Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire

November 24, 2018

Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor is the former home of the statesman Benjamin Disraeli. It was also the base for a secret map-making operation during the Second World War. The impressive red brick Victorian house is surrounded by 1,500 acres of park and woodlands, which are perfect for enjoying on a hot summer's day.



Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Manor Hughenden Manor


The National Trust has decorated the Disraeli home as it might have looked at the time of occupation. The bold red interior houses a collection of memorabilia including family portraits, furnishings, and a library containing a selection of Disraeli's novels. The cellar hides a (recreated) dark room in the ice house, used as a secret map-making base.



Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Manor Hughenden Manor


For someone so keen on minimalist interiors, it surprised me how much I enjoyed the dramatic style of the Hughenden Manor. Green palms stood out against the red walls, and gold frames popped against patterned wallpaper; furniture clashed with the carpet and ornaments fought for space on mantlepieces. I only wish we'd had a little more time to enjoy the snoop around.





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