A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter family trail

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Come and explore our grounds and join in with Peter Rabbit and his friends' adventures!

Exhibition: Beatrix Potter: Play and Childhood

Fri 26 Aug 2016
A very special exhibition - the only one in the south of England - marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter family fun weekend

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Join us this weekend for Beatrix Potter themed creative activities.

The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2016

Sat 01 Oct 2016
An exhibition of a variety of art forms.

Community arts weekend

Sat 08 Oct 2016
Join us this weekend for drop-in workshops and land art sessions to celebrate 25 years of the Test Valley Arts Foundation.

Music at Mottisfont: harpsichord recital

Sat 15 Oct 2016
World premiere of the rediscovered Lennox Berkeley 'Suite for the Harpsichord', performed by Christopher Lewis, and a short talk.

Eating and shopping

Trout tart and asparagus served at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Eating and shopping at Mottisfont 

Treat yourself to lunch or a tasty snack from one of our cafés while you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.



Group on a guided tour, Mottisfont, Hampshire

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our rose garden or simply admire the house: we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.



The Cellarium at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The history of Mottisfont 

From humble beginnings as a 13th Century priory to a grand country retreat for London's artistic elite, Mottisfont has a rich and varied past.



A path beside the river at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Looking after the River Test at Mottisfont 

The River Test, which flows through Mottisfont, has shaped the estate through the centuries, binding the history of the house and its people to the landscape.


Our work


Get involved

Volunteer outdoor guides at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Come and join us 

Mottisfont has more than 400 volunteers and we're always looking for new members. If you have an interest in gardening, conservation, or baking, find out how you could join us.