A house formerly occupied by fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett is up for sale in the village of Rowberrow, Somerset, near Bristol.
Sir Terry had strong ties to Bristol. He worked as journalist on the Western Daily Press in the 1970s, and was awarded an Honorary degree by the University of Bristol in 2004.
The four-bedroom cottage for sale is located in the Mendip hills, in the small village of Rowberrow. It has two sitting rooms and a generous garden, and dates back to the 18th century. The author owned the home between 1970 and 1994 and it was the site at which he wrote some of his most famous novels.
The Colour of Magic, the first in the popular Discworld series, was published while Pratchett lived in the house, in 1983.
The 18th century cottage has been listed with a guide price of £800,000.
In the month following his death, graffiti of the author was painted in Stokes Croft. The street art, by the artist Fiver, featured the Discworld characters Rincewind, Death and the Luggage.
Sir Terry once compared the city’s newest colourful buildings on Harbourside to a toy town, saying: “Some bloke has dropped some Lego down near the harbour.
Sir Terry died aged 66 in 2015, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He wrote more than 70 books during his career and completed his final book in 2014 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. Ruth Treasure-Smith, from Robin King Estate Agent, said: “He wrote most of his most famous novels in that house in the 80s.
She said he had received letters to the house addressed to the “Hogfather”, a quirky and satirical character from the Death collection in the Discworld series. Ruth Treasure-Smith, from Robin King Estate Agent, said: “He wrote most of his most famous novels in that house in the 80s.
“The house must have been inspiring. The current owner purchased the property from Terry Pratchett and has lived at the house since.”
She said he had received letters to the house addressed to the “Hogfather”, a quirky and satirical character from the Death collection in the Discworld series.