Isle of Wight,
Biles & Co (01983 872335) At least eight monarchs have owned this fine manor house, the earliest being Alfred the Great—undoubtedly, they all dined in this panelled room. In 1629, Charles I reviewed troops on the lawn and, much later, Queen Victoria planted a tree in the garden. Grade Ii*listed Arreton Manor has eight bedrooms, an Old Dairy and a one-bedroom annexe. Tudor arched doorways, fireplaces and stone-mullioned windows have been retained during sensitive restorations.