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11 beautiful homes with glorious garden rooms

Photo: Fine & Country
Great views are among the many benefits of buying a house with a garden room. This one's in the Peak District and priced £2.25m. Photo: Fine & Country

Investing in a home with a garden room will enable you to enjoy your outside space without being reliant on the weather. Whether part of the main house or a separate structure, this bright and versatile area can be adapted for a variety of uses. All these properties for sale come with rooms such as compact cabins, standalone studios and ornate orangeries that bring the outdoors in.

1. Prestonfield, Edinburgh, offers over £340,000

Photo: Ralph Sayer via ESPC
Photo: Ralph Sayer via ESPC

Finished throughout in white with wooden accents, this three-bedroom end-of-terrace cottage is a haven of tranquility and calm. Patio doors in the sitting and kitchen/dining rooms open out to the paved garden where there’s a summer house installed with electrics and plumbing. The established potted plants and furniture are available by separate negotiation. On the market through Ralph Sayer via ESPC.

2. Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, £640,000

Photo: Freeman Foreman
Photo: Freeman Foreman

A four-bedroom detached cottage with a triple-aspect living room, a newly refitted kitchen and a large entrance hall with an open fire, currently a dining room. At the back of the well-maintained garden you’ll find a timber-clad studio with power and double-glazing that would make a useful office or hobby room. Through Freeman Foreman.


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3. Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire, £750,000

Photo: Carter Jonas
Photo: Carter Jonas

Midsummer Cottage was designed in the 19th century by William Butterfield, an influential Victorian Gothic architect and sits in a half acre plot. The original part comprises two reception rooms, two bedrooms, a bathroom and utility, while a glazed garden room extension at the side houses an open plan kitchen/living/dining area that opens onto a landscaped terrace. Via Carter Jonas.

4. Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, offers over £900,000

Photo: By Design
Photo: By Design

If you’re looking for a versatile, character-packed property in a convenient position, The Tower House will almost certainly fit the bill. In a sought after village with schools, shops, pubs and restaurants, it offers over 4,000 square feet of space and has six bedrooms, five reception rooms, a mezzanine study, half an acre of grounds and the option to convert a section into a self-contained annex. The garden room, featuring exposed brick walls and arched windows, is particularly striking. From By Design.

5. Priorsdale, Wylam, Northumberland, £950,000

Photo: Finest Properties
Photo: Finest Properties

This spacious stone-built house dates from 1864 and has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sustainable heating system fuelled by a wood log biomass boiler. Among the standout features is a 22ft long garden room, accessed from the dining room. Full height glass walls look out the mature south-facing garden and woodland beyond, and French doors lead to a large decked balcony. Find out more from Finest Properties.

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6. Stone-cum-Ebony, Tenterden, Kent, £1.25m

Photo: Phillips & Stubbs
Photo: Phillips & Stubbs

Grade II listed High House Farm is a five-bedroom Georgian farmhouse with far reaching countryside views and period features such as tall sash windows, fireplaces, wooden floorboards, panelling and exposed beams. Its two-acre, country-style garden contains a shepherd's hut, a workshop and a white weatherboarded studio/home office that complements the main house perfectly. Available through Philips & Stubbs.

7. North Sheen, Richmond, London TW10, £1.385m

Photo: Antony Roberts
Photo: Antony Roberts

A detached garden room brings a whole new dimension to a pristine four-bedroom house that has been substantially upgraded. The structure has power, lighting and wide bi-fold doors, and is big and versatile enough to be used for working from home, as a gym or games room or – as now – an outdoor sitting and dining room for entertaining family and friends. From Antony Roberts.

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8. Hampen, Gloucestershire, £1.65m

Photo: id love to live here & James Goodman Photography
Photo: id love to live here & James Goodman Photography

Part of a Grade II listed manor house, Hampen Court lies in a conservation area within the Cotwolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is on the market for the first time in 200 years. Accommodation is arranged over four storeys, with five bedrooms spread over the top two floors and a playroom on the lower ground level. The ground floor consists of a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and a garden room/conservatory with a stone floor, double doors to the terrace and wonderful rural views. Contact Butler Sherborn.

9. Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire, £2.25m

Photo: Fine & Country
Photo: Fine & Country

The future owner of Tunstead House, a Grade II listed former farmhouse, can look forward to uninterrupted countryside views from its fabulous garden room extension. Constructed in glass, it’s linked via a corridor cleverly concealed by a stone wall. Also includes five bedrooms, an inviting kitchen with an Aga, a sitting room, drawing room, dining room, study, a gym and a two-bedroom cottage which could generate rental income. Get in touch with Fine & Country.

10. Queen’s Park, London NW6, £5.25m

Photo: Hamptons
Photo: Hamptons

Big budget buyers after an immaculate, fully-renovated luxury home should book a viewing of this four-bedroom Edwardian house, on one of the neighbourhood’s best roads. The kitchen’s been extended, the loft converted, and the excavated basement contains a cinema room along with the fourth bedroom. At the end of the landscaped south-facing garden is a fully-insulated and heated studio, finished with charred wood on the exterior and including a cloakroom. For sale through Hamptons.

11. Holt, Worcester, Worcestershire, £6.25m

Photo: Knight Frank (Knight Frank)

As garden rooms go, this traditional orangery’s rather special, and completely in keeping with the rest of Grade II listed Bentley Court. The late 18th century, 7,500 square foot house is approached via a half mile long drive and surrounded by 170 acres of land. Incorporates seven bedrooms, a recently refurbished three-bedroom guest wing, a library, sitting room, drawing room, two kitchens, beautiful gardens designed for year-round interest and a tennis court. Find out more from Knight Frank.

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