Properties With A Difference - This week: houses with beautiful gardens

NORTH YORKSHIRE

The Old Rectory, Spofforth, Harrogate. A Grade II former rectory set in mature walled gardens in the centre of the village. 6 beds, 3 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, garage flat, 2 acres. pounds 525,000. Strutt & Parker 01423 561274.

KENT

Dynes Farm, Snoadhill, near Bethersden. A Grade II wealdon hall house believed to date from the 14th century, with formal gardens and sweeping lawns. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, study, kitchen, summer house, workshop, paddocks, 3.67 acres. pounds 395,000. Cluttons 01227 457441.

BEDFORDSHIRE

Fielden Farmhouse, Lower Gravenhurst, Bedford. A Grade II 17th- century former farmhouse with a walled garden, pergola, vegetable garden and greenhouses. 7 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, utility room, wc, cellar, traditional outbuildings. pounds 525,000. Humberts 0171 629 0909.

OXFORDSHIRE

The Manor House, Sibford Gower, Banbury. A Grade II 17th-century manor house with landscaped formal gardens, including a rose garden and woodland walk. 8 beds, 3 bath, 1 dressing room, 2 receps, great hall with minstrel's gallery, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, leisure room with sauna and spa, swimming pool, 0.88 acres. pounds 575,000. Lane Fox 01295 273592.

WARWICKSHIRE

Keresley House, near Corley. A Georgian house with Victorian additions with gardens and grounds laid out by Sir Joseph Paxton, the former head gardener of the Duke of Devonshire. 5 beds, 4 bath, 2 receps, morning room, playroom, study, kitchen, utility room, 2-bed annexe cottage, former stable block, courtyard, cellars, tennis lawn, croquet lawn, 12 acres. pounds 550,000. Knight Frank 01789 297735.

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