Friday, September 29, 2017


From Jewish News Online:
Hartwell House has a remarkable history: its most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, for five years from 1809.  And once a property hosts royalty, standards are set. Hartwell House has 30 bedrooms and suites on three floors.  All of the ‘boudoirs’ (Louis XVIII’s term) on the first floor, where we were accommodated, have been named after members of the Bourbon family. Many of the rooms have four-poster beds and all are decorated in a style reflecting the character of the house. We stayed in the Duchesse d’Angouleme room, named after the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who resided there with her uncle for five years. I hope she was as comfortable as we were.  After settling in, the sunshine called and  we set off to explore the 94 acres of parkland, landscaped by a contemporary of Capability Brown. (Read more.)


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