnno reach at their new chateau with teenage son Monty, to discover that they own no running water and builders are busy in every room. 6 March
14 Emma and Paul urgently need to fill their lake ready for the artists’ retreat they’re hosting. Abbie and Karen get tips from Angel on how to save money for their wedding trade. 7 March
15 Emma and Paul invite locals — including the mayor — to view the work they’ve done on the front of their chateau. But first Paul has to design, build and fit two heavy balconies. 8 March
16 More adventurous chateau owners live their castle dreams.

Dick steps in to assist new chateau owners couple Erin and JB. Tim and Margareeth embark on their next money-making venture.

11 March
17 Dick fixes up his temperamental van at his chateau. Erin and JB start work on their honeymoon suite and solarium/sun room. Alison and Paul make an exciting discovery. 12 March
18 Erin and JB host a 90th birthday party. May and her family start work turning a rundown outbuilding into a yoga retreat. For Tim and Margareeth, It’s the day of the wedding party.

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13 March
19 Dick steps in to assist Erin and JB discover a solution to their rusted hinges. Wedding season is over for Tim and Margareeth. May and her son Jack get the Yoga Room ready. 14 March
20 Erin and JB are launching their chateau trade by opening it up for a tea party. We meet Charles, owner of Chateau Saint Loup, inspiration for the tale of Puss in Boots. 15 March
21 British artist Johnny and his girlfriend Ashley plan to host artist workshops.

Musicians Ben and Billie desire to put on foodie events. Nicole and Stefan return with a new venture.

18 March
22 Nicole and Stefan start work on the ancient gatehouse. Billie visits Angel to pick up some ideas for natural designs. Johnny and Ashley talk to Dick about work on their library. 19 March
23 Dick helps restore Ben’s traditional wine press. Johnny and Ashley finish the library ceiling with a nude painting of Ashley.

Stefan has a last-minute dash to finish an apartment.

20 March
24 It’s National Monuments Day at Nicole and Stefan’s castle and the gatehouse refurbishment is put on hold. Wendy and Marcus launch their wedding trade with a raucous hen party. 21 March
25 Nicole and Stefan continue their renovation of their historic chateau in Lucheux. Ben and Billie host their foodie evening with a pop-up restaurant in their orangery.

22 March
26 Stephanie creates an apartment for her mom in her fairy-tale 16th century chateau. Jayne and Steve need to get four en suite themed bedrooms ready for their new B&B trade. 25 March
27 Dick visits Stephanie to get the pizza oven working. Annabelle and Justin return from holiday to discover their chateau infested with bees. Jayne and Steve finish the Nature Room.

26 March
28 Angel shows Stephanie the best way to frame her father’s original artwork. Justin and Annabelle put up their shutters. Jayne and Steve finish the Little French room. 27 March
29 Dick visits Stephanie to check out the new boiler for her mum’s apartment — but it’s bad news and mum Isobel is not happy. Jayne and Steve battle with a giant four poster bed. 28 March
30 Stephanie finishes her mum’s apartment. Jayne and Steve finish the Oriental Room and are ready for guests. We meet Tim, Sasha and Lily who run their chateau as a wedding venue. 29 March

Series 1

Number Description Initial Air Date
1 Dick and Angel give Jonny their tips and tricks on how to discover the perfect Chateau, without falling into a money pit.

9 April
2 Jonathan and Michael attempt to start making money through booking a wedding of an American couple. Also, Dick and Angel assist Jonnie and Ashley search for their own chateau. 10 April
3 Philip and Angelina get a visit from Dick, and with his engineering expertise; helps them build a bridge for the chateau.

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Meanwhile, Jonny and Ashley are still hunting for their dream Chateau.

11 April
4 Jonathan and Michael hunt for treasure in their caves of the Chateau; treasure in the form of a stash of wine from World War II. On the other hand, Fiona starts renovations in the dining room. 12 April
5 Jonathan and Michael own assist from investors to hold their dreams of renovating the chateau afloat, however their meeting with the investors about keeping their goats did not go well. Philip and Angelina must repair the toilet at their own anniversary party.

13 Apr
6 Mandy and Steve own decided to build a swimming pool at their chateau in the Dordogne. Michael requests the aid of Angel’s touch to do afternoon tea for the locals. 16 April
7 Jonathan and Michael’s first wedding booking is approaching. With that comes preparation, and several problems; notably a sewage issue that threatens the whole first floor. Steve and Mandy are stilling having pool problems. 17 April
8 The first wedding guests of the series are here. With that, Angel shows Michael and Jonathan tips to hold wedding costs low but enhance the experience.

