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Stately Homes & Gardens


Mottisfont, nr Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP

Historic and atmospheric riverside estate. At the heart of this tranquil rural estate is Mottisfont Abbey, set in glorious grounds alongside the fast flowing River Test.

There are many layers of history for the visitor to explore, including the gothic remains of the original 13th century Augustinian priory.

In the mid 20th century the final private owner, society hostess and patron of the arts Maud Russell used the Abbey as a base for her racy and intriguing life.

The River Test is one of the finest chalk streams in the world and the walled garden houses the National Collection of old fashioned roses.