Properties with exceptional gardens
From a penthouse in Wapping with a landscaped roof terrace, to an 18th-century Scottish castle with walled garden, eight of the best properties with exceptional gardens.
This week: properties with exceptional gardens from a penthouse apartment in Wapping, London, with a 1,536 sq ft landscaped roof terrace, to an 18th-century castle in Angus, with a walled garden with a cinquefoil layout.
Sutton Court Farmhouse, Sutton, Petworth, West Sussex. A 17th-century, Grade II-listed farmhouse set in landscaped gardens that include a main garden planted with sculptured box plants and a kitchen and walled garden. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, 2-bed cottage, barn, 0.73 acres. £2.25m Jackson-Stops 01730-812357.
Seafield House, Kilcrea, Donabate, County Dublin. A 1730s, Grade-I listed, refurbished Palladian mansion 15km from Dublin set in 80 acres of formal gardens with a yew tree walk, arable land, forestry and a lake. 8 beds, 9 baths, 4 receps, gate lodge, barn, outbuildings. €9.99m Christie's International Real Estate +353 1 2376402.
Pier Head, Wapping, London E1W. A penthouse apartment within the converted Dockmaster's and Customs offices overlooking the main maritime entrance to the London Docks between the River Thames and Wapping Basin. The apartment comes with a 1,536 sq ft landscaped roof garden with views over the river, as well as access to communal riverside gardens. 3 beds, 3 baths, recep, contemporary kitchen, two off-street parking spaces. £3.5m Knight Frank 020-7480 4475.
Mamhead House, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon. A substantial estate featured in the Domesday Book with a late Georgian, Grade I-listed house overlooking gardens laid out by Lancelot "Capability" Brown. The gardens include Italian-style terraces, a sunken garden with a marble fountain and a 19th-century, Grade II-listed castle. 16 beds, 10 receps, 2 kitchens, attic with 11 rooms, parkland, woods, 164 acres. Price on application. Strutt & Parker 01392-215631.
Kellaways Mill, Kellaways, Wiltshire. A 17th-century, Grade II-listed former water mill with a two-bedroom cottage set in landscaped gardens with stone balustrades bordering the river, which includes a pontoon for fishing with boat mooring. The gardens lead to an island accessed by a bridge over a stream. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, kitchen, breakfast room, walled front garden, sun terrace, 1.3 acres. £1.5m. Carter Jonas 01225-747250.
Haddon Lake House, St Lawrence, Isle of Wight. An award-winning, Japanese-style contemporary house in Undercliff, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking a lake and two acres of gardens that were formerly part of the pleasure grounds of a Victorian mansion. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, open-plan living area and kitchen, study, studio, garage, 2-bed boathouse, workshops. £1.65m Savills 01962-841842.
Billhurst Farm, White Hart Lane, Guildford, Surrey. A Grade II-listed, Georgian house with a 1-bed converted barn set in formal gardens with pathways flanked by giant box balls, two ponds divided by a York stone causeway and a parterre garden. 6 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, outdoor pool, 7.8 acres. £2.7m Strutt & Parker 01483-306565.
Brechin Castle, Brechin, Angus. A 13th-century castle reconstructed in the 1700s with one of the most important private gardens in Scotland, which include a 13-acre walled garden with a cinquefoil layout linked to the castle by woodland paths. The lower garden dates from 1777, with semicircular additions introduced in the 1860s. 16 beds, 10 baths, 8 receps, 5 estate buildings, 70 acres. £3m+ Savills 0131-247 3720.