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I think that it’s safe to say that summer is well and truly on its way. The clocks have gone back, the temperatures are rising and even though it is only April every now and then you get catch the unmistakable smell of a barbecue. I think that most of you will agree with me when I say that summer is the season to be outdoors, whether it’s sneaking in a spot of sunbathing or just enjoying a nice meal outdoors, and where’s better for doing all those things than in the garden? This is why we’ve had a look and tried to find some of our favourite gardens from the Sykes portfolio, so take a look and see what you think.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon in the great outdoors then the Summerhouse on the Isle of Wight is just the spot. With the stunning panoramas over the surrounding countryside you’ll never lack for scenery whilst enjoying a little tipple on the deck. Or you can retreat into the hot tub for a nice relaxing soak, and when you start to get a bit peckish what more could you want than firing up the barbie and tucking into an al fresco meal in the evening sun.
On the other hand you might fancy something a little grander. If so then take a look at Norton Grange. This Grade II listed country house is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Worcestershire countryside giving you phenomenal views over the nearby hills. Add to this the cottage’s private woodlands which are perfect for a gentle stroll on a summer morning, and also the private, heated swimming pool and you’ll never want to leave!
Or you might just be looking to get back in touch with nature. Well if this is the case then The Granary would be perfect for you. Situated in the heart of the South Wales countryside this luxury cottage comes complete with its own pond right in the back garden and of course the resident ducks! Aside from that you can expect a daily dawn chorus courtesy of local bird-life, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for visiting pheasants, kingfishers and maybe even the odd woodpecker or two!
Hopefully reading this will have got in the mood for a spending a bit of time in the great outdoors. Well if that is the case why don’t you think about staying in one of our cottages this Summer? They’re perfect for making the most of some summer sunshine!