The estate at Mottisfont

A fenced burial mound at Stockbridge Down, Hampshire

We look after 1600 acres of woodland and tenanted farmland in the local area, including Stockbridge Down and Marsh, and Curbridge Nature Reserve.

Our wider estate is a wonderful place to explore, take a relaxing walk and take in the sights of some of Hampshire's most glorious countryside. Discover ancient oak woodland, working hazel and chestnut coppices, wetland meadows and mixed plantations.

Looking across the River Hamble at Curbridge Nature Reserve on the estate at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Autumn colour in south west Hampshire 

Take in the changing colours of autumn across the areas we care for in south west Hampshire. There are copper, gold and bronze hues on Stockbridge Down, while interesting fungi pops up among the undergrowth on Curbridge Nature Reserve.

The River Test

With its crystal clear waters, the River Test is one of the great chalk streams of the world. An ideal habitat for wild trout and salmon, it was here that Frederic Halford perfected the art of dry fly fishing. The four fishing 'beats' along the river are managed and conserved by our team.

A path by the river at Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

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 places


Explore the estate

Discover these treasures of the Hampshire landscape on foot or by bike.

Estate produce

Why not heat your home with firewood and kindling sustainably sourced from our ancient woodlands: grown, felled, seasoned and processed on site by our countryside team.

We also produce charcoal, made in the traditional method, using hazel wood from the estate. Our high-quality charcoal is made with no additives, is easy to light, and heats up quickly.

You'll find estate produce for sale in Mottisfont's shop - firewood is priced at £6, kindling £5. We also produce besom brooms and walking sticks, both priced at £15. All sales contribute towards our ongoing conservation efforts across the estate.

We can also deliver hardwood logs to within a 10-mile radius of Mottisfont: £170 (including delivery charge) for 2 cubic metres or £80 for 1 cubic metre. Soft and cordwood also available. For more information about our products and wholesale enquiries, or to place an order, please call the countryside team on 01794 344024. 

Our friends in the New Forest

We also care for part of the New Forest. Take a look at the New Forest Northen Commons web pages for more information about our work there, and how you can enjoy these special places.

New Forest ponies drink at Dockens Water in the New Forest, Hampshire

New Forest Northern Commons

Find a place of retreat or adventure in this delightful sprawling wilderness that is the New Forest Commons, with its varied landscape of woodland, heathland, mire and grassland. At Hale Purlieu there's space to play or picnic. At Bramshaw there are plenty of walks for you and your dog. And at Ibsley and Rockford you'll be inspired by the wild, open scenery.