Destailleur Waddesdon Damson Jam
Made by an artisan producer of award-winning preserves based in the heart of the English Lake District. All our Destailleur Waddesdon print preserves are handmade in small batches using traditional open pans and locally sourced ingredients, without any artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives, all are free from nuts and gluten and suitable for vegetarians.
Inspired by Château de Valois, Baron Ferdinand employed Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur to build him his own French-style country house, with magnificent towers and external staircases such as he had seen while in Touraine. Destailleur submitted elaborate plans to Baron Ferdinand for a vast mansion, nearly twice the length of the house as built, with a ballroom and a winter garden. Although the architect warned him that ‘one always builds too small’; Ferdinand wanted the scale reduced and a new design was approved, a mistake Ferdinand later rued. In 1883 the completion of the house was celebrated with the first of many house parties.