Behind the scenes documentary following the three year long, £8 million restoration project at Mount Stewart Estate on the shores of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. In the first episode, engineers begin to reveal the true state of the house, while it is a nervous time for the team as they attempt to lower the infamous Hambletonian painting.
The Big House Reborn
In the second episode of the new series, the contractors for the main build of the restoration arrive on site to inspect the condition of the building while the Chapel within the Mount Stewart estate undergoes a remarkable transformation as building work commences.
The conservation team at Mount Stewart begin to catalogue items including clothing, china and taxidermy, which will be kept in storage throughout the renovation project. As the renovation slowly takes over the house, the house guides struggle to find untouched areas to show visitors.