Benazir Bhutto’s £9 million Surrey mansion has become a secret den for £450-a-couple sex parties with naked tennis and a dungeon, Daily Mail claimed on Saturday.
A report by the British daily said that the house was once the English country retreat of Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari. But today, the once-proud mansion has a rather different role – as a secret location for sex parties.
The 15-bedroom house – not to mention the woods and grounds – has become a favourite for swingers and couples to meet for erotica evenings, wife-swapping and naked al fresco liaisons.
Where world leaders and dignitaries might once have sipped tea politely from bone china cups, men and women are invited to embrace on the sofas or cavort publicly on the lawns.
Games of naked tennis are played on the courts and there is a ‘dungeon’ in the cellar where guests are more likely to be found in bondage or fetish gear than in business suits or evening dresses.
According to the Daily Mail, the new role for Rockwood House was revealed as it is being offered for sale – with a plan to say goodbye to all the hanky-panky and build an ultra-modern, £8.9 million home in place of the mansion.
According to the paper, Bhutto and her husband bought the house in 1995. It later embroiled them in controversy amid accusations it was paid for with money from illegal kickbacks Zardari had received from government contracts.
The mansion in Witney was sold for £4 million in 2004 and now has barely a trace of the Bhuttos’ residence there, save for some golden doorways and an ornate roof painted to resemble a night sky.
The tenant of the house has been renting it out for sex parties, advertised only days in advance. The most recent event, in August, was a two-day ‘mini festival of sin’ organised by events company Little Liaisons.
It was billed as ‘a full weekend of activities and adventures for pure unadulterated hedonism – a walk on the wild side.’ The schedule of options listed naked tennis, sex in the pool, ‘naughty walks’ in the woods, plus open-air sex around a large bonfire, in the hot tubs or in the forest.
The current tenant, who asked not to be named, said, “This is not a venue. This is a private home where I occasionally hold private events for a range of open-minded and wonderful people.”
The tenant added that the majority of events held at the mansion were musical or charity events.
“Yes, there have been events of a sexual nature, but I don’t see why that is anything for people to be ashamed about,” the tenant said, adding that “Everything that takes place is within the law and the authorities have absolutely no concern.”
“These are happy events – not some of the cocaine-fuelled private parties that probably take place all over the county.”
The house is being marketed by Sotheby’s as a ‘development opportunity’.
Projected plans suggest the new house is unlikely to have any secrets to hide. It appears to be made almost entirely of glass.