Flights of floral fancy
The practice of giving a loved one flowers gained popularity in the Victorian era, a time in which the expression of emotion was repressed and affection was instead displayed through the giving of symbolic objects. The popularity of the posy has continued into 2015 and pulls in considerable annual revenue for the nations florists. We have selected a number of properties with abundant gardens which allow for the owners to create their own floral displays during the spring and summer months. The Old Parsonage is a semi-detached wing of a Victorian house, situated on the outskirts of the popular market town of Heathfield in East Sussex. Bordered by a high screening hedge, offering protection from the road, the gardens comprise lawns and shrubbery beds with a two-tiered paved terrace which allows access to the greenhouse, the ideal location to nurture hot house flowers. On the second level of sweeping lawns are circular flower beds, beyond which is an area of mature willow, pine and oak trees. The three-bedroom property has three reception rooms, which benefit from an aspect over the gardens. The property is on the market for 495,000 with our Tunbridge Wells office (tel.: 01892 521700). For more information please click here.  Beavers Brook, backing onto Ham Manor Golf Club in the village of Angmering, West Sussex, benefits from gardens which extend to three quarters of an acre, landscaped to include a number of flower beds. The central pool is surrounded by willow trees and ferns, offering a perfect source of greenery to embellish bouquets. The house itself includes five bedrooms and spacious reception rooms which overlook the mature gardens. The property is on the market for 1,295,000 with our Arundel office (tel.: 01903 885886). For more information please click here.  Lutmans Farm is situated at the end of a private drive, on the edge of the hamlet of Brick Kiln Common, a rural location within the South Downs National Park, four miles south west of the charming village of Wisborough Green. The gardens have been created by the current owners who have planted a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs including an arboretum in one of the paddocks. The beautifully planted flower beds offer a plentiful resource for cut flower displays. The main five-bedroom brick and timber farmhouse dates to the 16th century and there is an additional three-bedroom barn conversion. The property is on the market for 2,450,000 with our Midhurst office (tel.: 01730 812357). For more information please click here.  Haulfryn, a Grade-II listed marine residence, overlooks the bay at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. The flora growing here benefits from a sub-tropical climate, with a variety of flowering trees and shrubs, including eucalyptus, macrocarpa pine, mimosa, agapanthus, echiums, azalea, rhododendron and hydrangea thriving in the communal garden. The property has been split into three, with the principal wing comprising five bedrooms and three spacious reception rooms. This wing is complemented with a private rose and pergola garden, which can be enjoyed from the sun terrace. The property is on the market for 1,375,000 with our Chester office (tel.: 01244 328361). For more information please click here.