With Easter coming early this year, it’s time to start thinking about an elaborate egg hunt around the garden. These properties all come with acres to spare, making any Easter Sunday walk around the grounds turn into an enjoyable challenge for everyone.
Owls Hall, Cambridgeshire, £895,000
This spacious and versatile detached barn conversion, which offers five to six bedrooms, two self-contained one-bedroom apartments and a workshop or studio, is set in nearly one and a half acres of gardens on the outskirts of the village of Hundon. The stable block would be a great place to hide some chocolate eggs just out of reach of the horses.
Quinta Arroio, Algarve, POA
This unique property, set in seven hectares inside the Ria Formosa National Park, benefits from incredible sea views with direct access to the beach. The large living room has direct access to the large wooden deck covered terraces, and the roof swimming pool provides a spectacular views of the gardens and sea.
Rowlandson Ground, Lake District, £1,250,000
With nearly twelve acres of beautiful grounds, this is a perfect place for a long walk coupled with an Easter hunt while enjoying views of the lake and the Old Man of Coniston fell.
The Grade II Listed property boasts a wealth of original character pieces, including flag floors exposed beams, court cupboard and oak panelling. The grounds offer a combination of formal gardens, natural woodland and paddock with a beautiful and unique stone summerhouse.
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
An immaculately presented 3-bedroom home sits alongside 6000 sqm of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards within a large manicured garden and 360 degree views of the surrounding valley and mountains. A large covered veranda runs the full length of the house and looks out towards the heated pool and enclosed pool lounge.
Noblethrope Hall, near Barnsley, £1,650,000
Noblethrope Hall commands stunning panoramic views over the glorious South Yorkshire countryside. The property enjoys a little known private position located on the edge of a picturesque village a short drive from the Peak District National Park, and with excellent commuter links.
Eggs could be hidden along the half-mile drive up to the house, or through the 18 acres of parkland estate.
Port Douglas, Sydney, Australia, AUD $500,000
Finely furnished throughout, the house has an undercover outdoor dining area with views straight across the international standard golf course. The house comes with multiple communal pools, a tennis court, established gardens and social areas to enjoy.
Blue Bridge, Pembrokeshire, £799,950
Situated in a quiet, secluded location within the highly sought after seaside village of Saundersfoot, Blue Bridge sits in an elevated position offering fantastic panoramic sea views.
Easter eggs could be placed throughout the beautiful garden while enjoying the view, and also along the private path down the cliff which leads onto a quiet road which is right next to the beach.
The farm currently derives an income from grazing meadows, and six income producing self-contained cottages. The properties each enjoy breath-taking views, nature walks into the Knysna forest and tranquil dams. The owners have also farmed citrus, avocado, pecan and macadamia trees, which are still present on the farm.
Priory House, Stanmore, £3,995,000
Priory house is privately set in its own grounds on the north west of Stanmore, a popular village in the London borough of Harrow. The oasis style garden is protect on all quarters by established trees and hedges, which have been tended to by the current owners for over fifty years. There are numerous pathways bordered by beautiful plants which would create a lovely Easter trail. The house also has private access to Bentley Priory Nature Reserve.
The property offers five hectares of prime land, much of which has been designed by a famous landscaper. There are rose gardens, courtyards, Victorian style archways covered in flowers, a vegetable garden and multiple fruit trees including cherry, orange, grapefruit, lemon and fig.