Ardress House in county Armagh is undergoing a £120,000 facelift thanks to the National Trust.
The re-rendering work on the 17th-century farmhouse – with elegant 18th-century decoration – will take up to a year to complete.
The end result will be the reinstatement of the intended weatherproofing system needed to protect this historic building.
The conservation charity is planning to reintroduce the original façade of the house and restore it to its former glory.
Each year around 8,000 people visit the property which is set in 40 hectares (100 acres) of countryside where there are apple orchards, charming woodland and riverside walks.
Visitors will be able to watch local tradesmen carry out the essential repairs.
The atmosphere of a working farmyard has been rekindled with the return of small animals.
Check out the Ardress House website here.