Cliveden House Hotel (photo from Luxurious Magazine)
One of my many interests is visiting stately homes and historic residences. There’s a few of them in London, but the remarkably grand ones are outside the capital, far from any form of public transport. Palatial houses come with extensive grounds and beautiful gardens after all.
My husband and I keep a list of houses we want to visit but we’ve never come across Cliveden House. It is jointly owned and looked after by the National Trust and Iconic Luxury Hotels. The former handles the gardens and the grounds while the latter manages the house as a luxury hotel.
So why a literary festival at Cliveden House? That would involve some history-telling, so bear with me and I’ll try to keep this as short as possible!…