United Kingdom, Suffolk
Wind up the serpentine drive, over the ornamental bridge and past the lake and the honey-coloured stone facade of Sibton Park is revealed. The manor, built in 1827 by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to designs by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton, has giant Ionic pillars creating a dramatic portico entrance. Once inside, take your pick from any number of receptions with classic Georgian proportions, such as the drawing room with its listed Chinese wallpaper, the bright morning room or formal dining room. Think open fires, fine antique furniture and chandeliers alongside discreet technology.