Properties to get the gardening gloves out for – from outdoor kitchens to private lakes, here are 10 homes with gorgeous gardens.
1. Osbrooks, Dorking
An 8 bedroom Grade II listed manor house sits in a rural position to the south of Capel village. With exquisite grounds extending to around 14 acres, the property’s gardens comprise a heated swimming pool, brick columns, pergolas and even a hot tub. Designed by a famous garden designer, the grounds feature a variety of shrubs and trees as well as a brick and paved stone bath. There’s even a path leading to a stream and a lake dividing the formal garden from the woodland beyond… Truly idyllic.
2. Isle House, Isle of Dogs
This wonderfully restored Thames riverfront property has its very own private garden and coach house. Featuring unparalleled views of the London skyline, the garden is extremely secluded and well presented with views looking out onto the Thames. The perfect place for a garden party, we just can’t believe it’s in London!
3. Wilton Street, Belgravia
Burrowed on the south side of this sought-after Belgravia street is this five bedroom townhouse. Spanning six floors and featuring a first-floor drawing room, we just can’t imagine a better family home. The property’s pièce de résistance is a private south-facing walled garden which is just perfect for a spring/summer BBQ.
4. Palace Road, East Molesey
Sat on a picturesque tree-lined road, this three bedroom period property is behind electric gates offering the ultimate private living. Divided into three sections, the south-west facing garden features a large terraced area which sits under a canopy of wisteria, as well as an impressive water feature. The rest of the garden is a lawned area flooded with flower beds and high hedging. Your summer garden parties just got a whole lot better…
5. Little Thakeham, Pulborough
Nestled on the edge of the South Downs, this Grade II listed dream country house was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. With a pool house, swimming pool and triple garage on its land, the property features the most enchanting gardens which span 14 acres. The immaculate formal gardens and grounds act as the perfect place to enjoy your coffee on a summer’s morning.
6. Thorpe Hall, County Durham
Restored and beautifully decorated, this Grade II listed property features the most striking gardens designed by the world-renowned Arne Maynard. Enjoyable all year round, the park-like grounds make an excellent summer entertaining space. They also lend privacy and security to the home, as well as an abundance of produce which can be grown in its kitchen garden.
7. Kingsbury Street, Marlborough
Occupying a fine position in a conservation area in the heart of Marlborough, this impressive property features professionally re-designed gardens. With water features including a canal with circulating water and stone steps with a water cascade which lead from the upper to the lower gardens, gardens don’t often get better than this. A separate kitchen garden with a greenhouse, a young orchard and a number of lawns also feature. Our favourite is the rose and clematis pergola – the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine on a summer’s evening.
8. Fonmon Estate, Wales
A 12th century Grade I Norman Castle takes its place in the Vale of Glamorgan. Surrounded by 947 acres of land, the castles formal gardens and grounds feature limestone quarry and associated cement works. When can we move in?
9. Dunsborough Park, Surrey
A Grade II listed country house sits in a delightfully rural setting on the edge of the picturesque village of Ripley. With an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, the property’s beautifully landscaped gardens are a delightful feature at Dunsborough Park. To the north of the house sits a series of traditional Edwardian greenhouses and walled gardens split into a rose garden, knot garden, wild garden-orchard and a topiary garden. The southern end features The White Garden which is home to a 300-year-old Mulberry tree.
10. Somerton House, Northamptonshire
Sitting on one acre of land, this detached stone property features views over the surrounding parkland. With beautifully well-kept landscaped gardens, the property has the perfect garden to enjoy the sun in. With ultimate privacy all around and a summer house, we just can’t get enough.
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