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Dick & Angel Strawbridge

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Dick & Angel Strawbridge

Dick & Angel Strawbridge

The Chateauâ„¢

Company name: The Chateau™

Dick and Angel Strawbridge
Born in Burma, but raised and educated in Northern Ireland, Dick Strawbridge retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001 before becoming a full-time television presenter and author. He has many interests, some of which are reflected in his successful and varied television career. Angel Strawbridge is a 1940s vintage-clad redhead from East London. She is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a glamorous hospitality company, and author of the bestselling Vintage Tea Party series. She opened her first Vintage Patisserie in Hackney, East London, in 2011.

Dick and Angel met and fell in love in 2010. Attracted to each other's resourcefulness, they quickly became a couple. Following a romantic holiday in Carcassonne in the South of France, they fell in love with the country and lifestyle and set about looking to buy a simple house. It quickly became apparent that their dream home was within their reach and could also double as an exciting business venture using their natural skills for hosting events, cooking, renovation and interior design. In 2015, Dick and Angel's search ended when they found Chateau de la Motte Husson, a derelict fairy tale chateau with 45 rooms, a moat, orangery, 12 acres, seven outbuildings and massive potential for their new life in France. They moved in without electricity, water or sewage and set to work on their dream, completing extensive renovations on a shoestring budget.

Their adventures were recorded by Channel 4 in the ratings-busting Escape to the Chateau, Escape to the Chateau DIY, and Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend and shown in over 65 countries. Interest in their story led to three best-selling books co-authored by the couple: A Year at The Chateau, Living the Chateau Dream, and Forever Home, and a sold-out theatre tour, Dare to Do It, appearing twice in the UK, followed by Australia and New Zealand, and most recently in the US and Canada. In autumn 2024, Dick and Angel will be heading out on their biggest UK tour to date with their brand new show Forever Home.

In late 2018, Dick and Angel launched The Chateau™, designing and manufacturing a range of unique and personalised gifts and homewares inspired by their home. Available to buy online at thechateau.tv, the collection also includes The Chateau™ by Angel Strawbridge, a beautiful range of soft furnishings designed exclusively by Angel.

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Email address: help@thechateau.tv

Website: https://www.thechateau.tv

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