Five of the loveliest cottage gardens

Jenai Laignel / 23 June 2015 ( 28 June 2016 )

Whether you are green-fingered or not, you’ll be sure to appreciate these beautifully-tended holiday cottage gardens.

When choosing your holiday cottage, there will be plenty of options to consider depending on your preferences. Is it close to the beach? Is it pet-friendly? Is it suitable for younger members of the family?

However, there’s one thing no one would turn down: a beautifully-manicured, enclosed garden, complete with patio furniture. Whether you are green-fingered or not, you’ll be sure to appreciate these beauties:

1. Rose Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

A pretty, Grade II-listed property, Rose Cottage is owned by none other than gardening expert Stefan Buczacki so, as you may expect, the enclosed garden and patio area is second-to-none.

From the stepping stones across the lawn to the stunning patio furniture, the suntrap garden at Rose Cottage has been carefully considered and is beautifully kept.

2. East Wing, Morpeth

This tastefully decorated holiday property (pictured) is a self-contained wing of Whalton’s historic Manor House.

As well as taking advantage of the magnificent 3-acre garden, known for its magnificent planting, guests can also enjoy their own secluded garden within the grounds that form part of the East Wing.

3. Cherry Tree Cottage, Wensleydale

The garden at Cherry Tree Cottage is as charming as its name.

The patio area features a lovely set of garden furniture where you can watch the red robins swoop down into the birdhouse, and the cottage itself is situated on the edge of a pretty village green – complete with a stream and wandering ducks.

4. West Ashridge, near Bideford

Nestled within the glorious North Devon countryside, this detached farmhouse sleeps up to 11, and has a large and spacious garden to match.

And you don’t have to wait for the sun to come out to have a barbecue here: the all-weather garden cabin with in-built seating means you can enjoy the outdoor area come rain or shine.

5. Snooty Fox, Widcombe-in-the-Moor

Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, the large, secluded garden at this detached, 16th-century property looks out over the rolling countryside.

There’s even a hammock where you can relax and unwind with a cup of tea, soaking up the breath-taking views'.

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