The Grange Estate Alresford
The Grange Estate is a landed and sporting estate of over three thousand acres in central Hampshire, located east of Winchester in the beautiful Upper Itchen and Candover valleys. In addition to agricultural and amenity land, the Estate comprises a number of buildings with a range of different uses, including holiday accommodation and residential and commercial premises. It also hosts an attractive campsite, Abbotstone Wood Camping, well placed for the local network of footpaths and bridleways.
Home to an Annual Opera Festival
The historic core of the Estate is Grange Park, a 600 acre landscaped park which contains The Grange, an important Grade I listed neo-classical country house in the guardianship of English Heritage. The house is no longer occupied but is home to an annual summer opera festival in a 550 seat theatre created within the old orangery.
Special Area Of Conservation
The Estate contains several miles of chalk stream running through attractive watermeadows and woods, as well as two ornamental lakes set in the park. This habitat supports an abundance of important flora and fauna. It is designated environmentally significant under UK and European law, forming part of the Upper Itchen Special Area of Conservation under the latter.
Fly Fishing In Hampshire
The Candover Brook and Itchen provide excellent dry fly fishing for brown trout and grayling and some of the Estate’s water is leased to the Piscatorial Society, a long established fishing club. The Estate is also home to a pheasant shoot, which lets a number of days commercially each year. There are healthy populations of roe, fallow and muntjac deer across the Estate which are managed to produce venison and prevent excessive woodland and crop damage.