Can the queen of TV property save a stately home from collapse and finally make it pay for itself? For ten years property expert Sarah Beeny, along with her various bumps, has been telling other people how to develop and make money from their homes. But now, in Beeny's Restoration Nightmare, it's time for Sarah to practice what she preaches as she tries to save a stately home in Yorkshire from ruin. The house, Rise Hall, has been home to Sarah, her husband Graham and their ever-expanding family for the last ten years. They bought it for a song because of its dilapidated condition (97 rooms with rising damp, an acre of leaking roofs and a third of a mile of corridors). But what seemed like a bargain is now turning into a money pit. Their plan is wildly ambitious - to restore the Georgian pile to its former glory and transform it into a top-flight wedding and events venue, guaranteeing a future for this remarkable building, all of this in just nine months and on a shoe-string budget.