Originally built as a great Tudor 'power house', The Vyne was visited by King Henry VIII on at least three occasions. The building was renovated and rebuilt by Tudor courtier William, Lord Sandys sometime between 1515 and 1529 and was originally far larger.
The house boasts one of the earliest long galleries in England, along with stunning linenfold panelling carved with the heraldic devices of Sandys' contemporaries and patrons.
For more information on The Vyne, including opening times and admission prices, visit the National Trust website.
You can hear BBC History Magazine editor David Musgrove talk to Suzannah Lipscomb on location at The Vyne on our podcast page: www.historyextra.com/podcast-page
Suzannah has also written a Where History Happened feature on Tudor courtiers, including William, Lord Sandy's, in our March issue – out now in print and on Kindle