The Hermitage, Sharpston

Guide price - £2,500,000
Under Offer

Area (approx)
5012 sq ft / 465.4 sq m

The Hermitage, Sharpstone
Freshford, Bath, BA2 7UA

A historic house in an elevated position with far reaching valley views and coach house


5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
5 Reception Rooms


Mains electricity, water and drainage
Gasfired central heating

The Hermitage, SharpstonAbout this home

The Hermitage is a wonderful historic house, set in an elevated position, on the edge of the hugely desirable village of Freshford with views across the gardens and far reaching valley views beyond.

Situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area this historic house, which was renovated alongside the outbuildings and gardens at the turn of the century, has an abundance of period features such as exposed beams, stone staircases, open fireplaces, mullion windows and panelled doors.

Highlights of this property are;

A fascinating history dating back as far as the 14th Century.

The most amazing vaulted beamed ceiling drawing room on the third floor, with glazed window elevations to the south overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. This room was designed by William Bertram.

William Bertram is an influential and creative architect who has created treehouses for The Royal Family, made his mark on Bath’s Royal Crescent, and at the time, built Britain’s most expensive house.

The kitchen/breakfast room provides an ideal space for everyday living with an oak fitted kitchen, an Aga and a large door leading to the kitchen terrace and garden.

The five bedroom, three bath/shower rooms arranged over three floors flows well and offers a great deal of versatility.

Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from every aspect of the south facing garden.

The gardens have been very well designed throughout with care and attention lavished upon them. The interesting and well stocked borders contrast well with a series of terraces all of which are interconnected with beautifully laid paths.

Nestled within the gardens is a superb summer house, with a feature fireplace and makes for the perfect spot within the gardens for outside entertaining.

The property is approached via a stone pillared entrance with a turning circle, ample parking and a double garage.

Adjacent to the parking area is a detached Coach house which provides excellent ancillary accommodation.

The AreaFreshford

The Hermitage is situated on the edge of Freshford, and has the most spectacular panoramic views overlooking a dramatic valley setting and undulating countryside.

The desirable village of Freshford, which is renowned for its charm and picturesque setting, lies just to the south of Bath and has a community run shop, a cafe, a public house (The Inn at Freshford), a church, a primary school, and a post office. Babington House, Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton and The Newt are all within easy reach.

The area is renowned for its excellent selection of private and state schools, all being within easy driving distance. Local private schools include Kingswood, Monkton Combe, Downside, Prior Park, Royal High School Bath.

Road communications are excellent with the A46 providing good access to London and both the M4 and M5 are within easy reach. Centrally located within Freshford is the railway station with connections to Bradford on Avon and Bath. Bath Spa Station provides regular rail services to London Waterloo and London Paddington.



5012 sq ft / 465.4 sq m


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