In 2001 Baron & Lady Twynehame purchased Knockbrex Castle. At the time describing it as a folly; it was derelict with no bathrooms, no hot water, no toilets and no lights. The only sign of modernisation at that time were new windows that had been fitted prior to the Twynehames purchase.
While the Castle was undergoing renovations and modernisation, the Twynehames lived in the Bothy next to the Castle, a significant difference to the other Castle they owned that was their normal residence in Kent. Their purchase of the Knockbrex Castle was to provide them a "weekend residence for entertaining".
The renovation works included raising the floors from the stone base, insulating the walls and the installation of en-suite bathrooms in many of the bedrooms with some ingenious use of the space available.
The Twynehame coat of arms can still be found on display in the Great Hall of the Castle today as a testimony to their efforts in rescuing this beautiful building