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Further from the madding crowd

In a beautiful ‘getaway’ near Halse

This year has shown that a five-day-a-week commute isn’t as vital to our working lives as we once thought. Now, the prospect of a part-time approach to commuting is creating a chance to head further afield.

A rural idyll may not be for everyone, but many who work full time in city offices and yearn for a life in the country have discovered during lockdown that working from home offers new possibilities.

In one’s search for a rural idyll, one such new possibility presents itself  with ‘The Croft’, in West Somerset, about 8 miles from Taunton and the M5.  This is one of three beautiful stone barn conversions tucked away along a quiet lane amid picturesque rolling countryside, beyond Ash Priors Common, near the charming village of Halse - the inhabitants of which have just bought the local pub, ‘The New Inn’, to run themselves.

The accommodation is arranged on split levels, with a fabulous lounge above and stairs leading down to a stunning and incredibly spacious kitchen/living room where the owners advise me they recently hosted a party for 60 with plenty of breathing space for all!

Ok, with social distancing now the order of the day, such an event is off the agenda for the foreseeable future but for a buyer dreaming of a very spacious retreat, with a wealth of creature comforts, together with delightfully arranged landscaped gardens in a scenic and tranquil environment, this could well be their dream come true.

Looking to buy or not, take a look at this very special abode (priced £515,000) on our available list here this week and you’ll get some idea of what a marvellous property this is.

If having taken a look anyone happens to be selling their own proud pad in the near future and believes their property merits the quality of display we can provide – get in touch, we’d love to bring out the best for you too!

By Chris Willey

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