Ingestre Pavilion, Staffordshire
This 18th-century building once embellished the landscaped grounds of the Ingestre Hall estate in a forest plantation leading down to the River Trent.
The building’s foundations prove that the site was originally far larger; the present building is all that remains of what may have been a princely home, demolished for reasons unknown. Working with the Landmark Trust, architect Philip Jebb created new rooms in keeping with the period style including a central octagonal saloon. Guests can warm themselves before the open fire after a day exploring the area’s many attractions.