Chateau Beaufort” is a story about a family and the hotel in which they live. Mr. Bartley and Mrs. Bridget Beaufort, along with their two children Bernadine and Basil, are the second and third generations of Beauforts who have called the hotel their permanent home. This band of misfits has never lived anywhere else. They have, in fact, never even left the property. Consequently, they have never gotten out of their pyjamas from Nufferton.