English estate bigger than Central Park is up for sale after 400 years

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A legendary English Jacobean mansion and grounds that sprawl farther than NYC’s glorious Central Park is now available to purchase — after 400 years off the market. 

Known as one of the south of England’s most historic properties, the Newhouse Estate — discreetly positioned within the UK’s New Forest National Park — comes to the market at more than $25 million, and has been owned by the same family since 1633, with a historical association to Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

The entire compound spans more than 900 acres in Redlynch, a village south of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, and includes the main house, a clock house, stables, outbuildings, four cottages and a farmhouse.

The Newhouse land consists of extensive lawns, a walled garden, parkland, lakes, farmland and woodlands. 

To compare, Central Park is 840 acres, spanning 2.5 miles. 

“Newhouse is a truly stunning, historic, but incredibly manageable house,” Mark McAndrew, head of national estates and farms for Strutt & Parker, which is listing the property, said in a statement.

“It is not vast and is, in fact, a beautiful family home in a quite extraordinary position. One thing that people are searching for is privacy and tranquillity, of which the estate has in abundance.”

The seven-bedroom, five-reception room, three-bathroom estate is available to purchase as a whole or in up to eight lots. 

“Surrounded by its own parkland and woodland and with no roads or public access, Newhouse occupies a secluded part of the New Forest National Park,” McAndrew added.

“The area has become increasingly popular and is so accessible. Nearby road and mainline rail networks mean that you have the South Coast close by, trains to London to hand, and all with the New Forest on your doorstep.”

The interior of the house has been restored and maintained by the family over the centuries, with today’s house consisting of a drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, library, kitchen and several wine cellars. 

Listed as a Grade 1 structure, it is considered the rarest of England’s three historic building categories, with only 2.5% of the country’s estimated 500,000 listed buildings qualifying for the distinction.

The compound was enlarged in the mid-18th century with the addition of two Georgian wings, according to the listing, and it was restored and renovated in the late 20th century. 

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