Six of the best… glorious gardens

05 May 22

Outside space is still firmly at the top of the list for many buyers and according to Rightmove, the following terms were most popular last month using their ‘keyword’ search feature: acres, garden, land, large garden and paddock.  As the weather has been warming up and spring is in the air, our Signature team share their top properties with glorious gardens and ample acreage.

Stebbing, Essex – Guide Price £3,850,000

Stebbing Hall is an outstanding country house with 9 bedrooms and beautiful grounds of around 9.25 acres in a peaceful rural setting.  The property is approached via a quiet country lane with a sweeping driveway that provides a stunning first impression.  There is an adjoining coach house, incorporating a bank of garaging, home offices and a spacious 2 bedroom staff flat/annexe.  A stable yard has 3 high quality loose boxes, associated stores and a tack room with direct access onto fenced paddocks.  The house is surrounded by established parkland grounds, incorporating a fine selection of trees, well stocked herbaceous borders, neatly tended box and beech hedging, flagstone pathways, 2 ponds, a tennis court, children’s play area – and there is also an ideal spot for a swimming pool to the south-west elevation of the house.  For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Chelmsford team on 01245 292100.


Great Horkesley, Essex – Guide Price £1,950,000

This handsome and beautifully restored 5 bedroom country home is of classical proportions, in a parkland setting approaching 2.3 acres.  Discreetly located behind electric wooden gates with an intercom system, the property is approached via a long shingle driveway which runs alongside the paddock.  The majority of the garden lies to the south and east of the house with a wrap around terrace creating a stunning sheltered seating area, ideal for alfresco dining.  Surrounded by a wealth of mature trees, there are views towards the large pond, which has been securely fenced in, and across the immaculate manicured lawns, hard tennis court and to the paddock and hills beyond.  For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Colchester team on 01206 763388.


Willisham, Suffolk – Guide Price £1,000,000

Located in a fantastic semi-rural position, this Grade II Listed 16th century farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and is set in grounds of around 1.4 acres. Surrounded by open fields and farmland, the formal gardens include some beautiful established trees, shrubs and flower beds, as well as a pond.  Ideal for those with equestrian interests, there are six stables, a manège and two small paddocks.  Among an array of outbuildings are a detached cottage with light, power and water connected and a detached store measuring approximately 14ft x 58ft – both of which could provide excellent ancillary accommodation, subject to the relevant planning consents.  Offered for sale with no onward chain, for more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Ipswich team on 01473 232700.


Kirby le Soken, Essex – OIEO £750,000

Occupying a delightful position with views over Walton backwaters, this elegant detached house has been recently extended to create a spacious 4 bedroom family home.  The landscaped rear garden provides a delightful setting, ideal for entertaining, with an extensive paved patio, lawned garden and an illuminated water feature.  Two sets of bi-fold doors lead out to the terrace and to the rear of the garage is a substantial home office/studio and study, offering potential for a variety of uses and the potential for an annexe, subject to planning.  For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Colchester team on 01206 763388.


Bulmer, Suffolk – Offers in the Region of £745,000

Greensted is a 4 bedroom detached property located in established grounds, extending to approximately 3/4 of an acre, which have been designed in a cottage-style with a good range of established shrubs and trees.  Outbuildings include a detached garage, greenhouse, chicken coop and summer house and there are fabulous far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.  The size of the garden, which wraps around the property, means there is excellent potential to consider erecting a home office or cart lodge, subject to planning.  For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Sudbury team on 01787 327000.



Lavenham, Suffolk – Guide Price £595,000

Small but certainly perfectly formed, this delightful cottage garden has a fantastic view of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Lavenham.  This well-presented 3 bedroom ‘Suffolk pink’ home has the perfect combination of modern comforts and old world charm, with an abundance of beams and period features.  To the side of the property is a paved area, ideal for alfresco dining, leading to a further terrace with additional seating and a path which leads to a detached garage, currently used as additional storage.  The remainder of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn, with well-stocked and established borders.  For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact our Sudbury team on 01787 327000.


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