Property of the Week: A Georgian gem in Great Elm

Whether you're drawn by the historical allure or the promise of a tranquil countryside life, this property promises to be a place where memories are made.


By Laura Linham

20th May 2024 | Property of the Week


Rivendell is on the market for £895,000.
Rivendell is on the market for £895,000.

Nestled between the picturesque settings of Frome and Mells lies Rivendell, a breathtaking Grade II Listed Georgian house that boasts an expansive garden, an indoor heated swimming pool, and views that stretch across the idyllic Somerset countryside.

On the market for £895,000, this property presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of history with modern luxury.

Originally constructed in 1780, Rivendell has gracefully evolved through the centuries, with thoughtful additions made in the 1980s and 2000s that harmonise with its historical essence. The property spans just under 1.3 acres and features versatile living spaces tailored for comfort and style.

Entering through a stone terrace, the front door opens into a spacious atrium/reception hall adorned with a terracotta-tiled floor and practical cloak cupboards. The right-wing hosts a generous drawing room with painted 'A-frame' roof timbers and a 'Jetmaster' fire, complemented by large glass sliding doors that invite the outside in.

Opposite, the third bedroom doubles as an additional reception room, complete with an Inglenook fireplace and open fire.

The heart of the home, the kitchen, is a culinary dream fitted with Wych Elm cabinets, granite countertops, and slate flooring, leading to a practical utility room. The dining room offers a warm, inviting space with 'Amtico' flooring and built-in bookcases.

A standout feature is the pool complex, accessible via a curved hallway lined with built-in bookcases. It houses a heated swimming pool with a counter-current system, surrounded by full-height windows and sliding doors that link seamlessly to the garden, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

Upstairs, two double bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes and share a family bathroom. The property is accessed via electric gates that lead to a driveway with ample parking and a triple garage equipped with remote opening, electricity, and an emergency power generator.

The meticulously landscaped gardens include a front garden and a rear terraced area designed for seasonal colour and texture. Beyond the terrace, the lawn, adorned with mature trees and shrubs, slopes down to a secluded clearing, ideal for peaceful retreats.

Interested buyers are encouraged to schedule a viewing to fully appreciate what Rivendell has to offer. More information, including images and floor plans, is available here.

Rivendell is not just a home; it's a lifestyle waiting to be embraced. Whether you're drawn by the historical allure or the promise of a tranquil countryside life, this property promises to be a place where memories are made and treasured.

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