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

St Peter House, Jersey

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

Morley Manor, Shermanbury, Horsham, West Sussex

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

Felindre House, Felindre, Carmarthenshire

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

Greenfield Farm, Cornsay, County Durham

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

Winterfold Lodge, Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey

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

Lower Wild Boar Barn, St Michael’s-On-Wyre, Presto

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

Roundhill, Bewerley, Harrogate

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

Rowney Priory, Dane End, Ware, Hertfordshire

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.

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