6:00pm – Wednesday, June 27 on ABC1
Monreith House is an imposing Georgian mansion built in 1799 near Port William in south-west Scotland. It’s home to Sir Michael Maxwell, the last in line to one of Scotland’s oldest families who can be traced back to 1481 and whose power and riches have left a trail of architectural heritage in the area, including the unique triangular Calaverock Castle.
Eccentric bachelor Sir Michael inherited Monreith in the early 1980s from his uncle. But his uncle took the view that it would be cheaper for the grand property to fall down rather than to pay to have it demolished, and has left Sir Michael with a house in disrepair on top of huge debts.
Sir Michael calls on the assistance of Ruth Watson to help turn his failing fortunes round. Can she persuade him to improve on Monreith’s accommodation and make more of his amazing family history?