National Trust's Dyffryn House and Gardens prepares for public
4 January 2013 Last updated at 15:18 GMT
One of Wales' most significant heritage sites is now being managed by the National Trust.
Dyffryn House and Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan has been handed over to the conservation charity from the local council on a 50 year lease.
BBC Wales reporter Charlotte Dubenskij has been exploring the estate.