For sale: Historic Longparish House, former home of England’s greatest shooting author, Peter Hawker 1786-1853, author of the “Instructions to Young Sportsmen” which appeared in ten continually revised and enlarged editions, 1814-1854, over the course of the author’s lifetime, and which described both the development of the technology of the gun and the evolution of upland gamebird shooting into a major activity of the British aristocracy.
Savile’s has the listing:
Grade II* Listed house 9 bedrooms
An Elegant Grade II* Listed Country House and Estate in a glorious setting on the world renowned River Test.
Longparish House comprises 4 principal reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, principal bedroom suite, 4 guest bedroom suites 4 further bedrooms, family bathroom.
lower ground floor including billiard room and wine cellars.
Annexe with self-contained 1 bedroom flat.
Outbuildings including garage, granary, stables, manege and stores.
Formal and informal gardens with extensive river frontage, swimming pool & tennis court.
Idyllic estate surroundings including about 26 acres of water meadows, 76 acres of farmland and 54 Acres of woodland.
The River Test
Over 2711 meters (2964 yards — a mile and a half) of double-bank fishing on The River Test and carriers and a lake.
3 further cottages including a pair of Grade II Listed thatched cottages.
Square Footage: 11,664 sq ft — Acreage: 177 Acres.
A mere “excess of Â£15,000,000”, whatever that means.
Country Life article