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Cliveden Village
Cliveden Village

A new chapter in history

Since the Duke of Buckingham began the first significant development of the estate in 1666, Cliveden has been synonymous with innovative contemporary architecture. In its day, the extravagant, Italianate design of the present house, completed by Sir Charles Barry in 1851, was one of England's most unusual buildings, at the leading edge of design.

Cliveden Village, on the site of the former Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital which closed in 1986, continues this ground-breaking tradition.

Countryside Properties have created a community of homes that blend simplicity and a sympathy for the natural surroundings with the highest standards in modern architecture, both externally and internally. The result is a development that opens a new chapter in the history of one of England's most distinguished estates.

The National Trust has overseen the care and maintenance of Cliveden since its last owners, the Astor family, bequeathed it to the nation in 1942. In deciding to regenerate the site of the former Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital, the Trust's priority was to preserve both the aesthetic and the environmental integrity of the estate, whilst at the same time guaranteeing the site's future.

The planning for Cliveden Village has been meticulous. As a result, the development provides a range of contemporary living spaces that sit in harmony with their natural surroundings and provide a sustainable, new community within this unique setting. Its arrival also helps the National Trust safeguard the financial future of Cliveden's historic buildings, gardens and woodland.

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