Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
Set within 375 acres on the banks of the River Tees, near the village of Hurworth, the extensive grounds at 18th-century country retreat Rockliffe Hall are home to an impressive championship golf course and a brand-new Spa Garden, which features lush landscaping, a hydrotherapy pool, Jacuzzi, decked lounging area, fire pit, water feature and sweeping views across the estate.
Barnsley House, the Cotswolds
In the heart of the Cotswolds, Barnsley House was once the family home of acclaimed garden designer Rosemary Verey, who advised Prince Charles on his garden at Highgrove. Highlights of the garden, maintained by head gardener Richard Gatenby, include a potager, knot garden, secluded pathways, statues by Simon Verity and borders of magnolias, tulips and white spirea.
Gravetye Manor, West Sussex
Grade I listed Elizabethan Gravetye Manor is set in 1,000 acres of landscaped grounds, famously created by pioneering gardener and horticultural writer William Robinson, who lived here from 1884. Today, the historically influential gardens are lush with layers of blooms, well-tended by head gardener Tom Coward. During the summer months, the magnificent oval-walled Victorian kitchen garden provides an abundance of fruit, vegetables and herbs that are used by head chef George Blogg in his kitchen.
Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon
Set in a secluded valley beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor, the picturesque gardens at Jacobean Lewtrenchard Manor, originally designed by Walter Sarel and Gertrude Jekyll, feature streams and ponds, fountains and sculptures, sunken lawns, a rustic dovecote, an avenue of splendid beech trees and a recently-restored walled vegetable garden.