Top properties for the green-fingered
As the snow melts and with spring around the corner, what better time to dig out our top properties with the best gardens? We take a look at five properties across Essex and Suffolk with glorious grounds, ideal for the green-fingered!
This delightful Grade II listed former Mill House is a stunning Georgian home boasting secluded and private gardens. The property includes a south-facing terrace that overlooks the mill pond; just the place for garden-lovers to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The extensive lawns are framed with well-stocked flower and shrub borders, and there are a variety of mature trees that line the perimeter. What makes this garden truly unique, however, are the two wooden bridges that cross the river; perfect for those who love to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The Old Mill House, a Signature property, is on the market with Fenn Wright Witham. Call 01376 516 464 to arrange a viewing.
Purdis Rise Cottage offers the perfect blank canvas for those wishing to put their stamp on a garden. Set in grounds approaching half an acre, the garden is predominantly laid to lawn with many mature trees, as well as potted and border shrubs. There is also a timber-decked patio area, which would make the ideal setting for gardeners to sit back, relax and revel in their accomplishments.
Purdis Rise Cottage, a Signature property, is on the market with Fenn Wright Ipswich. Call 01473 232700 to arrange a viewing.
This beautiful village home is another Grade II listed property with outdoor space that has the ‘wow’ factor. Surrounded by 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens, grounds and paddock area, this home also features all the outbuildings a budding gardener could require; including a timber-framed tractor store, garden shed and a traditional Victorian greenhouse. The formal gardens are south facing and feature a variety of flower beds, shrubs and trees, designed to provide a wealth of colour and interest all year round. Additionally, there are large areas of formal lawn interspersed with hedging and herbaceous borders, as well as a secluded terrace and ornamental pond.
Parsonage House, Broomfield, a Signature property, is on the market with Fenn Wright Chelmsford. Call 01245 292 100 to arrange a viewing.
Set within approximately two acres of landscaped gardens, Quinneys in Wickham Bishops is a country home that pulls at the heart strings. From a quaint koi pond to a stunning orchard with established apple trees, and a lawned area currently used as a small paddock, there really is something for everyone. The views and grounds are truly spectacular, and can be enjoyed from the terrace that overlooks the well-manicured lawn and sculptured hedges. If this isn’t quite enough, there is also an option to acquire a further two acres of paddock.
Quinneys, Wickham Bishops is on the market for £1,650,000 with Fenn Wright Witham. Call 01376 516 464 for further details and to request a viewing.
This stunning Grade II listed thatched cottage boast grounds that extend to approximately half an acre. Ideal for the kitchen gardener, this property offers both extensive lawns with a south-easterly aspect and an established vegetable garden. The patio areas make this home ideal for those that enjoy alfresco dining and entertaining. The mature grounds are bordered by beautiful shrubs and enclosed by hedging, fencing and a low brick wall for a private setting.
Ruggs Hall, Raydon, a Signature property, is on the market with Fenn Wright Ipswich. Call 01473 232 700 to arrange a viewing.
The lead image is the garden of this Grade II listed semi-detached home in Dedham. It is on the market with Fenn Wright Colchester. Call the team on 01206 763 388 to arrange a viewing.