Sunday, May 26, 2013

South of France.....

.... no, it's the South of Buckinghamshire! Cliveden to be precise, a good time was had, a stunning place & a beautiful hotel, it could do with a bit of sprucing up, but nonetheless, it was lovely.

Lot's of history & absolutely stunning on a sunny Sunday, the Duke of Sutherland had the house rebuilt after a fire, the current form and his vision for an Italianate Mediterranean Villa with a veranda overlooking the Parterre garden is wonderful.

The house was designed by Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, similarities at Cliveden can be seen. Unusually not made of stone, it is brick built with concrete fa├žade.

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