Apple Pies and Autumn Skies
As we enter Harvest, farmers across the country are working from dawn til dusk to gather in their crops before the winter frosts commence. However, for amateur agriculturists, this can be one of the most rewarding times of the year to be the proud owner of a glorious British orchard. Pies, crumbles and cider on tap, the rewards are sweet, comforting and just, for a hard days toil. Below, Jackson-Stops & Staff has collated some of the most impressive homes with orchards from across the country. Crossland Fosse, in Kempston, Bedfordshire, is a grand seven bedroom Victorian manor, built in 1889, with a pristine gated orchard that can be viewed from a sun lounger by the pool. The appearance of the house has changed very little in the last 120 years, with the interiors retaining many Victorian features, including a grand staircase with galleried landing, heavy oak-panelled doors and decorative moulded ceilings in most principal rooms. The house includes a master bedroom suite, six further bedrooms, gym, wine cellar, folly and apple store, swimming pool, grass paddocks and a hard tennis court. Although the exterior of the house has changed little since construction, the interior has been refurbished to very high standards, including a zoned heating system and an integral sound system in principal rooms. Crossland Fosse is on the market for 2,850,000 through our Woburn Office (tel: 01525 290641). For more details, click here.  Lantallack is a historic, Grade-II listed house, near Landrake, south east Cornwall, with a range of barns, delightful gardens, stunning views and a gated orchard with a wide variety of young and mature fruit trees. The property includes a master bedroom suite, guest suite, two further bedrooms, heated swimming pool, immaculately maintained gardens and two detached self-contained cottages. Lantallack is set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, as well as being close to the south east Cornish coast, the South West Coast Path and Whitsand Bay. The property is on the market for 2,195,000 through our Exeter Office (tel: 01392 214222). For more details, click here.  Goodmans House, near Membury, Devon, is a Georgian country house with a sloping orchard and gardens, cosily nestled in the rolling Devonshire foothills. The property is Grade-II listed and records show that a dwelling has been on the site since 1332. The house includes a master bedroom, four further bedrooms, heated pool, pond, lawned gardens and three paddocks. Goodmans House benefits from being close to Taunton, the county town of Somerset and a number of excellent schools situated throughout the surrounding area. Goodmans House is on the market for 1,650,000 through our Exeter Office (tel: 01823 325144) For more details, click here.  It would be difficult to write about properties with orchards without mentioning Somerset, home to many of the UKs largest cider distilleries and a seemingly infinite amount of independent manufacturers. East Lambrook Farm, near South Petherton, Somerset, is a Grade-II Listed village house with a detached cottage and delightful gardens and grounds, including a small orchard, set in about two acres. Unspoilt bymodern additions , the house still retains many original features including open fireplaces, exposed timbers and flagstone floors. The property consists of four bedrooms, a detached cottage, greenhouse, hard tennis tourt, garden and former pigsties. East Lambrook Farm is on the market for 850,000 through our Sherborne Office (tel: 01935 810141). For more details, click here.