Properties with unusual garden features or follies

From an Italian farmhouse with a deconsecrated chapel in Bagnoregio to an Elizabethan house with a thatched dovecote in Devon.

 

Ash House, Winkleigh, Devon.
Ash House, Winkleigh, Devon. A Grade II-listed house surrounded by parkland and gardens that include a hexagonal summer house. The house has a grand drawing room and open fireplaces. 4 beds, 4 baths, 4 principal receps, 4-bed annex, 1-bed villa, 3-bed cottage, 2-bed flat, farm buildings, 125 acres. £6m Savills 01392-455745.

 

Mountain Top Road, Bernardsville, Boro, New Jersey, US
Mountain Top Road, Bernardsville, Boro, New Jersey, US. A house built in 1927 in the French Norman style by American architect Eugene W. Mason. The landscaped gardens include a distinctive stone water tower. The house has a grand entrance hall with crystal chandelier and fireplaces with antique surrounds. 5 beds, 5 baths, 4 receps, 2-bed cottage, 32.1 acres. $5.8m Turpin Realtors +1 877 788 7746.

 

Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex
Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex. A Grade I-listed Elizabethan house with a two-storey folly known as the Prayer House. The house has oak floors, beamed ceilings and panelled walls. 7 beds, 6 baths, great hall, 3 receps, library, cellar, 6-bed farmhouse, 3-bed lodge, former stable buildings, barns, tennis court, swimming pool, 70 acres. £6m Strutt & Parker 020-7318 5025.

 

Springfield House, Corbridge, Northumberland
Springfield House, Corbridge, Northumberland. A 1870s house set in landscaped gardens that include a treehouse. The house has wood-block floors, open fireplaces and a hand-built kitchen with an Aga. 6 beds, 6 baths, 2 receps, library, games room, all-weather tennis court, 2.9 acres. £4.5m Sanderson Young 0191-223 3500.

 

The Old Rectory, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon
The Old Rectory, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century house with a Victorian rectory addition and a Grade II-listed, thatched dovecote in the gardens. The house has wood floors and inglenook fireplaces. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, stables, gym, 2 acres. £1.35m Fine & Country 01271-347861.

 

Wickham Hall, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex
Wickham Hall, Wickham Bishops, Witham, Essex. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century house with Georgian additions and a folly in the garden. The house has beamed ceilings and open fireplaces. 8 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps, stables, 5 acres. £2.75m Strutt & Parker 01245-254600.

 

A farmhouse in Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy
A farmhouse in Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy. A farmhouse in a Unesco world heritage site with views over the Etruscan village of Civita di Bagnoregio. The landscaped gardens include a stone infinity pool, a number of contemporary sculptures, and a deconsecrated chapel dating from 1880.
4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, 2.5 acres. €1.2m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.

 

Bretforton Manor, Bretforton, near Chipping Campden, Worcestershire/Gloucestershire Border
Bretforton Manor, Bretforton, near Chipping Campden, Worcestershire/Gloucestershire Border. This Grade II-listed manor dates from 1602 and comes with a 17th-century cider mill with a press and an 18th-century bee house, aviary and summer house. Available in 2 lots. Lot 1 Guide £2,900,000 9 bedrooms, outbuildings, self-contained apartment, swimming pool with gymnasium, super landscaped garden with formal and informal ponds, tennis court. In all about 6.99 acres. £2.9m. Knight Frank, 01789 297735.