Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA
This elegant country house and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one would be lost without the other. The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960, and its beautifully proportioned rooms house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art. Each window looks out onto the delightful views beyond; manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of topiary, past borders full of fragrant roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs. Historic parkland dotted with ancient oaks, creates a pastoral idyll in which to roam or enjoy a picnic. Tea-room serving seasonal dishes, homemade cakes and cream teas and our shop selling many locally sourced products, including estate-grown plants. Become a house detective and uncover the answers to our house quiz or explore the gardens and see if you can find the 'mushrooms' in our topiary quiz. Learn about the historic trees in our parkland on our new 'Ancient tree trail' or why not go on a bug hunt and see if you can find who lives inside a tree on our '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Disabled spaces in the car park and also available in front of the house - for access enter the property via Hinton Ampner Village and church and not from the usual visitor entrance.
Date last modified: 2nd August 2013 at 11:41