IT’s one of the surprising hit shows over the last few years and if you start watching the first one you’ll be hooked. It’s called Escape to the Chateau and is a charming real life story that will probably inspire awe and jealousy to many of us watching!
Here’s the Channel 4 summary of the show which premiered in 2016 –
Lt. Col. Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree trade in their two-bed apartment in Essex for a dilapidated 19th-century French chateau, and work tirelessly to restore it back to its former glory. With a limited budget to renovate 45 rooms, as well as improve and maintain acres of land, it is a huge task for the couple who want to create a beautiful venue for weddings and events. Dick gets started by installing a complex heating system, while Angel gets creative with the chateau’s vintage decor. The couple soon run into budgeting problems yet persevere, as the deadline to the wedding season and its hundreds of guests draws ever closer.
And of course, the amazing chateau that they bought and at a price you won’t believe.
By Pymouss - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79610325
However although the show and it’s spin off series are all available online, unfortunately it’s currently blocked to access from outside the UK. All the episodes are on the Channel 4 website which checks your IP address when you try to connect to the site, if it’s not in the UK then you won’t be able to watch.
Fortunately there is a workaround which you can use to watch Channel 4 from the USA and all other countries too!
How to Watch Escape to the Chateau in the USA
It’s actually very simple to do, although it can sound very technical! All you need to do is use something called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to hide you real location. As long as the VPN server is based in the United Kingdom then you’ll be able to watch Channel 4 and all the UK TV stations online wherever you are.
Here’s a quick example of how you can watch Channel 4 online and the wonderful Escape to the Chateau –
It’s very simple to use and if you try something like NordVPN you can also get access to other stations too. Of course, there’s some great online sites based in the UK like BBC and ITV which will work through NordVPN’s servers. Plus you can connect to different countries to bypass other blocks and access TV sites based in Canada, or Europe.If you have problems you might have to change the date settings on your device too, but this isn’t always necessary. Here’s the steps if you need to do them –
1. In your device’s settings, – change your location to the United Kingdom
2. Set your time zone to GMT -0 (London)
3. Ensure your device’s clock sets itself to GMT -0
4. Restart your device
5. Connect your VPN to UK-based server
6. Go to Channel 4’s and use a real email address
7. Use a Real UK postal code
8. If you don’t have Flash installed click on the link to install Flash
Here’s the discount page to NordVPNs latest offers, but some other VPN providers will work with Channel 4 too if you want to look around.