Marquess of Bath and his Strictly star wife Emma Weymouth buy London townhouse that was Churchill’s last home from divorcee with Nazi relative for £18.5m
- The Marquess of Bath and his wife purchased West London home for £18.5m
- Grade II-listed home was where Winston Churchill took his last breath in 1965
- It was also owned by a divorcee who married into a family with a Nazi relative
The Marquess of Bath and his wife, Strictly star Emma Weymouth, have purchased a property in West London once lived in by Winston Churchill for £18.5 million.
The Grade II-listed home was bought from a multi-millionaire divorcee whose former husband’s Nazi-supporting grandfather was convicted at the Nuremberg trials.
Churchill lived there on-and-off from 1945 until his death – inside his bedroom – in 1965 at the age of 90 after suffering a stroke.
The grand home was last put on the market in 2016 for £28 million after undergoing extensive renovations.
It features seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and a drawing room with double-height ceilings.
The Marquess of Bath, Ceawlin Thynn, and his wife Emma Weymouth, pictured at the 10th Annual Filmmakers Dinner in France 2019. The couple purchased a property in West London once lived in by Winston Churchill for £18.5 million
Up until Ceawlin Thynn and Emma Weymouth’s acquisition of the property, it was owned by Donatella Flick, who married the grandson of Nazi sympathiser Friedrich Flick.
Flick, a leading backer of the Nazis, was one of the Circle of Friends, a group of industrialists set up to create links between businesses and the Third Reich. He was sentenced to seven years in jail.
Donatella bought the house for £2.5 million in 1996. She has defended Friedrich, claiming his imprisonment for crimes against humanity was a miscarriage of justice.
Monogrammed cushions adorned black sofas, while on the staircase there was a bust of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the German conductor who fought off accusations that he was a Nazi sympathiser
She turned the bedroom where Churchill died into a sitting room dominated by a black-and-white colour scheme.
‘Very simple, very strict, a little bit severe,’ she said. ‘That’s the way I am.’
In the spot where Churchill’s bed stood, she placed a coffee table laden with glossy books and tall white candles.
Monogrammed cushions adorned black sofas, while on the staircase there was a bust of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the German conductor who fought off accusations that he was a Nazi sympathiser.
Land Registry documents confirm that the house was bought by Longleat Estate Holdings Ltd.