ESCAPE to the Chateau’s Angel Adoree has revealed her biggest regret about buying the family’s grand French castle.
Viewers have followed as Angel and husband Dick Strawbridge have worked to convert the venue into a site for magical weddings.
The couple have been transforming their French chateau since 2015, documenting their progress on the popular Channel 4 show.
But in one episode Angel, 43, admits there’s one aspect of the 19th century property that she’s struggled with.
The mum-of-two admitted that in the early days of their renovation, they cut corners to save money, which resulted in a driveway full of gravel.
She explained: “This bit outside the house, well it is a big monster of just ugliness.
“There’s this rectangle shape [and there] is just nothing there.
“Three years ago when it was just mud outside, I wanted the gravel down because it was €20 a tonne and it covered a space.”
Angel laughed as she confessed: “Obviously, I don’t like it now – I don’t think it looks very good.”
The star detailed how she and husband Dick wanted to transform the space into something “really special” but that their options were limited.
She mused: “You just can’t put down these outside tiles because they don’t have the oomph needed.
“It needs to be proper stone, really good flagstones which this house deserves.”
Angel married Dick Strawbridge – whom she met via their shared agent – in November 2015, and they have two children together, Arthur and Dorothy.
In January the same year, Angel and Dick quit the UK in search of a better life in France after buying their chateau.
Escape to the Chateau is available to watch on My4.
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