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Historic Wilverley Estate, which has entertained King George III, on the market for a cool £8.65m




A HISTORIC private estate in the New Forest has hit the open market for the first time in more than 70 years – and can be yours for £8.65m.

Wilverley Estate, which has links to royalty and Alice in Wonderland, extends to approximately 234 acres in total. It has gone on sale as a whole or in three individual lots – comprising Wilverley Park, Cuffnells Farm and Wilverley Farm.

Wilverley Park includes a six-bedroom Victorian coach house
Wilverley Park includes a six-bedroom Victorian coach house

During the 18th century the land at Cuffnells Park was owned by Sir Thomas Tancred and family. In the 1760s, Tancred employed Lancelot (Capability) Brown to design and implement the parkland there, including a lake, kitchen garden, orangery and arboretum.

In 1947 it went on the open market and was sold to Peter Barker-Mill
In 1947 it went on the open market and was sold to Peter Barker-Mill

In 1784 the Cuffnells estate was sold to the Hon. George Rose, who was Paymaster General at the time, and is known to have entertained King George III there.

Wilverley Estate was inherited by Henry Buckworth Powell-Montgomery in 1865
Wilverley Estate was inherited by Henry Buckworth Powell-Montgomery in 1865

It was also originally part of the Foxlease Estate until it was inherited by Henry Buckworth Powell-Montgomery in 1865, and after his family owned it for several decades, was requisitioned for use as a school for evacuees during WWII.

In 1784 the Cuffnells estate was sold to the Hon. George Rose
In 1784 the Cuffnells estate was sold to the Hon. George Rose

In 1947 it went on the open market and was sold to Peter Barker-Mill. As recently as 1986 the estate was purchased by Jonathan Hargreaves whose daughter-in-law was Alice Liddell, of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fame.

During the 18th century the land at Cuffnells Park was owned by Sir Thomas Tancred
During the 18th century the land at Cuffnells Park was owned by Sir Thomas Tancred

At about 86 acres, Wilverley Park comprises a six-bedroom Victorian coach house which has retained a wealth of history and original features throughout, a beautiful landscaped garden originally designed by François Goffinet, an orangery and its own swimming pool.

Cuffnells Farm extends to roughly five acres
Cuffnells Farm extends to roughly five acres

There is also a range of farm buildings, a parkland setting with lake, a lodge cottage and two additional properties.

Wilverley Estate has links to royalty
Wilverley Estate has links to royalty

Cuffnells Farm extends to roughly five acres and includes a four bedroom farmhouse, a two bedroom cottage and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings that have potential for alternative future uses, subject to the necessary consents.

In 1986 the estate was purchased by Jonathan Hargreaves
In 1986 the estate was purchased by Jonathan Hargreaves

Wilverley Farm, which is approximately 143 acres and a mix of pasture and arable land, with a two-bedroom cottage.

Wilverley Farm is approximately 143 acres
Wilverley Farm is approximately 143 acres

It is being marketed by Savills and Strutt & Parker, with viewings strictly through the estate agents and by appointment only.

The landscaped garden was designed by François Goffinet
The landscaped garden was designed by François Goffinet

Fred Cook, of the farm agency team at Savills, said: "The dramatic setting of this estate, coupled with its period charm and history, is outstanding.

There is a range of farm buildings
There is a range of farm buildings

"It is also a farm with great variety. Whilst enjoying a fairly secluded location, it is well situated to a range of nearby amenities. With everything that this has to offer, Wilverley Park provides a rare and exciting opportunity for lifestyle farming and the potential to create additional revenue streams."



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