The Hermitage is situated in a fine elevated position and enjoys far reaching views to the south and east towards the Marlborough Downs and the White Horse at Westbury.
Sharpstone, which has a number of attractive stone built houses and cottages, is part of the sought after village of Freshford which has a pub, community shop/annexe cafe and post office, and a primary school.
The local railway station is within 0.6 miles with connection to Bradford on Avon and the Georgian city of Bath with its variety of cultural, leisure and retail facilities.
The M4 motorway at junction 18 is 14.2 miles north. Bath Spa station has frequent connections to London Paddington (journey time from 75 minutes).
The Hermitage is a fascinating house built in the 14th century with later additions of random stone elevations with leaded light stone mullioned windows and a stone tiled roof. The property is listed Grade II as being of architectural or historical interest.
The accommodation, which is arranged on three floors, is superbly appointed with high quality fitted bathrooms and an oak kitchen. It retains many period features including stone staircases, exposed beams, open fireplaces and panelled doors. Of particular interest is a magnificent first floor drawing room which was designed by William Bertram. It enjoys a high vaulted ceiling, tall windows and stunning views. This room is very suitable as a place to work from home.
The Hermitage is approached via a stone pillared entrance and there is an extensive parking area. A superb Coach House has been converted to provide garaging and excellent ancillary accommodation over two floors. The gardens are stunning and arranged as a series of terraces. Mainly laid to lawn with an extensive and varied planting which provides an abundance of colour.
There are a series of stone retaining walls at different levels accessed by paths, each level containing a variety of attractive shrubs and flowers. From most parts of the garden, stunning views can be enjoyed to the south and east.
From Bath travel south on the A36 (Warminster Road), past Claverton and on towards Monkton Combe. Continue straight across the traffic lights over the viaduct and travel up Stoke Hill. At the top of Stoke Hill turn left into Church Lane signposted Freshford. Enter the village and upon passing the school, turn right signposted Sharpstone. Continue along this lane and fork left by the war memorial. The Hermitage is found after several hundred yards on the right hand side.