Grumpy old Lord Kerrymore devoted his life to the family's country estate, which he added a vineyard to, and antiques. He has no male heir to inherit the title. His spineless in-living sister Mary's daughter Lisa Norton plans to get adopted and make a fortune 'developing' the property into a tasteless golf hotel. Everything is changed by the arrival from Hong Kong, where her marriage failed, of photographer Sally. She never forgave her mother Heather for openly finding love again with sculptor Richard Barlow while Sally's mother was comatose without real hope, but proves of his lordship's heritage-minded stuff. She also falls in love with Dr. Tom Winter.