We are delighted to announce that Llwyn Celyn, our current restoration project in the Black Mountains, will be the subject of a new TV series later this year.
The Grade I listed property, which is now open for bookings, was built over 500 years ago and is one of the finest medieval houses in Wales. We’ve been carefully restoring the precious historic structure since 2016 with TV cameras following our progress every step of the way, including the project's many discoveries and challenges.
A two-part documentary will follow our work to transform the endangered structure into a fully restored masterpiece as it becomes our milestone 200th Landmark. Director Dr Anna Keay and furnishings manager John Evetts are joined by expert colleagues to shine a light on everything from Llwyn Celyn’s fascinating history to the way we handcraft our kitchen units.
In 2015 a six-part series Restoring Britain’s Landmarks on Channel 4 went behind the scenes following our restoration of Belmont in Lyme Regis and St Edward’s Presbytery in Ramsgate, plus offered an insight into the many other aspects of our work. Llwyn Celyn featured in the second episode of the series, prior to restoration and during our research phase. Since then many people have asked us if there is more television in the pipeline so we are thrilled to share this latest news.
The two-part documentary has been commissioned by Channel 4's features department and will be broadcast on either Channel 4 or More4. We will bring you more details as soon as we have them. In the meantime, you can watch all six episodes of Restoring Britian's Landmarks on All4 here (UK residents only), or you can book a break at this extraordinary building before its transformation unfolds on TV screens across Britain in autumn 2018.