The wish list

Properties of the week: homes with lovely gardens

Featuring stables, vineyards and acres of meadows

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Buckinghamshire: £695,000

Columbine Cottage, Bank Road, Penn

Columbine Cottage, Bank Road, Penn

A charming, semi-detached house in the heart of the popular village of Penn, in the Chiltern Hills. Built in 1892, the house has recently been refurbished to include contemporary interiors. The sitting room has beautiful oak flooring, painted beams and a wood-burning stove. Much of the ground floor has underfloor heating. 3 beds, family bath, 2 receps, orangery, shed, gardens at both the front and rear, with mature trees, shrubs and climbing plants.

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Cornwall: OIEO £1.75m

Tregarth, Helford Passage, Falmouth

Tregarth, Helford Passage, Falmouth

With views over the Helford estuary, this immaculately presented family house has landscaped gardens of just under half an acre. Main suite, 1 further suite, 2 further beds, family bath, meditation room, recep, kitchen/dining room, double garage, slate terrace, rear garden.

3

Norfolk: £1.85m

Hardley Hall, Hardley

Hardley Hall, Hardley

Delightful gardens surround this fabulous 16th century, Grade II* manor house. Mentioned by Pevsner, it contains many notable features, including an under­ground passage. 2 suites, 5 further beds, 3 further baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, utility, cellar, cinema and extensive outbuildings, including stables around a courtyard, 2.65 acres.

4

Northamptonshire: £1.5m

The Garden House, Flore, Northampton

The Garden House, Flore, Northampton

This elegant house sits in a walled, landscaped garden. It was designed in the late 1990s, by architect Tad Dobraszczyk, in the manner of an 18th century coach house. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further beds (2 en suite), family bath, 4 receps, utility room, double garage with a self-contained flat above it, outbuildings, approx. 0.69 acres.

5

Suffolk: £1.35m

Willow House, Fressingfield, Eye

Willow House, Fressingfield, Eye

Dating back to the 17th century, this is a wonderful Grade II village house that comes with a detached annexe and a vineyard. 6 beds, 3 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, utility, 1-bed annexe, outbuildings, gardens, 2.76 acres.

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Lincolnshire: £1.75m

Cressy Hall, Gosberton, Spalding

Cressy Hall, Gosberton, Spalding

A Grade II* Georgian hall, set in nine acres of beautiful gardens and meadows, with views of the Lincolnshire fens. 2 beds sharing a jack and jill en-suite bath, 5 further beds, 2 further baths, 4 receps, studio, utility, cellar, garage, planning for the creation of an ancillary cottage, 8.9 acres of formal gardens and parkland. 

7

Surrey: £2m

Castle Mill, Dorking

Castle Mill, Dorking

Built in the 17th century, this striking brick and timber-framed Grade II mill house is arranged over four floors. It has a sheltered raised terrace – with views of the River Mole – and a stunning riverside garden. 2 suites, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, open-plan dining/sitting room, family room, utility, cloak­room, double garage.

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Norfolk: £1.35m

The Old Rectory, Bagthorpe

The Old Rectory, Bagthorpe

Built in 1916 in a pretty hamlet near King’s Lynn, this family house sits in two acres of land and is surrounded by a mixture of woodland and open countryside. The thoughtfully planted, mature garden has a secret garden at its centre, enclosed by yew hedge. The rest of the grounds include an orchard and a wildflower area. Main suite with dressing room and south-facing roof terrace, 1 further suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, snug, garden room, utility room, enclosed courtyard, outbuildings – including a workshop, kennels, cart shed. 

9

London: OIEO £800,000

Rosemary Gardens, East Sheen, SW14

Rosemary Gardens, East Sheen, SW14

This charming period cottage overlooks beautiful communal gardens, and has been stylishly renovated by the current owners. It is a short walk to Mortlake station. 2 beds, bath, kitchen/breakfast room, recep, cinema room, cellar, garden and generous shed. 

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