Blooming Lovely: top spring gardens

Spring has arrived, and with summer just around the corner, flowers are blooming, and the focus is turning to gardens. In celebration, we discover homes with spectacular spring gardens guaranteed to inspire. 
Littlehampton, West Sussex – £950,000

This large three-bedroom detached bungalow has been lovingly finished to a superb standard throughout. Thanks to the internal design and use of natural light the large open plan family space at the rear of the property provides the large entertaining space many are looking for, while maintaining a practical living area. The gardens have been landscaped to provide an indoor-to-outdoor feel with a level patio connecting the dining area to the private west-facing garden.
Abingdon, Oxfordshire – Asking Price £1,850,000

This highly individual detached house was originally built in 1927 and has now been substantially improved and extended to provide 4,200 sq. ft. of flexible family accommodation. Situated in a prestigious location complemented by attractive and private 2.188 acre grounds, leading directly onto Tubney Woods, Brushwood is situated in a delightful non-estate location towards the edge of this highly sought after village, famous for its close proximity to the prestigious Frilford Heath three-course golf club.
Dunmow, Essex – Offers in region of £950,000

Surrounded by undulating farmland just outside of Great Dunmow is this stunning four-bedroom detached Grade II Listed period cottage boasting a self contained double bedroom annexe. The property offers accommodation over two floors and approximately 0.8 acres of wrap-around private gardens all benefiting from a multitude of established trees, flower beds, shrubs, natural grass lawns and extensive patio areas, enclosed by hedge lines and post and rail fencing.
The exterior provides ample parking via timber gate and stone shingle driveway, two car-port spaces with loft storage, terraced workshop with power and lighting, semi-detached annexe with two bedrooms, open plan living room, kitchen, and family bathroom; and enclosed and gated large swimming pool with plant room and associated storage.
Piltdown, East Sussex – Offers in excess of £3,500,000

Set within 4.8 acres of gardens and a paddock, this Grade II listed farmhouse is located in an idyllic semi-rural position in the village of Piltdown near the towns of Uckfield and Lewes, amidst the wonderful Sussex countryside. A stunning property, dated circa 1690, with an abundance of character, this home is finished to an incredibly high standard throughout, complete with garaging and leisure complex as well as a self-contained two-bedroom detached annexe.
The main residence, of approximately 4,504 sq. ft., has been beautifully restored by the current owners. The gardens are an equally impressive feature to the property, comprising beautiful gardens which incorporate a bothy, and a garden room, perfect for enjoying the views over the picturesque pond, complete with jetty. The gardens have numerous seating areas, mature and established, plants, shrubs and trees, a vegetable garden, tennis court and paddock, which has independent road access. The property further benefits from numerous garages and outbuildings inside the gated grounds.
Kingsbridge, Devon – Guide Price £650,000

This prestigious waterside ground floor duplex-apartment is immaculately presented with estuary views and is situated in the exclusive Moorings development. The Moorings is a unique development of high-quality apartments, built in the early 1990s, set within beautifully landscaped gardens situated on the banks of the Salcombe/Kingsbridge estuary and only a short level walk along the embankment into town.
This spacious duplex apartment is well laid out, with the principal rooms enjoying superb and fascinating views across the estuary to unspoilt fields and countryside so there is always something interesting to watch, whether it be boats or sea birds and waders. There is access to the estuary and foreshore via a slipway, and subject to consents and harbour authority regulations to have a running mooring. 
Worplesdon Hill, Surrey – Guide Price £2,850,000

Encompassed by the tranquillity of idyllic grounds and gardens that offer a swimming pool, al fresco dining area and pool house, Rosewood Lodge exudes an unmistakable amount of charm. Immaculately presented with sophisticated and sympathetically chosen design themes, this is truly an enchanting hidden gem that offers a wonderful lifestyle. Behind the picture-perfect turning circle driveway, this magnificent seven-bedroom family home combines the elegance of original fireplaces, architraves and sash windows with a warm neutral palette, a sensational kitchen/breakfast room, and a superbly versatile three storey layout.
Retaining an abundance of character, Rosewood Lodge sits discreetly back from the greenery of a prestigious private road in the heart of Worplesdon Hill within easy reach of highly regarded schools, golf clubs and a mainline station.
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