Since lockdown, outdoor space has become more important than ever. From landscaped lawns to pretty patios, here are 10 homes with beautiful gardens available to purchase now.
With the official arrival of spring comes blossoming flowers, longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather. This coincides with the UK lockdown gradually lifting, and from 29 March, we are now allowed to meet one other household, or up to six people, outside including in private gardens.
Whether you love an al fresco dinner party, are a keen gardener or simply want more fresh air, having your own outdoor space can have a huge impact on your quality of life. It’s a wise investment too; according to Rightmove, access to a garden is a priority for over 60% of prospective buyers, and a well-maintained garden could add 20% to your property value, particularly in urban areas where green space is more limited.
From pristine green lawns to spacious patios, here are 10 wonderful homes with beautiful gardens that are on the market right now.
For those who aren’t particularly green-thumbed but want an outdoor space, this central London property with a garden is a real gem. The lower ground floor leads to a secluded patio which is great for entertaining, plus an easy-to-maintain grass area with plenty of attractive greenery. Located within easy reach of Upper Street and Angel station, the garden provides not only extra square footage, but a tranquil escape from the city. It’s the cherry on top of an astoundingly beautiful Georgian townhouse with five bedrooms, period features and an open-plan kitchen/dining room.
Contact Winkworth Clerkenwell & City or call 020 7405 1288
If you’re looking for a property with almost an acre of land and views of rolling fields, this four-bedroom detached period may be for you. A quintessential English country home, Willow Cottage has attractive wooden beams and other period features creating a cosy, traditional feel, despite its impressive 2,100 square footage. Outside, the grounds wrap around the property and include wonderful landscaped gardens, a large lawn, cherry, oak and poplar trees, a timber arch draped in climbing rose and direct access to Sisland woods. There’s even a separate single-storey dwelling which has been used as a holiday cottage, bed and breakfast and guest accommodation over the years.
Contact Winkworth Poringland or call 01508 528880
This four-bedroom Brighton townhouse not only benefits from the seafront on your doorstep and the city centre a short walk away, but a large sun terrace with stunning ocean views. Located in the Clifton and Montepelier conservation area, the home is split across four storeys and has been finished to an excellent standard, with everything from a sleek fitted kitchen to private parking. At the top of the house lies the large roof terrace measuring an impressive 8x5m. It’s south-westerly facing, making it quite the suntrap and ideal for barbecues and entertaining in the warmer months.
Contact Winkworth Brighton & Hove or call 01273 772 175
When it comes to outdoor space, many would be content with easy access to Bournemouth’s Blue Flag beaches, but this four-bedroom property goes one step further thanks to a sizable garden. The open plan living room has floor-to-ceiling bi-fold glass doors providing a wonderful view and leading out onto the impeccably designed garden. The landscaped lawn is hugged by well-groomed hedges and a curved flower bed with plenty of horticultural potential, while patios at the near and far end of the south-facing garden ensure you’ll be able to relax in the sun throughout the day. It fits right in with the rest of the sleek and stylish property’s contemporary aesthetic, with the added bonus of a balcony off the kitchen.
Contact Winkworth Poole or call 01202 733000
Another London property with a pristine garden is this grand Grade II listed home with three/four bedrooms in Bloomsbury. The luxurious five-storey house has been refurbished to a high standard, even boasting a gym with a games room and sauna in the basement, while the master bedroom has its own en suite and dressing room. The rooms are spacious with plenty of light and high ceilings, making it a wonderful family home. As for the south-facing garden, it’s a tranquil and secluded space with an imaginative biophilic design, including a living green wall. There’s plenty of patio space for al fresco dining too.
Contact Winkworth West End or call 020 7240 3322
Long Melford is a picturesque village in the Suffolk countryside, and this is a wonderful example of the charm and character that properties in the sought-after area have to offer. Boasting five bedrooms, this elegant Grade II listed home has five/six bedrooms and three/four reception rooms, with potential to turn the annexe into a home office. The large main garden is a sunny south-facing lawn with a flagstone patio, mature tree, vegetable beds and flower borders. Around the corner, a conservatory leads out onto a courtyard with a timber pergola, paved seating area and pizza oven.
Contact Winkworth Long Melford or call 01787 326740
This lovely five-bedroom Hampshire home benefits from a separate annexe that would be ideal for a multi-generational household, or use as an office or B&B. In the main house, rooms are spacious and modern, a particular highlight being the beautiful open-plan kitchen and living room. The formal sitting room and kitchen both lead out to the rear garden and terrace via bi-folding doors, providing a refreshing indoor/outdoor feel. The garden has a huge lawn which is fantastic for children, plus a large patio to soak up the sun.
Contact Winkworth Farnham or call 1252 733042
With five/six bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms, this timber-framed Tudor farmhouse is really special. Laden with stunning original features and a huge amount of space, it is ideal for a large family. There’s also a light-filled orangery with French doors leading to a charming courtyard with a historic cast iron pump. The partly-walled gardens include a terrace opening onto a sweeping lawn with flower and shrub borders. In total, the grounds are around 0.3 acres with far-reaching country views — a peaceful rural paradise.
Contact Winkworth Long Melford or call 01787 326740
This spectacular modern detached house is close to Richmond Park, the biggest park in London, with views of Palewell Park from the master bedroom. However, it also benefits from its own private back garden and swimming pool. Ideal for a growing family, those of all ages will enjoy the south-westerly sprawling lawn, which measures approximately 40x20 metres. Inside, five bedrooms and three reception rooms provide plenty of space, while the sixth bedroom is currently a gym with a sauna. Designed by Octagon in 2012, the impeccable interiors are contemporary and glamorous.
Contact Winkworth Barnes or call 020 8255 0088
Perched on a hill with a south-westerly facing aspect, this property has huge windows and benefits from a glorious amount of light. As well as a sweeping drive and a double garage, the outdoor space includes a laid to lawn garden with mature flower beds, hedges and trees, plus an outdoor swimming pool that is fantastic in the summer months. The five-bedroom house itself was built in 1957 and the current owners have been there since 1982 — a testament to the property’s suitability as a long-term family home. Several areas of the property have been extended over the years, including an oak framed studio with a vaulted ceiling and beautiful exposed timbers.
For more information contact Winkworth Petersfield or call 01730 267274