With some warmer weather to enjoy, it's got many of us thinking about our dream garden and improvements we can make to provide the perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining. What would your dream garden look like? 

Do you love a traditional grass lawn with herbaceous borders for those green fingers to tend? Or a stunning patio for summer BBQ's? A contemporary, minimalist space or a wilder view to attract lots of wildlife? Or perhaps a fantastic outdoor swimming pool would float your boat?

To provide some inspiration, check out five of our current favourite gardens. 

The property is approached over a private hardened entrance drive which leads through woodland before reaching the house. To the front are partially walled level lawned gardens with shrub borders and with steps leading up to a paved terrace situated immediately to the front of the house and from which attractive views may be enjoyed across the property's own land and the countryside beyond. To either side and set within the garden walls and attached outbuildings are two symmetrical summer houses. Further lawned areas lie to the east and in which is situated a floodlit tennis court by En Tout Cas. A tarmacadam spur leads to the rear of the house, flanked, by further gently sloping lawn and orchard areas together with an enclosed vegetable garden.

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 The main garden area lies to the front of the property and comprises a large patio area with adjoining flower beds, large level lawn, bounded by stone walling and hedgerow. The garden contains a number of mature broadleaf and coniferous trees and shrubs, with paddock areas beyond to the rear and side. To the side and rear is a further enclosed garden area bounded by timber fencing comprising flower beds, vegetable and herb growing areas, oil tank and Klargester. 
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The property enjoys the benefit of good sized gardens to the front and rear laid mainly to lawns with a variety of shrubs along with paved patio/terrace to the front from which outstanding views can be enjoyed.
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The property is approached off the public highway over a hardened driveway to the side which is shared with two other properties. This gives access to the two storey stone barn and double carport with stables which could suit a number of alternative uses, such as an annexe, games room, office, studio, gym, amongst others, subject to the necessary planning consents. A small lawned garden lies to the front with the primary gardens to the side and rear, being predominantly lawned interspersed with a number of mature shrubs, trees and bushes. There is a sun terrace with herbaceous boarders, perfect for alfresco dining and summer entertaining and a tarmacadam tennis court now in need of restoration.
To the North of the gardens is a car parking and turning area which also gives access to a paddock, ideal for grazing livestock.
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The property is approached via an area of off-road parking leading to a front courtyard and main entrance to the property. The remainder of the gardens are all communal and offer the best of both worlds. Directly to the rear is a Mediterranean style courtyard area, ideal for alfresco dining and whiling away the summer evenings. Beyond this is an idyllic area of communal garden containing shrubs and mature trees, running alongside the mill race with stunning views to the open fields and countryside beyond.
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