Property of the Day: Harptree Court, North Somerset

A Grade II-listed Georgian country house overlooking the Chew Valley

THE PROPERTY: Set in more than 50 acres of beautiful parkland, this nine-bedroom country home has been owned by the same family for the past century. The home is believed to have been built in 1797 and is constructed in the classical style, with attractive symmetrical features.

THE LOCATION: The property is situated in East Harptree, a picturesque village in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are further recreational facilities in Bristol and Bath, both within driving distance, and the M5 motorway is easily accessible.

THE INTERIOR: The well-proportioned principal rooms all face north or south, offering plenty of natural light and the opportunity to enjoy the expansive garden views. Wooden floors, columns and semi-circular windows contribute to the sense of grandeur in this historic property, whose accommodation includes multiple living and dining spaces, nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a ground-floor staff flat.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The self-contained treehouse is not only a charming feature of the grounds but is also a good source of annual income, being let out for most of the year. Elsewhere, the outside space includes a lovely walled garden, lakes, parkland, woodland and a tennis court, as well as equestrian facilities in Stable Cottage, which adjoins the main property. 

BUY IT NOW: £5,000,000 with Knight Frank

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