Lease of­fer for stun­ning gar­den at Quin­ish

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A GREEN-fin­gered en­thu­si­ast is be­ing sought to lease Quin­ish Gar­den, near Der­vaig, which was re­put­edly used by Beatrix Pot­ter as one of the views in her Peter Rab­bit book.

Owner, Jonathan Quinn, said: ‘The house has a large walled gar­den and was orig­i­nally built in 1780. It’s planted with fruit and veg­eta­bles and still has its orig­i­nal, mas­sive walls. We’ve just bought it from the cur­rent owner with a plan to of­fer a long lease to a keen gar­dener to take it over. The gar­den has been re­stored over 25 years and it is stun­ning, with hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent plants, some of them quite rare.

‘De­spite this, hardly any­one has ever seen the gar­den, so we’re hop­ing to find some­one who, as well as hav­ing the walled gar­den, would also de­sign and cre­ate a new gar­den around the main house.

‘This would be about four acres and we are quite open-minded about the lay­out and style,’ he added.

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