Over the weekend, I went to Igtham Mote. The moat house dates from the 14th century and was gradually added to over the centuries.
I only had my friend's iphone to use so sorry for the grainy pictures. The gardens surrounding the moat looked beautiful even in the rain.
What I liked about the house was the combination of 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries with 1930-50s touches. You could just imagine Jeeves and Wooster or Miss Marple being filmed there! I also liked it because it was a house that where you could have a relaxed lifestyle - playing billiards in the billiard room,
playing cards, lounging in the sitting room sipping a martini,
or reading in the library.
There were some lovely details too - the stunning Chinese wallpaper that had been carefully restored,
the ship silhouetted against the leaded windows,
or the cacophony of blue in the gardens.
Images: Telegraph, all others Anzu