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“Lovely smaller country house”
Review of Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

On a hot summer Sunday, the views from the house across to the South Downs were spectacular. Lots of nice furniture and Italian paintings to admire inside.

The grounds are large and we enjoyed the walled garden and terrace in particular. A lovely tea room and nice shop selling local produce and plants rounded off an excellent visit.

The house is quite easily found on the A272 between Winchester and Hampshire.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The house and gardens of Hinton Ampner were going to be a quick visit when we were staying in Winchester. How wrong was that, as we spent 4-5 hours happily wandering around and still could have stayed longer to see more !! We started in the house which is lovely , very friendly , helpful staff , beautiful views from all rooms .Then we walked around the gardens which I thougght were spectacular, stunning views wherever you looked , roses shrubs . herbaceous , formal , all sitting happily together . The walled garden is also a must visit. Lovely little church as well. Glad there are plenty of places to sit as you wander round. We had lunch in the tea room , bit of a queue as there were a couple of coach parties in , but worth the wait. I should imagine all home cooked. Lovely day out , with very reasonable admission price. Bought a few plants to bring home so I have a little bit of Hinton Ampner in my garden

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

While we were visitng there was a special display about the fire that almost destroyed this lovely old manor. While it accurately portrayed the chaos of restoration I found it distracting and, frankly, annoying. I would have liked to have seen the house as it normally is. The redeeming factor was the sheep that "own" the place and wander at will without much concern for anything. We had fun trying to take photos of them as they are not willing subjects when you get too close. I admired the terrace gardens and wish that they had been in full summer bloom but most of the gardens we visited were late this year. Would like to go back later in the summer for a better look when the house is back to normal.

Thank Rosebud59
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the garden and the house. The staff are all really friendly and helpful and there was a relaxed and informal feeling about the whole property. i could happily have moved in especially to enjoy the great views from the bedrooms. i loved the walled garden and envied the size of the onions! Altogether well worth a visit.

Thank smw
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The gardens at Hinton Ampner have a good mix of formal and informal garden rooms for you to meander between, with long vistas and focal points (in the form of strategically placed statuary or framed views) to draw you into each area of the gardens. Plus plenty of seating if you fancy settling down with a good book or simply need a rest! The walled garden has been lovingly restored and showcases a range of vegetables as well as a cut flower garden and some trial beds. The produce of the veg beds is used in the tea rooms and flowers from the cutting garden decorate some of the rooms the house, which is also open to the public. In the walled garden there are some elegantly crafted hazel tunnels and wig-wams to support sweet peas, runner beans and the like, as well as woven hazel supports hidden amongst the flower beds. You can also buy plants grown in the gardens if you want to take away a little piece of Hinton Ampner with you. If gardens are not your thing then there is always the house to view, though for me the gardens are the star of this particular show. On busy days the car parking facilities can be a bit of a challenge, but not if you get there early. Well worth a visit.

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