This £3.95 million Hampshire mansion comes with a rare military jump jet plane parked on the lawn

The RAF Harrier GR7 is one of only eight of these fighter jets left in the UK
A decommissioned attack-bomber jet is an unusual addition to this property listing
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The decommissioned Harrier II jet plane parked on the lawn of a mansion in Hampshire could be included in the £3.95 million price tag.

Located on the Durfood Wood Estate, this Arts & Crafts style six-bedroom home comes with a full payload of added attractions.

Parts of the 10 acres of grounds were designed by Gertrude Jekyll, a prominent horticulturalist who created landscapes for the architect Edwin Lutyens.

In keeping with the Arts & Crafts style of the period property, the gardens have been styled to look natural, with woodland walks around the property and a large pond with a central fountain.

The period property was built in the Arts & Crafts style

In addition to the main house, there is also a second four-bedroom guest house called The Hollow, with a patio and a terrace leading up to the water.

Parked on the lawn behind the house is the Harrier II jump get – a GR7 model that is one of just eight of its kind left in the UK.

Named for the hawk, they’re called jump jets because of their ability to take off vertically or with just a short runway.

It comes with a Rolls Royce Pegasus 11-21 Mk. 105 turbo fan engine, designed by British aero engine manufacturer Bristol Siddeley, and drop tanks –expendable extra fuel tanks attached to its exterior.

The military jet still has a (training) heat-seeking missile loaded

The fighter-bomber plane also has a Sidewinder missile – a type of air-to-air missile developed in the Fifties that was the first heat-seeking guided missiles used in military operations.

Don’t worry about getting trigger happy, though. The missile is inert and was used for training.

Harrier jets were in production between 1936 and 2003. In 2011 they were retired from UK military service and most were sold off to the US Marine Corps to be used as spare parts for their own fleet.

This particular plane escaped being cannabalised for parts, however, because it had been sent for repairs that were later abandoned.

Beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace feature in the interiors

With so few intact GR7s left in existence, this makes the jet sitting on the lawn a rare piece of 20th-century military history.

For reference, a GR3 Harrier jump jet dating from 1976 and in “time-capsule condition” sold at auction in 2014 for £105,800.

Agents for the property Savills said that the plane could be included in the sale, if the buyer desires.

Even if the attack jet in the garden doesn’t cause your imagination to take flight, the house itself has been fully renovated and features beamed ceilings and a grand stone fireplace in the dining room.