In a hole in the ground there lived a millionaire…

"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)

Tucked away in the English countryside, a charming home of literary proportions has hit the market and it’s asking for offers in the region of £700,000 ($920,000).

The 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom “earth sheltered house” is fit for a hobbit – or, we supposed – a regular sized family too.

"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)

Dubbed “Underhill”, this subterranean home sits on almost an acre of land and thankfully the interiors are a little more modern than Middle Earth.

"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)

According to the listing the home comes with a large family recreation area, which consists of a swimming pool and various lounge and seating areas, a music room, a dining area, a playroom, a master suite and a stone vaulted cave with a peat fire – the perfect place to host wizards and fellowship meetings. Plus the views are pretty fantastic.

"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)

“Underhill” was constructed by the architect Arthur Quarmby and his family has lived at the property for 41 years.

WM. Sykes & Son has the listing.

"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
"Underhill" (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)
“Underhill” (Image Credit : www.wmsykes.co.uk)