House for sale with outstanding gardens

From a 16th-century property overlooking its own lake in Surrey, to a 17th-century house in Suffolk with a stone bridge over a stream and a vineyard, eight of the best houses for sale with outstanding gardens.

Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, London.

Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, London.

Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill, London. A double-fronted period property featuring large landscaped gardens with terraced areas and a central pathway over a Koi carp pond. The house has period fireplaces and a modern kitchen extension with bi-fold doors leading onto the gardens. 5 beds, 3 baths, sauna, 2 receps. £3.2m Dexters 020-8444 2388.

Runcton Manor, Runcton, Chichester.

Runcton Manor, Runcton, Chichester.

Runcton Manor, Runcton, Chichester. A Grade II-listed Regency house surrounded by gardens that include formal areas with well-stocked borders, a walled swimming pool and a flint bridge over a stream. 8 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, study, 2-bed annexe, stables, courtyard with outbuildings, 5.75 acres. £4m+ Jackson-Stops 01243-786316.

Standon House, Hertfordshire

Standon House, Hertfordshire

Standon House, Hertfordshire. A Grade II-listed Queen Anne village house overlooking the village church, set in mature gardens with formal lawns, terraced areas and a kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds and fruit cages. The house has panelled rooms, period fireplaces and wood floors. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, conservatory, media room, dining kitchen, roof terrace, wine cellar, outbuilding. £2m Savills 01279-756800.

The Copse, Kidmore End, Reading.

The Copse, Kidmore End, Reading.

The Copse, Kidmore End, Reading. A small estate with a main property converted in a New England-style with vaulted ceilings, exposed timber and the addition of verandas and balconies, and a separate three-bedroom house in the grounds. The gardens include a pond, terraces for outdoor entertaining and a wildflower meadow. 12 beds, 7 baths, 6 receps, stables, 22 acres. £5m Hamptons 01491-260159.

Heathlands, Higher Metcombe, Ottery St. Mary, Devon.

Heathlands, Higher Metcombe, Ottery St. Mary, Devon. A Georgian house set in gardens that include a Victorian walled garden, landscaped formal areas with box hedges, a croquet lawn and woodland. The house has sash windows, period fireplaces and a drawing room with bay windows that overlook the garden and French doors leading onto a veranda. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, 2-bed annexe, stable block, greenhouse, 4 paddocks, 11 acres. £2m+ Savills 01392-455700.

Willow House, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Willow House, Fressingfield, Suffolk.

Willow House, Fressingfield, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century village house with a one-bedroom annexe. The gardens include a stone bridge over a stream, a wildflower garden and a vineyard. 6 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, 2 outbuildings, 2.76 acres. £1.25m Strutt & Parker 01473-220433.

Fox Hill House, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Fox Hill House, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Fox Hill House, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A Cotswold stone house built in 1925 with later additions surrounded by gardens that include a well-stocked kitchen garden with fruit cages, a pond, rockery and waterfall, and a six-acre paddock. The house has a minstrels’ gallery and a large inglenook fireplace. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, stables, garage, 12 acres. £2.75m Strutt & Parker 01608-650502.

Pollingfold Manor, Ellens Green, Horsham, Surrey.

Pollingfold Manor, Ellens Green, Horsham, Surrey.

Pollingfold Manor, Ellens Green, Horsham, Surrey. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century house overlooking its own lake and surrounded by extensive gardens that include a knot garden and an ornamental pond. The house retains its original beamed ceilings and has been extended to include a substantial oak-framed kitchen and garden room with floor-to-ceiling windows. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, office, outbuildings, tennis court, 5.4 acres. £2m Knight Frank 01483-565171.

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