Roses, apple trees and bench-spotted walkways – a walled garden is always a welcome retreat.
A fitting addition to the market in Humphry Repton’s bicentenary year, Dullingham House, the pleasure gardens and delightful walled gardens of which bear the mark of the celebrated 18th-century landscape designer.
The sought-after red-brick Georgian building is Grade II listed and has been much added to over the years. There are eight bedrooms and the master has a painted oval ceiling panel.
It could be a good commuter’s house too: it’s extremely convenient for Cambridge or London at just over four miles from Newmarket
With two picturesque ponds, a rhododendron walk, white, blue and pink herbaceous borders, pool, tennis court, paddock and of course a walled garden.
There’s also a courtyard for alfresco dining and views to the South Downs, the great outdoors is quite the feature at Belmont House, a classic Georgian rectory at East Hoathly.
The summer season will be enjoyable for opera lovers, as Glyndebourne is only a 10-minute drive away and with 12 bedrooms (including the Coach House and Gardener’s Cottage), there’s room for a decent-sized house party.
A characterful, well-kept 1930s house set in the beautiful village of Corbridge, Hallbank sits in an acre of private grounds, with an excellent vegetable selection in the well-organised walled garden.
The main house has an orangery, wine store and five bedrooms; there’s also a one-bedroom cottage.
The poetry of Byron and Keats adds a romantic flavour to Victorian Plas yn Cwm, which features quotation-laden stained glass. On the edge of the unspoilt Vale of Clwyd, with its purple-heather-clad hills, the nine-bedroom house has exceptional views and is two miles north of the cathedral town of St Asaph.
Outside, there is a Japanese garden and woodland, and a gazebo in the walled garden, which has a pond at its heart.
In the sought-after village of Chiddingfold, once known for Elizabethan glassmaking and not far from Godalming, the beautiful gardens that surround handsome Grade II-listed Glebe House rival the county’s finest.
Organised as a series of ‘rooms’ to provide interest throughout the year, they include a pretty walled rose garden, arboretum, tennis court and pool, as well as a croquet lawn accessed by a bridge over a stream.
The house has seven bedrooms and there is also a two-bedroom cottage, old carriage house and orangery.
Beautiful country homes with magnificent outdoor space.
This gorgeous former school in Oxfordshire is light and spacious, full of character and sits within glorious gardens.
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