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Take 5… Homes with ponds

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Whether man-made or natural, a pond can be a beautiful addition to any garden having a calm and serene effect on its surroundings. It can transform the garden’s atmosphere and provide a relaxing spot to sit and enjoy a summer’s afternoon.

The introduction of an aquatic focal point to your outdoor space also encourages an eco-friendly environment. A small oasis nestled in suburbia can provide a rich habitat for beneficial insects or may become a favourite watering hole for local birds, and you will be rewarded with a front row seat to watch nature at its best.

From a Georgian style home with an outdoor entertaining space that overlooks its raised Koi pond to an elegant period property with a picturesque formal pond within its grounds, take a look at some of our chosen properties that feature ponds within their grounds:

Claxfield Road, Sittingbourne Kent

This charming Grade II listed property offers an abundance of period features intermingled with tasteful contemporary touches, having been sympathetically extended and enhanced over the years.

Sitting behind, encompassed by a semi-circle of hedging, is a well-maintained vegetable garden. There is also a charming pond with a stepped stream water feature trickling down to a smaller body of water, near a hexagonal decked seating area, as well as a full-size tennis court and an oak weatherboarded summer house, offering an extra office space.

Hascombe Road, Godalming Surrey

Built in 1905, Munstead Court is an impressive country residence with beautifully designed gardens and grounds.

The gardens and grounds complement the house perfectly and are designed with expanses of lawn, an established pond, a stable block and adjacent paddock, an all-weather tennis court, and outdoor bar. Of particular note, and situated off the family room, is an attractive sunken garden patio inspired by Gertrude Jekyll.

Knowle Lane, Cranleigh Surrey

Newhouse Farm Cottage is a charming 16th century Grade II listed 5-bedroom farmhouse of immense character with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and an Aga. The house looks out over a long garden which stretches down to the lake and adjacent Tea House. Most surprising of all is the historical arboretum planted by the grandson of renowned plant hunter/botanist, Robert Fortune, who introduced a plethora of specimen trees and plants to these shores. The fabulous Victorian pond which looks across to Inglenook Cottage.

Hull Place, Sholden Deal, Kent

Originally dating from the Jacobean period, reportedly being built in 1605, it was substantially altered in the early 20th century, reputedly by - and certainly in the style of Edwin Lutyens, who is understood to have worked alongside his landscaping partner, Gertrude Jeykll, and who may have designed the gardens.

The property is set in wonderful gardens and grounds, with extensive lawns, a lawn tennis court and a pond.

Castledon Road, Downham Essex

Blind Pond Cottage is a splendid, detached family home, with 1.3 acres of land. The ground floor has five reception rooms, presenting plenty of options for relaxing, working or entertaining. At the entrance to the property, security gates open onto a gravel driveway, which skirts round the picturesque pond.

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