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Ousden House

Newmarket

A large spectacular garden with fine views over the surrounding country. Herbaceous borders, rose garden and lawns leading to Spring woodland, and lake. Additional special features include a long double crinkle-crankle yew hedge leading from the clock tower and a moat garden densely planted with hellebores, flowering shrubs and moisture loving plants. Tea is served in the house or the courtyard.
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    Mr & Mrs Robinson acquired Ousden House almost twenty years ago. The house was formerly the garage and stable block of Ousden Hall which was demolished in 1955, and the site had reverted to woodland and paddocks. They immediately began to create a large and varied garden which now amounts to some 12 acres, on several levels and with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. The former yard is now a sheltered planted
    courtyard garden while in front of the house are two herbaceous borders with many unusual plants, and a rose garden under-planted with irises, astrantias, gaura, alchemilla and sage. A salvia border, a lavender bed and a planted alcove are close by, and the surviving Victoria clock tower stands looking down a fine long double crinkle-crankle yew hedge. Further from the house the Summerhouse garden, leading to the ornamental woodland garden with spring shrubs and woodland plants, which in turn leads on to a beech wood with a lake and an encircling path. A hidden surprise is the Moat Garden which is formed from a section of 18th Century canal, previously filled in with the rubble of the demolished Hall. Both banks of the remaining water are densely planted and can be seen to best advantage from the gazebo on the high bank at one end. The Moat Garden is sheltered for its entire length by a long mound topped with ancient yews, now being shaped into a cloud hedge terminating in a newly formed viewing point with a second matching gazebo.
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Ousden House- Canceled

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Mr & Mrs Alastair Robinson

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Ousden House
Ousden
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8TN

Newmarket 6m, Bury St Edmunds 8m.
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Extensive garden on various levels not suitable for wheelchairs or people who find difficulty in walking.

More about Ousden House

Mr & Mrs Robinson acquired Ousden House almost twenty years ago. The house was formerly the garage and stable block of Ousden Hall which was demolished in 1955, and the site had reverted to woodland and paddocks. They immediately began to create a large and varied garden which now amounts to some 12 acres, on several levels and with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. The former yard is now a sheltered planted
courtyard garden while in front of the house are two herbaceous borders with many unusual plants, and a rose garden under-planted with irises, astrantias, gaura, alchemilla and sage. A salvia border, a lavender bed and a planted alcove are close by, and the surviving Victoria clock tower stands looking down a fine long double crinkle-crankle yew hedge. Further from the house the Summerhouse garden, leading to the ornamental woodland garden with spring shrubs and woodland plants, which in turn leads on to a beech wood with a lake and an encircling path. A hidden surprise is the Moat Garden which is formed from a section of 18th Century canal, previously filled in with the rubble of the demolished Hall. Both banks of the remaining water are densely planted and can be seen to best advantage from the gazebo on the high bank at one end. The Moat Garden is sheltered for its entire length by a long mound topped with ancient yews, now being shaped into a cloud hedge terminating in a newly formed viewing point with a second matching gazebo.
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