Britain in bloom
The 2013 Chelsea Flower Show got under way this week, a show which sees thousands of people across the country come together to share and celebrate all that is good about Great British horticulture. Jackson-Stops & Staff has a number of properties with gardens that spring to life during the warmer months, here is a selection of the best. Situated on 32 acres of land and with origins from the 15th century, Cutbrawn in Lost Withiel is a striking mini estate that has been totally refurbished and enjoys stunning views. The property offers plentiful accommodation, including six bedrooms in the main house as well as a converted apple barn which can be let out for holiday income. The gardens surrounding the house are a delight of terraces, lawns and herbaceous beds, complete with a host of shrubs and ornamental trees including magnolias, roses and olives. Water features and lily ponds complete the arrangement, with a thatched summerhouse that forms the perfect place to relax in the evenings. The property is on the market for 2,200,000 with our Truro office, for more information click here.  Approached via a long private driveway, Goodmans House in Membury, Devon enjoys utmost levels of privacy and seclusion within this renowned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sympathetically restored and updated over the past few years, this Georgian country house is spacious, with elegant interior styling and spacious rooms flooded with natural light. Five holiday cottages offer a considerable additional income, while expansive lawned gardens are complimented by well stocked herbaceous borders and various terraces with views across the surrounding countryside. The original walled garden at the rear of the property now forms an ideal setting for the Roman style heated swimming pool. The property is on the market for 1,650,000 with our Taunton office, for more information click here.  Offering unparalleled levels of grandeur and elegance, The Mount in Henbury is a four bedroom Regency house surrounded by sublime gardens with breathtaking views of the Clwydian hills. The gardens have been lovingly created by the current owner and have been open to the public for the National Garden Scheme for many years now, consistently attracting high levels of interest. Numerous formal and informal areas have been created within the grounds, seemly stitched together by beech and laurel hedging. An avenue of pruned yew trees lead the eye over the heated swimming pool, while the garden rises up in tiers to a formal lawn overlooked by a rose-clad arboretum. The property is on the market for 1,795,000 through the Wilmslow office, for more information click here