St. Raphael’s gardens are known locally as some of the finest in the area. One of our great passions in life has been to care for this land and we continue to be inspired by this place daily. The gardens consist of intricate floral borders, mature trees and shrubs, standing stones, sculptures and flowing lawns. As you explore the furthest boundary of the garden, an unusual feature waiting to catch your eye is the ancient cider press. Now fully operational after restoration by the Woodhouse family, this working antique sits so well in this unique setting. Each Autumn St. Raphael hosts a village cider pressing where friends and neighbours bring apples to be pulped and pressed.

Seasonal Highlights

Rhododendrons - Daffodils - Azaleas - Snowdrops - Crocuses
Blue Bells - Herbaceous Border
Japanese Maple
Hellebores - Witch Hazel


A truly idyllic setting, we didn't want to leave.

— Laura.


“Just beautiful. The garden itself is worth a visit alone. The most magical private garden I’ve seen.”



“A fantastic place to stay, the garden is amazing and the accommodation is excellent, both done with huge attention to detail.”

— Thomas.