Five homes fit for green fingered enthusiasts

With harvest season well underway, looks at five properties with orchards or vegetable patches.

Having your own orchard or vegetable patch in the garden is becoming increasingly popular. Home grown fruit and vegetables contain many more nutrients than those found in supermarkets and they’re much cheaper, which reduces food bills. ‘Growing your own’ can also eliminate the risk of eating foods contaminated by harmful chemicals and the pastime has come back into fashion in recent years.

1. Moreton Morrell, Warwick, Warwickshire (Guide price of £1,895,000 Knight Frank, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Spacious: Manor Fields encompasses 11 acres of grounds

Orchard: These young trees have a blossoming future

Patio potential: The paved terrace has plumbing for a hot tub

First out of the ground is Manor Fields, a seven bedroom family home located just six miles from Warwick and within a commutable distance to Birmingham. Everything about this house is well thought out, after having undergone a recent refurbishment. Its grounds are particularly impressive and residents can take advantage of the detached out-building, which houses a three-car garage, gym and a games room. The property already benefits from lovely views but thanks to the plantation of young trees, the surrounds will only improve as they mature.

2. Farway, Colyton, Devon (Guide price of £750,00 Stags, Honiton)

Striking: This bungalow looks like part of the film set for The Hobbit

Rolling valleys: The property has lovely views over the undulating countryside of east Devon

Well-stocked: The garden has a wide variety of specimen plants, trees and shrubs

Next up is an adorable four-bedroom bungalow, found nestled in the rolling Farway Valley. This property is charming inside and out, perfect for those after a gentle and peaceful life in the countryside. Its surroundings are idyllic and the garden is home to a variety of different plant species and an orchard in which you’ll find a timber summerhouse – an ideal setting to enjoy the outdoors and grow your own produce.

3. Elm View, Newland, Witney, Oxfordshire (Guide price of £265,000 Breckon & Breckon, Witney)

Perfect 1930s: This home is a great example of 1930s architecture

Elevated lawn: The property has a split-level garden, with a laid to lawn area and a cultivated vegetable garden

Storage: The garden has a timber shed with space behind it for extra storage

Located just a short walk from the town centre, this three bedroom house for sale in Oxfordshire is an attractive buy, at a guide price of only £265,000. Prospective buyers should jump at the chance to have a look around this well presented property – especially horticulture enthusiasts, as the garden has a brilliant selection of fruit and vegetables.

4. Rhiwen Barn and Cottage, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys (£425,00 Morris Marshall & Poole, Newtown)

Great outlook: This property is perched on top of a hill

Lush garden: The green garden is home to an array of different plants

Peaceful: The property is situated a 25 minute drive from the nearest large town

Not for the faint-hearted, this penultimate property is almost in the middle of nowhere. A truly outstanding location overlooking the Trannon Valley, the timbered converted barn is found in a quiet rural location, a mile from the country village of Trefeglwys and five from the nearest town. A snug house but still with six bedrooms, and an additional outhouse and vegetable garden, Rhiwen would make for a lovely family home or holiday let.

5. Vole Road, Mark, Highbridge (£3,000 pcm (£692 pw) fees apply, Roderick Thomas, Wells)

Victorian: This property is a converted Victorian farmhouse

Mature planting: The gardens have an established planting area

Large lawn: The garden is a haven for kids and provides plenty of space for them to play in a safe environment

Six double bedrooms, four reception rooms and ten acres of paddock are available to rent in the popular village of Mark. This impressive Victorian farmhouse would make a great home for a family, with excellent independent schools including Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Sidcot all nearby. Sign Up For a Property Alert

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