Gardens to put a spring in your step

With many parts of the UK enjoying beautiful Spring weather during this current lockdown, gardens are becoming the focal point of the home for many who are looking to dine al fresco, entertain the children or simply get some fresh air. Spending more time in the garden is also sparking some to ponder what their next garden may look like, and consider whether features such as a mooring, an outdoor kitchen or an ornamental lake would feature as a must-have. To keep the inspiration flowing, here are three properties currently available through our branches that offer the perfect space for getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine.

A garden for water lovers

Said to be one of the best properties on Chichester Harbour, Apuldram House is a six-bedroom, Edwardian house, set in 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds. The patio area and landscaped gardens look out to views over the harbour to Birdham Pool, creating the perfect place to indulge in a new book or watch the boats sail by. For those with a love for the water, the home currently has the use of a deep water mooring close to it, and also benefits from a child-proof heated swimming pool, which is located near to the tennis court.  

This property is available through our Chichester branch for a guide price of £4,950,000. For more information, please contact the team on 01243 786316.

A garden for dining alfresco
Located in the garden of this five-bedroom home lies an outdoor kitchen and timber decking area, which makes for the perfect space for al fresco entertaining. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The outdoor kitchen comprises ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​fitted cabinets, a sink and worktop, space for a freestanding refrigerator and separate freezer and space for a large BBQ grill. The star of the show is the ​​​​​​​large pizza oven, which has been installed and is available with the sale of the property.

The home itself is a New England style property and includes a spacious and light entrance hall, an open plan kitchen, dining and family room, a dining hall with an indoor log store, a lounge and an office. It is currently available through our Norwich branch for a guide price of £1,175,000. Get in touch with the branch on 01603 612333 for further details.


A garden for animal watching

Park Hall was built in the early 18th century with a Georgian façade added in 1827. Surrounded by far reaching open countryside, the home benefits from 13 acres of land which includes formal grounds, light woodland and an extensive ornamental lake with a magnificent weeping willow. The garden is regularly visited by wildlife, with Muntjac deer, kingfishers, pheasants, badgers, hares and rabbits often seen by the lake or wandering the grounds. The grounds also play host to paddocks, a manege and a swimming pool.

Park Hall is Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical importance, and consists of a main house, a cottage and outbuildings, with the main property benefitting from seven bedrooms, a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, a boot room, family room, play room, study, and leisure room.

Please contact our Chelmsford office on 01245 806101 for further details of Park Hall, which is currently available for a guide price of £2.25 million.

If you have any questions about any of the properties listed on our website, please do not hesitate to contact your nearest branch or visit