Two years after it had been saved for the county, Chester House sat empty -Northamptonshire County Council received £1.2m of Government funding for the project.

Picture special Chester House Farm from burnt out shell to heritage honey pot

The £14.5m attraction has been resurrected and finally reborn

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 3:46 am

Chester House Estate has had a long and interesting history stretching back down the millennia with the site being in continuous occupation for 10,000 years.

One of the longest-running and most contentious projects that Northamptonshire has ever seen with bankruptcy and fire thrown into the saga.

The £14.5 million project has been reborn from the ashes of Chester Farm - dogged by delays, financial troubles and the devastating fire.

So let's take a look back at some of the pictures that have documented the ambitious multi-million pound renovation, restoration and building project.

As well as containing the site of a walled Roman town and its suburbs, the farmhouse and newly-refurbished buildings now offers a wedding venue, artisan courtyard, shopping venue, café farm shop, children's play area, conference facilities and bed and breakfast accommodation.

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