... for a little TLC. The interiors of Croome Court
"In 1948, the Croome Estate Trust had to sell Croome Court, along with almost all of its original furniture and fittings. The 10th Earl had been killed on the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940 and with maintenance costs rising and agriculture depressed, the upkeep of Croome Court could no longer be supported by the great estate surrounding it.
After the Second World War, Croome Court was used as a school (1950s-1979)
Later (1979-84) Croome was used as the UK headquarters for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
It was then not lived in for 12 years, subsequently it was bought and sold by a succession of property developers, who tried, unsuccessfully, to turn Croome into a country club, hotel and a golf course. In 1998 another property developer turned the house into a private home once more, living here with his family.
In October 2007, Croome Court, now suffering after years of neglect, was bought by the Croome Heritage Trust. They took the property on in partnership with the National Trust, which undertook to run and repair it. The house opened to the public on 26 September 2009 and the Heritage Trust have since extended the lease to the National Trust for 999 years,"
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