Since 1992 it has been Sarah Callander Beckett's mission to restore and revitalise the lovely Gothick mansion of Combermere Abbey, where she lives. It has required extensive restoration of the main house, walled garden and ancillary buildings. The North Wing had been abandoned in the 1950s and beneath the gothic cladding was an unstable Tudor structure which was endangering the whole building. The North Wing is now restored to provide a series of beautifully-appointed bedroom suites which can be booked on a bed and breakfast basis. The bedrooms are all superb, the bathrooms outstanding and the attention to detail impressive. This is not the only award won by the team at Combermere who have established an admired and well integrated business which has breathed new life into a once threatened house.