6:00pm – Wednesday, August 22 on ABC1
John Philips’ family have lived on the estate of Heath House since the 16th century, and the house has stood since 1840. John and wife Flavia took over the property on his mother’s death, but now in their 70s they are finding the property, along with over 480 acres of land, a financial and physical drain.
The Philips believe the only way out is to sell Heath House, but eldest son Ben is desperate to keep it in the family. Ruth tries to persuade the Philips to give Ben a chance to run the house commercially but with his dad looking over his shoulder, can Ben really prove his worth.
Ruth’s advice is to resurrect their ailing weddings business and soon enough Ben starts to take bookings for weddings and corporate events. With Ruth’s help, Ben eventually persuades his father to take the house off the market altogether giving him the opportunity he desperately wants to turn the property in to a going concern.
What has happened since Ruth’s last visit? Has Ben made a success of the business?