For an idyllic countryside retreat with a touch of drama, you can't go wrong with this spectacular barn conversation in Somerset. From the outside you'll feel like you've jumped into the pages of a fairy tale, with the gently swaying willow trees, stone sun dial, babbling brooks and millpond with a little wooden jetty. Inside the home? Well, it's like the Baz Luhrmann version of that fairy tale. There are plenty of traditional features – exposed brick walls, an open log fire, vaulted ceilings with oak beams – but the meticulous modern design touches have transformed this home into something truly special. We love the pops of clashing colour – check out the lime green and fuchsia notes in the main bedroom, it's a stroke of genius. The living room is the heart of the home here, with its butter-soft tan leather sofas, stone floors (made cosy thanks to underfloor heating) and bi-fold doors leading out to a pretty paved courtyard. The bathrooms are sensational, and we particularly love the huge marble bath with waterfall tap. All that's missing is you, a towering heap of bubble bath suds – oh, and a glass of bubbles, too. You're perfectly located for lazy days filled with walks, a leisurely cycle into town, but if you want to explore further this home is close to Bath, Stonehenge, Castle Coombe and more.
Home truths: *You won't be able to use the bath as it is no longer operational
*It's worth noting that while this home is spread across a single floor, there are a few steps throughout
*The en-suite shower room does not have a door so it's not the most private arrangement
*This home is in a remote location, so you'll need a car to get around
*Access to the farm is via a single track country road, so take extra care when arriving after dark
*There's a pond in the garden, so keep an eye on children and pets while they're outside
*Free on-site parking is available at this home
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