Properties of the week: houses with mature gardens
Featuring well-kept shrubs, hedgerows and flower beds and more
Henny Street, Great Henny, Sudbury
An enchanting 15th century Grade II former hall house nestled in an acre of mature landscaped south-facing gardens. The property overlooks the Stour Valley immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough. Main suite, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 3 receps, double garage.
Islip Mill House, Islip
An attractive waterside 18th century mill house, which enjoys riverside gardens of over an acre that are a haven for flora and fauna such as deer, kingfisher, swans and otters. Main suite, 4 further beds (1 en-suite), family bath, kitchen, 4 receps, conservatory, workshop, carport, timber boathouse, river frontage with mooring and fishing rights.
Clifton Cottage, Sidmouth
Set in a magnificent clifftop position with uninterrupted sea views, the property enjoys direct access to the beach, a large terrace and west-facing gardens with well-kept shrubs, hedgerows and flower beds, as well as a timber-framed summer house. Main suite, 4 further beds (1 en-suite), family bath, 2 shower rooms, kitchen, 4 receps, cellars, single garage.
The Thatched House, Tunley, Sapperton
A unique Arts & Crafts house designed by Alfred Hoare Powell. Set in an elevated position with glorious views of the valley and gardens, which are designed to provide colour throughout the year. This pastoral setting influenced Powell’s work for Wedgwood, which featured many flowers and plants. Master suite, 1 further bed, family bath, 4 receps, attic space, kitchen; 1.4 acres.
Gould Farm, Frittenden
Three acres of mature, secluded gardens surround this Grade II property and include an avenue of yew trees, old English roses, lawns and raised herb and vegetable beds. Main suite, 5 further beds, 3 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, 3 outbuildings including 2 workshops, studio, stables, garage.
Sulleys Manor, Lower Raydon
A Grade II Georgian-fronted manor house overlooking the Brett Valley. Set in 3.5 acres including formal gardens and an array of trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. 3 suites, 4 further beds, family bath, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, barn with pool, stables, tennis court, garage.
Stable Cottage, Llansteffan, Carmarthen
A delightful coastal home set in about two acres of landscaped grounds and mature gardens. The property enjoys views of the Towy estuary and out towards Carmarthen Bay, and includes a secret ornamental garden, ponds, mature trees and flower borders. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, 3 receps, snug, greenhouse, barn, hot tub, parking.
The Old Dairy, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge
Believed to date back to the 15th century, this Grade II property boasts elegant formal grounds, part-designed by the award-winning garden designer Roger Platts. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further suites, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, cinema room, wine store, triple garage with a self-contained one-bedroom apartment above, greenhouse.
Quilly House, Sutton Montis, Yeovil
A beautifully presented village house built in 1888 and set in a mature and pretty garden backing onto open countryside. There are lawns on either side, with climbing roses, hydrangea and clematis cladding the front of the house. Main suite with walk-in wardrobe, 3 further beds (2 en-suite), kitchen, dining room, 3 receps, greenhouse, summer house, double garage.