The Gardens

Not only does Colton House offer delightful décor and the finest facilities, but the extensive gardens and rural surroundings will help you to leave behind the stresses and strains of the day and really relax and unwind.

As our guest you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the glorious 1.5 acre garden. So, why not take a bottle of wine with you and relax on the south-facing patio while you watch the waterfalls and sparkling stream? Or perhaps take a glass down to the secluded gazebo and sit and listen to the birds? Or maybe you’d like to explore further and take a stroll around the two large ponds and watch the wonderful wildlife?  Or inspect our organic vegetable garden.




Colton House has a 1.5 acre garden for guests to enjoy. It is divided to give a formal part close to the house with tables and chairs on the patio which faces south and acts as a sun trap in the summer, a wonderful place to sit and watch the garden grow, with a glass of wine in hand.

The ponds on the edge of the patio with its water falls and bubbling stream give a restful feel to the area. The lawn has borders containing a wide diversity of plants such as a liquidambar tree as a mark of remembrance for our Afghan hound, Theo, as well as a very wide range of colours and types of old English roses.

There is also small wooded area with a variety of trees, such as a silver copper birch, walnut and a several varieties of acer’s as well as a wide variety of shrubs, a path leads to a secluded gazebo, where on a summers evening it is wonderful to relax with a bottle a wine.




The only sounds being the birds as they twitter together before going to bed.

Passing through the gates there is an organic vegetable garden to the left that provide almost all the vegetables for guest’s breakfasts. To the right is the soft fruit area with blackberries, gooseberries, blueberries etc.

Then to the last area with two large ponds and the feel of a park that is great to sit and watch the abundant wildlife. We have known of badgers, foxes, buzzards, moorhens and also a wide variety of birds visit the garden. Blue tits, great tits and robins nest in the trees, and many others are attracted to the feeding stations.



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