Country House Rescue Revisited

8:30pm Friday, October 12 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Ruth Watson revisits Abbey Dore Court to see how Charis Ward and her granddaughter Clare’s catering holiday business is faring. Charis Ward bought Abbey Dore Court in 1967 for $12,000. In 2000, Charis decided to leave Abbey Dore to live in a more manageable property and the house fell into disrepair. Charis’ 26-year-old granddaughter Clare is determined to bring her formerly happy home back to life. Clare asked Ruth Watson to help, but Ruth’s idea for a B&B was rejected by the family in favour of turning the house into a self-catering holiday business. Ruth cautioned them against the decision, but Charis was determined. Now Ruth revisits Abbey Dore Court to find the house completely transformed.

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