Postcode: BA11 1QU
Sale Type: Sold
Property Summary35 Portway is a handsome Victorian red brick townhouse, one of a terrace along the original Victorian promenade. This is a stunning renovated property in the centre of town within a stones throw of the station. Very important in central Frome, this property has a garage and parking.
It has been completely renovated by the current owner, including a new roof, new kitchen and bathrooms, and a clever addition, taking in a rear courtyard, to make a new dining room. High ceilings and tall bay windows let the sunlight flood in and original period features are everywhere - encaustic floor tiles, turned bannisters, double doors and stripped floorboards. A striking original stained glass front door creates a rainbow of colours in the hallway. A stylish modern kitchen, with painted units in Farrow and Ball ‘Railings’ and quartz worktops, opens through to a glass roofed space with bi-fold doors to the garden - perfect for a large dining table. Original, glazed, double doors open into a snug, and then through an imposing double doorway to a sitting room with a wood burning stove and tall south facing bay windows. All three rooms open up together to provide a fabulous entertaining space, spilling out to the garden. The original galley kitchen is now a fitted utility/laundry room with a second butler sink and plenty of storage space, leading to a downstairs loo.
On the first floor, a light and airy landing takes you to a huge master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and tall bay windows to the front, a second generous double bedroom, and a modern family bathroom and shower room. On the top floor is a further exceptional size bedroom and another double bedroom, both enjoying rooftop views.
From the promenade, steps rise up to the front garden, where a path edged with lavender leads to the front door.
At the rear, a lawn enclosed by old stone walls has a brick pathway down the middle and a lovely weeping willow. Apple, plum and fig trees provide a bounty of fruit and a sheltered terrace outside the dining room is a perfect spot for seating. A gate at the end of the garden goes through to a car port and single garage.
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, Sexeys, Sunnyhill and Kings School, Bruton, plus the Bath schools.
From the A361 take the B3090 into Frome. Turn left onto the A362 (Portway) towards the train station. No 35 is in a terrace along a promenade high up on the left hand side. Take a left turn into Wallbridge Avenue and then first left into an access road which runs along behind the terrace. You will come to the car port and garage for no 35 along on the left.
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- Victorian Townhouse with original period features
- Spacious accommodation over three floors
- Completely renovated including a new roof
- Central Frome, a stone's throw from the train station
- Garage and parking
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