Blackdown Hill (hotel) garden, Blackdown, Warwick

Description of this historic site

Villa now hotel. Gardens have late C19th character with drive cut through rock and crossed by timber bridge, summerhouse, terrace, mixed planting. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie. Lovie suggests Listed Building Status for house and possibly garden features such as summer house.

Notes about this historic site

<1 > 2 Blackdown Hill (now Blackdown Hotel), Sandy Lane, Blackdown, Warwick.
Lovie reports this as a villa adjacent to the river Avon. E stands on high ground and the drive passes through a rocky ravine. Terraces, topiary, box edging, mixed planting with specimen trees on lawns, paddock.
At time of Lovie’s survey (1996/7) he noted that the gardens had a late c19th character. Lodge, timber bridge over drive and summerhouse house survive. Much of planting immediately adjacent to house has been lost.

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