Houses and unusual buildings in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Discover a variety of houses and unusual buildings in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, from grand mansions to a very special chapel with murals by Stanley Spencer.

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The south-facing front of the house at Mottisfont, Hampshire, bathed in summer sun


A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

View of Uppark House from dairy.

Uppark House and Garden

Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel. Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. A highlight of our collection is one of the best examples of an 18th-century dolls' house in the country.

Autumn at Hinton Ampner Hampshire

Hinton Ampner

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

The Vyne house across a lake.

The Vyne

Learn more about The Vyne, which is surrounded by beauty and steeped in history.

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Welcome to Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, gateway to the South Downs

Winchester City Mill

Ancient working watermill and cafe in the heart of Winchester

The Needles Battery entrance arch and signal station viewed from higher up on the downs and surrounded by sea

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery

Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks

Bembridge Windmill with pink sunrise behind

Bembridge Windmill

The only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight

The red sandstone of Redcliff towers above Yaverland beach

Bembridge Fort and Downs

An unrestored Victorian fort set on dramatic chalk cliffs and open downland with coastal views