Longparish: what to see and do

PUBLISHED: 17:32 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:02 20 February 2013

Thatched cottages are a common sight if you choose to take a stroll through the village.

Thatched cottages are a common sight if you choose to take a stroll through the village.

Famed for its fishing prowess, Longparish has it all – a vibrant community, pretty cottages and lovely pubs

Most noted for...
Longparish House which was on the market in the spring of 2008 for 9 million boasting 11,000 square feet of living space, small turrets reminiscent of a French chateau, nine bedrooms and four huge reception rooms. Oh, and lets not forget the guest cottages, stables, fishing hut and tennis courts.
Residents at the house have included the Hawker family until the late 19th century and more recently, until 2007, extremely rich banker the late Robin Kelton.

While youre here...
Try a spot of fishing in the chalk streams at the Middleton Estate choose from the Home Beat or Half Water. Contact Fishing Breaks in Stockbridge on 01264 781988 for more details. If the riparian rights of the stretch of the main river in or around Longparish were for sale, with both banks being able to be fished by its owner, it would be expected to fetch around 300 to 400 a yard.

But try not to...
Get lost as Longparish has over 20 miles of footpaths one of the most popular is the Riverdance Walk. Whether you want a guided amble around the village or something for the more experienced walker you can find a walk to suit in the villages very own downloadable leaflet at longparish.org.uk/walking

Eat at: The Plough Inn, SP11 6PB. Tel. 01264 720358
Beautifully refurbished in 2006 the owners have made this pub in to a very inviting venue, whether just for a pint in the garden or for a romantic meal in the contemporary, yet traditional restaurant.
Drink at: The Cricketers Inn, SP11 6PZ
Situated in the centre of Longparish this traditional country pub has a glorious garden with plentiful seating in which to enjoy a delectable glass of wine or two during the summer months.

Stay at: Manor Cottages Bed and Breakfast, Little Hatherdean, near Andover SP11 0HL
Tel. 07901 651663
Double rooms cost from 40 per night at Manor Cottages. They also accept well behaved dogs.

Did you know?
Most of Longparish is a designated Conservation Area and contains about 90 Listed buildings or monuments, including the church and Longparish House.
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