Walter Dirks/Knight Frank
A breathtaking Georgian cottage with glorious gardens, which once featured on BBC’s Gardeners’ World, is on the market for the first time in 60 years in Radstock, Somerset.
Pear Tree House, which is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is perfect for those looking to escape to the country.
At the heart of the home is a characterful sitting room with a roaring stone fireplace, traditional wooden walls and small cottage windows that peer out across the sprawling 5.89 acres of land. It might be in need of a little modernising but don’t let that put you off; this gives new owners the chance to put their own stamp on it.
Elsewhere downstairs, there is also a split-level kitchen with a gas coal-effect fire, a spacious dining room, breakfast room and an annexe, which could be used as an additional sitting room or children’s playroom. Whether you like to entertain, or simply want somewhere your family can relax, then look no further, as Pear Tree House hits the spot.
Upstairs, you’ll find two double bedrooms made for long, lazy lie-ins, a well-sized family bathroom and a further single bedroom. But that’s not all: there’s also a generous studio area outside, plus a garden room, log storage and a practical garage.
The landscaped garden is a little pocket of peace and quiet overlooking the rolling countryside. A horticulturalist’s dream, there are rare trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders, ponds, woodland walks, plant collections, and, like its name suggests, plenty of pear trees.
Until recently, the gardens have been open to the public since 1982 for the National Garden Scheme. As well as this, they were also filmed for BBC Gardeners’ World in 1986 and featured in three programmes of Roy Lancaster’s ITV Garden Club in 1994, making them incredibly special. You’ll also find the gardens at the cottage in numerous books and magazines around the country.
This property is currently on the market for £850,000 via Knight Frank.
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