Through-the-Keyhole: Daily Mail Editor Geordie Greig’s Six Oven Special

Ovens have been the hot topic in Westminster today with James Brokenshire getting a roasting after the Daily Mail’s double-page spread revealed his kitchen is kitted out with a generous four ovens. One person who should know a fair bit about multiple ovens is Daily Mail editor Geordie Greig. Greig recently became the proud owner of a stonking Grade II*-listed mansion. The kitchen is equipped with no fewer than SIX ovens…

Guido can count at least four Aga ovens along with one of Brokenshire’s “normal double ovens”. There may well be a microwave oven lurking out of shot too. And that’s before you even count his London home…

The Gothic revival “family home” and four estate cottages were on the market for £3.75 million just a couple of years ago before the Mail man snaffled it up. Greig has over 21 acres to enjoy …

The mansion’s 8,000 plus square feet are full of authentic period features, including working period fireplaces spread around the four reception rooms. There are a whole six bathrooms, one for each oven…

That’s just the house – if Geordie gets a bit hot after too much cooking, there’s always the heated swimming pool to cool off in with its own bar and shower area, while the outbuildings include four cottages in the grounds and two “double garages”. Or does that count as four?

Rent Boris Johnson’s Home For £2,000 a Week: Picture Special

Guido brings you an extra-special edition of Through the Keyhole – taking you inside the former home of Boris Johnson where he fought and won the EU referendum. The historic £3 million end-of-terrace perched next to Regent’s Canal in Islington can be yours to rent for just £2,000 a week. Less than half the eye-watering £4,500 a week Remainers are stumping up for Stop Brexit Man’s Westminster palace…

Plenty of space to entertain your friends in this elegant living room, there’s even a piano if you fancy giving a little rendition. Just don’t play Ode to Joy…

Cook your meals in the open plan kitchen where Michael Gove reportedly convinced Boris to back Brexit. A little taste of history…

The spacious master bedroom has a nice oriental tinge as well as its own private roof terrace and adjoining dressing room. That sofa might come in handy for when you’ve fallen out with your other half…

Take your pick from the three stylishly decorated bathrooms spread over the house’s five floors. Very nice…

The large garden out the back is perfect for having friends round for a barbeque on those hot summer weekends. Just don’t forget to organise your leadership bid too…

Picture Special: ‘Stop Brexit’ Man’s £6M Westminster Pad

Protesting doesn’t always have to be about the hardship of standing around in the rain holding a soggy placard all day. For Westminster’s most obnoxious protester – ever-shouty ‘Stop Brexit Man’ Steve Bray – it turns out protesting can actually become a highly luxurious ‘career’. As the Mail on Sunday revealed yesterday, Bray has raised tens of thousands of pounds in donations in order to rent a luxury £6 million townhouse on the same street as Jacob Rees-Mogg, as well as Lords Flight, Luptan and Strathclyde, at the cost of £4,500 per week. Which is almost as bad a use of Remainers’ money as giving it to Jolyon or these clowns

Apparently having a “temporary campaign HQ” in the heart of Westminster has given Bray the “extra energy” he needs to campaign against Brexit. Guido takes you inside to find out how…

Take off your EU flag apparel and put down your placards in this elegant entrance hall after a hard day’s work shouting at random members of the public. If you’re lucky EU Supergirl might even serenade you with her latest song on the harp…

Don’t worry about bitter campaign infighting ruining your evening, with this double-size reception room you can keep warring Remoaner factions a safe distance away from each other. Will there be enough space for their egos?

Having trouble coming up with a new slogan that isn’t just “Stop Brexit”? Invite your pro-EU chums round for a plotting meeting in this elegant dining room and you’ll come up with a new one in no time. That Buddha sculpture might have to go though, not very European…

Carrying placards all day is demanding work – make sure you’re well-rested and refreshed every day by getting a good night’s sleep in any one of the five deluxe double bedrooms. Go en-suite, shared bathrooms are for Leavers…

Feeling a bit grubby after over 500 days of protesting on the trot? This double-width bathtub will sort you right out. Not that anyone is necessarily going to want to share it with you…

Through the Keyhole: Bernard Jenkin’s Sumptuous Georgian Townhouse

Bernard Jenkin may not have got the most flattering portrayal in Channel 4’s Brexit drama on Monday night but at least he was able to watch it from the comfort of his sumptuous five-bedroom Kennington townhouse. However, the BJ-lifestyle could soon be yours for a mere £2.8 million – the outgoing Harwich MP has had the Grade II Listed Georgian property on the market for a while now but hasn’t been able to shift it. Could you be the lucky buyer?

