The quality and scope of this restoration work is due to the vision of Steve Kavanagh.  After years of fleeting glimpses of the building shell amongst the trees as a young man, he decided that he just had to make something special from the ruins.

The design changed several times in the early days as family and friends came to see and talk about the potential of the development.

The variety of skills employed during this project ranged from heavy earth moving machinery down to careful hand hewing of replacement stonework.