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10 Best Properties with Kitchen Gardens

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When it comes to self-sufficiency, these properties can deliver plenty: it’s time to experience the good life and find out how fun it is to grow your own produce. These homes have kitchen gardens, perfect greenhouses & bountiful vegetable patches so that you can do just that…

10 of the Best Properties with Kitchen Gardens

1. Vine Cottage, Chippinghurst

Vine Cottage, Chippinghurst

Dating back to 1835, the lovely Vine Cottage is a charming country property, brimming with character and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In excellent condition – the roof was re-thatched as recently as 2018 – it benefits from many original features, yet looks chic and contemporary from the inside. At almost half an acre in size, the gardens are a particular feature: they include a a vegetable garden with raised handmade oak flower beds, large wildlife pond, herbaceous borders, established hedges and mature trees. Available through Knight Frank for £950,000

2. Appletree House, Brancaster, Norfolk

Appletree House

With elegant interiors and breathtaking panoramic views, it’s easy to see why Appletree House is touted as one of the finest homes on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Featuring nine bedrooms – some with their own private terraces for taking in the seascape – extensive kitchen/breakfast room, dining and drawing rooms, the house in is unparalleled in its scope for both entertainment and family living. The impressive interiors are matched perfectly by the magnificent grounds and landscaped gardens, which include an avenue of pleached limes leading to a substantial orchard with greenhouses, raised nursery beds and vegetable plots. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,950,000

3. Mortimers Farm, Suffolk


A lovely Grade II-listed farmhouse with equestrian facilities, Mortimers Farm offers oodles of country charm – exposed brick and ceiling beams feature heavily – in a beautiful rural setting. Believed to date back to the 1400s, the house retains many of its fine period accents, including heavy wooden doors, vaulted ceilings and inglenook fireplaces, all of which contribute to the cosy atmosphere in the kitchen, reception rooms and four bedrooms. To the rear lies an enclosed, south facing formal garden as well as a kitchen garden, orchard and a wonderful pergola walkway, adorned with climbing roses and honeysuckle. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.25m

4. The Old Vicarage, Northamptonshire

The Old Vicarage, Moreton Pinkney

Grade II listed and boasting a wealth of period features including exposed beams and fine fireplaces, this lovely former vicarage is an exceptionally attractive home, dating back to the 17th century. Set back from the popular village of Moreton Pinkney with double gates, it enjoys a secluded location and ample grounds space. The surrounding gardens comprise of a capacious south-facing lawn, previously used as a tennis court, with topiary borders and a vegetable garden. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,295,000

5. Newton-in-St Martin, Cornwall

Newton-in-St Martin

In a wonderfully peaceful location at the end of a long driveway, this light-filled period farmhouse is set the in unspoilt countryside between Helston and the sailing waters of the Helford River. Extensively renovated inside with four large bedrooms, a vaulted living room and open-plan kitchen (with an Aga, naturally), a particular draw is the bright, joiner-made conservatory. The adjoining five acres of verdant land include mature gardens, woodland, paddocks, sweeping lawns and an orchard. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.5m

6. Horsmanhoad, Haywards Heath

Horsmanhoad, Haywards Heath

Sitting in an elevated position in the sought-after village of Bolney, Horsmanhoad is a stunning, exceedingly private family home with an abundance of living space and incredible leisure facilities. The property features a number of bespoke fittings, including a kitchen/breakfast room hand built by Chalon – with a custom made, six-oven Aga – and bathrooms individually designed by Catchpole & Rye and The Albion Bath Company. The grounds include a custom designed swimming pool, stabling, tennis court and two large bespoke greenhouses. Available through Knight Frank for £5.95m

7. The Old Rectory, Grendon Underwood

The Old Rectory, Grendon Underwood

Built in the mid-1700s, this former Georgian rectory is gracefully proportioned and retains many features of its original period, such as panelling, shutters and stunning character fireplaces. With high ceilings and bay windows, the three principal rooms are flooded with light, and there are an additional five bedrooms. The kitchen has been extended to open onto the gorgeous, mature gardens, and the property also includes a kitchen garden, pond and paddock with an attractive wooded area. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,950,000

8. The Limes Farmhouse, Cirencester

The Limes Farmhouse

Situated on the outskirts of the much sought after village of Rendcomb, The Limes Farmhouse is an attractive, detached Victorian farmhouse offering five bedrooms and four reception rooms, with the entire property extended and thoroughly modernised by its previous owners to create a serene environment suited to its tranquil location. Outside, you’ll find walled front and rear gardens and a vast wildflower meadow, providing ample space for growing your own produce. Available through Butler Sherborne for £1,385,000

9. Brookfield House, Dorset

Brookfield House

Set in an enchanting location bordering a babbling stream, the handsome Brookfield House offers carefully restored, spacious accommodation surrounded by glorious, unspoiled Devon countryside. Inside, flagstone floors and inglenook fireplaces contribute to the cosy atmosphere, while the many bedrooms and spectacular granite-topped kitchen, equipped with all the necessary appliances, make it an ideal home for families. Spread over two acres, the landscaped grounds encompass two greenhouses, a log store and a productive vegetable area, as well as lovely gardens and a decked area made for outside entertaining. Available through Fine & Country for £1.1m

10. Franklins Farm, Norfolk

Franklins Farm

Bright and contemporary from the inside and surrounded by delightful grounds, Franklins Farm is a substantial and exceptionally well-converted farmhouse that’s been finished to a high standard throughout. While containing a high number of period features expected of a property dating back to the 17th century, including ceiling beams and a fine inglenook fireplace, this stylish family home has additional touches to provide modern comforts, like full double-glazing and underfloor heating. To the north of the house and converted barn – currently used as a Pilates studio – is a vegetable garden with a number of raised beds, a formal stable (used as a garden store) and an orchard. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,850,000


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