Your guests will love dinner in the elegant dining room with impeccable period furnishings original dark wood panelling. Very tasteful…

Enjoy the wonderful natural light in the smart yet comfortable drawing room. Or close the curtains and relax in the way that best suits you…

The luxurious master bedroom has a whole floor to itself and comes complete with ensuite bathroom and its very own dressing room. Perfect for discarding those unwanted clothes…

Stick the relatives safely in the separate basement flat when they come to stay. Special relationship sofa cushions not necessarily included…

Take back control of the sizeable garden with plenty of potential – make the most of any summer heatwaves by turning it into your perfect sun trap. Just watch out for the neighbours…

Plot your next boardroom coup in your stylish wooden studio annexe tucked away down the bottom of the garden, complete with its own bathroom for those extended scheming sessions. Your rivals will never see it coming…

Through the Brussels Keyhole: MEP Nirj Deva’s Divine Domicile

Britain’s MEPs are having a tough time of late – earlier this week they found out that they’ll have to make do with six-figure ‘transition payments’ to help them find new jobs in the wake of their Brexit-enforced redundancy. Some are even being forced to sell up their Brussels homes, including Conservative MEP Nirj Deva who has just put his swanky residence in the upmarket neighbourhood of Chatelain on the market.

However, with over 25,000 lobbyists based in Brussels and over 30,000 Commission officials to lobby despite Brexit he will have no trouble selling this on to a high-fee lobbyist – perhaps Nick Clegg will need a second home in Brussels. Guido offers you a guided tour of the nineteenth-century home so you can see whether the Brussels lifestyle might yet be for you…

Greet your Eurocrat friends in one of the house’s several reception rooms – offer them a glass of the good stuff as they admire your art collection and parquet flooring:

Lobbyists will love long lunches in your antique dining room replete with chandeliers and the finest curtains:

Overdone the brandy with Jean-Claude at dinner? Move through to this stag-geringly smart reception room and enjoy your cigars in the elegant armchairs and sofas:

Your in-house chef will love this large kitchen with all the latest appliances and plenty of natural light. And there’s more than enough room to hire in a bit of extra help if you really want the canapés to impress:

Brussels’ finest will have no complaints about availing themselves of your facilities – this modern bathroom with black tiling à la mode will make every Eurocrat feel at home as they go about their business:

Feeling tired after a whole day of entertaining? Retire to one of the house’s five bedrooms, or alternatively just take the time to relax on your antique chaise-long:

It could be yours for just €1,290,000 – a snip compared to London property prices. Never mind the fact that taxpayers have already helped Nirj with his accommodation costs to the tune of €300 a day for the last 19 years…

Esther’s Luxury Home Sells to Labour Opponent’s Daughter

Back in October Guido ran one of our “through the keyhole” looks at Esther McVey’s Wirral home, the four bedroom house was on the market for £615,000. With our help promoting the property it sold the very next month in November for just below the asking price at £605,000.

In a strange twist, the buyer of this suburban dream home was Catriona Davies, the daughter of the leader of Wirral’s Labour Council – Philip Davies* – who, in the 2010 General Election, lost out against the now-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for the Wirral West seat. She bought it for cash, no mortgage needed…

*not her boyfriend Philip Davies, the Tory MP.

Through the Keyhole: Esther’s £615,000 Pad Could Be Yours

This is the charming £615,000 Wirral home put on the market by Tory backbencher Esther McVey. The four-bedroom detached house is set in landscaped gardens shielded from view by a wall of luscious greenery. The property boasts three bathrooms (two en-suite), three sitting rooms, and even a roof terrace. Esther bought the house ten years ago for £357,000, meaning she has made more than a quarter of a million pounds on the property in just over ten years. Guido takes you inside… 

A flawless garden, equipped for al-fresco dining under a retractable awning. Perfect for summer evening drinks…

The candelabra-clad dining room, complete with bust of a half-naked woman.

An intimate roof terrace…

Plenty of space for entertaining in the spacious kitchen. Great to chill after a hard week in Westminster…Guess she’s moving to her new Tatton constituency…

Maggie’s Flat For Sale For £1.2 Million

112 Swan Court, once the marital home of Margaret and Denis Thatcher, is for sale. The sixth floor apartment just off the King’s Road in Chelsea has far reaching views over the City of London. Very light and airy with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, though fair to say it is in need of a little refurbishment.

Estate agents say: “It was whilst living in the property that Margaret Thatcher made the momentous decision to return her attention to a career in politics”.

