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Honeyhurst Farm

Cheddar

⅔ acre part walled rural garden with babbling brook and 4 acre traditional cider orchard, with views. Specimen hollies, copper beech, paulownia, yew and poplar. Pergolas, arbour and numerous seats. Mixed informal shrub and perennial beds with many unusual plants. Many pots planted with shrubs, hardy and half-hardy perennials.
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    Honeyhurst Farm was created in the late Victorian era from a small farm cottage. Much of the hard landscaping and outbuildings were created at that time including the barn, stable, a substantial wall to the part walled garden and the containment of Stoke Brook which acts as a ha-ha to the part walled garden.

    The level garden area extends to about 2/3 acre and this is bounded by a small paddock with fruit and nut trees, greenhouses and a vegetable plot created within the last 12 years. Adjacent is an established 4 acre traditional cider orchard of more than 40 varieties divided in two by a hedge and the insignificant Draycott Brook.

    There are several established trees on the property which contribute to its setting. These include a 150 year old yew and a holly of similar age, three large copper beech trees, three other hollies, a pollarded grey poplar, A Morbihan Plum a Pauwlonia and a Magnolia. More recent introductions include a Cercis, Tulip Tree, Indian Been Tree, Paper Handkerchief Tree, Mulberry and Liquidamber.

    The garden supports a wide range of plants on its clay loam soil with a ph of around 7.5.

    The major area of the garden to the front of the house is lawned with several beds of perennials and shrubs. Height is achieved by arches, pillars and an arbour and these along with the garden wall are home to climbing plants. There is a significant border to the side of the drive/yard created by the removal of some of the concrete farmyard.

    The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a rockery and small bed fronting a large stone wall. Toward the house where the concrete yard was removed is a shingle area which hosts many of the 100 or so tubs and pots, many of which hold the more delicate plants which need winter protection.

    The garden affords many views of the Somerset Levels and the Isle of Wedmore, Crook Peak and the Mendip Hills. There is plenty of seating to allow the enjoyment of the garden and views and there is a gardeners loo.

    Attached to the house is a holiday cottage.

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Honeyhurst Farm- Canceled

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Owner Information

Don & Kathy Longhurst
01749 870322
donlonghurst@btinternet.com
http://www.ciderbarrelcottage.co.uk

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How to find us

Honeyhurst Farm
Honeyhurst Lane
Rodney Stoke
Cheddar
Somerset
BS27 3UJ

4m E of Cheddar.
  • More detailed directions
    From A371 between Wells and Cheddar, turn into Rodney Stoke signed Wedmore. Pass church on L and continue for almost 1m.
Accessibility information

Level, grass and some shingle.

More about Honeyhurst Farm

Honeyhurst Farm was created in the late Victorian era from a small farm cottage. Much of the hard landscaping and outbuildings were created at that time including the barn, stable, a substantial wall to the part walled garden and the containment of Stoke Brook which acts as a ha-ha to the part walled garden.

The level garden area extends to about 2/3 acre and this is bounded by a small paddock with fruit and nut trees, greenhouses and a vegetable plot created within the last 12 years. Adjacent is an established 4 acre traditional cider orchard of more than 40 varieties divided in two by a hedge and the insignificant Draycott Brook.

There are several established trees on the property which contribute to its setting. These include a 150 year old yew and a holly of similar age, three large copper beech trees, three other hollies, a pollarded grey poplar, A Morbihan Plum a Pauwlonia and a Magnolia. More recent introductions include a Cercis, Tulip Tree, Indian Been Tree, Paper Handkerchief Tree, Mulberry and Liquidamber.

The garden supports a wide range of plants on its clay loam soil with a ph of around 7.5.

The major area of the garden to the front of the house is lawned with several beds of perennials and shrubs. Height is achieved by arches, pillars and an arbour and these along with the garden wall are home to climbing plants. There is a significant border to the side of the drive/yard created by the removal of some of the concrete farmyard.

The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a rockery and small bed fronting a large stone wall. Toward the house where the concrete yard was removed is a shingle area which hosts many of the 100 or so tubs and pots, many of which hold the more delicate plants which need winter protection.

The garden affords many views of the Somerset Levels and the Isle of Wedmore, Crook Peak and the Mendip Hills. There is plenty of seating to allow the enjoyment of the garden and views and there is a gardeners loo.

Attached to the house is a holiday cottage.

http://thebristolmag.co.uk/explore-honeyhurst-farm-gardens/
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