For generations, the Campbells have lived happily at Dulough, an idyllic, rambling estate on the windswept coast of Ireland.
But upkeep has drained the family coffers. Faced with the heartbreaking possibility of having to sell, John Campbell makes a very difficult decision; to keep Dulough he will turn the estate into a tourist attraction.
He and his wife, daughter and son will move from the luxury of the big house to a small, damp caretaker's cottage.
The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the family, and when a tragic accident befalls them, long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings are forced to the surface.