Just the house for an emergency! Fun family home that comes with its own fireman’s pole and slide goes on the market for £3.3m
- The new owners of Hapsford Stables near Frome, Somerset, will never have to walk down the stairs again
- The fireman’s pole and slide provides two unique ways of getting down the ground floor in the £3.3 mansion
- The house, which has 7,325sq ft of accommodation ,also comes with a swimming pool and 28 acres of land
- The current owner bought the property as a stable yard and groom’s cottage and transformed it into a quirky and stylish contemporary house
A fun family home that comes with a slide and a fireman’s pole has gone on the market for £3.295million.
The new owners of Hapsford Stables near Frome, Somerset, will never have to walk down the stairs again thanks to the two unique ways of getting to the ground floor.
The slide provides an amusing alternative to the stairs leading from the library to the kitchen and family room.
The fireman’s pole is positioned under a hatch in the guest bedroom suite and leads directly into the stables below.
This fun family home, which has a slide (far right) and fireman’s pole is on the market for £3.295million currently
The slide (left) provides a unique alternative to the stairs leading from the library to the kitchen and family room
The Hapsford Stables near Frome, Somerset, also has a fireman’s pole (pictured), which leads directly into the stables below
The mansion, which has 7,325sq ft of accommodation, also comes with a swimming pool (pictured) and 28 acres of land
There is an unconventional stables (right) attached to the house for those equestrian-minded people interested
The house also comes with a swimming pool and 28 acres of land.
The current owner bought the property as a stable yard and groom’s cottage and transformed it into a quirky and stylish contemporary house.
The house has reclaimed 19th century pitch pine walls and ceilings and uses other traditional materials including corrugated tin, exposed brick, leaded windows, polished concrete floors and steel stairs.
The property has 7,325sq ft of accommodation with a large open plan, double height kitchen/breakfast room and family room with a library on the mezzanine level, drawing room and study, a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, another three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There is also a guest bedroom suite with a roof terrace above the attached stables and an en suite, which has been used by the current owners as a sitting room.
The attached stables includes two loose boxes, tack room, cloak room and store rooms, but there is also a detached stable block with a further seven loose boxes and hay store.
The master bedroom in the newly-refurbished property comes with a dressing room and en suite bathroom
The property, near Frome, also comes with a detached cottage with a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom
The new owner got planning consent to convert the £3.295m mansion into a very contemporary and stylish living space
A picture of the library and seating area in the fun family home in Somerset that has just gone onto the market
The property also comes with a detached cottage with a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
In the gardens and grounds there are several terraces, a sunken garden with a fire pit, the swimming pool, a walled kitchen garden and a vegetable patch.
There is pasture land and some wildflower meadows are being established.
Hapsford Stables is on the edge of the village of Great Elm, which is close to the private members club Babington House, owned by Soho House and a favourite wedding venue of celebrities including actors James Corden, Eddie Redmayne and presenter Amanda Holden.
Andrew Cronan, from estate agents Strutt & Parker, said: ‘The owner bought it as a stable yard and groom’s cottage. What is now the house was a haybarn and storage and he got planning consent to convert it into a very contemporary and stylish living space.
‘He had moved from a traditional, classic English country house and decided to make this very open for a completely different style of living.
‘There is an unconventional stables attached to the house so you can go from the kitchen through glass doors into a lobby and you’re basically in the stables.
‘Above that is what he uses as a sitting room but it could be the master bedroom, it’s a large room with an en suite and sliding glass doors to a roof terrace.
The stylish new bathroom at Haspford Stabes, which is on the edge of the village of Great Elm – close to the private members club Babington House
One of the bathrooms pictured in the quirky property, which is surrounded by open countryside
‘That’s where the fireman’s pole is so the idea being if you want to be frightfully keen you could get up early, slide down the pole, tack up your horse and go off hacking. It’s a lovely idea.
‘Similarly with the slide, he’s got two young children and they thought the slide was great. So do all his mates and everyone I have showed the house to slides down, they can’t resist it.
‘Having owned a lot of period and older listed properties, he found he had bought a lot of reclaimed materials from old mills and factories and thing and he’s incorporated them into this property.
‘The floor in the stables came from a school and has all the bits of tape from where they marked out the various game courts.
‘He rehung the original stable doors as bedroom doors.
‘It’s five minutes from Babington House, which he is a member of, and it’s got that similar feel for mixing very old with very contemporary.
‘It’s just great fun and would appeal to anyone equestrian-minded.’
The mansion, currently on the market, has got that similar feel for mixing very old with very contemporary
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