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country seat

A rural residence of some importance.
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The hardening of or removal of current policy is likely to prohibit the continuation of the English country house tradition, which is such an important aspect of our national heritage.
MALLORY COURT HOTEL, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE This magnificent 31 bedroom manor house, set in 10 acres of grounds, is said to be the epitome of a quintessential English country house hotel, offering breathtaking grounds, excellent customer service and exquisite food.
The hit period drama, which has attracted millions of viewers around the world, is set in an English country house and has made stars of many of its cast.
1), where Ellsworth wanted to create the atmosphere of discovery found in an English country house sale.
I think it has a bit of an English country house feel, but not on a grand scale.
com Jeolikot Have a cosy stay at this old English country house
The English Country House Garden by George Plumptre (Frances Lincoln, PS25) THIS beautiful book could happily grace any coffee table with its wonderful pictures of English country house gardens of the 21st Century.
An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.
P G Wodehouse wrote more than 100 novels, many of them works of sublime comic genius, yet by the end of his oeuvre, Bertie Wooster (in his last adventure, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) had escaped the fantasy world of the English country house to encounter an anti-war demonstration.
For the new 2013 calendar, users will be taken back 100 years or so to a grand English country house in the Edwardian era, where they will witness the elaborate preparations for Christmas both above and below stairs.
Old prints and posters adorn the walls, there are book cases, fires, comfy chairs - in fact the whole building reeks of old English country house, but still remains bright and airy.
TRENDS: Coral, taupe and grey, with accents of teal greens, will feature strongly this season, and in bedrooms there's a choice of Hotel Luxe or classic English country house featuring tweeds, linens and washed out woods.