A HEREFORDSHIRE mansion was reportedly used for a TV sex show which allegedly involved 15-person orgies with paid OnlyFans stars. 

The 1,180 acre estate is in Much Dewchurch, featuring a seven-acre lake, a swimming pool, a substantial house, an entrance lodge, six cottages and a range of farm buildings. 

In 2003, the estate hosted the Queen, Prince Philip, and more than 3,000 guests gathered for a picnic in the grounds due to Antonia, the daughter of previous owners Caroline and Audley Twiston-Davies, being a goddaughter of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The mansion was put on the market in 2013 by Knight Frank, and sold three years later for £15million. 


However, according to the Daily Mail, the property was the setting for Channel 4 show Open House: The Great Sex Experiment, where 'committed couples come to a luxury retreat to explore whether having open relationships and sex with other people can strengthen their bond.'

However, the paper reports that locals were unaware what was being filmed at the estate.

"I know camera crews have been there a lot but I assumed it was the Antiques Roadshow or something to do with the history of the building," said one resident.

"The Queen held a garden party there once but that was before the new people took over. It's the first I've heard of sex parties, I hope no one local is involved."

A grandmother, who has lived in the village of Much Dewchurch most of her life, added: "Oh dear, this isn't going to do much for the village's reputation."


While another elderly woman resident told the Mail: 'I'm not enthralled by the idea but nor surprised either, I think they've had something like this going on there before."

The Mail also spoke to some locals at the Black Swan, the village's only pub.

Decorator Steve Beach, 50, said: 'There was something going on there a while back with swingers and wife-swapping.

'It's a bit surprising because this is a peaceful, rustic village. We're all quite old-fashioned around here."

Retired racehorse stable worker Fran Hargest, 67, said: "I've lived here for 30 years, this is something new going on here.

"But if it goes on behind closed doors it doesn't affect me or anyone else."

Village vicar Rev Mark Johnson agreed. 'I don't want to comment on anything that might be happening in a private house."

The Hereford Times has contacted Channel 4 and Firecracker Films for a comment. 

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