Visitors in the garden at the south front at Mottisfont, Hampshire, in autumn.

    Words: Angharad Moran

    Explore a house full of surprises and a garden of great beauty. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of art that intrigues and delights.

    Throughout the year, different exhibitions are held in the gallery and the latest installations by artists in residence are on show. See the great vaulted cellarium, where the priors kept their provisions more than 800 years ago. Discover Rex Whistler’s extraordinary painted saloon, where you’ll have to look twice because nothing is as it seems.

    Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.


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