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La Dolce Vita...
The ultimate Good Life is ready-made and up for grabs at a country farmhouse on the market for £850,000.
Tuckerton Farm near Bridgwater, Somerset, is not only self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables, but it even has its own wine supply from a hobby vineyard in the grounds.
There is also chickens, which provide a steady supply of eggs, an orchard with cider, cooking and eating apples and they offset their electricity bill by selling the electric from their solar panels back to the grid.
The rundown house was in such a bad state when Barbara Pitkin, 60, and her wife Sue Frost, 52, bought it that their surveyor told them not to buy it and did not charge them for his services.