Shrouded in a thick layer of dust and hidden under piles of junk, a complete Victorian kitchen lay forgotten for more than a generation.
Archie Graham-Palmer and his wife Philippa discovered the incredible time capsule when they began rummaging in the basement of the family home.
They found an entire kitchen kitted out as if the cook had just stepped out for a breath of air.
As well as a full cooking range, they discovered kettles, pots, pans, pastry cutters, antique fire extinguishers and jelly moulds.
There was a spit for roasting pigs on, as well as a table and benches in the middle of the room which could easily seat 20 staff.
The kitchen is thought to date back to the 1830s when the house had a full complement of servants.
Unused for more than 100 years, the kitchen was apparently briefly recommissioned during the Second World War because it offered protection from air raids.
But it was mothballed after the war and became a dumping ground.
Cefn Park near Wrexham, North Wales, has been passed down through the family since it was bought in 1830.
Mr Graham-Palmer, 41, who worked in commercial forestry, moved back to the family home this year to take over the estate from his father.
With his wife, Philippa, 37, he began investigating the nooks and crannies that had been left undisturbed for decades.
"The basement had been a dumping ground for years," he said. "We discovered that the room was as it would have been. We even found a cookbook. Most of the recipes would have needed an army of cooks."
He and his wife intend to preserve the kitchen because of its links to the estate’s Victorian past and it is being redecorated in colours from the era.