Country Life: Inside the wacky and wonderful home of the late Sir William McAlpine

February 5, 2023

The south front of the house, outwardly a red-brick Georgian box of classic form. Fawley Hill, Buckinghamshire. ©Paul Highnam for Country Life

Discover the eccentric wonders of Fawley Hill estate in the captivating second article by Marcus Binney. Offering a rare insight into the remarkable house itself, readers will be astounded by the multitude of treasures that await them beyond the front door. Last week’s introduction to Fawley Hill’s magnificent park and intricate railway network, complete with stations and signal boxes, was just the beginning. As if that weren’t enough, the surrounding woods host seven species of deer, while the turning circle at the front of the house houses a delightful colony of meerkats. Prepare to be enchanted by the wacky and wonderful home of the late Sir William McAlpine.

Dive into the full article on Country Life magazine’s page to experience the magic firsthand.

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