In love with lawns: six unique homes with gardens

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Paul Travers

You don’t need to be a Tom Jones fan to love the green, green grass of home. We’re all hard-wired for nature, and with spring just days away, what better time to plant yourself in one of these unique homes with gardens? It’s time to get outside and enjoy the world coming into bloom!


Seaside storeys

Around 15 minutes walk from Ramsgate’s seafront and royal harbour, this classic residential garden sits behind a tall Victorian townhouse of more than 2,600 sq ft.

Outside are several areas for sitting, relaxing and growing among many mature trees and shrubs, along with a pergola in a well-chosen sunspot. Inside, the interior unfolds over four floors, with the top three given over to four bedrooms and a glamorous living space. On the lower ground floor is a self-contained flat.

For sale at £775,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans


Lawn to be wild

Dropping away from this 18th-century farmhouse with a contemporary addition, undulating lawns spill down into the Dorset countryside through fruit trees and hedgerows. 

Inside, four bedrooms, three living rooms and a vast dining kitchen are spread across almost 2,200 sq ft. Outside, a pair of outbuildings make the perfect garaging for a classic car collection, or perhaps a conversion into holiday accommodation.

For sale at £895,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans


Hallowed ground

A sun-soaked patio unravels onto a beautifully manicured lawn at this converted Wesleyan Chapel close to Salisbury in the village of Barford St Martin.

Old chapel barford st martin wiltshire

Thatched cottages flank the striking Victorian facade on either side, while the interior unfolds over 1,500 sq ft including a first-floor living space with stained glass windows under the vaulted ceiling. Elsewhere are four bedrooms, a living room, dining room and separate study.

For sale at £585,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans


Beyond the daily grind

Tranquility reigns from the moment you exit the rear doors of this former flour mill and cross your private bridge. Choose from a series of decked areas to relax, or descend onto the lush lawn that sweeps around a private pond on an inlet from the River Mole, just outside Dorking.

Inside, and across almost 3,500 sq ft, the original character of the mill oozes from every corner and provides a remarkable home for a large family, with six bedrooms and three living rooms. 

castle mill dorking

£2,000,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans


Stable influence


Wrapping around this former coach house that used to store the carriages of a nearby manor, the gardens consist of three individual sections: a large lawn beyond the driveway; a secluded and shady walled courtyard; and a street-facing patio behind a timber fence.

Inside, and spread across 2,250 sq ft, are four bedrooms, two living rooms and a couple of extra spaces that would both suit a home office. There’s also a double internal garage and additional parking under a glazed Victorian canopy.

£1,100,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans


Rectory and ruin

Project alert! Not for the faint-hearted, this vast former rectory in the Cambridgeshire village of Dry Drayton is a hefty slice of Georgian history that’s ripe for restoration and reimagining.

With more than 10,000 sq ft inside, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. From conversion into apartments, to a hotel, an events location, or an extraordinary country mansion to host legendary garden parties.

For sale at £1,500,000 – click here for the video tour, image gallery and plans

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