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Properties of the week: houses with long drives

Featuring arboretums, landscaped gardens and an orangery with a glass-topped well


Cumbria: £895,000


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.


Devon: £975,000


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.


Cornwall: £1.15m


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

Co Durham long drive property

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. 


Lincolnshire: £699,500


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.


Devon: £995,000


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.


Cheshire: £6.25m


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.


Somerset: £2.25m


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.


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