Blooming Lovely: top spring gardens
Spring has arrived, and with summer just around the corner, flowers are blooming, and the focus is turning to gardens. In celebration, we discover homes with spectacular spring gardens guaranteed to inspire.
With the aesthetic of a classic fairy-tale, this idyllic Georgian former rectory was built around 1812 and is set centrally within gloriously established gardens of nearly one acre. The captivating property lies within an unspoilt farm hamlet, up a long tree-lined drive between Falmouth and Constantine, about five miles from the Helford River. The enchanting farm hamlet is part of a privately-owned small country estate with the Grade II Listed Bosvathick House and gardens at its heart.
The handsome family home benefits from the richly stocked Cornish garden with various fine trees and shrubs including many Magnolia, Rhododendron, Camellia, Hydrangea and Azalea. Lawns are carpeted in Primrose and wild flowers with pathways meandering around, brimming with evidence of its 200 years of planting and evolution. The garden is surrounded by Cornish hedges, smaller bushes and raised borders, and noticeably features a flagstone and cobbled terrace, steps and thresholds.
This charming five-bedroom detached property features a generous driveway, providing ample parking, leading to a large tandem garage. The generous area of lawn is landscaped with mature flower beds, trees, shrubs and an attractive portico porch to the front door which opens into an inner porch.
The pentagon-shaped reception room with a feature brick open fireplace and wooden mantle, benefits from French doors opening onto the gorgeous front garden. The beautiful, bright dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast area also features French doors that open onto the rear patio and the garden beyond. The large private rear garden has an immaculately manicured lawn, raised vegetable beds and a summer house.
This family home has been sympathetically enhanced to combine traditional character and a modern aesthetic, offering flexible accommodation and plenty of potential. The property is situated in a sought-after location and within an easy walk to the centre of town and mainline train station.
Rose Cottage is a charming semi-detached period Cotswold stone cottage with delightful gardens situated in the heart of the quintessential village of Shilton, close to Burford. Dating back to the 18th century, the cottage boasts original features including exposed beams, a traditional open fireplace and stone hearths. Two pairs of French doors open out onto the terrace area and beautiful gardens beyond.
The private and enchanting cottage garden to the rear of the house is a delight and provides a glorious setting. A patio area beside the French doors makes an ideal place for al fresco dining. The garden is partly laid to lawn and bordered by a variety of trees and shrubs. A path runs beside a pretty and well-stocked herbaceous which reaches down to the far end of the garden where a stream meanders its way amongst the willow trees and under bridges to the pond. In addition, there is a vegetable plot, greenhouse and several outbuildings.
This exceptional detached Grade II Listed farm house on the outskirts of Benington village in Hertfordshire is spacious and beautifully presented throughout. The captivating country property includes a living room with a log burning stove, a dining room, snug, a beautiful modern kitchen/breakfast room with an AGA cooker, a utility room, cloakroom, a family bathroom, ample driveway parking and three generous bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite.
The family home is filled with character and charm and benefits from central heating and traditional exposed timbers throughout the residence, however, perhaps the most appealing feature of the property is the large landscaped gardens with a delightful duck pond and south facing patio terrace. This fantastic, colourful garden is perfect for entertaining family and friends throughout the warmer months or simply sitting and reflecting on life while listening to the sounds of nature. Manicured lawn areas meet vibrant flowerbeds exploding with colour and life.
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