Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought the estate from the Duke of Marlborough in 1874. De Rothschild built the house in the style of a French chateau between 1874 and 1889 and created the formal and informal gardens with advice from the Parisian landscape architect Elie Laine.
West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The Dashwoods bought the manor of West Wycombe in 1698 with Sir Francis Dashwood replacing the earlier house c1710-15. Dashwood formed the notorious Hellfire Club at West Wycombe whose motto was: ‘Fais ce que tu voudrais’; it met irregularly between 1749 and 1760s.