Cottages with beautiful gardens

Accommodation, Seasonal

Posted by Elianne Reed on 29th May 2021

Walton Hyms House

After the clocks change and the days begin to get longer, it’s finally starting to feel like summertime. As spring turns to summer and the flowers return to full bloom and birds arrive back from distant foreign skies, it's time for a well-deserved staycation where you can enjoy the sunshine unhindered. 

Many of our luxury properties are situated in gorgeous gardens all across England, Scotland, and Wales, so if making the most of the good weather is important to you, why not consider a holiday home with a beautiful garden? We have put together a collection of some of our favourite properties with gardens for you to choose from. For even more inspiration take a look at some holiday homes to make you say wow, or properties for a great city break.

Summer cottages in the UK


Mellowstone, Cotswolds | Sleeps: 6 guests

Mellowstone, Cotswolds | Sleeps: 6 guests

Peacefully tucked away in the beautiful honey-hued village of Broadway, the cottage garden of Mellowstone in the Cotswolds is the perfect spot to enjoy the spring sunshine. A wonderful scent of lavender greets you from the front garden before you even step inside this Grade II-listed cottage and to the rear, the pretty walled garden is terraced on several levels and framed by a colourful array of potted plants. Sip a cocktail and recline on one of the seats listening to the birds singing, relaxation is guaranteed.

Other Cotswolds properties with lovely gardens:

Cotswolds cottages


Wooda House, Devon | Sleeps: 10 guests + 2 dogs

Wooda House, Devon | Sleeps: 10 guests + 2 dogs

This fantastic five-bedroomed property is just what you need if you’re planning a family holiday this year. Wooda House is set in a rural location in Devon with direct access to rocky cliffs and peaceful secluded beaches. It stands within three acres of its own garden and woodland, bordered by a wildlife-rich stream. There’s also a decked area where you can sit back and relax in the sunshine, while the kids explore the gardens, playing hide and seek amongst the trees.

Other Devon properties with lovely gardens:

Devon cottages


Elan Village, Wales | Sleeps: 6 guests + 3 dogs

Elan Village, Wales | Sleeps: 6 guests + 3 dogs

This Grade II listed property is a real gem, sitting in a rural position in the Elan Valley in Wales. What’s really great about this property is that you have direct access into RSPB Carngafallt Nature Reserve, so for wildlife enthusiasts, this is a great choice. The garden at Elan Village has been landscaped to offer plenty of seating areas for relaxing, as well as flourishing borders and a well-kept lawn. During the summer, there’s nowhere better to be relaxing, than surrounded by beautiful gardens and rolling countryside.

Other Wales properties with lovely gardens:

Wales cottages


Farmhouse Manor, Heart of England | Sleeps: 10 guests

Farmhouse Manor, Heart of England | Sleeps: 10 guests

The unique 17th-century manor house is surrounded by 19 acres of enchanting grounds and gardens in Warwickshire. Extensive lawns stretch out in front of the property and sweep alongside peaceful lakes and out towards the magical bluebell wood where you can spend time wandering the pathways - a land of discoveries for little ones. The rose gardens burst with colour and provides a beautiful backdrop for any stay at Farmhouse Manor. These 19 acres of bliss reveal many hidden corners for you to explore.

Other Heart of England properties with lovely gardens:

Heart of England cottages


Barrow Hollin, Lake District | Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Barrow Hollin, Lake District | Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Not only are the interiors gorgeous at Barrow Hollin in the Lake District, but the landscaped gardens are equally as impressive. Pathways wind their way through colourful trees and fragrant flower beds, with idyllic places to sit down and soak up the far-reaching views of open moorland and rolling fells. Discover a little tumbling beck, a natural unfenced pond and an old beehive barn within the beautiful and tranquil grounds.

Other Lake District properties with lovely gardens:

Lake District cottages


The Retreat - Sandsend | Sleeps: 4 guests

The Retreat - Sandsend | Sleeps: 4 guests

Parcelled between the moors and sea, The Retreat – Sandsend enjoys an idyllic location in North Yorkshire. There is a peaceful and serene atmosphere here, with over half an acre of award-winning gardens to enjoy. Large well-kept lawns are perfect for games such as cricket or rounders, or for simply laying down a blanket and relaxing with a book. There is also a rose garden and wonderful summer house where you can put your feet up and indulge in a well-deserved afternoon nap on a balmy day.

Other Yorkshire properties with lovely gardens:

Yorkshire cottages


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Have you been inspired to make the most of your holiday home's garden? Our luxury holiday properties with beautiful gardens are located the length and breadth of the UK, from the tip of Scotland to Land's End. Browse our range to find your ideal property today.

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