Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Hampshire’s vast Hackwood Park is still looking for a buyer and while no price has been revealed, articles from 2016 suggest the estate being on the market in excess of £65 million. The Daily Mail reported in 2016 that the vast estate was once owned by publishing tycoon William Berry who loaned it to the Royal Canadian Army for use as a hospital during World War II. More than 16,500 troops were treated on the estate. It was then owned by John Berry who lived on the property until his death in 1995. It was passed to Lady Camrose, mother of Aga Khan, until her death in 1997. The Daily Mail reported that the estate last sold between 1999 and 2003 for £14.5 million. It’s now reportedly owned by a foreign billionaire who has brought the manor back to life with a substantial restoration. Christie’s International Real Estate noted that construction began during the reign of Charles II (1630-85) and that the main house has been improved and extended over the centuries into the structure we see today. The size of the main house is unknown but it includes incredibly detailed formal rooms, a library, twenty-four bedrooms, thirty bathrooms and private staircases and rooms allowing staff to easily pass through the residence. The 260 acre property comes complete with multiple gate houses, Grade II listed stables and coach house, four estate cottages, parkland and pasture and a Grade I listed ancient woodland. Hackwood Park is listed with Christie’s International Real Estate. The park and gardens are Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and the main house is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.