HOW do you fancy owning a home which has previously welcomed guests including a Saint?

Well, now you can.

The impressive St Gilda's House, in Langport, is on the market for an eyebrow-raising £1,695,000.

The Georgian house, set in an elevated position with views over the neighbouring hills, boasts grounds of circa 3.6 acres.

St Gilda's House, which is thought to date from the late 1700s and has later additions, is a charming and extremely spacious Georgian property, according to estate agents Jackson Stops.

It was built by prominent Somerset family the Stuckeys, who were wealthy merchants and bankers who had close connections with both Prime Minister William Pitt and Walter Bagehot, a renowned journalist and economist, also from Langport.

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From 1903 until the early 1990s the house was run as a Convent, having been sold to French nuns and was known as St Gilda's Convent.


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In 1970, the sisters were lucky enough to have had a visit from Mother Theresa, who stayed for a few days.

Latterly it became the St Gilda's Christian Centre.

The property is not listed and offers versatile accommodation with a three-bed annex and heated outdoor swimming pool.

The main house accommodation comprises, very briefly, hallway, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, boot room, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, walk-in pantry and laundry room.

A back staircase leads to three bedrooms and a shower room.

On the first floor, there are four further bedrooms, one with en-suite, library and main bathroom.

For full details on the property, visit Jackson Stops online.

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ

Yeovil Express: The Hill, Langport, Jackson Stops JJ