Properties with water features

From a Grade II-listed watermill on the Black Bourn River in Suffolk to a manor with formal gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll in Surrey.


A castle at Secteur St Omer, Pas de Calais, France
A castle at Secteur St Omer, Pas de Calais, France. A medieval castle surrounded by two moats. The listed building is in excellent condition and comes with a range of outbuildings, some of which have been converted into holiday lets. 5 beds, 600 sq m of internal space, 14.8 acres. €1.47m Groupe Mercure +33 (0) 666 792653.


Fir Tree Farm, Blagdon, Somerset
Fir Tree Farm, Blagdon, Somerset. A Grade II-listed house with views of Blagdon Lake. It dates from 1485 and has large open fireplaces, beamed ceilings and a country kitchen with Aga. The gardens include a pond and kitchen garden. 5 beds, 3 baths 2 receps, 0.9 acres. £1.15m Knight Frank 0117-317 1999.


Marston Court, Marston Magna, Yeovil, Somerset
Marston Court, Marston Magna, Yeovil, Somerset. An early 20th-century house built in an Elizabethan style. It has a crenellated tower, stone mullion leaded-light windows and exposed interior beams. The gardens include a Gertrude Jekyll-style water garden, with water lillies and carp. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, garaging. £1.5m Humberts 01935-812323.


Mayertorne Manor, Wendover, Buckinghamshire
Mayertorne Manor, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. A Grade II-listed, 18th century manor in a secluded setting with landscaped gardens that includes a large wildlife pond. The house has large sash windows, period fireplaces and a grand dining room. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, detached outbuilding with stores, greenhouse, tennis court, paddock, woodland, pond, 11.4 acres. £2.95m Knight Frank 01494-675368.


Osbrooks, Capel, Dorking, Surrey
Osbrooks, Capel, Dorking, Surrey. A Grade II-listed manor that appears in records from around 1282. What remains is believed to be largely 16th and 17th century. The formal gardens were designed by Gertrude Jekyll and have water features. 8 beds, 5 baths, 4 receps, gym, outdoor pool, woodland, 14 acres. £2.55m Sotheby’s International Realty 01932-860537.


The Lake House, Toormore, Goleen, West Cork, Ireland
The Lake House, Toormore, Goleen, West Cork, Ireland. A contemporary property with a private lake and deck in a secluded location with sea views. The house has wood floors and wood-burning stoves. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, 1.65 acres. €645,000+ Charles McCarthy +353 (0)28-21533.


The Old Hall, Nether Alderley, Cheshire
The Old Hall, Nether Alderley, Cheshire. A Grade II*-listed property within a moated south-facing gardens adjoining a lake. The house dates from the 16th century and has stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings and wood-panelled walls. 6 beds, 4 baths, 5 receps, games room with bar, gym, stable yard, stores, tennis court, woodland, paddock. 11.75 acres. £3.5m Savills 01625-417450.


The Watermill, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The Watermill, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed watermill on the Black Bourn River with a mill pond and gardens. It dates from 1800 and has beamed ceilings, limestone floors and open fireplaces, and retains the original mill workings. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, range of unconverted period outbuildings, walled garden, 3 acres. £1m Savills 01473-234800.

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