Oh how strange it would all seem to one of the old Tudor grandees if he was able to shoot forward in life and come down to see how his beloved land was changing all the time. In his day, there would have been no question of whether he could build a fantastic mansion or country house. It was only a matter of picking which particular spot in his expansive estate. Then the small matter of getting the labour and materials. Of course, it was a somewhat more daunting task when there wasn’t a hardware megastore or builder’s merchant down the road on the next big out of town retail park. Stone would have been trundled for miles and miles and wood cut down from the forests which were in much greater numbers then. How we take things for granted now – we can basically live anywhere we fancy, providing we have the funds. All so easy!