House in London

Red House

From the outside, Red House is reminiscent of a gingerbread house wrought in stone. It was built in 1859 by Victorian designer William Morris – of Morris wallpaper fame. The nine rooms open to the public, including …
Architecture in Wiltshire

King Alfred's Tower

A 50m-high folly with wonderful views. It's part of the National Trust property Stourhead, some 8 miles south of Frome.
House in The Cotswolds

Kelmscott Manor

Tucked away in the countryside 20 miles west of Oxford (just northwest of Faringdon), Kelmscott Manor is a gorgeous garden-fringed Tudor pile that was once the summer home of 19th-century poet and artist William Mor…
House in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Hatfield House

For over 400 years Hatfield House has been home to the Cecils, one of England’s most influential political families. This magnificent Jacobean mansion was built between 1607 and 1611 for Robert Cecil, first earl of …
House in The Cotswolds

Stanway House

There is little more to pretty Stanway than a few thatched-roofed cottages, a church and this magnificent Jacobean mansion hidden behind a triple-gabled gatehouse. Its beautiful baroque water gardens feature Britain…
Architecture in Devon

Historic Sidmouth

The town's tourist office sells Historic Sidmouth (£2), a guide to the resort's 30 blue plaques. Follow it, or just investigate ones that catch your eye; the Esplanade is a good hunting ground. At the far west end, …
Architecture in Devon

Historic Salcombe

Today Salcombe is a smart holiday hotspot, but in the 17th century the town had a very different trade. Salcombe's fishermen worked the Newfoundland Banks. By the 1800s scores of shipyards built fast fruit schoo…