The garden has evolved around the inviting swimming pool. Originally it was for the owners’ children, but these days their grandchildren use it. The pool was surrounded by a solid beech hedge, but this has been cut into pillars and shaped into arcs to create a more open feel..
The raised garden is a watery palette of blues, silvers and whites, supplied by a lavender hedge and a host of pretty foxgloves.
The rugged form of the crimson-flowered Rosa Parkdirektor Riggers, which grows along the millpond, beautifully offsets both the copper beech and the period house, built in 1830.
Soft pink flowers draw attention in the walled garden, where an obelisk offers structure, as well as an eye-catching focal point.
Glimpsed through the pink and purple flowers, the pool house is often used for summer meals. Inside there is a fireplace and a dining table, so in the evening its always cosy.
A disused mill straddles the large pond, where an old weeping willow and irises thrive along the banks to create an elegant reading spot.
In the walled garden, plants tumble over the old door and the path, while the pale pink Bonica rose, catmint and Rosa filipes Kiftsgate exude their perfume. Romantic colours grow into one another to create a country cottage feel.