Garden holiday cottages

A quintessentially English pastime, the garden has become practically engrained in British culture. Those perfectly-pruned shrubs, blossoming borders and sweeping vistas have earned British gardens international status.

We care for many heritage gardens across the UK which attract hordes of visitors. But if you’d like to explore the grounds after hours away from the crowds, our garden cottages allow you to do so.

You can stay in walled gardens or open woodland. You can visit in the blossoming springtime or the frost-tinged winter. Whichever you decide, a garden stay is the perfect antidote to the grey metropolises we spend our daily lives in.

Garden Cottage, Leominster

Garden Cottage, Herefordshire 

Built into the idyllic walled garden at Croft Castle, you’ll feel intertwined with the greenery in this pretty ‘gothic’ style cottage. It has exceptional views across the garden and the Castle towards the Brecon Beacons and beyond. And for a little privacy, it has a large private garden.

Exterior and gardens of Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary, Somerset 

The grand seven bedroom accommodation sits in the west wing of Lytes Cary Manor. It overlooks the intimate Arts and Crafts gardens which contain a magical collection of topiary and herbaceous borders, while tranquil walks on the estate take you along the River Cary.

Outside Ferris's Cottage

Ferris's Cottage, Cornwall 

Peeking through the trees at Trelissick is this 18th-century whitewashed cottage. A former gardener’s cottage, it has views over the lush woodland garden on the banks of the River Fal. There’s a lot to see at in the Trelissck gardens from the Himalayan Walk to the new orchard.

The exterior of Garden Cottage, Morpeth, Northumberland

Garden Cottage, Morpeth 

This charming cottage is set among the gardens of Cragside and offers inspiring views across the Italian Terrace and historic parkland to the Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills beyond. Situated in the most southerly part of the Cragside Estate, guests have easy access to the formal gardens and hilly woodland.

The exterior of 89 Church Lawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire

89 Church Lawn, Stourton 

What better view to wake up to than that of the glorious lake and greenery of Strouhead. This traditional stone cottage perches right at the entrance of the gardens and overlooks its own lawned area. Guests can even enjoy the tranquillity of the grounds with special ‘out of hours’ access.

The exterior of Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey

Garden Cottage, Surrrey 

Garden Cottage is a nineteenth-century detached cottage situated next to the rose garden in the heart of the Polesden Lacey estate. The property has lovely views of the formal gardens and across the picturesque Surrey Hills beyond. It is less than a two minute walk to the main Edwardian house. This is an ideal place for walkers being in an exceptional setting on the North Downs and surrounded by 1,400 acres of National Trust land.

The exterior of Priest's House, Cranbrook, Kent

Priest's House, Nr Cranbrook 

Gardeners will be in their element in this former Elizabethan mansion which sits amongst the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle. Let the tranquillity of the garden and views of the Kent countryside from this relaxing retreat take away the stresses of daily life.

The exterior of Rosedene, Droitwich, Worcestershire

Rosedene, Worcestershire 

If you’re after something a bit rustic, this ‘camping within walls’ holiday cottage offers a simplistic stay in a rural setting. Wild grass, vegetable plots and an orchard grow inside its hedges.

The brick exterior of Gardens House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Gardens House, Suffolk 

Perched by the lake among the espaliered fruit trees, shrubs and a mulberry tree is this former gardener’s home. It sits at the heart of the Ickworth Estate which boasts 1,800 acres of sweeping parkland, Italianate gardens and the iconic rotunda of the main building.

The exterior of The Victorian Laundry, York, Yorkshire

The Victorian Laundry, Yorkshire 

Aptly named, the former Victorian laundry room sits below this holiday apartment at Beningbrough Hall. Often described as York's 'Country house and garden', the 18th-century gardens display Italian, Victorian with its traditional herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns, formal gardens and beds, wildlife areas, and the restored working walled garden.