Five to view: properties in parkland
If there’s one thing that sets Britain apart from the rest of the world, it’s our magnificent grand gardens and estates. No matter that they were often paid for with fortunes amassed by Victorian industrialist using cheap labour – more that despite this we now have one of the the world’s most enviable collections of grand estate homes and gardens.
The world now celebrates Britain as the crucible of garden design on a grand design – so more moving lakes, planting new forests and remodelling hills than re-arranging borders – and of course the most famous was Launcelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
So if you might like to own a stunning piece of 18th or 19th century garden design rather than talk or read about it, then here are five delightful parkland properties to stroll through.
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1. Polegate, East Sussex
2. Ottershaw, Surrey
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3. Sevenoaks, Kent
4. Hockworthy, Somerset
5. Beneden, Kent