A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence. 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.
Approximately 3 miles from Stockbridge you drive through a village called Kings Somborne; drive through the village on the same road. Approximately 2 miles further on you will see a brown tourist information road sign on the right to Mottisfont.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks, it was constructed in three phases and it has been estimated that the three phases of the construction required more than thirty million hours of labour. Speculation on the reason it was built range from human sacrifice to astronomy.
Head down the A303 to Amsebury and follow the signposts.
Renowned for its grand cathedral Salisbury city is approximately 20 minutes from Stockbridge. With many restaurants, bars and shops and a cinema, Salisbury is a great place to visit for a day out.
Follow the A30 into Salisbury.
Wiltshire’s only city is home to the famous Salisbury Cathedral with 800 years of history and majestic 404 foot (123 meter) spire. The cathedral houses Europe’s oldest clock, dating from 1386 and one of the four copies of the Magna Carta still in existence.
Winchester city is located approximately 15 minutes from Stockbridge and here you will find quaint little side streets with bars, restaurants, boutiques and a range of shops.
Follow signs for Stockbridge Road B3049 to find yourself in the heart of Winchester.
This Cathedral, so named because it houses the throne (or ‘cathedra’) of the Bishop of Winchester, has its origins in the Seventh century, when a Christian Church was first built on the site. Since then it has played a fundamental part in the life of this ancient city, and a role in our nations history.
The New Forest
There is a wealth of places to visit and explore in The New Forest from award winning gardens, museums, leisure and wildlife parks and farms plus much more! Feeling energetic? The New Forest is a haven for the cyclist, horse rider and walker.
Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of The New Forest. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of Montagu Family, and historic Beaulieu Abbey.
Longstock Park Water Gardens
Open to the public on behalf of a charity on the first and third Sunday of the month, from April to September.
Longstock Park Nursery, part of the Leckford Estate owned and managed by Waitrose, lies within Hampshire’s picturesque Test Valley. Home to some unusual plants, the nursery also has an impressive water garden which can be visited at certain times of the year. Longstock Park Nursery is signposted by brown tourist signs from the western end of Stockbridge village on the A30 via Longstock village.
Only 3 miles from Stockbridge following the A30 to Salisbury, Danebury Vineyards are located on the paddocks of what was a famous 19th century racehorse training yard. The vineyards cover 7 acres (2.8ha) of sheltered, south-facing fields on chalk and flint-stone soil. The first vines were planted in 1988 and today they produce two single-grape still white wines: Madeleine Angevine and Schönburger, together with their ‘Cossack’ vintage sparkling wine.
Please note, they are not open to the public but you can visit the website for details of open days throughout the year.