Have you ever seen a derelict or abandoned building and thought about trying to buy it and restore it to its former glory? The images on this page show what can be done with a bit of imagination and patience. What once were old crumbling buildings have be turned into beautiful homes and places to stay and visit.

Triumphal Arch Lodge, Co. Fermanagh

This is great example of the fantastic work done by the Irish Landmark Trust. This lodge is one of the gateways to Colebrooke Park, one of Northern Ireland’s most important and historic stately homes which was recently renovated and refurbished by the present Viscount and Viscountess Brookeborough. It is now available as self-catering accommodation.