Dick Strawbridge sets record straight on Baglion family and Escape To The Chateau

Dick Strawbridge has become well known on-screen as he appears alongside his wife Angel Adoree in their Channel 4 series Escape To The Chateau. The series follows the couple in the renovation journey of their French property which was formally owned by the Baglion de la Dufferie family, descendants of the Baglioni family. One fan has since questioned the couple whether the latter are aware of the Château’s modern popularity.

Dick and his wife Angel bought their 19th century home known as Château de la Motte-Husson, in 2015.

It is situated in Martigné-sur-Mayenne in France and was previously built by the Baglion de la Dufferie family between 1886 and 1874.

The then Count De Baglion had the Château built for the Countess Louise-Dorothée as a place to stay during the summer.

It was later passed down through generations of the family but prior to Dick and Angel moving, it was not occupied for more than 40 years.

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Dick went on to talk of how they have used some of the family’s treasures within their renovation of the Château.

He continued: “The family was going to tidy the attic and outbuilding and throw away all the ‘rubbish’.

“Fortunately we discovered this, in one of our trips to do some measuring, and managed to save treasures that vary from hundreds of pre-WWI magazines to a side-saddle and pieces of Victorian clothing.”

Since buying the deeds to Château, Dick and Angel have transformed it into a family home for them and their two children – Arthur and Dorothy.

They later shared their property renovations on-screen when the Escape to the Chateau series first aired in 2016.

The show is currently in its seventh series and has documented the couple renovating the many rooms of the Château.

Angel has since spoken of how she and Dick still have the same passion for the grand house, despite many issues over the years.

She explained on Lorraine last year: “We fell in love with it on day one and I don’t think we have ever stopped that same love.

“Every time we drive around the corner I think we still both can’t believe it.” 

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