Lady Melbourne suite is one of the principal suites on the first floor with stunning views over the Broadwater Lake.
The Prince of Wales was so taken by the inestimable charms of Lady Peniston Lamb (the 1st Lord Melbourne’s wife) that he raised the couple to peerage and they took on the title of Lord and Lady Melbourne. A special ‘diplomatic door’ was commissioned which was cut through the wall, leading from her bedroom into the stairwell. This was used by Lady Peniston to by-pass Lord Melbourne’s suite when the illicit pair wished to meet. Originally the Lady of the house entered her bedroom via her husband’s adjoining bedroom, hence the connecting door. This space is now also used as a wardrobe.
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