The History of the Stratfield Saye House

The Stratfield Saye House is known to be the official residence of the Duke of Wellington and has been the same residence after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. As mentioned by Certahosting, This Jacobean architectural structure has been modified many times to match other fashionable house designs at that time. It is also one of the most beautiful houses in England with a magnificent estate and a park that sprawls hundreds of meters in front of the mansion. Currently, the house has been considered a …

Chawton House

Built by the Knight family in 1580, the house has undergone centuries of change and development as it has passed through different hands.
This makes it rich with quirky and fascinating features: from graffiti on paintings and ‘witch marks’ on walls to heraldic stained glass windows and ornately carved fireplaces.
The house’s most famous association is with Jane Austen, whose brother Edward, inherited the estate in the 1780s.
Edward offered the bailiff’s residence, five minutes’ walk away, to his mother and sisters and it was there, now the Jane Austen’s House Museum, …

Stratfield Saye House

Stratfield Saye House is one of the most famous country houses because of its elegance and rich history. Since 1817, it has been the dwelling place of the Dukes of Wellington. Originally, the estate was not a single building, but it was a two-manor estate that eventually merged into one. During the 12th century, it was the Stoteville family who first owned the manor. However, in the 13th century, this was passed on to the Saye family because of marriage. Later on, the manor was also passed on to the Dabridgecourts, still because of marriage.
In the year 1969, the Dabridgecourts sold the place …

Breamore House

The magnificent Elizabethen Manor House overlooks the Avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest, just north of Fordingbridge.
The house was completed in 1583 and looks today much as it would have done to its’ original owners.
Visitors can enjoy seeing a wide variety of paintings as well as tapestries, porcelain, 17th-century needlework and a rare James I carpet. There are also fine examples of period furniture in the house.
Set in its own beautiful parkland amid surrounding farms and fields, the grandeur and magnificence of the house has changed little over the past 400 years…

Hill Place

Welcome to Hill Place, Swanmore, a Georgian country villa set within 20 acres of parkland. The ideal venue for your exclusive use, wedding, house party or event.
Captain Roger Martin bought the tithing of Hill in 1753 from the neighboring Midlington estate with the money he gained on capturing two Spanish galleons in 1741. On his death, the estate passed to his niece and then to her son, Richard Goodlad. It is thought that the house was built by him with money made while working for the East India Company.
Hill Place first appears on maps in 1791 with Richard Goodlad returning from …

Avington Park

Avington Park is the most prestigious stately home in beautiful surroundings.
The estate is first mentioned in the Domesday Book and has been altered in intervening years. Both Charles II and George VI stayed at Avington.
Today Avington Park is a magnificent family home available for exclusive hire. Three superbly decorated rooms and two 19th-century conservatories flanking a pillared orangery are available for business and private use.
The grandest room is the Ballroom on the first floor, with a magnificent painted ceiling and huge mirrors. The Library has painted panels and …


Beaulieu has been home to the Montagu family since 1538, when Palace House was created from the Great Gatehouse of 13th-century Beaulieu Abbey.
The Abbey  was founded in 1204 on land gifted by King John to the Cistercian monks. From the beautiful fan-vaulted ceilings of the Lower Drawing Room and Dining Hall, you can clearly see its monastic origins.
Today, Palace House is part of the Beaulieu attraction which sits at the head of the beautiful Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest.
Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum, which tells the story of motoring with a …