Hardy’s house

Grade II listed property
Grade II listed property of Tudor origin
remodelled in the Georgian period
7 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
elegantly proportioned rooms
flagstone and Victorian-tiled floors
formal walled Mediterranean style garden
established kitchen garden
former coach house and stables
mill stream spanned by stone bridges

Portesham House is historically one of the most important houses in Dorset, being the former home of Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, who famously served as Flag Captain to Admiral Lord Nelson on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and to whom Nelson spoke the well-known words ‘Kiss me Hardy’ as he lay on his deathbed.
This is a lovely looking house.
This entry was posted in Amazing houses. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *