Monday, February 2 2004

Holly Farmhouse is an attractive Grade II listed property set on three quarters of an acre. The house itself is constructed on natural stone elevations and the original portion of the property, the main part of which is constructed over 5 floors, is believed to date from the 17th century.

The house has five main bedrooms, a reception hall, sitting room, games room and utility room, and outside the former stable block is a two story Grade II listed building with a hayloft, and potential to be converted into additional study space or work space.

The gardens are pretty and easy to manage, with the majority being laid to lawn with some decorative shrub borders and include an ornamental pond, as well as a range of mature trees, including a fantastic willow tree.

Transport links are good, with Bath only 8 miles away and Bristol 11 miles, making a commute to either a quarter of an hours’s drive.

Farmborough itself is a charming village with a population of around 1,000 and a church that is said to have been there since the 1400s. There is a well regarded primary school there and a thriving local community.