The House and Gardens

In the interior of Loton, specifically the oldest part which is beautifully panelled, there are two rather interesting historical State bedrooms, both slept in by future Kings of England, George IV and William IV, when they honoured Sir Robert Leighton with a visit in September 1806.

There were originally 32 bedrooms in the mansion: it has a capacity of 60 rooms if you count every little room which shuts with a door; and an enormous staff; in the 1920s there were approximately 19 house staff and 9 in the gardens, chauffeurs and grooms. Today that is reduced to just 2 plus the present Sir Michael and Lady Leighton.

Dining Room

The dining room is unusual in as much as the early ‘Trompe L’Oeil’ decoration on the frieze of the walls, which was unique for that period.