At home with three gener ations of her famous family sophie conran opens the doors to the stunning wiltshire home that showcases her unique style

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Caroline, Sophie and Coco Conran (above from left) pose outside Sophie’s grade II-listed home. Originally built in the late 18th century but altered in the 19th, it was once owned by the Duke of Wellington and is set in 70 acres

Three generations of the legendary Conran lifestyle dynasty – Sophie Conran, her mother Caroline and her daughter Coco – all meet us at the door of beautiful Salthrop House.

On the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, set in lush gardens and surrounded by woods and meadows, Sophie’s Georgian manor is, unsurprisingly, the place where the three women most love to spend time together.

Sophie, 58, is the daughter of the late Sir Terence Conran, the design guru who transformed the way we live with his interiors store Habitat, revolutionised the restaurant scene with a string of glamorous venues and founded London’s Design Museum.

During her marriage to Sir Terence, Caroline, 84, became famous herself, as the food writer who gave British home cooking a whole new flavour.

A skylight bathes the flying staircase and pieces from Sophie’s art collection 6 in natural light, while the entrance hall has a similar bright and airy feel
A table holds a collection of hats. In vivid contrast to the collectables and antiques is one of Sophie’s own sofa designs, (below) from a range fittingly named Coco

Sophie credits both her parents for the success she’s achieved in her own career, showcased in her online home and gardens company

As for 27-year-old Coco, she has taken up the fashion mantle of her uncle, Sophie’s brother Jasper Conran, who was among the favourite couturiers of Diana, Princess of Wales. She launched her own sustainable womenswear brand, Coco Conran, in 2019.

With Sophie’s son Felix and brothers Sebastian, Tom and Ned all following in her father’s footsteps – Felix and Sebastian as product designers, Tom and Ned as restaurateurs – it’s easy to see how the Conran family have made an indelible mark on the nation. And Salthrop

House provides a perfect example of their irresistible style.

Sophie, how long have you lived here?

“I bought the house around ten years ago. It’s been both a joyous and, at times, stressful journey to turn it into the haven it is today.”

What made you decide to buy it?

“It just felt right when I first walked through the do

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