Gravetye Manor (Sussex, England)
Built in 1598, this stately Elizabethan manor was the former home of pioneering gardener William Robinson, considered the father of the English natural garden.
So it comes as no surprise that Gravetye Manor is bordered by the most enchanting and colorful wild gardens in Sussex, created by Robinson himself. There’s lots to admire inside, too, from the 16th-century art to the grand fireplaces that burn in the sitting rooms. Throw in a wood-paneled, Michelin-starred restaurant and sweeping countryside views, and you’ve got the perfect English countryside retreat.
Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4LJ England;