Yours for £1.2 million…

Andrew Mitchell Puts Constituency Home Up For Sale

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Andrew Mitchell has put his constituency home up for sale, Guido can reveal. Thrasher may have decided to put the £350,000 Sutton Coldfield property on the market to help pay his million pound legal bill, though there has also been speculation that Mitchell feels he has no future in Theresa May’s regime and is considering his political future. Either way, Guido takes you through the keyhole…

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Described by estate agents as a “stunning” and “beautiful” two bedroom “period residence set within a prestigious town centre location”, Mitchell’s gaff boasts original features throughout as well as a “beautiful kitchen” and “luxury bathroom”. It is a bit too pine ‘n chintz for Guido’s taste.

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Outside there is an enclosed rear garden with patio and dining area:

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The property is on the market now – Andrew Mitchell’s constituency home could be yours for £350,000…

Through the Keyhole: Shami’s £2.5 Million “Nice Big House”

On Sunday Shami Chakrabarti tried to excuse her hypocrisy on grammar schools by telling viewers about her “nice big house”. As ever Guido takes you Through the Keyhole, inside the £2.5 million Grade II-listed home Baroness Chakrabarti owns in South London.

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The luxurious property contains no less than SIX bedrooms and FOUR bathrooms, as well as its own courtyard outside the sliding doors behind the ultra-modern dining area.

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Shami bought the house with her husband for £1.4 million in 2010. They then divorced, she became the sole owner, and the property has added a million quid to its value since then.

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Perfect for all your dinner party needs dahling!

‘Barry Boy’ Owen Smith Lived in Stunning Surrey Home

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Self-proclaimed “Barry boy” Owen Smith lived in a huge house in Surrey while he worked as an £80,000-a-year lobbyist for Pfizer, Guido can reveal. Despite his much-vaunted working class credentials, our pictures show the Labour leadership contender lived in a stunning four bedroom home in the desirable stockbroker belt village of Westcott. Smith registered the address on the electoral roll and declared it to Companies House when he was a director at the Bevan Foundation. He moved to Wales shortly after he was elected in 2010, and the property was sold in November that year for a £250,000 profit. The estate agent described it as “a beautiful family home which has been the subject of much recent improvement and extension”. According to Zoopla it is now worth well over a million pounds. Only one kitchen though, otherwise Oily Smith really would be the Welsh Ed Miliband…

Through The Keyhole: Simon Burns’ Shrine To Hillary

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Veteran Tory MP Simon Burns has been participating in US presidential elections since 1972, when he campaigned against Nixon. Since 2008 he has been a massive Hillary Clinton fan:

“I am so convinced that Hillary Clinton is the best choice to be the next president of the US that I spent some of the Christmas Parliamentary recess trudging the snowy streets of New Hampshire campaigning for her.”

Indeed Burns is such a Hillary supporter that he even has a veritable shrine to Clinton in his house. These pictures of his stunning interior have been revealed as Burns has put his constituency home in Chelmsford up for sale:

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As well as posters and pictures of Hillary lining the walls, Burns also keeps a special picture on the chest of drawers in one of the bedrooms:

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Burns’ pad even features an antique, thunder-box style loo, surrounded by Spitting Image porcelain heads and framed copies of the Socialist Worker:

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He’s also an Enoch fan:

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The charming three bedroom house is on the market for £700,000…

Through the Keyhole: Afriyie’s £5 Million Manor For Sale

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Rumours about top Tory stalking donkey Adam Afriyie’s financial situation abound – he is flogging his massive 9 bedroom Westminster townhouse for £16.25 million, a cool profit of £9 million. Having said earlier in 2015 “You can’t expect an MP to scrabble around on a salary of £67,000.”

Now Afriyie has put his palatial 17th century Windsor home on the market for £4.85 million. Purchased in 2008 for £4 million, the eight bedroom house comes with five bathrooms, five reception rooms, and five and a half acres of land. The former monastery contains several period features, including an ornately decorated octagonal music room:

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In addition to two cellars, the property has several spacious suites used to entertain guests:

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The grounds include a tree lined drive, a “secret garden”, a pool, a chalet style studio, a sauna, tennis court and even a croquet lawn and rose Pergola:

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The buyer will also enjoy a four door Aga – as well as a Siemens dishwasher, Neff electric hob with combination oven under and an American-style Amana fridge. The listing states that “Good local schools are numerous and include Eton College”.

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Selling the Westminster house, now the constituency mansion is up for sale, Guido would not be surprised to see that Afriyie is not a candidate in 2020…

Through The Keyhole: Lansman’s £1.5 Million Pad

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Guido readers will remember that People’s Momentum chief Jon Lansman runs the grassroots Corbynista group from a million pound luxury riverside apartment at Shad Thames. But where did the Bennite previously reside? This is Lansman’s former four-storey property in Shoreditch, which sold for £1,525,000 in April last year.[…] Read the rest

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