Houses with vineyards or orchards
From an award-winning winery on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, to a Hampshire villa with orchards, eight of the best houses with vineyards or orchards.
Somerby Vineyard & Winery, Somerby, Lincolnshire. A winery on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds that has produced award-winning wines for the past 12 years. It comes with 9,000 vines spread across 12.5 acres and a state-of-the-art winery housed in two modern buildings, with a capacity to produce 20,000 litres. A further 2.5 acres of vineyards are available to rent by separate negotiation. £800,000 Savills 01522-507315.
Beech Bank, Longburgh, Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria. A renovated, period property with a walled kitchen garden and an orchard. The house retains its Victorian tiled entrance hall, open fireplaces and sash windows. 5 beds, 2 receps, 3 baths, cellar. £899,000 Finest Properties 01434-622234.
Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire. A restored Georgian villa set in parkland with productive apple and pear orchards. It has a grand reception hall with a sweeping staircase, open fireplaces, and large, Georgian sash windows. 4 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, library, breakfast kitchen, 1-bed flat, 3-bed lodge, 3-bed cottage, 3 stables, mange, horse walker, farm buildings, woodland, 127.6 acres. £6.25m Knight Frank 01962-677234.
Pvoa de Lanhoso, Braga, Portugal. This palace was built in 1906 and is set in 98.84 acres of grounds overlooking the River Ave. Its vineyards produce the regional green wine and it comes with a cellar equipped for winemaking. It has handpainted frescoes and grand fireplaces. €7.5m Christie's International Real Estate +351 224 057 008.
Il Moro, Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy. A restored farmhouse with 9.88 acres of vineyards and a range of outbuildings, including temperature-controlled wine rooms, a barrel room, a bottling room, offices and a staff canteen. The house has beamed ceilings, tiled floors and open fireplaces. 7 beds, 7 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, gated courtyard, studio annexe, pool, gardens, caretaker's apartment, traditional outdoor bread oven, 29.65 acres. €6.5m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.
Low House, Westerdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed former farmhouse in the North York Moors National Park surrounded by landscaped gardens that include an orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees. It has beamed ceilings, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and a fitted kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, stable, barn, kitchen garden, 6 paddocks, 14 acres. £725,000 Savills 01904-617820.
The Old Rectory, Combpyne, Axminster, Devon. This renovated, detached, late 19th-century former rectory is set in landscaped gardens that include a large kitchen garden and an orchard planted with apple, cherry, and plum trees. The house retains its Victorian fireplaces and large sash windows, but has a contemporary open-plan kitchen and living area. 7 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, drawing room, playroom, workshop, greenhouse, 2.2 acres. £1.1m Strutt & Parker 01392-215631.
The Old Vicarage, Chardstock, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 1830s former vicarage surrounded by gardens that lead onto an orchard with mature fruit trees and a kitchen garden. It has open fireplaces and a south-west facing terrace. 4 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 3 receps, study, workshop, 0.88 acres. £950,000 Jackson-Stops 01823-325144.