After offering suggestions to the owners of Cothay Manor in Somerset, Ruth Watson advises a dance DJ who inherited Elmore Court, a Grade II listed mansion in the Cotswolds. The other properties featured in the series were a 215-year-old Palladian style country house in the Scottish Borders, Grade II listed Tudor mansion Albury Park, and Pentillie Castle in Cornwall.
In the first of 10 new editions, Ruth Watson meets the owner of Plas Teg, a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion in North Wales. The owner needs to raise some cash in a hurry, but she isn't keen on the idea of letting strangers into her beloved home. Next up is Riverhill in Kent, an 18th-century rag stone manor which stands in 130 acres of historic gardens. Four generations of the Rogers family have resided there, but the estate has fallen into disrepair. The other properties featured in the series were Carnfield Hall in Derbyshire, gothic mansion Heath House in Staffordshire, a Grade I listed building overlooking Bodmin Moor, a Palladian-style mansion in Worcestershire, and a dilapidated country house in Herefordshire. Ruth also revisits two of the properties featured in series one - Cothay Manor in Somerset and Albury Park in Surrey - to see if the owners elected to adopt her earlier advice.
Ruth Watson returned in March 2011 with the first of eight new editions. In the series opener, she visits Wyresdale Hall in Lancashire, home to the Whewell family. Its members want Ruth to help them turn the building into a viable business. The other properties in the series were a sprawling stately pile in Devon; Monreith House near Port William in south-west Scotland; Trereife House in Penzance, Cornwall; Kentchurch Court in Herefordshire; Grade II listed Georgian house Garston Manor on the outskirts of Watford; Grade II listed Georgian villa Hill Place in Swanmore, Hampshire; and a 17th-century mansion in Wales.
In the first episode, Ruth Watson offers advice to the owners of Gissing Hall, a stately home in Norfolk. Spiralling costs have forced the owners to run it as a hotel, but revenues are insufficient and they want Ruth to help them rescue the situation. Next up, Ruth revisits John and Ellie Henderson, who inherited Chesters in the Scottish Borders, to find out whether they have been able to give up their day jobs in London and adopted her idea of using the stately home as a location for corporate away-days. The penultimate episode sees Ruth returning to Pentillie Castle hotel to find out if owners Ted and Sarah Coryton have followed her advice to run the property as a wedding venue, B&B or a place for hire. In the final episode, Ruth revisits Elmore Court in Gloucestershire to see if owner Anselm Guise has followed her advice to make the most of the property.