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De Vere Venues Latimer Place takes the crown in search for UK’s ‘Top 50 Homes’ 

De Vere Venues Latimer Place exterior
De Vere Venues has announced that Latimer Place, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire has been crowned the UK’s ‘Top Home’ following a televised search to find the nations ‘Top 50’ homes, screened on primetime ITV show, ‘Britain’s Secret Homes.’    A collaboration between ITV and The English Heritage, ‘Britain’s Secret Homes’  revealed  the remarkable stories behind some of the most intriguing and surprising properties in the UK, from country manors to secluded cottages and even council houses.

Presented by award winning broadcasters Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes, with a star-studded panel of contributors including Sir David Jason who visited Latimer Place, factors taken into consideration during the judging process included each venues national importance, cultural significance, historical value and beauty.

It was revealed during filming that during WWII, Latimer Place played an integral part in British history, housing German Prisoners of War who were inadvertently revealing secrets of great military importance whilst being held in the stately home. Transcripts of these highly secretive conversations have been released revealing clues about code breaking, imminent attacks and war boat technology, helping  the nation towards a victorious outcome in WWII.

Tessa Win, General Manager of Latimer Place commented ‘’To win the top spot, up against so many fantastic properties was a real honour.  The team at Latimer Place are extremely proud to be associated with a venue with so much significance to British history.’’

Today, Latimer Place is run by De Vere Venues, the UK’s number one provider of conference, meeting and events space. With 44 meeting event rooms and 147 en-suite bedrooms, each space maintains the historical charm of the venue whilst offering delegates and leisure guests top-of-the-range facilities. Nestled within the Chiltern Hills and overlooking the Chess Valley, Latimer Place provides an inspiring venue to match its surprising history.

Located just minutes from J18 of the M25, and a short rail journey from Central London on the Metropolitan Line, Latimer Place is also easily accessible via both Heathrow and Luton airports, making it an ideal destination for corporate events for businesses nationwide.

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