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Ashcombe in Wiltshire. Cecil Beaton recalled his first impressions of the house, which was to become his home for fifteen years: "None of us uttered a word as we came under the vaulted ceiling and stood before a small, compact house of lilac-coloured brick. We inhaled sensuously the strange, haunting - and rather haunted - atmosphere of the place ... I was almost numbed by my first encounter with the house. It was as if I had been touched on the head by some magic wand."

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Europe House of the Day - Edwardian Country House - Photos

Edwardian Country House Location: Petham, United Kingdom This six-bedroom house near Canterbury in England was built around 1910 as a dower house for the widow of the owner of the adjacent estate.