One of the major challenges of owning a large house – aside from paying the mortgage – is maintaining its cleanliness. And Cornelia Bayley probably knows this better than most people, as she failed to clean her massive country estate even once in some 29 years. But then, in 2015, two people finally offered her some assistance.
Back in 1986 Bayley purchased her Jacobean mansion in Flintshire, Wales, for around £70,000 – or a little over $254,000 in today’s money. Known as Plas Teg, the house is believed to have been built in 1610. Since then, the estate has naturally been passed down through a number of different owners.
In fact, Plas Teg was initially built for politician and associate of King James I Sir John Trevor I, who lived there with his family at the beginning of the 17th century. During this time, the Trevor family hosted a variety of events for their guests. Then, in the 18th century, the mansion came into the possession of Lord and Lady Dacre, with their own descendants taking charge in the 19th century.