Upstairs, downstairs at Cliveden House

Bells in the former servants quarters of Cliveden House credit Irene Caswell

This week saw the launch of a new summer pop-up Champagne Terrace bar at Cliveden House. The Italianate mansion is the former home of Nancy Astor, wife of the 2nd Viscount Astor. In the 1920s and 1930s Cliveden was the meeting place of the Cliveden Set. In the early 1960s, it became the setting for the events of the notorious Profumo Affair.

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Staying in a Landmark building

I recently spent some time in the historic city of Bath in the UK. The whole city is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is built from the distinctive Bath Stone which positively glows on a dark winter’s day in England.

Bath’s Georgian architecture @hastagtravelin [image credit Beata Cosgrove Photography]
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Life’s little luxuries

The great food writer Elizabeth David liked to spend Christmas Day in bed with a tray of delicious food and a glass or two of cold white Alsace wine. Sounds like a lovely idea…

White Room four-poster The Spread Eagle Hotel

How do you define luxury? What does it mean to you? Read the full story of my visit to The Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst Fit For A Queen.


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