Take a look at some of our favourite outside spaces to enjoy with family and friends
A lovely outdoor eating area might not be on everybody’s dream home wish list, but it’s certainly a bonus when you come across one. Lazy lunches, cool cocktails and relaxing with family and friends has been even more precious during recent months as we emerge out of lockdown and enjoy the lovely summer weather.
Here are a few of our favourites
You can see St Catherine’s Chapel from this lovely south facing terrace in Abbotsbury (below), the beach is within walking distance, and village shops including a great farm shop on hand to ensure you’ve always got supplies. The substantial and charming 4-bedroom period cottage also has a study, garage and parking, so ticks most wish-lists! Guide £475,000.
Along the coast now, where a stylish contemporary extension perfectly enhances a pretty and unusually spacious 5-bedroom Grade II Listed cottage in Loders. Bifold doors open onto a secluded terrace below a willow tree - how relaxing! Guide £995,000
Character meets contemporary again in Curry Rivel, Somerset, Beyond a 4-bedroom home backing onto ancient orchards, you'll find this stylish outdoor entertaining behind modern striking architectural walls, creating a rather magical place to relax. Guide £595,000
And our final stop is in north Dorset, where we’d love to sit back and relax in this secret spot hidden behind a pretty, extended 4-bedroom cottage in Marnhull. With a study, shops and pub within walking distance, garage/workshop and a large garden, this Grade II Listed home ticks most house-hunters’ check list. Guide £785,000