For Mandy and Steve, the pool continues to be an issue.

18 April
9 New couple, Tim and Kys join the show in the Dordogne. Colette and Paul attempt to launch a new menu. Donna believes a horde of ancient armour was hidden in her chateau’s lake. 19 April
10 Dick and Donna’s search for the armour in the lake continues. Tim and Krys struggle getting the attic converted in time.

20 April
11 Dick’s building a compost toilet for use at exterior weddings, Billy and Gwendoline desire to open their chateau as a wedding location, and Clive and Tanith need to win over the locals. 23 April
12 Billy needs to repoint the chimney, however, the task is a lot more hard than it sounds due to the fact that he is afraid of heights.

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Meanwhile, time is running out for Marian and Tanya, plus Clive and Tanith get stuck into some hard labour.

24 April
13 Billy, Gwendoline and Michael desire to finally move into their chateau, however, the kitchen is still not finished. Paul and Karen devise a plan to get more bookings. Clive and Tanith attempt to bring a couple together. 25 April
14 Billy and Gwendoline own a boar that’s making a mess off the property, which needs hunting. Clive and Tanith utilise their garden by making a dish out of its content.

Paul attempts to convert the water tower into an office.

26 April
15 Billy and his dad do some DIY with levelling the patio. Paul and Karen own almost finished their office conversion. Meanwhile, Clive inspects a strange nest in his orangery. 27 April
16 Tim and Margreeth plan to sell ‘gitetimeshares’, which is a form of holiday renting to increase income and returning customers. Nicole and Stephan select to convert their hall into a tearoom. Alison and Paul are adding to the chateau features by creating a ‘wedding terrace’.

30 April
17 Nicole asks Angel for some styling advice about wallpaper. Easter is coming and Tim and Margreeth are getting prepared. Meanwhile, Paul and Alison show off their new wedding terrace with a party. 1 May
18 Tim and Margreeth concentration is on refurbishing a caravan in their park. Paul and Alison haven’t given up on the possibilities that secret tunnels exist on the property. 2 May
19 Dick and Angel give some advice and plans for Tim and Margreeth’s trade in hospitality.

Stephanie gets ready for her single’s weekend event. Sophie and James need to get some funds quick if they are to hold their chateau afloat.

3 May
20 Tim and Margreeth get started on their new trade venture with research. Stephanie’s singles weekend event is here. Sophie and James hold a walking event near their chateau. 4 May

Series 3

Number Description Initial Air Date
1 The first winter guests reach at Tim and Rebecca’s chateau.

Amy and Marc are turning their chateau into a base for yoga retreats and as a B&B. Ben and Billie start renovating their final room, currently a junk room but was a little library.

28 October
2 Amy and Marc need a sewage system and desire to make an eco-friendly version. Tim and Rebecca are creating a first family suite. Ben and Billie show off their fossil wealthy landscape and visit Angel for advice regarding a display table.

29 October
3 Dick shares ideas with Ben and Billie. Tim and Rebecca re-gravel their almost kilometre-long driveway. Amy and Marc discover a medieval fireplace behind a modern fire and wall. 30 October
4 Amy and Marc work on a bathroom stuck in need of modernising or restoring. Angel provides Rebecca with advice and ideas for kitchen renovation. Ben and Billie need to be ready for Billie’s brother’s wedding. 31 October
5 Ben and Billie welcome some sixty guests to their chateau.

Tim and Rebecca are rationalising their two kitchens, but it takes a lot of work. Dorothy and Arthur, Dick and Angel’s children home their geese.

1 November
6 Lee and Belinda plan an event for Christmas. Stephanie and assistants plan to use the bread oven and an ancient range to prepare two birds for Christmas dinner. Jayne and Steve own much to prepare for a family and friend’s soiree. 4 November
7 After a storm affects Lee and Belinda’s chateau, a hole in the roof means Lee must face his fears in order to save money.

A testing wallpaper mural mounting project tests both Jayne and Steve. Stephanie enlists advice from Angel with reviving the new B&B en-suite.

5 November
8 Stephanie’s B&B requires assistance to get it finished. A first wedding booking looms for Lee and Belinda. Jayne and Steve send for their friends. 6 November
9 Lee and Belinda work some more on their outdoor venue.

Stephanie and friends get to restore their greenhouse. Jayne and Steve discover a use for the disused orangery at one finish of their chateau.

