Properties for sale with impressive gardens

From a Grade II-listed former Abbey with a riverside garden in Henley-on-Thames to a manor in Haywards Heath with gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll.


Abbey House, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. A Grade I-listed Tudor house overlooking the River Avon, surrounded by a Michelin-star garden that includes sculpted yew hedges, a circular herb garden and a fernery. Nearly one acre of the land is let to the council. 14 beds, 3 baths, recep, 4.5 acres. £3.35m Strutt & Parker 01285-653101.


Chownes Mead, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. A Grade II-listed manor house built between 1912 and 1920 with gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll that include mature specimen trees. 8 beds, 7 baths, 4 receps, gym, 3-bed cottage, 2-bed cottage, garage with 1-bed flat above, tennis court, swimming pool, paddocks, 20.5 acres. £6.25m Savills 01444-446000.


Earlshall Castle, Leuchars, St Andrews, Fife. A Grade A-listed, 16th-century castle with gardens laid out by Victorian designer Sir Robert Lorimer. Various garden "rooms" are separated by stone walls, and include ornate topiary, box gardens and a kitchen and herb garden. 10 beds, 6 baths, 2 receps, great hall, long gallery, 3 houses, 1-bed cottage, parkland, grazing, 53 acres. £5m Savills 0131-247 3700.

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Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland. An 1850s Regency-style house with views of the Kerry Mountains. The gardens include an "Irish Sky Garden" designed by the artist James Turrell, a man-made crater feature, a water garden and an arboretum. 6 en-suite beds, 3 receps, commercial kitchen, 9-bed house, 10-bed lodge, coach house, lake, 163 acres. €7.5m Charles McCarthy Estate Agents +353 28 21533.


Manor Hall, Withington, Gloucestershire. An updated Grade II-listed, 15th-century manor surrounded by gardens that include a lake, scalloped yew hedging and a walled garden. 9 beds, 10 baths, 6 receps, conservatory, 4-bed house, 3 cottages, flat, swimming pool, arable land, 207 acres. Available in three lots. £7.95m Knight Frank 01285-659771.


Medmenham Abbey, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire. A Grade II-listed Abbey with formal gardens including box hedges and riverside gardens. 9 bed suites, 4 receps, library, cinema, spa, gym, 1-bed cottage, 0.7 miles of frontage on the River Thames, 42 acres. £10m+ Knight Frank 01491-844900.


Millaton House, Bridestowe, Devon. A Grade II-listed Georgian house dating from 1700 with landscaped gardens that have views of Dartmoor National Park. The gardens include more than

150 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons and ancient yew and cedar trees. 8 beds, 7 baths, 7 receps, library, 3 kitchens, swimming pool, gym, cinema, tennis court, 7 acres. £3.25m Marchand Petit 01803-847979.


West Hall, Longburton, Sherborne, Dorset. A Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor surrounded by formal gardens with yew hedges and a stone bridge over a stream. 7 beds, 6 baths, great hall, 4 receps, 5 attic rooms, 3 cottages, 2 flats, 3 greenhouses, stable yard, outdoor pool, tennis court, vegetable gardens, pasture, 21.6 acres. £3.95m Strutt & Parker 020-7629 7282.