Pippa Middleton set to host parties at Bucklebury home after Carole Middleton suffered setback

Pippa Middleton set to host parties at Bucklebury home after Carole Middleton suffered setback

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 30/04/2024

- 21:44

Updated: 09/05/2024

- 14:42

Princess Kate's younger sister is married to James Matthews

  • Pippa Middleton is the younger sister of Princess Kate
  • In 2017, Pippa tied the knot with the hedge-fund billionaire James Matthews
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Pippa Middleton is set to host parties at her Bucklebury home following Carole Middleton's business collapse.

Pippa and her hedge-fund billionaire husband James Matthews have opened their home, Bucklebury Farm Park's lodge in Berkshire, for parties, events, and Pilates.

Meanwhile, Carole and Michael Middleton have cut ties with their business, Party Pieces, which went into administration last year.

In 2020, Pippa and James purchased 72 acres of land in Berkshire for £1.5million.

Pippa Middleton and Carole Middleton

Pippa is the second daughter of Carole Middleton


Four years later, the couple have opened the lodge at Bucklebury Farm for social events, including parties and Pilates classes.

Royal commentator Richard Eden wrote in The Mail: "Carole's son-in-law, James Matthews, bought Bucklebury Farm in Berkshire for £1.5million in 2020.

"Now, I hear, he's opening its lodge for parties, as well as events and even Pilates."

Eden added: "Carole Middleton was left deeply upset by the collapse of her mail-order business, Party Pieces, which went bust last year.

"Happily, her family hasn't been put off parties altogether."

Bucklebury Farm confirmed details of the plans on Instagram and shared photographs of the lodge.

The caption read: "We are so excited to announce you can now book The Lodge (9am-5pm only) for birthday parties, corporate events, yoga sessions, Pilates and so much more."

The 72-acre rolling fields, which had a "wedding tractor" to celebrate Prince William and Kate's engagement in 2010, are currently home to a 44-acre deer park, cafe, glamping pods and children's play area.

Bucklebury Farm Park

James Matthews has purchased the 72-acre Bucklebury Park Farm


Michael and Carole Middleton are well-established in the area and lived in Bucklebury for many years before moving into the local manor house in 2012.

James Middleton also purchased a £1.45million 16th-century farmhouse near Bucklebury with his wife, Alizee Thevenet, in 2021.

Pippa relocated from West London to West Berkshire with her investment banker husband, James Matthews, along with their three children in 2022.

They have set up a home in a £15million mansion which is a 20-minute drive from her parents.


Carole MiddletonCarole Middleton's business Party Pieces collapsed last yearGetty

James Matthews and business pals later purchased the 72-acre Bucklebury Park Farm, a stone's throw from Carole and Michael.

In 2023, Pippa followed in her mother's footsteps and launched the Bucklebury Gift and Farm Shop.

Items for sale include biodegradable jute tote bags, diecast toy Land Rovers and wooden train whistles.

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