10 Best Properties with Kitchen Gardens

By Amy Wakeham

3 years ago

Homes for growing your own produce

When it comes to self-sufficiency, these properties can deliver plenty: it’s time to experience the good life and find out how fun it is to grow your own produce. These homes have kitchen gardens, perfect greenhouses & bountiful vegetable patches so that you can do just that…

10 of the Best Properties with Kitchen Gardens

1. Dairy House, Kingsclere, Hampshire

Dairy House is a delightful Grade II-listed Queen Anne home on the leafy Hampshire/Berkshire borer. Although inside it boasts six bedrooms and five reception rooms, outside is where the magic really happens, with 6.85 acres of land to play with. As well as landscaped lawns, there’s a productive, well-laid-out kitchen garden with a glasshouse, where green-fingered owners could really get stuck in. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,950,000

2. St Boswells, Roxburghshire

Escape the crowds in this 17th-century former farmhouse tucked away in the heart of the Scottish Borders. There’s plenty of space with nine bedrooms, plus enormous character and charm, with original fireplaces and an elegant staircase. Outside, there’s 14.75 acres that sweep down to the banks of the River Tweed, plus a walled vegetable garden for stocking your kitchen larder. Available through Knight Frank for £1,950,000

3. Leigh Barton, Churchstow, Kingsbridge

The historic Devon farmstead of Leigh Barton dates back to 1120. Comprising a main house, two 15th-century buildings called The Ranges, two cottages and a gatehouse, the property is thought to have been part of the nearby Buckfast Abbey estate before the dissolution. Now it sits in 11 acres of gardens designed following monastic principles and incorporating plants known to be in cultivation in England in the medieval period. Available through Marchand Petit for £2,000,000

4. Taplow, Buckinghamshire

This elegant and spacious eight-bedroom house will make a beautiful home. It’s all set among impressive landscaped gardens, which are designed to be as low maintenance as possible. There’s a sunny walled kitchen garden perfect for growing your own fruit and veg, plus swathes of lawn and a pond. There’s also a separate two-bedroom cottage annexe, with its own entrance. Available through Hamptons for £5,500,000

5. Vine Cottage, Chippinghurst

Vine Cottage, Chippinghurst

Dating back to 1835, the lovely Vine Cottage is a charming country property, brimming with character and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In excellent condition – the roof was re-thatched as recently as 2018 – it benefits from many original features, yet looks chic and contemporary from the inside. At almost half an acre in size, the gardens are a particular feature: they include a a vegetable garden with raised handmade oak flower beds, large wildlife pond, herbaceous borders, established hedges and mature trees. Available through Knight Frank for £950,000

6. Appletree House, Brancaster, Norfolk

Appletree House

With elegant interiors and breathtaking panoramic views, it’s easy to see why Appletree House is touted as one of the finest homes on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Featuring nine bedrooms – some with their own private terraces for taking in the seascape – extensive kitchen/breakfast room, dining and drawing rooms, the house in is unparalleled in its scope for both entertainment and family living. The impressive interiors are matched perfectly by the magnificent grounds and landscaped gardens, which include an avenue of pleached limes leading to a substantial orchard with greenhouses, raised nursery beds and vegetable plots. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,950,000

7. Mortimers Farm, Suffolk


A lovely Grade II-listed farmhouse with equestrian facilities, Mortimers Farm offers oodles of country charm – exposed brick and ceiling beams feature heavily – in a beautiful rural setting. Believed to date back to the 1400s, the house retains many of its fine period accents, including heavy wooden doors, vaulted ceilings and inglenook fireplaces, all of which contribute to the cosy atmosphere in the kitchen, reception rooms and four bedrooms. To the rear lies an enclosed, south facing formal garden as well as a kitchen garden, orchard and a wonderful pergola walkway, adorned with climbing roses and honeysuckle. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.25m

8. The Old Vicarage, Northamptonshire

The Old Vicarage, Moreton Pinkney

Grade II listed and boasting a wealth of period features including exposed beams and fine fireplaces, this lovely former vicarage is an exceptionally attractive home, dating back to the 17th century. Set back from the popular village of Moreton Pinkney with double gates, it enjoys a secluded location and ample grounds space. The surrounding gardens comprise of a capacious south-facing lawn, previously used as a tennis court, with topiary borders and a vegetable garden. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,295,000

9. Newton-in-St Martin, Cornwall

Newton-in-St Martin

In a wonderfully peaceful location at the end of a long driveway, this light-filled period farmhouse is set the in unspoilt countryside between Helston and the sailing waters of the Helford River. Extensively renovated inside with four large bedrooms, a vaulted living room and open-plan kitchen (with an Aga, naturally), a particular draw is the bright, joiner-made conservatory. The adjoining five acres of verdant land include mature gardens, woodland, paddocks, sweeping lawns and an orchard. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.5m

10. Horsmanhoad, Haywards Heath

Horsmanhoad, Haywards Heath

Sitting in an elevated position in the sought-after village of Bolney, Horsmanhoad is a stunning, exceedingly private family home with an abundance of living space and incredible leisure facilities. The property features a number of bespoke fittings, including a kitchen/breakfast room hand built by Chalon – with a custom made, six-oven Aga – and bathrooms individually designed by Catchpole & Rye and The Albion Bath Company. The grounds include a custom designed swimming pool, stabling, tennis court and two large bespoke greenhouses. Available through Knight Frank for £5.95m


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