A beautiful driveway is the gateway to your home, and creates an important first impression for visitors. We've handpicked a selection of some of our favourite stunning gravel drives, so take a look and be inspired!
It's a match
This entrance is a dream! The circular shape creates a feeling of continuity, whilst the combination of grass and gravel co-ordinates beautifully with the stone exterior and trailing foliage.
Enjoy the view
We love the way this gravel creates a border around the grassy lawn, keeping cars out of sight of the main house and a lovely unspoilt view over the garden.
This topiary lined entrance is picture perfect. The bright white gravel complements the natural stone of the building, creating a seamless effect between the drive and the home itself.
Gravel is a great security measure, as the distinctive crunch will always let you know when you have a visitor approaching, especially when your house is tucked away like this 17th century listed farmhouse.
Old meets new
A driveway that sweeps across the entire width of the house is a superb way of enhancing the space. The white gravel used here works wonderfully well alongside the traditional Cotswold stone building, and the two-tier effect garden adds depth.
If you have a large, flat driveway, gravel is a great way of creating texture and interest while remaining low maintenance and cost effective.
Gravel is available to buy in a variety of shapes and colours, so you can choose a style that suits your home. This sweeping-effect driveway adds width and structure to this country cottage, and this particular gravel is available to buy direct from The Heritage Stone Company.
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Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.
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