A striking 14th century home with a superb coach house and summerhouse enjoying spectacular views.
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 Il 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 plenty of colour. There are a series of stone retaining walls at different levels accessed by paths, each level containing a variety of beautiful shrubs and flowers. From most parts of the garden, stunning views can be enjoyed to the south an east.In all approximately 0.89 of an acre.
The Hermitage is situated in a well elevated position and enjoys far-reaching views to the south and east towards the Marlborough Downs and the White Horse at Westbury. Sharpstone has several attractive stone-built houses and cottages, it is part of the sought-after village of Freshford which has a pub, community shop, cafe, post office, and a primary school.There are a number of exceptional schools in the area including King Edwards, Monkton Combe and Prior Park. 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 property is well placed for commuting to London, and it is a beautiful area for walking.