4 of the best: Homes with gorgeous gardens
PUBLISHED: 18:54 15 June 2016
Homes with gorgeous gardens
Just over the border in Clifton, Bedfordshire, the Grange sits behind tall trees and walls in a central location in the village. The four-bedroom house is joined by a two-bedroom annexe, a one-bedroom detached cottage, outbuildings, stables and barns on a plot of more than three acres. The Grade II-listed property has elements dating back to the 17th century, with exposed beams, leadlight windows and several large fireplaces, including one in the panelled dining room.The grounds include formal gardens, walkways framed by timber arbours, a walled kitchen garden, mature fruit orchard, heated swimming pool, tennis court and summer house with windows backing on to the village pond.
Agent: Savills, 01582 465000
Pebble Bridge Manor was built by a master builder and designer for his family and is situated in Therfield, a pretty village three miles from Royston. Approached via electronic gates and a carriage driveway, the property has a mosaic tiled reception hall, leading to an open-plan living space incorporating three reception areas with an inglenook fireplace and bi-folding doors opening on to the garden. There is a self-contained gym and study annexe and a double garage. Upstairs, there are five bathrooms and five bedrooms, four with walk-in wardrobes.
The landscaped gardens cover around half an acre. The front garden has a waterfall feature, designer lighting and parking for 20 cars. At the rear there is a vegetable garden, a detached studio and a large gazebo with a barbecue and pizza oven.
Agent: Ashtons, 01707 331100
Haultwick Hall is a restored 16th-century house on the edge of the small village of Haultwick midway between Bishop’s Stortford and Stevenage with views over the surrounding countryside. The Grade II -listed property is approached through electric gates and a circular gravel driveway with a central lawn. Reception rooms on the ground floor include a large drawing room, garden room, family room, study, dining room, kitchen-breakfast room, boot room and conservatory. There are a number of original Tudor fireplaces. Upstairs are six bedrooms – three ensuite – and a family bathroom. At the front is a meadow leading down to outhouses, an enclosed 18th-century walled garden, a vegetable garden and terrace areas, covering around two acres in total.
Agent: Mullucks Wells, 01279 755400
In the grounds of Warren Wood Park between Essendon and Brookmans Park, this five-bedroom property is approached by a 300-metre driveway and is surrounded by 28 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. The main house includes a reception hall, ballroom, dining room, sitting room and a master bedroom suite which comes with a dressing room. Outside, the garages have parking for six cars, and a large summer house/games room could be converted to a three-bedroom bungalow. The grounds include barns, paddocks and stables as well as a terraced garden and gravel pathways with a central water feature. A detached lodge in the grounds is also available for purchase.
Agent: Statons, 01707 661144