Postcode: BA11 5BA
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryThis grade II listed cottage originally housed workers from the Longleat Estate and has been tastefully extended in recent times to provide spacious accommodation over three floors. Lots of original character remains - beautiful sash windows, exposed beams, flagstones and nooks and crannies.
A very pretty porch shelters the front door which opens into the original part of the house. A square hall in the centre has a lovely old floor of quarry tiles in mellow reds and yellows. To the right is a cosy and welcoming sitting room with original flagstones, sash windows, exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace.
To the left of the hall is the new part of the house, an open living/dining/kitchen space with lots of room for a large dining table and sofas and chairs – the perfect space for entertaining. Bi-fold doors along the back open out to the garden and make the most of the natural light. Oak flooring flows continuously throughout this space. The spacious kitchen has cream cupboards, quartz worktops and a butler sink. A door in the corner leads out to the garden. There is also a laundry room with another sink and fitted cupboards, and a downstairs loo.
A turned staircase from the hall leads up to an airy landing, three generous bedrooms and a family bathroom. Very light, everywhere in a calm colour palette of whites and neutrals. The two bedrooms at the front have lovely original sash windows and one with a window seat. The bathroom is spacious, with white painted floorboards and a cast iron fireplace. Up again to the top floor, taking you to a beautiful master bedroom in the eaves with exposed roof timbers and stonework, skylight windows and an opening through the beams into an ensuite shower room.
The cottage sits in a large corner plot with generous lawns at the front and around the side. In addition to the rear is a west facing terrace and gravel area outside the bi-fold doors which is perfect for a glass of wine in the evening sunshine, and for dining al fresco. To the front, two pretty white iron gates open to pathways leading up to the cottage and further along is a driveway to the garage. There is planning permission to convert the garage into a single storey two bed annexe. This was part of the planning application for work done extending the house which was completed hence the planning for the garage is still in place.
Around the corner there are double five bar gates, offering potential for further parking or a driveway to the annexe if converted.
This corner plot is adjacent to Frome Business Park, a local industrial estate. It is quiet and non-disruptive and the upside is that the area does not consist of lots of squashed in houses, quite the opposite it has feeling of expansive skies.
Frome is one of the South West’s leading market towns and was featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a “foodie hipster haven” due to the influx of young families, The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities - Culturally, Frome has more than 500 listed buildings and in the 1990s the town benefited from considerable investment in the restoration of its historic buildings through the English Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme. Founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year. Frome is also known for its vibrant music and arts scene with leading musicians and comics performing at 'The Cheese and Grain'.
South Parade is right in the heart of one of the most desirable areas of Frome, situated in the area at the top of the famous Catherines Hill with all of its independent shops and is a continually developing area that contains restaurants, wine bars, artisan bakery, butcher to name a few. It is also very close to leafy Victoria Park which as well as being a lovely open pace with a playground but it also has tennis courts.
There are excellent transport links to Bath, Bristol and London. Within easy driving distance is the magnificent Georgian city of Bath and Bruton, a small town that has grown a big reputation in the international art world thanks to the recent opening of the Hauser & Wirth gallery. Babington House Hotel is just four miles away. Train links are excellent with a mainline railway station that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West. There is also a faster line at nearby Westbury.
Frome offers several good state schools and a variety of local independent schools. It is also home to the first publicly funded Steiner Academy in the UK. There are a range of good schools in the area which include Frome Media Arts College, All Hallows, Downside, Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Sexey’s, Sunnyhill and Kings School Bruton, plus the Bath schools.
From the A361 at the Blatchbridge roundabout take the B3092 for Frome. Turn left into Mount Pleasant where the cottage will be found on the right hand side.
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- C18th cottage, tastefully extended
- Easy walking distance from Frome town centre
- Original period features
- Garage with current planning permission for annexe
- Large corner plot with ample parking
- Grade II Listed
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