Houses for sale with ponds or lakes
From a renovated farmhouse in County Durham with a wildlife pond, to a former Benedictine abbey overlooking its own lake, eight of the best houses on the market boasting their own ponds or lakes.
St Peter House, Jersey. A period country house with tiled floors, panelled rooms, stained-glass windows and open fireplaces. The large grounds include a pond, lake and outdoor swimming pool. 8 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps, 2 kitchens, conservatory, 4-bed house, 3-bed bungalow, 25 acres. £8.95m Christie’s International Real Estate 077977-21881.
Morley Manor, Shermanbury, Horsham, West Sussex. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century manor in large grounds with a lake. It has leaded light-windows, beamed ceilings and carved stone fireplaces, and comes with an annexe, two flats, a coach house and equestrian facilities. 3 beds, 3 baths, 14.25 acres. £6.95m Strutt & Parker 01483-306565.
Felindre House, Felindre, Carmarthenshire, Wales. This Grade II-listed house was built in the 1500s and remodelled in 1792 by John Nash. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, a conservatory and a country kitchen with an Aga. The gardens include a large pond with an island and land adjoining a stream. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, coach house and stables, lodge, 4.7 acres. £695,000 Savills 029 2036 8915.
Greenfield Farm, Cornsay, County Durham. A renovated farmhouse in an elevated position surrounded by gardens that include a wildlife pond. The house has a newly fitted kitchen, an open-plan living area and wood-burning stoves. The grounds include a dog boarding and day-care centre, and a cattery. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, study/bed 5, summerhouse, gardens, woodland, 8.3 acres. £995,000 Finest Properties 01434-622234.
Winterfold Lodge, Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey. This large family house was built in a traditional style 20 years ago in a quiet area of the Surrey hills. It is surrounded by gardens with a sweeping lawn that leads down to a lake and native woodlands, and has leaded-light windows, exposed wall and ceiling beams, open fireplaces and a grand hall with a double-height window and a wooden staircase. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, indoor swimming pool, 8.77 acres. £2.25m+ Knight Frank 07773-489244.
Lower Wild Boar Barn, St Michael’s-On-Wyre, Preston. A renovated 1880s barn on the outskirts of a village. It retains its original beamed ceilings and has carved fireplaces and an indoor swimming pool. The gardens include a stream that feeds a fish pond. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 2-bed flat. £1.25m Fine & Country 01995-917895.
Roundhill, Bewerley, Harrogate. A 17th century, Grade II-listed house and two stone barns on a 40-acre estate that includes gardens with a stream, lake and waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales. The house has a country kitchen with an Aga and comes with an attached barn converted into a leisure wing with a gym and swimming pool. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, media room, music room, breakfast room, workshop, 40 acres. £1.85m Knight Frank 01423-530088.
Rowney Priory, Dane End, Ware, Hertfordshire. A Grade II-listed former abbey for Benedictine nuns with extensive grounds and three adjoining apartments. It has open fireplaces and a wood-panelled galleried reception hall with French doors leading onto the gardens, which include a large lake and 13 acres of woodland. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, wine cellar, 2-bed annexe, summer house, two 2-bed flats, one 3-bed flat, 10 acres of parkland. £3.95m Strutt & Parker 07458-127282.