Ancestors and African American Lives (PBS) have made it even more popular to search your family name. Web sites like ancestry.com and .ca
King John had given Waystrode Manor (below) to a knight (not related) and it eventually passed to John Style (a descendant) and remained in the family for 300 years. It was up for sale a few years ago and these photos are via the estate agent's brochure: Cluttons (where you can browse some more dreamlike properties).
The manor sits on 8 acres (perfect size) and is about 30 miles from Central London, just outside the village of Cowden. Here's the description given in the brochure (sorry the pics were a bit blurry):
Doesn't it look like some sort of Gingerbread House? I can't imagine the sense of history one would get living here! Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to upkeep it.
How much fun would it be to decorate the caravan!
You can by your own gypsy caravan here at Les Verdines where the following photos come from:
This last one is where I can really see me using one. How romantic is a midnight stroll to your little guest caravan for the night! We have been waffling over building a bunkie at the cottage. Wouldn't this make a nice substitute!