Great article and really interesting.
I have been to Sulgrave Manor in Oxfordshire in England and it is beautiful. George Washington's Ancestors lived there, so is of course a well visited place. This Tudor Manor House is open to the public, and is a must to see.
Here is the url http://www.sulgravemanor.org.uk/
I just enjoyed looking at this web site (mentioned above) on Sulgrave Manor and thanks so much for mentioning it! The "Favourite Things" posting under "The Manor" section was my favorite. Will put it on my list of places to visit someday when my long-awaited trip to England happens. Best wishes to you across the pond!