Asthall Manor, England(18 images)
Once home to the Mitford sisters, Asthall Manor seduced Rosie Pearson the first time she went there. Ten years later she became the property's new chatelaine and has restored its interior and gardens to their former glory. Returning to England in the late 1990s after a decade in Jamaica, it was the oak-panelled living room with fires crackling at both ends that convinced her to buy Asthall Manor. Garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman totally transformed the eight acres of lawns and the...