© Lee Hawley

Gardens & Grounds

At one with nature

The formal gardens have been created by Melissa’s mother, forming individual atmospheric and magical rooms within which to wander.

​There is a charming sheltered herb garden with a statue of Pan at its centre. To the south east of the house is the cloister garden planted with pleached hornbeams and two deep herbaceous borders. The sunken garden has beds of tulips, alliums and roses, bordered by box and lovely oak balustrading created by a local craftsman. Quinces and medlars help to enhance the Elizabethan feel. Views from the bedrooms are of the ruin garden, where foundations of a great house planned by the Somerset family, have been planted in yew. The garden uses stone and local bricks in an artistic manner, which might provide owners of gardens with inspiration, and which ensure even in winter the garden has an elegant bone structure.

Rural and secluded

There is a hard tennis court which nestles beneath the house down by the River Leadon.  Fly fishing on the lake with rainbow and brown trout is available.

​We also have a croquet lawn and a large gas barbecue.  There are glorious walks straight from the door across the farm and woodland.

  • Charming, sheltered herb garden

  • Cloister garden with pleached horn beams

  • Sunken garden with ornamental pond

  • Quince trees in abundance with box hedges

  • The ‘ruin’ garden planting to represent the ‘Great House of Stone’

  • Extensive grounds and walks from the door

  • Lake with fly fishing

  • Tennis court

  • Croquet lawn

  • Large gas barbecue

  • Petanque court for avid boules players