Blooming lovely: top spring gardens

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Spring has arrived, and as flowers bloom, temperatures rise and nature returns, the focus is turning to gardens. In celebration of this invigorating season, we’ve scoured the country for homes with spectacular spring gardens, guaranteed to inspire.

1. West Charleton, Devon, 5 bedrooms

This imposing period manor house is in excellent order and is set more than 9 acres of pretty Devon Countryside with its own lake and stream. West Charleton Grange is situated in South Hams within the South Devon Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty overlooking Salcombe and the Kingsbridge Estuary. It has easy access to miles of beautiful coastline incorporating several beaches and the South West Coast Path.

2. Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, 4 bedrooms

Long Meadows is one of Hutton Rudby's finest homes and has the undeniable presence of a beautifully designed home. The gardens are immaculately maintained with lawns, stone terraces and well-established trees, plants and shrubs.

3. Westerham, Kent, 6 bedrooms

Grade II Listed, this authentic Hall House boasts 15th-century origins and exudes character at every turn. Externally, the house is attractively cocooned within established gardens to the south and west, encompassing swathes of level lawn, a myriad of mature planting and several rare species of trees, together with an all-weather tennis court and acre paddock, complete with twin stable and feed store.

4. Wareham, Dorset, 4 bedrooms 

The Meerings is a wonderful Arts & Crafts-style property within a prestigious development. With a stunning rear garden made up of lawn and patio which run around the house, further seating areas, one under a wonderful Wisteria arbour, a wildlife pond and a picket-fenced 'potager' for the green-fingered who love to grow their own vegetables, this home has the ultimate spring garden.

5. Ringwood, Hampshire, 5 bedrooms

This Georgian country house has been extended and reconfigured into a wonderful five-bedroom home. With a formal garden and paddocks of about 2.7 acres and a classic yet modern interior, this stunning property is perfect for family life.

6. Tonge, Kent, 14 bedrooms

This spectacular, Grade ll Listed barn conversion with extensive ancillary accommodation is set within 0.61 acres of magnificent grounds in a splendid rural, waterfront setting. Tonge Barn is currently run as a highly successful luxury boutique hotel, enjoying an excellent reputation as such, with many regular corporate and private clients, returning year-on-year to stay at the hotel.

7. Mill Green, Essex, 6 bedrooms

This six-bedroom detatched home is in the enviable location of Fryerning. The landscaped gardens have been professionally crafted, featuring a picturesque terrace highlighted by ornamental ponds, winding pathways, and lush mature planting. The formal gardens benefit from an automatic rainwater irrigation system and are enhanced by a designer Hunza lighting system, creating seamless illumination.

8. Swithland, Loughborough, 6 bedrooms

Thornberry House is a stylishly appointed, six-bedroom home backing onto open countryside and located within a conservation area of the village in a small, exclusive development. Outside, electric gates open to a generous driveway leading to a double garage and the fully landscaped private grounds wrap around the property, extending to 0.48 acres.

9. Bossingham, Kent, 5 bedrooms

This magnificent traditionally styled detached residence was constructed in 2019, using the very finest materials and an uncompromising degree of craftsmanship. The property enjoys a wonderful rural setting with splendid views over rolling countryside, yet just four miles from the bustling Cathedral city of Canterbury.

10. Otley, West Yorkshire, 5 bedrooms 

This impressive property is situated in a picturesque location with delightful views over the surrounding countryside. The main house boasts a substantial and attractive garden which wraps around the property with lawn, paved sitting areas as well as a cosy covered sitting area. 


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