Episode 1: Rock Farm
Series following the fortunes of properties facing a struggle for survival and their committed new owners wanting to turn historic ruins into dream homes. Caroline Quentin meets Alex and her partner Martin. When they bought Rock Farm, the once perfectly proportioned Georgian house was a crumbling shell, cracked and contorted. The build schedule and the budget were tight, but Alex believed she could save this 200-year-old building in just six months.
As the fabric of the building begins its steady restoration, layers of Rock Farm's long-lost history also become clear. Dr Kate Williams reveals the influential landowners that lived there throughout the ages, while architectural expert Kieran Long invites a specialist to look at the decaying bricks. An extraordinary discovery follows that adds another 300 years of history to the site and makes it a building of national importance. Show less