t is spring at Wiveton Hall and the beginning of the busy Norfolk tourist season. Over the next six months, gentleman farmer Desmond and his team need to make as much money as possible if they are to keep his 17th-century manor home afloat for another year.
In a bid to raise the profile of his cafe, Desmond has organised for a restaurant critic to write a review. On the farm, the asparagus is ready for harvest. But nothing is straightforward at Wiveton Hall and Desmond's bid to renovate a dilapidated cottage is in danger of derailing the entire operation.