Five of the Best Homes for Rewilding

By Tessa Dunthorne

2 years ago

Live off the land with one of these heavenly homes

Looking for somewhere to create your own wildlife-filled secret garden? Here’s our roundup of the best properties with an abundance of space in which nature can flourish and rewilding can begin. 

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Five of the Best Homes for Rewilding

Hannington Wick, Swindon, Wiltshire

exterior shot of Jacobean manor house in Wiltshire with long drive and manicured gardens

A fine Jacobean manor house in its own quiet hamlet, with grounds offering many nooks and crannies for nature to flourish. From the well-planned woodland featuring mature specimen trees to the fruit-laden orchard, it’s the perfect location for discovering the joys of living off the land. It even sports pastureland for your local grass-fed meat. Available through Stutt & Parker £2,750,000 

Barnham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

double fronted georgian red brick house in west sussex

Handsome 17th century architecture with all the benefits of 21st century living. Sprawled across six acres, this five-bedroom and five-bathroom house boasts parterre gardens and grounds offering not only an orchard, but also a pond and an island. Oh, and not to mention your own woodland, teaming with wildlife. NOW SOLD

Ripley, Woking, Surrey

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Step straight into The Tudors with this Henrician estate overlooking the River Way in Surrey. Dunsborough Park occupies a sprawling 117 acres, offering over eight bedrooms in the main house (seven of which are en-suite), and its grandiose grounds, with exquisite formal gardens, are perfectly primed for regeneration and re-meadowing. Available through Strutt & Parker for £14,000,000

Tiptoe, Lymington, Hampshire

wisteria clad white property with stone driveway

Nestled in the leafy New Forest, this characterful five-bedroom house has extensive grounds incorporating a little spring-fed lake, plus various barns, stables and a kitchen garden for cultivating home-grown produce. With a self-contained two-bedroom, oh-so-cute cottage on the grounds, cosy seasons spent amid your rewilded grounds are certainly on the cards here. Available through John D Wood for £1,900,000

West Carclaze Garden Village, St Austell, Cornwall

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The task of creating an eco-home is made less daunting by this ready-to-go offering at West Carclaze Garden Village, a new development on the south Cornish coast offering townhouses overlooking community allotments, traditional hedgerows and orchards, plus a lake. Best of all, 350 acres of the 500-acre plot will be dedicated to a rewilded country park. Available through West Carclaze


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