£4 Million Renovation: Historic House Rescue

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Nestled in the Welsh countryside is Llwyn Celyn, a Medieval house that is on the verge of ruin. It’s thought to date back to the 15th Century and could be one of the most important buildings of its kind in Wales, but until recently it has been used as a farmhouse and now lies empty. Anna Keay and The Landmark Trust think it could be a medieval masterpiece, and are embarking on a £4 million renovation project to bring Llwyn Celyn back from the brink. The Prince of Wales is patron of the charity and has taken a personal interest in the project, and is due to open the building in the summer of 2018 – but only if Anna and the team can rescue this historic house in time.

Along the way they hope to uncover the building’s secrets; using the latest scientific research to uncover its age and delving deep into the historic archives to reveal the story of its owners and occupiers, to discover whether it really is as important as they believe.