I Want To Go To England And I’m Not Kidding!

Have you seen the Elle Decor article about Jemma Kidd and Arthur Wellesley’s  recent move from London to the family estate in Hampshire – it has me wanting to go to England and I’m not kidding!

It had me at the allee of lime trees…

Jemma Kidd's English estate

Jemma Kidd and her husband made the decision to move out of London and are living at Stratfield Saye, an estate which was a gift to the first Duke of Wellington in 1817.  Wellesly is second in line to the title and is descended from Queen Victoria.  The article in Elle Decor caught my attention for many reasons, one of which is my current reading choice, The Heir Apparent, which has me in the middle of all things Victoria and Albert!

The drawing room with custom-made sofa, antique Turkish velvet slipper chairs, vintage kilim and ottoman…

Jemma Kidd drawing room

entrance hall table is by William Yeoward…

Jemma Kidd's English estate


Jemma Kidd English estate

love the antique french bench in the kitchen…

Jemma Kidd kitchen

breakfast room…

Jemma Kidd in Elle Decor

the boot room may be my favorite…

Jemma Kidd  mudroom

although I could get comfortable in the guest room…

Jemma Kidd guest room

I want to go to England and I’m not kidding!…

dog in sweater



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  1. Kandy Sims says:

    Oh so beautiful……can I go too!?

  2. Leslie Dement Cox says:

    Oh my gosh!!!!……From following your posts for just these last few months, I’ve gained an insight on YOUR style, and this has Y-O-U written all over it!!!!!!………It looks as if YOU designed it – I say just MOVE RIGHT ON IN!!!!!!…….England here you come!!!!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I wish I could move right in! As always, thanks for reading along with me!

  3. Ingrid taylor says:

    I have been bugging Timmy to death about going too, if we can’t get the Tim’s moving we might have to just go ourselves, you know we would have a Ball!!!!!

  4. mnestorc@aol.com says:

    Well, it looks like we could put a trip together – you, me and Kandi! Let’s go!

  5. sally randall says:

    love this

  6. What a lovely place! England has always been a place I’ve wanted to visit. Maybe someday…

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I have been to London but would love to be able to visit more of the countryside. I suppose that is why I take virtual trips through magazines, etc!

  7. Love the meerkat trio on the breakfast room table! They are endearing and comical on the animal channel.