Trafalgar Park

Trafalgar Park Salisbury
Trafalgar Park Salisbury
Trafalgar Park Salisbury
Trafalgar Park Salisbury
Trafalgar Park Salisbury

The magnificent Grade I listed country mansion was gifted to the family of Horatio Nelson after he died in the Battle of Trafalgar. Originally called Standlynch Park, Trafalgar Park was renamed after the famous 1805 battle which cost the legendary Royal Navy officer his life. It was acquired by Act of Parliament and renamed in 1813 before being presented to Nelson's surviving brother, the 1st Earl Nelson.
 
 The sprawling country home near Salisbury, Wiltshire, was the home of the Nelson family for more than 100 years. In more recent times it has been used as a wedding venue and also featured in a number of films including period drama Sense and Sensibility and zombie horror 28 Days Later.
 The 35,000 sq/ft property, which is split into main house, south wing and north wing, has almost 100 rooms, including a stunning saloon baroque hall, library and drawing room. 
 
 There is also a stable block and Standlynch Church. The estate is set in around 33 acres.

Trafalgar Park is a wonderful family home, and its ongoing architectural restoration has been a labour of love.
 
 The historic home, near Salisbury, was built in 1733 for Sir Peter Vandeput by John James of Greenwich. Henry Dawkins MP bought the home in 1766 and substantially extended it, adding the North and South wings along with a portico. In 1813 parliament voted to give it to the heirs of Admiral Lord Nelson and commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar. 
 
 The Nelson family remained at the home until 1946. They were forced to sell up due to death duties and the cancellation of the annual Government Nelson Pension. It then had a number of owners before Michael Wade purchased it in 1995.

The stunning music room was decorated in the 18th Century by Giovanni Battista Cipriani and featuring murals of Shakespeare, Venus and the Arts. When Mr Wade bought the home he had four Italian craftsmen spend three months restoring the room.

Crispin Holborow, Country Director of Savills Private Office, says: 'Trafalgar Park is an architectural gem, and represents the cream of the crop of fine country houses to be marketed in 2016.

 

'It has astonishingly fine rooms in a beautiful peaceful location.'