When Judy Corbett caught sight of a large stone mansion in the craggy foothills of the Snowdonian mountains she had little idea of the adventure on which she was about to embark. She and her husband-to-be. Peter, had long had pipe-dreams of buying an old ruin and escaping the city, the pace and excesses of modern life. But it was only when they'd moved into a squalidly filthy, cold and wet Gwydir Castle that they began to realize what restoration dramas they'd let themselves in for. Restoring the sixteenth-century castle reduced the couple to near penury. But the magic of the house, its history and the landscape ensured that they stayed to tell their own unique story.