Every year in May, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show presents a wonderful display of fabulous floral and garden designs. Whether you’ve attended in the past, hope to someday, or love to get a little green-fingered yourself, it’s likely you’ve got a penchant for fresh blooms. So, to help you get a taste of the festivities on your next trip away. we’ve rounded up some of our UK holiday homes with the most beautiful gardens.
Rose Hall, Suffolk
Rates from: £102pppn
Not only is the interior of Rose Hall super spacious, comfortably accommodating up to 22 guests, but its grounds are similarly stunning, with your private gates opening to reveal a curving gravelled drive and courtyard with a fine stone fountain. A well‐known designer has recently replanted areas of the gardens, with the cedar tree and lawns creating a soothing atmosphere, while the swimming pool and tennis court are great for those looking to let off some steam.
Catchfrench Manor, Cornwall
Rates from: £55pppn
The stunning gardens at Catchfrench Manor were first designed in 1792 by Sir Humphrey Repton, the leading garden landscaper. While staying at the Grade II-listed home, you’ll enjoy access to parkland, orchards, paddocks and woodland, all spread across an impressive 25 acres. You’ll also have access to several magnificent entertainment spaces, eight sumptuous bedrooms and a sitting room complete with its original fireplace – great for getting cosy after a day spent exploring the outdoors.
Dyrham House, Cotswolds
Rates from: £68pppn
A historic Grade II-listed property located on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, Dyrham House boasts a front lawn that slopes gently down to Boyd Brook. Sit on the south-facing terrace and enjoy watching ducks there, or simply take in the breathtaking views from the main garden. Dyrham Park (National Trust) is also a mere 5-minute drive away – so it might be worth taking out a family membership to enjoy the many walks, gardens and activities on offer!
Loch Lomond Manor, Loch Lomond
Rates from: £69pppn
Featured on the Great British Railway series with Michael Portillo, Loch Lomond Manor is really something special. The vast garden offers a wide range of possibilities, with a terrace that’s perfect for breakfasts, barbecues, and everything in between. There’s also a tree swing that everyone will surely want a go on, plus the sea and beaches are only a few miles away and can even be seen from the house!
Amberstone Manor, Devon
Rates from: £101pppn
Nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor, Amberstone Manor makes an excellent choice for those wishing to explore beautiful Devon and all that it has to offer. The home is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and 20 acres of river meadows, with a private sunken saltwater swimming pool set among tropical plants. There’s also an English Victorian garden grotto, lawn for croquet, orchard for apples, and vegetable garden for fresh produce. An all-weather tennis court completes this quintessential English country garden, allowing you to get competitive no matter what time of year you visit.
Comforts Place, Surrey
Rates from: £150pppn
Boasting a swimming pool, tennis court, games room and sauna, there’s plenty to keep all 20 guests entertained at Comforts Place. The house is set within beautiful Surrey countryside with its own award-winning gardens, providing space to relax and unwind or run around – depending on the type of trip you’re after! No matter your preference, everyone will definitely agree that dinner on the al fresco terrace is the only way to end each day here.
St Peter’s Court, Bristol Channel
Rates from: £206pppn
Recently renovated while maintaining its Tudor-like charm and character, St Peter’s Court offers a truly unique stay to all guests. Outside you’ll found over two acres of land to wander, including a beautiful flower garden that’s ideal for holding workshops. There’s also a private south-facing lawned garden complete with a patio area – perfect for your morning cup of coffee or hosting a delicious barbecue come summertime.
Colleton Hall, Devon
Rates from: £63pppn
Nestled within 38 acres of private woodland and parkland, Colleton Hall offers the ultimate escape from reality to its lucky guests. With Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor to the south, it’s ideal for those looking to explore Devon, but there’s also plenty to see if you choose to just stay in! In the huge gardens you’ll find both a lake and stream, with ample quiet spots to enjoy a homemade picnic – refreshing glasses of iced tea recommended!
Caledonian Lodge, Scottish Highlands
Rates from: £307pppn
Fancy running away to the Scottish Highlands? Caledonian Lodge allows you to do so in the most luxurious manner. It’s set within a 23,000-acre wilderness reserve, boasting rugged landscapes, lush forest and sparkling rivers. Throughout your stay, you’ll be able to spot red squirrels, red deer and even the famous Scottish wild cat!
Now that you’ve read about our UK holiday homes with the most beautiful gardens, are you ready to book your escape to the countryside? Our concierge team are on hand to help you at every stage of the planning process. And if you’re after more inspiration, we’ve also rounded up the top 10 countryside staycations in the UK for 2022.