After less than an hour of viewing the property Angel and Dick decided to put in an offer.
“I’m trying to be sensible,” Dick said. “This is a huge house. It’s got the orangery, it’s got the walled garden and all these other things going for it.
“But, we are talking a lot of money to get it back where it should be. But it’s so beautiful, it’s almost too good.”
“She’s bought the one she wants,” he added. “We’re in trouble.”
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 plumbing and heating alone set them back £18,000.
Escape to the Chateau is available to watch on All 4.