I never ever ever want a big house. It. has. taken. me. all. day. to give this place a lick and a promise. I shudder to think what it would take to really get it clean. OMG.
It is a stunning house, love it in many ways, but small places are for me.
On another note the kids were helping, of course, and I have to say they were being VERY helpful and there was no hassle, they were even asking what they could do next. Died and gone to heaven.
Youngest very kindly did one of the bathrooms, she even folded and put away all the towels. It was only later I discovered some were still wet.