Terry Pratchett's four-bed Somerset cottage on sale for £800,000

Terry Pratchett’s four-bedroom cottage where the fantasy author wrote his first big hit The Colour of Magic goes up for sale for £800,000

  • Gaze Cottage in the small village of Rowberrow, Somerset, has been given a guide price of £800,000
  • Terry Pratchett lived there between 1970 and 1994 when he began writing popular book series Discworld
  • The current residents say they still receive letters addressed to ‘The Hogfather’, one of Pratchett’s characters

The countryside home where Discworld author Terry Pratchett lived for more than 20 years and wrote some of his most famous fantasy novels has gone on the market.

Four-bedroom Gaze Cottage, situated in the small village of Rowberrow, Somerset, has been given a guide price of £800,000.

The fantasy writer lived in the four bed cottage between 1970 and 1994 during which time The Colour of Magic, the first in the popular Discworld series, was published in 1983.

He sold the property to the current owners who said they still often receive letters addressed to ‘The Hogfather’, a well-known character from another of his most famous novels that was later made into a film. 

The detached 18th century cottage is part of the historic Rowberrow Estate and sits within generously-sized and well-tended gardens. 

A countryside home where Discworld author Terry Pratchett lived for more than 20 years and wrote some of his most famous fantasy novels has gone on the market

Four-bedroom Gaze Cottage, situated in the small village of Rowberrow, Somerset, was owned by Sir Terry from 1970 to 1994 and has been given a guide price of £800,000

The detached 18th century cottage is part of the historic Rowberrow Estate and sits within generously-sized and well-tended gardens, a conservatory (pictured) and summer house

The two sitting rooms (pictured) date back to the 18th century. Other parts of the house came as additions to the property before Sir Terry moved in

The home gives plenty of space for inspiration with a conservatory looking out into the back garden where there is also a summer house and greenhouse surrounded by a pond, decked area and vegetable patches

Off a central hallway are two sitting rooms featuring gas and ‘woodburner style’ fires as well as a spacious dining room and kitchen/breakfast room.

Sir Terry, one of the nation;s best-loved authors, battled dementia in the final years of his life before dying in 2015

The home gives plenty of space for inspiration with a conservatory looking out into the back garden where there is also a summer house and greenhouse surrounded by a pond, decked area and vegetable patches.

There are four bedrooms on the first floor, with a dressing room that could be transformed into a fifth if needed.

Estate agent Ruth Treasure-Smith said: ‘The current owner purchased the property from Terry Pratchett and has lived at the house since.

‘He said over the years he has had letters to the house addressed to the Hogfather.

‘The idyllic location down a country lane with the forest and Mendips on the doorstep and inviting country pub at the end of the lane must have been inspiring.’

Sir Terry died in 2015 after an eight-year-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He published more than 70 books during his lifetime and his work was translated into 37 languages. At the turn of the century, Sir Terry was Britain’s second most-read author, beaten only by JK Rowling. 

In August 2007, it was reported he had suffered a stroke but the following December he announced that he had been diagnosed with a very rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

He completed his final book in 2014 and died the following year after an eight-year-long battle with the disease. 

Off a central hallway are two sitting rooms (pictured) featuring gas and ‘woodburner style’ fires as well as a spacious dining room and kitchen/breakfast room

Estate agent Ruth Treasure-Smith said: ‘The current owner purchased the property from Terry Pratchett and has lived at the house since. ‘He said over the years he has had letters to the house addressed to the Hogfather’. Pictured: The kitchen/breakfast room

There are four bedrooms (pictured) on the first floor, with a dressing room that could be transformed into a fifth if needed

The online brochure describes the home as a ‘beautiful, detached country cottage, originating in parts back to the 18th century with later additions and formerly owned by renowned author Terry Pratchett’

The online brochure describes the home as a ‘beautiful, detached country cottage, originating in parts back to the 18th century with later additions and formerly owned by renowned author Terry Pratchett.’

It added: ‘The cottage sits in a generous plot of almost one third of an acre with glorious well-tended gardens and offers the chance to live the rural lifestyle in a beautiful character property.’

The sale is being managed by Robin King Estate Agents, and you can find more information on the property by clicking here. 

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