Avington Park is a historic Georgian mansion in an idyllic location beside the River Itchen. Once the property of Winchester Cathedral, Avington was seized by the crown at the Reformation. Henry VIII granted the estate to Edmund Clerke, who built a banqueting hall. Avington, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1DB
Basing House was once the largest private house in England. It was built by William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester in the Tudor period, on the site of an earlier medieval castle. The house was besieged and destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in the Civil War. The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, RG24 7BH
Beaulieu has a bit of something for everyone; an informal, homely mansion built upon the ruins of a medieval abbey, and the world famous National Motor Museum. At the centre of the estate is Beaulieu Palace House, which began as the 14th-century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey. Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN
A Tudor manor house on the edge of the New Forest, Breamore was built in 1583 for the Dodington family. It was later the home of Edward Hulse, doctor to Queen Anne, George I, and George II. The house boasts a collection of 17th and 18th-century portraits, period furniture, porcelain, and fine art. In the grounds is the Mizmaze, a turf maze of medieval origin. Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, SP6 2DF
One of England's great stately homes, begun in 1767 by Capability Brown, and completed by Henry Holland. Broadlands was the honeymoon home of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, but is more famous as the former home of both Lord Mountbatten and Viscount Palmerston. The interiors boast an extensive portrait collection. Romsey, Hampshire, England, SO51 9ZD
An Elizabethan manor house which has been the home of the Knight family for over 4 centuries. Chawton was the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by his childless Knight cousins and took the surname Austen Knight. Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, England, GU34 1SJ
18th-century naturalist Rev Gilbert White can claim to be one of the pioneers of ecological study. He lived at The Wakes in the lovely Hampshire village of Selborne and it was here that he wrote the fabulously popular 'Natural History of Selborne'.
The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, England, GU34 3JH
This 12th-century Augustinian priory was converted into a private house after the Dissolution and still retains the spring or 'font' from which its name is derived. The abbey contains a drawing-room decorated by Rex Whistler and Derek Hill's 20th-century picture collection. Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire, England, SO51 0LP
A 17th-century mansion built for Sir Robert Henley, Northington Grange was one of the earliest houses in England built in classical Greek style. The original design was later drastically altered to resemble a Greek temple, making it quite unusable for habitation! The Prince Regent (later George IV) stayed here briefly. Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, England
The Woolpack Inn in Totford, Hampshire, has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment and the proud new owners of this Grade 1 listed, picturesque pub, Brian and Jarina Ahearn, look forward to welcoming you. The Woolpack Inn is within easy reach of Alresford, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton.