Properties of the week: houses with long drives
Featuring arboretums, landscaped gardens and an orangery with a glass-topped well
Appletree Estate, Newby, Penrith
This family home and holiday letting business in the Eden Valley is accessed by a private driveway and set in generous gardens with superb views to the Pennines. The adjacent barn is converted into 2 flats: a 1-bed on the ground floor and a 3-bed upstairs, along with a 1-bed Garden Cottage on the grounds, all used as successful holiday lets. Appletree cottage: main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, utility, garage, stores.
Natson Mill, Bow.
Tucked away off a private road, this former mill with traditional Devon longhouse and stone cottage is in a courtyard setting with extensive outbuildings, nestled on its own land on the banks of the River Yeo. 4-bed farmhouse, 2-bed mill cottage, arboretum, orchard, variety of outbuildings, 14.5 acres.
Carmarthenshire: Offers in excess of £1.5m
Clearbrook Hall, Llanarthney, Carmarthen
Located in 45 acres of serene and stunning countryside, this stately Georgian house and 2 semidetached, Grade II 3-bed cottages sit in an elevated position surrounded by landscaped gardens, managed woodland, meadows and pastures. Main house: 5 suites, 6 receps. Large paddocks, 1-acre stocked pond, walled garden with tennis court, large outdoor swimming pool, summer house, 2 sand schools, 3 stables, manège, plus additional outbuildings.
Hustyn Gate, Burlawn, Wadebridge
Sympathetically restored, this idyllic farmhouse has a 2-bed annexe. Main suite, 5 further beds, 3 further baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, utility, shower, boot room, summerhouse, gardens, 2.8 acres.
Co Durham: offers in excess of £1m
The Old Vicarage, Hunstanworth
An imposing Grade II former vicarage set in beautiful grounds. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, hall, pantry, scullery, garden room, boot room, store, 2 WCs, coach house with carriage room and stable, hayloft, groom’s room, formal gardens, orchard, summerhouse, wood.
Mercia Lodge, Spalding
Set back from the road and with an in-and-out formal carriage driveway, this double-fronted Grade II Victorian town house needs full modernisation. The house retains many original features and there is the potential to create a main suite in the attic. 4 beds, 2 showers, WC, landing, balcony, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, entrance hall, boiler, stores, WC, workshop, rear garden with lawns and mature trees.
Marley House, Rattery, South Brent
Located in one of Devon’s oldest villages, on the old travellers road from Kingsbridge to Bristol, this Grade II* Georgian mansion, set in extensive grounds, is approached by way of a long tree-lined drive, with secure gated access. 4 suites, kitchen, 3 receps, billiards room, shower, kitchenette, sauna, study, utility, triple garage, stores, large garden, wood, paddock, lake, 13.9 acres.
Faulkners Farm, Wilmslow.
A small country estate with a long drive, extensive outbuildings and a separate cottage. Main suite with dressing room, 3 further suites, open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, sitting room, utility/side hall, galleried dining hall, WC/cloakroom, office, orangery with glass-topped well, drawing room, 3-bed cottage, detached garage with storage/potential office or studio above, outbuilding, gardens, paddock, approx. 11.3 acres.
Cleeve Hill House, Midford, Bath
There are 2 gated private drives to this Grade II Georgian house in a pretty village close to Bath, with fine views of the surrounding hills. 2 suites, 5/6 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, 3 receps, study, utility, WC, landscaped gardens, car port, greenhouse, 1.1 acres.