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4 properties with extensive grounds for sale in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 June 2019

Congshall Estate

Congshall Estate

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With summer near we're dreaming of light nights spent on rolling lush lawns, so we rounded up four incredible properties with gardens to get lost in.

Congshall EstateCongshall Estate

Cogshall Hall Estate, Antrobus

Should you ever ask us to compile a list of everything we'd want in our ultimate fantasy property, we may well save us all some time and simply pass you the details of Cogshall Hall. From the stunning sash windows to the sweeping staircase to the swimming pools (yes, plural - one indoor, one out) it has every bit of grandeur you'd expect from a Georgian mansion with every luxurious modern touch you could think of. It also has enough annexe accommodation to house a small village - and given it's all set in 68 acres you could probably do that and still guarantee you'd never bump into one of those villagers on your daily sojourn around your grounds. However, it's fairly unlikely we'd ever make it much past the magnificent walled garden to explore the lawns and farmland beyond. It is the stuff of childhood dreams, a Secret Garden-esque haven with touches of preened topiary sitting alongside wilder, cottage-kitchen shrubbery, cute pathways leading to hidden seating areas and the pool which looks like it's straight out of a Tuscan countryside villa - all the handiwork of RHS Chelsea multi gold-winning garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith. We'll take it. As long as we don't have to mow the lawns.

£12.5m jackson-stops.co.uk 01625 540340,

THE OLD SMITHYTHE OLD SMITHY

The Old Smithy, Little Budworth

Give us a summer's evening, pour us a G&T and let us sit in our immaculately landscaped south-facing gardens, complete with pleasingly symmetrical evergreen topiary, and we'll be happy. The fact that it comes with an extra 1.3 acres of land, a four-bedroom Grade II listed detached property and outbuildings ripe for conversion upgrades those feelings to 'ecstatic'

£775,000. hinchcliffeholmes.co.uk, 01829 730021

BUERTON OLD HOUSEBUERTON OLD HOUSE

Buerton Old House, Buerton

We're not quite sure if there's anything the gardens of Old Buerton House don't offer, because they definitely do have immaculately clipped hedges, a pond, a paddock, a fountain, an ornate gazebo, mature trees, a vegetable garden and uninterrupted views of the countryside. There's even a clocktower atop your garage and a thatched roof upon your exquisitely restored period property. Perfect inside and out.

£999,950 struttandparker.com, 01244 354880

LOWCROSS FARMLOWCROSS FARM

Lowcross Farmhouse, Tilston

If you're looking for a masterclass in countryside cottage chic, you've found it. Step out of the surprisingly light and pretty farmhouse and wander along a York stone terrace and on to a raised lawn with walled beds bursting with lavender, roses and hydrangeas. A pretty archway leads to further lawned gardens. All very quaint? Yes, until you realise there's also pond with an island and 5.2 acres in total.

£1.25m jackson-stops.co.uk, 01244 328361.

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