7 November
10 Stephanie’s renovations start in a stable to create an art studio. Lee installs a solar panel system from scraps to heat the outdoor swimming pool. Jayne creates a mural up a grand spiral staircase in advance of their first guests’ arrival.

8 November
11 Dick and Angel relive their laying electrical cable exterior their chateau. New owners Donna and Paul move into their new dilapidated home. Edward and Anna need to prepare for the new events season. 11 November
12 12 November
13 Alex and Ithaca own inherited a year-old chateau — but need to maintain it against every challenges. Dick’s children Arthur and Dorothy save baby toads at their chateau.

Edward and Anna own to negotiate with their guests regarding a downturn in the weather.

13 November
14 Alex and Ithaca lift cash with garden events particularly targeting the repair bill for their chateau roof. Donna and Paul own taken on their stiffest project so far. 14 November
15 Donna and Paul own a grand opening for the new tea room at their chateau and the mayor is invited. The Strawbridges travel to the beaches at Saint-Malo. 15 November


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From traditional elements such as red, green and gold, to non-traditional designs including pink, rainbow confetti, and florals believe us, theres certain to be something here for everyone!

Its time to put your creative cap on and dive into the following DIY Christmas crackers

How festive are these DIY Christmas crackers from A Life with Frills?

They glance both super simple and enjoyment to create too!

These printable Christmas crackers via A Pair and a Spare will own you crafting up a storm in no time at every. They’re incredibly eye-catching too!

Bespoke Bride has created these enjoyment and festive Christmas crackers that can actually be used every year around – talk about versatile!

Cassie Fairy will show you how to make your own Christmas crackers with a personal touch, thanks to this tutorial. We love the thought of attaching each guests’ photo to their bon bon!

Polka dots and pom poms – does it get any better than that?

The Creative Live blog has a tutorial to assist you make these non-traditional Christmas crackers and we’re in love with them!

Fancy creating some simple yet vibrant crackers for the festive season? Glance no further than this enjoyment tutorial from Design Sponge!

These are some of the prettiest DIY Christmas crackers we’ve ever seen! Eleanna Kotsikou has a extremely in-depth tutorial for you to follow over on TutsPlus.

Fall for DIY has gone for something a little bit diverse this Christmas and created colorful marbled crackers. What a genius idea!

These wonderfully traditional crackers from Fourth and Hazel not only glance excellent, but they’re also extremely simple to create!

We love that additional touch of adding the guest’s first name initial to theirs too.

Frankie Magazine are well-known for creating cute and quirky things, and these DIY Christmas crackers are no exception! They use paper in the prettiest of patterns for a festive craft with a difference.

These monochrome Christmas crackers can be printed from Funkytime Magazine via Issuu – how wonderful! This paired-back color scheme will go with any décor too.

Speaking of black and white, here’s another monochrome design from Gorjo Designs, this time featuring a beautiful font.

We’d love to put these on our table this Christmas!

Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these DIY Ikat inspired Christmas crackers this festive season? Honestly YUM is the talented blogger behind this crafty project.

Is there anything Jamie Oliver can’t do? He’ll even show you how to create your own enjoyment Christmas crackers that the children (and adults) are certain to love.

Making your own Christmas crackers doesn’t own to be hard or time-consuming.

In fact, this tutorial from Kidspot is going to teach you how to make your own in the simplest of ways!

Christmas crackers containing feathers and bells? Count us in! You’ll own to check out the full tutorial from Little Crafty Bugs to recreate your own.

When it comes to DIY Christmas crackers, believe Martha Stewart to come up with the goods! You can follow her tutorial and feel free to stir and match your own designs with your favorite colors and patterns.

Why not create over-sized novelty Christmas crackers this year for something a bit different?

Martha Stewart will show you everything you need to know!

We’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with these DIY festive bon bons from Mollie Makes. They’re almost too beautiful to tug apart!

If you fancy adding some glam Christmas crackers to your table this year, then you won’t desire to miss this DIY tutorial from Moms & Munchkins! We love the added bling.

Want to cater for the kiddies this year when it comes to Christmas crackers? Mr Printables has you sorted with these DIY designs that you can print yourself for free.

Here’s something a bit different!

Oh Happy Day has created large candle crackers which can be used at both Christmas time and on birthdays. How clever!

Speaking of Oh Happy Day, she’s also made these pretty-as-a-picture bon bons with plenty of pink and confetti – how gorgeous! These can be used as an alternative Christmas cracker, or why not create one for your love on Valentine’s Day?

