Can you solve our August ‘Room with a Clue’ puzzle?

Each month, we show you a room from a house of significance and ask you to work out either the property’s name, or who lived there. There’s a prize up for grabs, so see if you can solve the riddle...

Room with A Clue Aug
Opens July 22nd, 2020 12:01 am
Closes August 25th, 2020 11:59 pm

African oasis

It was an enchanting early 20th-century botanical garden in Marrakech that first drew our homeowner’s attention to this plot in 1980. A true toast of haute couture, his love of beauty meant that, after hearing the land was earmarked for retail development, he bought it. With his long-time partner, they purchased the adjoining villa too, Villa Oasis, and set about restoring it into a fashionable sanctuary. Inside is a riot of bold colour, elaborate tilework, marble flooring, woven rugs, gilded chandeliers and decorative examples of fine craftsmanship.

The prize

Emma Bridgewater Swallows mug
If you think you know who lived in this month’s home, you could be in with a chance of winning this
Blue Swallows In The Clouds half-pint mug, worth £19.95, from queen of colourful ceramics Emma Bridgewater. Based in the Potteries in Stoke-on- Trent, Emma’s factory has been making your everyday cup of tea just that little bit more special since 1985. To see the full range of products, visit

Competition question

Who lived here?

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