Stansted Park is a delightful 17th-century mansion that recreates the experience of an Edwardian country house. Stansted was built for Richard Lumley in 1688 and rebuilt as exactly as possible following a fire in 1900. Visitors see a variety of formal rooms but also get a chance to see 'below stairs', delving into servants quarters. Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, England, PO9 6DX
A largely Jacobean house with Georgian additions, Stratfield Saye was the home of the Duke of Wellington after Waterloo. Many of the furnishings were installed by the Duke. See the tomb of Copenhagen, the horse that carried Wellington at Waterloo. Stratfield Saye, nr Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, RG7 2BT
Built in the early 16th-century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, The Vyne acquired a classical portico in the mid-17th-century (the first of its kind in England). It contains a fascinating Tudor chapel with Renaissance glass, a Palladian staircase and a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. The attractive grounds feature herbaceous borders and a wild garden with lawns, lakes and woodland walks. Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, RG24 9HL
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.