loveisspeed.......: Inside Jasper Conran's "Ven House": magnificent 18th century stately home Somerset, England

Ven House at Milborne Port, Somerset. A William & Mary style English Manor house built by Richard Grange & Decimus Burton in Private & Grade 1 Listed

If ever there were a house with as much history as Downton Abbey, Houghton Hall—a magnificent Palladian mansion in Norfolk, England—is it. Its collection is on view at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

A Real-Life Downton Abbey on Display in Houston

The Stone Hall at Houghton Hall, a Palladian mansion in Norfolk, England. The house was built in the by England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole (known as Cock Robin by those who didn’t like him).

everyone needs a couple cannons in the front yard.

Country House

English Country- vines climbing the walls and at least 2 stories are typical English country. Gardens and plants are also dominant features as well as brick or stone exteriors.

Country Estate

Belton House, Lincolnshire--aka Lady Catherine de Burgh's estate exterior in BBC's Pride and Prejudice.