PROP­ERTY

Shooting Gazette - - October 2017 - Con­tact Sav­ills on 020 7409 8882

Those dreaming of the per­fect English sport­ing es­tate need look no fur­ther than this beau­ti­ful pack­age in the North Wes­sex Downs Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty. This su­perb es­tate pos­sesses all the es­sen­tial el­e­ments nec­es­sary to cre­ate quin­tes­sen­tial English coun­try life, in­clud­ing a stun­ning house and excellent sport­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

At the heart of the es­tate, sur­rounded by park­land, lies the Grade II* listed Long­parish House, once oc­cu­pied by the Bank of Eng­land dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and vis­ited by Field Mar­shal Mont­gomery.

An­other name is per­haps of more per­ti­nent in­ter­est for our read­ers, how­ever, with the es­tate once be­ing owned by the Hawker fam­ily. In­deed, Col. Peter Hawker’s book Ad­vice to Young

Sports­men, first pub­lished in 1814, is still re­garded as one of the best in­tro­duc­tions for young peo­ple considering tak­ing up shoot­ing and fish­ing.

Given the excellent at­tributes of the land, it is hardly sur­pris­ing such an es­teemed tome should have found its gen­e­sis at the Long­parish Es­tate. The 177 acres of farm­land and wood­land on sale are cur­rently the ba­sis for a very fine fam­ily shoot hold­ing eight days shoot­ing each sea­son.

But the real gem in the crown is the 2,964 yards of sin­gle and dou­ble-bank fish­ing rights on the world-fa­mous River Test, which runs through the es­tate. The wa­ter has been main­tained to a very high stan­dard and of­fers a great va­ri­ety of fly fish­ing for ev­ery abil­ity. On the mar­ket with a guide price in ex­cess of £15,000,000, the Long­parish Es­tate is sure to be snapped up, Alex Law­son of Sav­ills not­ing: “Only a hand­ful of prop­er­ties with this cal­i­bre of fish­ing have come to the mar­ket in the last decade or more.”

The beau­ti­ful Grade II* listed Long­parish House is the cen­tre­piece of the es­tate.

Care­ful river­bank main­te­nance and dili­gent con­ser­va­tion ef­forts un­der­pin excellent fish­ing on the es­tate.

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