The renovation project will be a long process. To date we have cleared the site from trees and bushes, emptied some rooms of rubble, removed the ivy and secured stone work where necessary and cleared the courtyard.
Our long term plan is to restore the whole castle. As the internal fittings have either been removed or severely damaged we plan to replace as sympathetically as possible using modern products and techniques.
The next phase is to reinstate the scullery and castle kitchen so that we can provide facilities for weddings on site. This will tie in with the introduction of a luxury glamping venue in the forest. Weddings will start off as a marquee on the tennis court lawn and then with the renovation of the chapel and dining room in the castle this will move inside the main building.
The rest of the castle will provide three self contained luxury apartments for our children to make into their homes in the future. The rest of the castle will be used for events and a boutique hotel.