The Garden House (traditionally the home of the head gardener) and the Walled Gardens were built in the 1780s – the gardens providing vegetables and fruit for the house. You’ll revel in so much space: a large drawing room with a wood-burner, lots of books, an elegant dining room overlooking the gardens and an extra snug with a TV and games – perfect as a teenage den or an escape. You’ll also find a handy utility room down here for muddy boots or dogs.
Upstairs are swish bedrooms, all very traditional, comfortable and pretty with Roman blinds in thick fabrics and gorgeous views through sash windows. Cook as a team in the vast kitchen with double range cooker and masses of kit – you could easily cook Christmas lunch for 8. A loaf of local bread, some eggs and a cake are waiting for you.
Spill out onto smooth lawns, follow the sun round the house, sit under ancient oaks and a giant redwood.