In downstairs loos of houses of a certain sort, the old school photograph is a constant. When you’ve seen a few of these slightly yellowing portraits, you’ve seen them all. But this trend might soon reach its end. If you listen carefully in particular enclaves, you’ll hear faint whisperings about a new way of doing things. Maybe, just maybe, public school isn’t quite for everyone any more. Say goodbye to the old school pictures; the toffs are going native.
The first thing that visitors notice at James and Lucy Hervey-Bathurst's home, Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, are the family photographs. Sitting proud in the Great Hall is one of the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother - or the Duke and Duchess of York, as they then were - visiting James's grandparents in 1934. "Chinese people love pictures of royalty," he says. "But the most famous person who has been to Eastnor, apart from Madonna, is Fred Dibnah.
One man’s old school is another man’s renovation project. That’s certainly the case at Sherborne House, the grand, 18th-century mansion named after the picturesque Dorset town in which it sits. The house, which once played host to Charles Dickens, is now on the open market for the first time in 80 years, giving those members of the public with a few million in their pocket the opportunity to make their mark on the historic building. It is for sale at £2 million with Chesters Commercial.
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Selecting a term
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