Authenticity is key to the charm of this magnificent Grade I-listed house, according to Alastair. 'The manor has been in the family since the 11th century and bedrooms are traditional with antiques, panelling and long views. Beds have fine linen and one even comes with embroidered Jacobean hangings. Stroll around the ornamental canal and soak up the old master views. It's an architectural masterpiece.'
Where Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7EU (01452 740267; www.framptoncourtestate.co.uk)
How much doubles from £110