Ditchley, nr. Charlbury, Oxfordshire; country house + estate. Once the site of a Roman villa. Later it became a royal hunting ground, then the property of George Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield, who built the present house, designed by James Gibbs, in 1722. In 1933, the house was bought by an MP, Ronald Tree, whose wife Nancy Lancaster redecorated it in partnership with Sibyl Colefax. During the war, they allowed their friend Winston Churchill to use the house as his country retreat.