Escape To The Country With This Charming Somerset Home
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Fancy escaping to the country? This charming Somerset property is on the market for £2,750,000 via Savills, and would make the ideal country home.
Perched in an enviable and elevated position over the Somerset countryside, The Hermitage boasts spectacular southerly and easterly views of the Marlborough Downs and the White Horse Westbury. Nestled in the highly sought-after village of Freshford, it sits just walking distance from the local pub, community shop, café, post office and primary school, while just a short drive from desirable Bath.
Dating back to the 14th Century, the Hermitage is a Grade II Listed building and boasts a plethora of period features throughout the property. Think exposed wooden beams, original fireplaces, panelled doors, wall carvings and stone staircases, alongside exciting interior design features like vaulted ceilings and galleried balconies. With five bedrooms and plenty of space to both relax and entertain, it really is an ideal and quintessential family home.
And since working from home has become so ingrained in our culture, the Somerset property offers a seriously impressive space in which to do so. The office has vaulted wooden beamed ceilings, stained glass windows, a galleried balcony, and floor-to-ceiling windows under which is a window seat – the perfect cosy nook for snuggling up and reading a book.
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But this property is also perfect for entertaining. There’s several options for dining spaces: from cosy winter suppers in the terracotta-tiled kitchen and smart dinner parties in the dining room, to long lazy summer lunches outside in the alfresco seating area. There will be more than ample opportunity to host sensational soirees here.
Outside, the gardens are arranged into layers of terraces with pretty flowers, manicured lawns and stone patios – there’s plenty of space to mooch around or sip your morning coffee and admire the view.
What’s more, across the garden sits a converted coach house which offers both garaging and extra accommodation over two floors. Whether it’s utilised as an Airbnb opportunity, a granny annexe, or even just a place for guests to stay after a party – it’s definitely a huge bonus.
Can’t wait to start your quintessential English fairytale? The Hermitage is on the market now via Savills for £2,750,000.
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