Nestled in woodlands in one of the most famous estates in the country, an enchanting folly has gone on the market for £850,000.
With a deep thatched roof, turreted chimney stacks, Gothic arched windows and its own natural spring, the Grade I listed building is the epitome of a fairytale cottage.
The 18th century home, called The Convent, sits on the top of a hill overlooking the Wiltshire estate of Stourhead with the nearest neighbour more than two miles away.
Set within an acre of land, the two-bedroom home is entirely off-grid so owner Mike Gibson installed a system of solar panels and a generator to power it as well as a satellite for internet and television.
The outside of the home is much more Gothic than inside. But take a peak. You just might have found your new home.
Gothic architecture: Boasting Gothic arched windows and domed ceilings, the 18th century building is the epitome of a fairytale cottage
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Renovation: By the mid 20th century the cottage had fallen into disrepair but celebrated architect Christopher Bowerbank restored it in the 1980s (left, pictured in the early Eighties). Current owner Mike Gibson repaired the thatched roof in 2006 (right)
The Convent was built in 1760 by Henry ‘The Magnificent’ Hoare, an English banker who inherited Stourhead from his father and turned it into a ‘masterpiece’ of garden design.