Inside the incredible £18million English country estate on sale after 400 years

A lavish country estate with ties to Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson has gone on the market for a cool £18 million.

The Grade I Listed Jacobean mansion boasts five reception rooms as well as 7 bedrooms, vast gardens, lakes and woodland.

Set on a sprawling 905 acres of land it also includes a farmhouse with three extra cottages and two separate farmsteads.

There is also a Grade II Listed stables courtyard featuring a five-bedroom house and outbuildings.

The Newhouse Estate is set in Redlynch, Wiltshire, and has gone on the market with a starting price of £18 million.

It has been owned by the same family since 1633 and is said to have a historical association with Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Estate agents Strutt and Parker said of the property: “Newhouse is a truly magnificent Grade I Listed country house set in a beautiful private location with fine views over its own parkland and woodland beyond.

“Discretely positioned on the north eastern corner of the New Forest National Park, the Estate is situated around the highly desirable village of Lover and just to the west of the village of Redlynch.”

Local amenities in Redlynch include a post office and shop, village hall, church, two country pubs as well as two golf courses.

The historic cathedral city of Salisbury is just under 10 miles to the north.

Mark McAndrew, head of national estates and farms for Strutt & Parker, was reported to have said : “Newhouse is a truly stunning, historic, but incredibly manageable house.

“It is not vast and is, in fact, a beautiful family home in a quite extraordinary position. One thing that people are searching for is privacy and tranquillity, of which the estate has in abundance.

“Surrounded by its own parkland and woodland and with no roads or public access, Newhouse occupies a secluded part of the New Forest National Park.”

The purchase of the vast property can either be bought as one whole or sold individually as part of eight separate lots.

Estate agents said there was scope for developing the land and transforming it for a range of different uses, subject to planning controls.

The agents said: “As you move south through the Estate, you cover rolling arable and grassland interspersed with woods and copses.

“The land flows around the village of Lover and hamlet of Bohemia, where there are numerous village paddocks offering potential for alternative uses, subject to the necessary planning consents.

“Around the fringes, there are groups of farm buildings and individual barns, some providing support for the agricultural land and others now in commercial use.

“At the south east end of the Estate lies the magnificent Loosehanger Woods, which has been well managed and provides numerous compartments of both broadleaf and softwood trees. Loosehanger provides considerable environmental and sporting appeal.”

It was also said that the estate had previously run a shoot on the parkland woods and the land and woods at Milkhills Park Farm.

There are also large herds of principally fallow and roe deer.