“A fascinating home with exciting querks and significant history oozing out of every wall. The views from the magnificent window that extends into the vaulted ceiling are truly sensational.”A Country Agent
The Hermitage is a fascinating, historic 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.
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.
The magnificent first floor drawing room was designed by William Bertram. It enjoys a high vaulted ceiling, tall windows and stunning views, according to the agent, this room is very suitable as a place to work from home.
The property is a Grade II listed builidng and the listing is as follows:
House. Late C14th/C15th; much restored and altered late C19th.
Coursed squared rubble with freestone dressings;
Cotswold stone slate roofs with coped raised verges; octagonal ashlar stacks. T plan with gabled cross wing to (left) south. 2 storeys and attics. 2 bays. 2- and 3-light casement windows with moulded mullions and transome under drip moulds; in apex of gable, one single light casement with cusped 4-centre arch lintel. Modern door under 4-centred arch lintel and porch with Cotswold stone slate roof in re-entrant angle between wings.
Interior: Part of stone newel staircase, with upper part blocked: south-east room has stone recess (possibly an aumbry); 3 arch-braced collar beam trusses in south wing; 2 with cusped windbracing.English Heritage
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.
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.
This historic house is on the market with Savills in Bath and at the time of writing is being marketed for £2,900,000. Click Here for the full details.
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