🏡 Houses with orchards

15 March 2024

The lodge

This lodge on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds sits on one-and-a-half acres of land, with a vegetable garden and Victorian-style greenhouse, as well as a separate orchard and paddock. The six-bedroom property has four bathrooms and a cinema room. Lincoln station is a five-minute drive with trains to London in two hours. £695,000.

The manor

This Tudor manor just west of Cambridge has been meticulously restored, including four bedrooms and a Great Hall with double-height ceiling. As well as an immaculate parterre garden, the grounds contain extensive meadowland, and a newly planted orchard. St Neots station is a 10-minute drive with trains to London in 50 minutes. £1.95m.

The bakery

With parts dating back to the 16th century, this Grade-II listed farmhouse sits just outside the historic Midlands town of Tewkesbury. It has five bedrooms and period features including oak doors and an original bread oven. The vast grounds contain a greenhouse with an active grape vine and a barn containing an old cider press. Cheltenham station is a 30-minute drive, with trains to London in two hours. £895,000.

The country house

Just north of the New Forest town of Lymington, this Grade-II listed property has 10 bedrooms, with period features including parquet flooring and a billiards room with a barrel ceiling. The 22-acre grounds include a yew walk, pond and original Victorian gardens, with outbuildings including an adjacent cottage. Brockenhurst station is a 10-minute drive with trains to London in an hour and a half. £8m.

The farmhouse

Originally built as a baffle house, this Grade-II listed South Warwickshire farmhouse has four bedrooms, a timber-framed façade and landscaped gardens, with period features including exposed beams and brick alcoves. Honeybourne station is a 15-minute drive with trains to London in 1hr 45mins. £1.2m.

The modern house

Located in a quiet north Dorset hamlet, this five-bedroom house has a timber-clad façade and impressive eco-friendly credentials. A ribbon of skylights and bank of full-height windows fill the home with natural light and offer views over five-and-a-half acres of orchards and wildflower meadows. Gillingham station is a 10-minute drive with trains to London in two hours. £2.6m.