Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages. It is true that technology makes our lives easier, but the pace of life is also more accelerated and stressful. If you have grown up in a capital city or, like me, you have moved there to look for better opportunities, I am sure that more than once you have dreamed of escaping and taking time for yourself. In spite of the fact that we have wonderful places and gardens to walk and relax here in Barcelona… I recognize that enjoying these little paradises without leaving home would be a luxury!
That’s why I want to share with you the houses with the most spectacular gardens that we have in our search engine. Imagine yourself enjoying the silence and peace of this unique places, either walking, reading under one of those trees, or simply watching the beautiful landscapes. These splendid homes are ideal for year round living or, at least, spending a season away from the busy urban life!
And now, we open the gates of these little green paradises for you so you can escape from reality… even if only for a few minutes!
British romanticism in Melbourne (Australia)
These wonderful English-inspired gardens look fresh from a Jane Austen’s novel. If you have read any of her stories, you will know the importance she gives to nature and outdoor spaces. Gardens were the ideal place for heroines to think and escape from their problems. Besides a healthy place, they were also considered a haven of peace. That is, the perfect environment where you can walk and talk without being heard.
Imagine yourself strolling among the trees, resting on the terrace, enjoying a swim in the swimming pool… But not only the exterior is beautiful. The house has large windows and views of the gardens from practically every room. For example, have you noticed the incredible landscape you can see from the suite?
You will find all the details of this house here.
Arab gardens in Estepona (Spain)
This beautiful residence looks like an oasis within the city and, as soon as I saw it, I could not help but think of the One Thousand and One Nights. Both the facade of the villa and the gardens show the influence of the Arab culture, combining in perfect harmony and creating a magical place. In addition, the stone walkway in the entrance welcomes you to exotic gardens with flowers and centennial trees that transport you to a whole new world.
On the other hand, and beyond its decoration, the gardens are perfectly equipped. They have a covered terrace where you can listen and observe nature, a barbecue area, a wine cellar… and what about the impressive heated pool? No doubt, it is the ideal place to disconnect!
If you want to know more about this dream house, here is the listing.
Splendid landscape in Lake Como (Italy)
The Lake Como is one of the most stunning ones in Italy, and rightly so! It is surrounded by mountains and beautiful villages, and offers spectacular views. In its origins it was only a basin covered by ice but now it’s a magical place worth visiting. Also, did you know that it has been the set for films like Star Wars, Ocean’s Twelve or Casino Royale?
Practically on the shore of this lake lies this wonderful villa, the life’s work of a German tycoon who fell in love with this privileged location. With more than 296,000 ft² of natural areas, its gardens are home to a variety of trees and flowers from different corners of the world. To top it off, the mansion offers panoramic views of the lake and gardens from every corner.
Full details of this residence can be seen here.
If you want to discover more houses surrounded by nature, I recommend you to take a look at this mansions in the mountains!