THE Somerset home of writer Evelyn Waugh is up for sale - which a whopping £5.5 million asking price.

Combe Florey is a delightful Grade II listed 18th century manor house with an appealing classical facade in the style of James Gibbs.

It is believed an earlier Elizabethan house was situated closer to the village church and was pulled down after the Civil War.

It is understood to have then been replaced by a new house at the present site.

The 17th Century house was extensively remodelled by William Frauncies in 1730.

The property was sold to the Perring family in 1799 and sold again in 1896 to the Batchelor family before being purchased by Evelyn Waugh in 1956 and lived in by his family until 2008 when the present owners acquired Combe Florey House.

The house comprises, in brief, reception hall, drawing room, library, orangery, dining room, sitting room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room.

Across the further two floors there are a total of seven bedrooms.

Also present is a basement, including two wine cellars and store rooms.

The property also boasts a three-bed Keepers Cottage and large summer house, as well as a swimming pool with pool room and garages and stores.

SUMMARY: Location: Combe Florey; Guide Price: £5,500,000; Agent: Strutt & Parker; Contact: 01392 229405

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