Discover an elegant country house at Hinton Ampner
Hinton Ampner house was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Dutton´s collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin, he set about building a new house. The furniture is mostly French and the paintings Italian, there is a French porcelain clock, the mirrors have Rococo frames and a carpet from `the collection of the Princess de Broglie, Paris´. The 12 acre garden is one of the great gardens of the 20th century, a masterpiece of design by Ralph Dutton, uniting a formal layout with varied and informal plantings.