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Indian Summer House

REF NR: 698

Queen Victoria was fascinated by India and so created this beautiful summer house to a design which conjures up the atmosphere of the country. The building is set in a wonderful location for a peaceful and romantic escape. Windows extend for almost the entire length of the cottage, immersing guests in the woodland setting, while the sloping roof line offers a certain air of mystery. Furniture, attractive cream carpets topped with Indian rugs, rich silk curtains and other elaborate materials furnish the interior - accentuating the aesthetic of the Indian Raj.


It was once the home of Princess Beatrice and her family.