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From last week, my local NT property. Today owned by the National Trust, the house is leased as a five-star hotel run by von Essen Hotels. During the 1970s, it was occupied by Stanford University of California who used it as an overseas campus. Previously, as the home of Nancy Astor, it was the meeting place of the Cliveden set of the 1920s and 1930s - a group of political intellectuals. Later, during the 1960s, it became the setting for key events of the notorious Profumo Affair.

comments (12)

It's a grand looking place and photo!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Mar 2011, 07:47
A mighty looking place John.
Good shot of this magnificent house. Went here many many years ago when I lived in Slough
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Mar 2011, 07:58
Magnificent John: almost as magnificent as Christine Keeler swimming naked in the pool up there!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 3 Mar 2011, 09:00
An impressive building with a history!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2011, 10:22
Great capture of a great looking building
Great view for this classic building viewed from the garden. Nice mood.
Have a nice day.
It is a fine looking house John.
Wow, what an impressive place, reminds me of Schloss Schönbrunn in Austria!! Nice capture John!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2011, 20:44
this is lovely. nice composition and detail.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Mar 2011, 06:10
Anyone would love to be associated with that place, John, for sure. What a beauty.
Great composition, John. The angles and uprights work a treat.

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