Beeny's Restoration Nightmare

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Sarah Beeny attempts to save a near-derelict listed Georgian stately home and open it up as a luxury events venue

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Sarah Beeny attempts to save a near-derelict listed Georgian stately home and open it up as a luxury events venue

Series 2 Summary

The second series sees Sarah Beeny and husband Graham Swift struggling to restore all the state rooms and bedrooms of their 97-room Georgian mansion, on an increasingly tight budget. It also delves into the fascinating social and architectural history of Rise Hall and shows how to restore and decorate - on both a grand scale and tight budget.

  • Episode 1

    Graham and Sarah tackle the Regency dining room, which was one of the house's most lavish rooms when it was built 200 years ago. But Sarah and Graham have been using it as a dumping ground...

  • Episode 2

    Sarah and Graham turn their sights on the grandest rooms - the morning room and the drawing room. It's a challenging task restoring the elaborate plasterwork and features on a tight time schedule.

  • Episode 3

    Sarah and Graham take time out from the restoration of the grand state rooms to focus on a playroom for the whole family as the battle with the local council reaches breaking point.

  • Episode 4

    Sarah and Graham tackle three bathrooms with three very different challenges. For inspiration they visit a company that makes period sanitary-ware reproductions and restores antique bathroom fittings.

  • Episode 5

    Sarah and Graham continue their rollercoaster relationship with Rise Hall as they discover the extraordinary hidden history of one of the rooms.

  • Episode 6

    Sarah and Graham go into overdrive preparing their dilapidated Georgian mansion for a wedding reception. There are nightmares aplenty, including a freak wasp infestation and one last twist.

Beeny's Restoration Nightmare synopsis

Sarah Beeny attempts to save a near-derelict listed Georgian stately home and open it up as a luxury events venue

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