Victorian fernery or modern orangery? Which of these plant paradises would you choose?

  • Two garden rooms are featured in separate properties. One is a fernery, the other an orangery.
  • A Victorian-covered Victorian fernery is found underground in a property on Scotland’s Isle of Bute
  • Lymm’s other house has an enormous garden room that is solar-reflective and self-cleaning.

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It’s not surprising, then that home hunters are clamoring for more space outdoors after several lockdowns.

Summer was a great time to spend the day at the beach with your family or in a park nearby.

However, as winter approaches, it is possible that people will be envious of greenery and the space they have at home.

We take a look at two different garden rooms in two separate homes for sale, including this one at a property in Lymm that is for sale for £2.4m (scroll down for more details)

The ultimate luxury for them is a home with a beautiful garden. They are partially covered with glass so that the outdoors can be seen, but they are also protected from the heat and comfort of the home.

Two garden rooms from two distinct homes are featured in this article. Series on property wars The question is: Which one do you prefer? 

Ascog Hall equipped with an underground Fernery

First property on sale features a garden known as a “fernery”, a term that was popularized in the 1830s, when the country became afflicted by so-called “fern fever”.

People would gather ferns depending on their budget and place them either in small “fern cases” indoors or in an area designated for fernery.

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Ascog Hall in on the Isle of Bute and is on the market for £699,000 via Robb Residential estate agents

Ascog Hall has a large Victorian glass-covered 'fernery' - a term made popular during the 1830s when the nation became gripped by so-called 'fern fever'

Ascog Hall has a large Victorian glass-covered ‘fernery’ – a term made popular during the 1830s when the nation became gripped by so-called ‘fern fever’

Ascog Hall is our first property. It has an underground Victorian-era glass-covered Fernery.

Ascog Hall, a property located on the Isle of Bute’s coast with many period features including towers featuring fishtail-slated turrets.

Ascog Hall is a coastal property with period features, including towers with fishtail slated turrets.

Ascog Hall in the coastal area has many period features including towers featuring fishtail slated and turrets.

Ascog Hall is a detached property with a large living room that includes an intricately carved stone fireplace

Ascog Hall, a detached house with large living rooms that include a stone fireplace and intricately carved stones, is located in the heart of Ascog.

The property has five bedrooms, comes with three acres, and is currently on the market for £699,000 via estate agents Robb Residential. 

Zoopla’s Daniel Copley stated: “This amazing property is situated in a truly breathtaking location in rural Scotland. 

“Perfectly suited for nature enthusiasts, it has three acres of woodland with wildflowers as well as an Victorian-style fernery filled with unusual plants.

A modern family home featuring an orangery

Our second choice property is also a property from the past. It has an orangery, and not an underground fernery.

This garden room features solar-reflecting and self-cleaning glass and overlooks the pool and countryside.

This six-bed property in Lymm, Warrington, has a price tag of £2.4m and is being sold via estate agents Banner & Co

This six-bed property in Lymm, Warrington, has a price tag of £2.4m and is being sold via estate agents Banner & Co

The property's garden room is decorated with an established grapevine and a thriving passion flower

A passion flower and an old grapevine are the centerpieces of the garden room.

Inside, the property's kitchen includes an Aga, a central island and a stone-flagged floor

In the interior, there is a kitchen with an Aga, central island, and stone-flagged floors.

This room can be used year-round thanks to its brick and tiled fireplace, log burner, and central heating radiator.

This room features a passion flower and an old grapevine.

It has six bedrooms. The property is located in Lymm and Warrington on an area of 1.8 acres. You’ll need deep pockets to buy this property as it has a price tag of £2.4million and is being sold via estate agents Banner & Co.

Copley said: “This large family home features a cozy interior with original flagstone flooring and exposed wooden beams. 

“There are many luxurious amenities, including a heated pool and three driveways. There is also an orangery that offers beautiful climbing opportunities and breathtaking views.

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