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Five properties with impressive gardens

Each home, listed and sold by real estate agency Savills, features expansive outdoor space

1

Norfolk: £895,000

The Common, West Runton, Cromer

The Common, West Runton, Cromer

This five-bedroom family home on the north Norfolk coast has access via a pedestrian gate through to an attractive common, which is a designated County Wildlife Site. The property is nestled within an enchanting 0.7 acres of lawns, mature trees and hedging including rhododendrons. A stream meanders through the grounds, leading to a wooded area with fine trees including oak and alder, as well as a substantial outbuilding which provides useful storage for paddleboards, kayaks and other coastal essentials.

The home itself features a superb open-plan living and dining area with a modern fireplace, and a separate sitting room with French doors which lead out to the garden.

2

Bristol: £1.6m

Kington, Thornbury

Kington, Thornbury

This historic 17th-century Grade II farmhouse stands within 3.48 acres of land featuring well-kept gardens and a terrace boasting a children’s play area. Two outlying paddocks contain stone-built barns and stables, which can be used for storage and parking. Double doors from the kitchen-breakfast room – the heart of this large family home – lead out to the terrace, which overlooks the generous back garden.

Next to the kitchen is a formal dining room, featuring a bay with working shutters and fireplace, and a relaxed sitting room with rustic beamed ceilings. The upper two floors contain the five bedrooms, with the top floor featuring a large attic room.  

3

Oxfordshire: £1.3m

Balscote House, Chapel Lane, Balscote, Banbury

Balscote House, Chapel Lane, Balscote, Banbury

The focal point of Balscote House, a mid-17th century Grade II detached home in the charming village of Balscote, is the open-plan kitchen-sitting room. Alongside the four-door Aga, the main attraction are the French doors which lead straight out onto a stone terrace, making it the perfect spot for hosting.

The characterful south-west facing gardens are mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders, box parterre and gravel pathways interspersed with mature trees. The land comes with plenty of storage, including a fantastic stone barn with a flagstone floor, tin roof and connection to power. A spring runs past the house and through the garden, feeding into a lovely freshwater plunge pool in the middle of the grounds.  

4

Worcester: £1.05m

Pool House, Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn

Pool House, Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn

This commanding country home, thought to date back to 1720, sits within 1.9 acres of beautiful grounds including expansive lawned areas and a graded, south-west facing garden which leads down to the bank of the River Severn.

The nine-bed property is accessed via a private driveway from the B4211 which passes by a commercial building used for storage and office space, a hydrotherapy pool plus changing room and a large area for parking, before it reaches the main house. Privacy is provided around the perimeter of the property by mature trees, while delightful river views can be enjoyed from various vantage points. 

5

Hertfordshire: £1.475m

Colleyland, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth

Colleyland, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth

A private road connects this outstanding Victorian family home to the village centre, with a gated, gravel driveway leading to a generous parking area. The property features wraparound gardens to its rear, containing a peaceful sitting area overlooking the lawn and attractive stocked borders that provide privacy.

The garden is enclosed, but contains a gate to Station Approach – the ideal shortcut to the shops and Chorleywood Station, which offers direct trains to central London. Period features include sash windows, high skirtings and wood flooring. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with bespoke wall and floor units, as well as integrated appliances.

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