A Watercress Lodge
For anyone wanting to experience some unusual holiday accommodation the self-catering Watercress Lodges are ideal. These cosy wooden lodges that mimic wooden railway cottages offer accommodation on two floors for up to six people in a rural setting. An added attraction is the proximity of Ropley Station on the Watercress line. A great opportunity to watch steam engines in action.
Houghton Lodge & Gardens - A Top Attraction in Hampshire
Houghton Lodge & Gardens in Hampshire is 230 years old this year. As part of the celebrations the new Oriental Garden was officially opened by Charlie Dimmock, expert gardener and television presenter. Created in a corner of the parkland that surrounds Houghton Lodge, a Cottage Orné, this new garden enhances other attractions in the grounds including a Walled Garden, the Peacock Garden, a wilded area and a Herbaceous Border.
Houghton Lodge and its Tea Rooms in the Test Valley, Hampshire
The Test Valley in Hampshire is a unique landscape. Clear chalk streams thread their way through a gently undulating countryside bordered by lush water meadows and beautiful properties. The sweeping lawns of Houghton Lodge reach down to the banks of the River Test famous for its fly fishing.
Four Extraordinary Estates to Visit in Hampshire, England
Ralph Dutton inherited Hinton Ampner from his grandfather, John Dutton, in 1935. By then the building, believed to have been built during the 1540s had morphed under various owners from a Tudor to a Georgian and finally a Victorian mansion. Ralph, a devotee of Georgian architecture, disliked Victorian architecture ...
Four Highlights of the Test Valley and East Hampshire
A dramatic finale to this display involved a bush fire and the sudden appearance of several different birds flying overhead including vultures, storks and ibis. A cheeky meerkats was perched on a rock keeping an eye on the proceedings. Deep, throbbing African music accompanied this incredible display ...