The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke.
A 16th-century house and estate and a treasure trove of history.


Originally built as a great Tudor 'power House', The Vyne was visited by King Henry VIII on at least three occasions and was later home to the Chute family for more than 350 years. Dramatic improvements and changes over the centuries have made The Vyne a fascinating microcosm of changing fads and fashions over five centuries.

The house is filled with the original family collection - an eclectic mix of fine furniture, portraits, textiles and sculpture. The attractive gardens and grounds feature an ornamental lake, one of the earliest summerhouses in England and woodland walks. A flourishing wetlands area, with bird hide, attracts a wide diversity of wildlife.

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