The Prime Minister alone decides which Minister or Secretary of State is to occupy the house and it has often been the Chancellor of the Exchequer. According to Wikipedia it was where Lord John Prescott's 'affair' was caught on camera.
So the ministerial link with Dorneywood crosses political parties and has been ongoing for some time.
But the electorate of the U.K. will not be happy to learn that its current privileged occupant is Britain's austerity mad Chancellor Osborne.
A man who regularly preaches about cuts, and is supported by Iain Duncan Smith Minister for Works and Pensions who tells us all we can live on peanuts while he, his wife and four kids occupy a country house belonging to his father-in-law's estate in Swanbourne, also in Buckinghamshire.
Dorneywood is a 21-room, 215-acre estate which Osborne occupies on a 'grace and favour' basis.
There is no bedroom tax reduction for such 'men'.
Perhaps the Prime Minister could hand the house over to a housing association and spend the money allocated for repairs over to converting it into good affordable homes rather than allowing a man, Osborne, who has an estimated personal fortune of around £4 million to get a free place to chill out.
Then again maybe Osborne could dip into his deep pockets and chip in as after all 'we are all in this together'.
If you still swallow that phrase and other Tory mantras there is no hope for you.
Dorneywood remains for Osborne's private use and what goes on there is any person's guess. He pays no council tax for the property and will not be expected to chip in for much needed repairs.
As the National Trust gifted the house to the nation it will be expected to help fund repairs.
But if it belongs to the nation perhaps we should all just turn up for a visit?
Dorneywood repairs will cost a total of around £1mil and the Dorneywood Endowment Trust will cover the additional costs.
If you pay to be a member of the National Trust maybe you would like to reconsider?
Source Daily Mirror