When it comes to Christmas, sometimes we ponder ‘the more gold, the better!’. Squirelly Minds has definitely embraced this with her sparkly DIY Christmas crackers.

Trust the gang at Style Me Beautiful to put together these feminine and stunning DIY Christmas crackers.

We love the pink, white, and gold color palette too!

Here’s a unique but inexpensive DIY tutorial from The Debrief! Simply rip out your favorite magazine pages and use them to wrap your bon bons – too clever!

If you desire to create your bon bons using as numerous diverse colors and patterns as possible, then we propose checking out this DIY project from The Paper Caper. They work together brilliantly!

These DIY crackers from Thoughtfully Simple might seem cool, but we ponder they’re also extremely on-trend with their patterned tissue paper too!

Why not embrace a pink Christmas?

Three Little Monkeys Studio has done just that and crafted these DIY girly crackers.

These DIY Christmas bon bons from Torie Jayne own that vintage and feminine twist that we love! The gold combined with delicate florals is a match made in heaven.

Brown paper is one of those items you either own lying around at home or at your local store, so why not create some amazing crackers from them this Christmas? You’ll discover everything you need to know at Twin Dragonfly Designs.

Christmas crackers using leftover wallpaper?

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Count us in! We love that the sky is the limit with this DIY project from Yves Town.

There you own it, 32 DIY Christmas crackers which are certain to spread the festive spirit! Which projects were your favorite?

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Wed love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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Châteaux featured

Château Location Series Owner(s)
Abbaye de la Bussiere La Bussiere-Sur-Ouche, Burgundy 2 Clive and Tanith Cummings
Château Caillac Fongrave, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2, 3 Steve and Angela Hall
Château de Bois Giraud St Philbert en Mauges, Pays de la Loire
Château de Bourneau Bourneau, Vendée 2 Erin Choa and Jean-Baptiste Gois
Château de Brametourte Lautrec, Tarn, Occitanie 1 Paul and Alison
Château de Dohem Dohem, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2 Marcus and Wendy
Château de Jalesnes Vernantes, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire 1 Michael & Jonathan (n.b.

now diverse owners)

Château de la Basmaignée Montenay in Mayenne, Pays de la Loire 1 Billy and Gwendoline Petherick
Château de la Perriere Chinon, Central 2 Paul and Karen
Château de la Ruche Pays de la Loire 2, 3 Tim and Rebecca Jones
Château de la Vigne Concourson-sur-Layon, Pays de la Loire 2 May Simpkin
Château de Lalande Crozon-sur-Vauvre, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire 1, 2, 3 Stephanie Jarvis
Château de Lomenie Montpouillan, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 1, 2 Ashley Adams and Johnny Peck
Château de Lucheux Lucheux, Picardie, Somme 2 Nicole and Stephan
Château de Montvason Sauxemesnil, Manche 2 Paul Golledge and Emma Newton-Gunn
Château de Rosières en Vivarais Saint-Félicien, Ardèche 3 Amy and Marc de Dinechin
Château de Saugé Saivres, Poitou-Charentes 3 Paul and Donna Newman
Chateau de St-Ferriol Languedoc-Roussillon 1 James and Sophie McDonald
Château de Thuriés near Revel, Midi-Pyrénées 2,3 Jayne and Steve Simmons
Château des Lys Sailly-Flibeaucourt, Picardie 2 Tim and Margreeth Alexander
Château d’Humeroeuille Humeroeuille 3 Alex and Ithaca Morel de Boncourt
Château d’Humières Monchy-Humières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 1, 2 Nicole Albert and Stephan Botte
Château du Bailleul Pays de la Loire 1 Philip and Angelina Baillie-Smith
Château du Doux Altillac, Limousin 2 Clive, Karen and Abbie Young
Château du Masgelier Le Grand-Bourg, Limousin 1, 2 Fiona Jones
Château la Grande Maison Poitou Charentes 2, 3 Ben Mitchell and Billie Godfrey
Château Lagorce Haux, Aquitaine 2, 3 Edward and Anna Holmes
Chateau Madame de Miremont Mauzens-et-Miremont 3
Château Mareuil Poitou Charentes 2, 3 Belinda and Lee Prince
Chateau Monteil Calviac en Perigord, Dordogne 1 Tim, Krys and Owen Birch
Domaine de la Salle Poitou Charentes 2 Mariam Al-Accad and Johnno
Le Vieux Château Le Renouard, Basse-Normandie 1 (n.b.

now sold)


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