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1. HARTWOOD HOUSE, SOMERSET

THIS luxury B&B, tucked away between Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, is owned by David and Rosemary Freemantle, who have spent 15 years creating a beautiful garden in six acres of wooded glade. There are quiet seating areas and spaces for children to play, and deer can often be seen. The deal Doubles from pounds 80 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

2. CASCADES GARDENS, MATLOCK, DERBYS

BOOK the Garden Suite at Cascades and you stay in a small building separate from the main house, surrounded by four acres of immaculate gardens that are open to the public. The gardens are on several different levels, with stunning herbaceous borders, a winter garden, water garden and beautiful arrays of hellebores. The deal Doubles from pounds 88 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

3. EL JARDIN DE CARREJO, CANTABRIA, SPAIN

SEVEN acres of lush, mature garden surround this delightful B&B. The gardens are filled with a mind-boggling variety of trees - towering sequoias, cedars and cypresses and an orchard filled with plum, pear, apple and cherry trees. In spring the magnolias are spectacular, while in summer children can play on the swings or try badminton or table tennis.

The deal Doubles from pounds 73 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

4. COLD COTES, HARROGATE, NORTH YORKS

THE garden that surrounds the house has been created in different zones, including a stream-side walk, sweeping herbaceous borders and more formal gardens. It's an ideal choice for birdwatchers, as the myriad different plants attract dozens of species including peregrines, kestrels, oystercatchers and curlews.

The deal Doubles from pounds 70 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

5. LA MAISON DU VERT, NORMANDY, FRANCE

THIS small hotel overlooks the beautiful Touques valley, and the 2.5 acres of garden are a series of "rooms", separated by hedges. All the food at the hotel is vegetarian, and suppers are served on the terrace which is surrounded by colourful borders of delphiniums, lupins, godetia and campanula, with lavender scenting the air in the evenings.

The deal Doubles from pounds 65 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

6. RIDLEYS CHEER, CHIPPENHAM, WILTS

OWNED by garden designer Antony Young, the 14 acres that surround the house are carefully designed to provide vibrant colour all year.

The deal Doubles from pounds 90 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

7. DOMAINE DE PEYLOUBERE, LE GERS, FRANCE

PEYLOUBERE is a traditional Gascony estate, set in 35 acres of parkland and gardens. The River Gers flows through part of the estate creating a picturesque waterfall, and there are lakes, a large island and a summer house tucked away in the woods. The grounds are perfect for gentle strolls, or for children to explore - families are particularly well catered for here.

The deal Doubles from pounds 95 including breakfast. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

. THE WAGON HOUSE, HELIGAN, CORNWALL

THE Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of Britain's most beautiful gardens, and the Wagon House is one of the original farm buildings on the estate. Just a short stroll from the entrance to the gardens, you can be first at the gates in the morning before the crowds arrive.

The deal Doubles from pounds 90 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

9. NEWTONMILL HOUSE, ANGUS, SCOTLAND

THE formal walled garden at Newtonmill is well-known locally, as it is opened to the public for charitable events. Staying at the House allows you to have the delightful gardens all to yourself... wide gravel paths lead past manicured lawns, colourful herbaceous borders and the kitchen garden, where vegetables and fruit are grown. In the heart of the garden is a revolving summer house, perfect for observing the birds and butterflies.

The deal Doubles from pounds 96 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

10. THE OLD RECTORY, EWYAS HAROLD, HEREFORDSHIRE

THIS gracious Georgian house has five acres of stunning grounds recreated after years of neglect. In the middle of the Golden Valley, there's a rotating summer house so you can see the garden from every angle as well as a croquet lawn and a multitude of roses. The deal Doubles from pounds 65 B&B. Book at www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10

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