Inside Clodagh McKenna’s sustainable lifestyle at Highclere Castle with beekeeping and farm animals

CLODAGH McKenna leads a sustainable lifestyle at Highclere Castle with beekeeping and farm animals.

The celebrity chef and her husband Harry Herbert have moved to Broadspear House, a 300-year-old cottage on the grounds of the famous house, which is home to ITV’s fictional aristocratic Crawley family.

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Celebrity chef spoke about her sustainable lifestyleCredit: VIRGIN MEDIA
Clodagh appeared on The Six O'Clock Show tonight

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Clodagh appeared on The Six O’Clock Show tonightCredit: VIRGIN MEDIA

The property was donated to Harry by his father Lord Porchester, the 7th Earl of Carnarvon.

The castle is part of a 5,000 acre estate in Hampshire.

Harry’s family have owned Highclere Castle since the late 17th century.

Clodagh told Ray Foley and Roz Purcell on The Six O’Clock Show: “We got married and live in Highclere Park, which of course is known as the backdrop for Downton Abbey.

“We don’t live in the castle, we have a beautiful house called Broadspear.”

Since the happy couple moved in two years ago, Clodagh has brought the property back to life.

She created a vegetable patch and vegetable patch, working bee hives, wildflower meadows and also brought chickens.

The 46-year-old said: “We grow our own vegetables, have our own beehives, chickens … we get pigs! It’s very exciting.”

The Irish star and her husband had a rustic and wild wedding in the forest of Highclere Park.

WILD MARRIAGE

Clodagh explained, “We got married here and I wanted it to be very open, with a wild feeling for the wedding.

“So we had it right in the middle of the woods. We were all in the middle of the trees for dinner and everything.

“Imelda May sang that day which was amazing.”

Clodagh wore a lace dress with elbow-length sleeves while Harry, whom she met in 2017, wore a gown with a cream waistcoat.

The newlyweds left the church in a horse-drawn carriage her husband drove into Highclere Park.

Guests at the service included Laura Whitmore of Love Island and her voiceover star husband Iain Stirling, who arrived in kilt.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was also present with his fiancee Thea Rogers and their one month old son Beau.

Clodagh brought their home to life on the grounds of Highclere Castle

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Clodagh brought their home to life on the grounds of Highclere CastleCredit: Alamy
Clodagh and Harry's House

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Clodagh and Harry’s HouseCredit: ITV
Clodagh has landscaped a vegetable and fruit garden and meadows of wild flowers

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Clodagh has landscaped a vegetable and fruit garden and meadows of wild flowersCredit: ITV


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