Cornelia had a very successful and glamorous career as an antiques dealer in Notting Hill. She fell in love with the building and borrowed £70,000 to buy it - total cost £75,000. It was at the time a ruin with trees growing inside the walls etc.
Cornelia has spent many years restoring the building. She opens her home for 3 hours on Sunday afternoons for tours.
You can read more about Plas teg Here.
Also this fabulous episode of country house rescue where business woman Ruth Watson meets Cornelia to try and assist in raising funds to help with it's restoration and up keep. I strongly urge you to watch this - it is most interesting and Cornelia is a very interesting character.