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five homes for sale in Somerset, England

five homes for sale in Somerset, England

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Manor house, Bath, £12.5mn

Where In the village of St Catherine, a 25-minute drive from the historic city of Bath. The property is set within a valley on the edge of the Cotswolds. The 12th-century church of St Catherine’s is located at the entrance to the driveway.

What An 11-bedroom, Grade I-listed stone house, three-bedroom cottage and five-bedroom lodge on nearly 14 acres. The grounds contain a bowling green, orangery, wild flower meadows and tennis courts. Entertainment spaces include a ballroom and a Grade II*-listed 15th-century tithe barn.

Why The great landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll wrote admiringly of the gardens at St Catherine’s Court, and more recent famous visitors have included Radiohead, who recorded much of OK Computer at the house.

Who Savills

House, Little Keyford, £2.65mn

Where In the hamlet of Little Keyford, about a mile and a half from Frome. Depending on traffic, Glastonbury is about 40 minutes’ drive and Bristol is about an hour.

What A Grade II-listed house built in traditional Bath stone. There are 10 bedrooms, three bathrooms and five reception rooms, including an orangery that opens on to the lawn. The grounds also include a vegetable garden and an ornamental walled garden.

Why While in need of modernising, the house is built in the Gothic Revival style, with features including triple sash windows, pointed arched doorways and stained glass windows.

Who Strutt and Parker

A grand, historic interior room with an ornate fireplace as the focal point. The fireplace is made of light-coloured stone with intricately carved details and columns on either side

Barrow Court, Bristol, £2.75mn

Where On the outskirts of Bristol, near the village of Barrow Gurney. Bath is about 15 miles away and Bristol airport is a 15-minute drive.

What A Grade II*-listed house originally built as a Benedictine nunnery in the 12th century. The property, which includes a self-contained apartment, has a total of nine bedrooms, five bathrooms, dressing rooms, a music room, library and a wine cellar. The formal landscaped gardens are shared with five other homes.

Why Restored in the 1980s, the building’s original features include friezes, stone mullion windows, a Jacobean staircase and first-floor chapel. The great hall features a Corinthian fireplace and coat of arms.

Who Knight Frank

A spacious, open-plan living and dining area with a high, vaulted ceiling supported by exposed wooden beams. It is furnished with a long dining table and chairs, sofas, a TV, and various wooden furniture pieces

House, Babcary, £3.85mn

Where Just outside Babcary, a village in south Somerset. The market town of Sherborne is a 25-minute drive and the Jurassic Coast is about an hour’s drive.

What A seven-bedroom, six-bathroom early Victorian former rectory on about 40 acres. Entertaining spaces include a cinema room and a party room that opens on to a conservatory.

Why A barn-style oak extension has been added, providing an open-plan kitchen-sitting room leading to the garden.

Who The Country House Department

a modern house with a contemporary design set amidst a lush, wooded area. The house. It features rectangular and octagonal structures with large windows

House and cottage, Chewton Mendip, £1.895mn

Where A five-minute drive from the village of Chewton Mendip, in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bath and Frome are 30 minutes’ drive.

What A three-bedroom, single-storey house, first built in the 1960s and later extended, connected to a much older two-bedroom stone cottage which has its own kitchen and garden.

Why The modern part of the house has landscaped internal courtyards, a 14-sided garden room and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Who The Modern House

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