A gift from T S Matthews
It came to us through the exceptional generosity of its last owner, Pamela Matthews, who had lived here as a child in the 1920s. In 1964 she married as her second husband T.S. (Tom) Matthews, a distinguished American journalist, writer and former editor of Time magazine. Knowing that she had always loved the house, he bought it for her. The Matthews themselves were a colourful and interesting couple. T.S. Matthews, a prolific author in his own right, counted among his friends some of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, including Robert Graves and T.S. Eliot. In approaching us, Pamela Matthews's wish was that as many people as possible should enjoy the house she loved so much.