The Old School at Penallt closed in 1986 and children transferred to Trellech to a modern and purpose built school, and was bought in 1996 by Ros and Alastair who then undertook the conversion. Capel Pentwyn (previously St Mary's Church) was decommissioned in 2003 by The Church in Wales and Ros & Alastair bought and converted it in 2004/5.
The conversion plans for both properties were overseen by Alastair who is an architect and by a local architect Graham Frecknell who is a specialist in conservation.
All aspects of work on the properties, and the necessary services were undertaken by local businesses, suppliers, craftsmen and craftswomen.
Most specialist materials were locally sourced, with slate and stone from the Forest of Dean and stained glass from Brockweir.
The Cleaning and Maintenance Team for the properties pride themselves in setting the standard that 5 Star properties must uphold.
Ros continues to have active involvement with the tourism industry in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean through the very successful countywide Tourism Association. Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association. She has undertaken the recognised awards of Croeso Cynnes - a Welcome to Wales award and WorldHost - a customer facing business award