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Some real gems, including a seventeenth century manor house and a remodelled medieval moated house The owners of each take their role as guardians seriously House Garden Unless you re lucky enough to be on dinner party terms with the owners, there are many historic treasures you re unlikely to ever peer behind the doors of, but thanks to this beautiful book all that has changed Sumptuous full colour images lovingly laid out across spreads to great effect, showing everything from seeping lawns to personal, quirky details Just gorgeous Cotswold Life House and GardenA fabulous choice for lovers of traditional architecture, grand house interiors and all round nosey parkers Reclaim Magazine Fascinating mostly privately owned castles, estates, palaces and manor houses in this much loved area that have shaped the English identity Country LifeA personal tour of twenty of the UK s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western EnglandAuthor and architectural historian, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, from castles and manor houses, as well as eighteenth and nineteenth century mansions, revealing their history, architecture and interiors, in the company of their devoted ownersIn the footsteps of artists and designers including Humphry and George Repton, and Victorian visionary, William Morris, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, and others such as Detmar Blow, Norman Jewson, Clough Williams Ellis and Oliver Hill, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, which have shaped the English identity Each house has their own story, but their distinctive honey coloured stone walls, set amongst rolling hills, in different ways express the ideals of English lifeMost of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public In this beautifully produced book, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award winning photographer