Properties with striking garden features

From a house in Connecticut with a Japanese Buddhist temple in the grounds to a 50-acre estate with a Grade II-listed grotto in Norfolk.


Bellamour Hall, Colton, Staffordshire. A converted coach house next to the Grade II-listed ruins of a 1600s manor house, which have been turned into a feature with seating and barbecue areas. The coach house has a York stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 5 beds, 3 baths, 4 receps, 1.8 acres. £850,000 Hunters 01543-419000.


Burton House, Burghclere, Newbury, Hampshire. A 1930s house with views across the North Hampshire Downs. The gardens include a lake overlooked by a brick gazebo and a summer house. 5 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, 3 receps, study, kitchen, heated pool with sauna, greenhouse, kitchen garden, wildflower meadow, woodland, 7.8 acres. 3-bed cottage available separately. £1.8m Jackson-Stops & Staff 01491-871111.


Denton House, Denton, Norfolk/Suffolk Borders. A restored 17th-century country house with later additions, set in its own parkland. The grounds contain a Grade-II listed 1770s grotto built from flint, sea shells and mirrors. 8 beds, 8 baths, 4 receps, billiard room, shooting lodge, Victorian stable block and carriage house, 50 acres. £2.35m Savills 01603-229229.

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Eastbury, Wendens Ambo, Essex. A country property with a Georgian-style faade. It has open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves. The gardens include a pond with a small bridge and an outbuilding with a dovecote on the roof. 5 beds, 4 baths, dressing room, 3 receps, annexe with en suite bed, outdoor heated pool and sauna, 1.25 acres. £1.75m Strutt & Parker 01223-459500.


Hillcrest Park Road, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, US. This house dates from 1902 and retains its leaded glass windows. The grounds contain a Japanese Buddhist temple brought over from Kobe, Japan, in 1925. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, chef's kitchen, 1.7 acres. $2.695m Houlihan Lawrence +1 203 554 5404.


Luccombe Chine House Estate, Luccombe, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. A small estate with holiday lets in grounds that include a castellated stone folly. 6 beds, 6 baths, 5 receps, 2-bed lodge, 3-bed cottage, 1-bed cottage, 2-bed log cabin, barn with studio, private beach, 6.5 acres. £1.95m

Biles & Co 01983-872335.


Netherdale Estate, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. A mixed agricultural estate with a B-listed Georgian house and a walled garden with a two-storey, 19th-century summerhouse. 8 beds, 3 receps, swimming pool, 3 farms, 5 estate cottages, extensive woodland, 3 miles of fishing on the River Deveron, 749 acres. £3m+ Savills 01224-971111.


Rivenhall Place, Essex. A Grade II-listed house set in parkland designed by Sir Humphrey Repton, which includes a Grade II-listed arched bridge spanning two lakes. 8 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps, 3-bed annexe cottage, outdoor pool, tennis court, kitchen garden with greenhouse, 70 acres. £4.5m Jackson-Stops & Staff 01473-218218.