Once a medieval Augustinian priory, then an Elizabethan manor house, Anglesey Abbey was restored in the early 20th century by Lord Fairhaven to create a richly decorated showcase for his eccentric collection of fine art. The house retains parts of the original medieval buildings and Elizabethan decoration.
Elton Hall has been the home of the Proby family for 350 years. There was a house here since the Norman Conquest, but the present building is largely a product of the late Jacobean period. An earlier Tudor manor survives in the undercroft and the gatehouse tower. Elton shows evidence of several architectural styles, from mock Gothic to classical, and from a distance resembles a medieval fantasy castle. The drawing room is gilded in an ornate French style and packed with exquisite 18th and 19th-century art and furniture. Elton, Cambridgeshire, England, PE8 6SH
An early 18th century town house set in magnificent gardens. The interior features excellent plasterwork an superlative wooden decoration in rococo style. North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, PE13 1JR
Wimpole Hall is a 17th-century stately home built of red brick. The earliest Hall was begun by Thomas Chicheley in the 1640s. Wimpole was once the home of Rudyard Kipling's daughter, Mrs Bambridge. Beside the Hall is St Andrew's church, with a collection of marvellous memorials to the Chichelys and Yorkes of Wimpole. The vast library was built by James Gibbs in 1730 as home to over 10,000 books. More impressive still is the Yellow Drawing Room, designed by Sir John Soane and once used to receive Queen Victoria. The gardens surrounding the hall are magnificent and include clipped hedges, woodland walks, and a walled garden. Arrington, Royston, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, England, SG8 0BW