ADAM BEDE HOUSE : Inspiration for author George Eliot's first novel

Wed 14 Sep 2016

It is very rare a property with such rich history is offered to the open market, which makes Adam Bede House that extra bit special.

This enchanting four bedroom detached Grade II Listed country home, located in Ellastone, is of great architectural and historical interest with the original part of the house believed to date back to 1619. The north east wing was added in early Victorian times and was used at the time and up to the 1960's for a doctor's surgery. 

Adam bede house Ellastone

INSPIRATION FOR GEORGE ELIOT’S FIRST NOVEL

The main historical interest centres around the acclaimed 19th Century author George Eliott and her first novel Adam Bede.

The Evans' lived at the house for many years (George Eliott was Mary Evans' pseudo name); firstly, her father Robert, later her uncle but it is her father Robert who it is believed George based her character Adam Bede on and his life in Hayslope (which is Ellastone). 

The Evans' were builders, carpenters and wood carvers responsible for some of the carvings in Lichfield Cathedral and other local churches. Fine examples of their work is also seen both internally and externally at the house making this a very interesting and quite unique property, rarely seen on the market.

The Evan's Carpentry

UNIQUE GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOME FOR SALE

KEY FEATURES:

Special architectural & historic interest 

Farmhouse kitchen

Drawing room & second sitting room/study 

Library

Loggia opening onto rear patio 

Detached double garage with games room over

0.57 Acres with Additional 1 Acre Paddock 

Brimming with charm & character throughout

On entering this beautiful country home, you will find a welcoming reception hallway with a feature exposed stone wall, leaded windows and stone archway to a second hallway where a solid wooden door flanked by stained glass windows leads into a wonderful garden room.

Adam bede house Ellastone hallway

Stunning Garden Room

This stunning room again has exposed stone walls with French doors opening onto the beautifully maintained garden. 

Adam bede house Ellastone garden room

Drawing Room with an original solid marble fireplace

This elegant room is an ideal place to relax and unwind. On cold winter days, the fireplace with its wood burning stove makes the room warm and cosy. It is packed with original features including shutters to the windows and cornicing to the ceiling.

Adam bede house Ellastone drawing room

Bespoke Farmhouse Style Kitchen 

Having been handmade and designed just for this property, the kitchen is fitted with painted solid wooden units and polished granite worktops. It has an oil-fired Aga and an additional electric hob and fan assisted oven. The room is finished with original quarry tiled flooring and a lovely beamed ceiling. 

Adam bede house Ellastone Bespoke Farmhouse Kitchen

More than your average Dining Room

This room really does need to be viewed to be fully appreciated. It exudes elegance, charm and character with exposed beams, a feature bay window and stunning original fireplace.

Adam bede house Ellastone dining room

Adam bede house Ellastone dining room

Perfect setting to write a novel

The house is set within the most stunning and beautifully maintained gardens, a wonderful setting to inspire creativity.

Wandering through the garden, you will find a wonderful array of planting, mature yew trees and paved patio areas ideal for afternoon tea.

For those whom are green fingered, there is a potager/vegetable garden and greenhouse.

The plot really does have something for everyone, including a 1 acre paddock.

Adam bede house Ellastone garden

Adam bede house Ellastone garden

Adam bede house Ellastone garden

Adam bede house Ellastone garden

Adam bede house Ellastone garden

Adam bede house Ellastone paddock

To see all the accommodation, including the bedrooms click here:

Adam bede house Ellastone

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