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Handsome period farmhouse with 6 acres

Guide Price £1,175,000 For Sale
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Address: Goldsborough Farm -
Town/City: Near Frome
Postcode: BA3 5LD

County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref: #7389512

Property Summary

Approached along a tree lined drive Goldsborough Farmhouse is a handsome, detached period property with high ceilings and spacious rooms. Set on the edge of the desirable village of Leigh on Mendip and within a short drive of Frome, this solid Somerset farmhouse is perfect for those wanting a rural idyll with stunning views and set within beautiful countryside without being isolated.

The front door sits beneath an oak porch and leads to an elegant hall that sets the tone of this traditional Victorian farmhouse which boasts an abundance of original features including magnificent original flagstones, wooden floorboards, stone fireplaces and high ceilings.

Two comfortable and well-proportioned reception rooms come with elegant stone fireplaces, woodburning stoves and perfectly formed arched windows that allow natural light to pour in. Original shutters and flagstone floors embellish the rooms and hint at a rich history.

A light and airy conservatory runs adjacent to the snug and allows sensational views of the gardens and access to a stone terrace that runs the length of the house.

Following from the hall is a generous farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room at the heart of the house. The kitchen is well equipped with granite worktops, integrated appliances, and a moveable island. There is ample room for a substantial kitchen table, ideal for family get togethers or informal entertaining. An exposed red brick section of the wall and terracotta tiles on the floor lend character and warmth to this delightful room. Attached to the kitchen is a study with picturesque views of the gardens. A second reception hall leads to a good-sized utility room with cloakroom and stable door to the garden. Double doors lead to the spacious drawing room with triple aspect double glass doors that lead out to the lawns.

A charming, traditional staircase climbs to a spacious landing, a primary bedroom suite, five further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two of these come with en-suite bathrooms and all offer superb views via more elegant arched windows, evident throughout the house. The primary bedroom suite is spacious with exposed wood floors, and a balcony with uninterrupted and breath-taking views of the countryside making it the perfect spot for morning coffee. One of the bedrooms reveals an original Victorian fireplace. All the bathrooms are furnished to a high standard and feature a free-standing bath, luxurious walk-in showers and high-end fixtures and fittings.

With a new roof, boiler, facia, guttering and windows Goldsborough offers a blank canvas for someone to create the perfect country home.  


The grounds, gardens and land are picturesque and reflect the rural beauty of the Mendip hills. Well-manicured lawns sweep away to the South and West of the house towards a post and rail fence that demarks five acres of agricultural land. The garden is enriched with various mature trees that include a flowering cherry, walnut and ash tree and various fruit trees. Close to the house, a layered seasoned stone terrace provides the perfect backdrop for summer entertaining.  An attractive stone outbuilding within the parking area lends itself to a variety of uses. There is ample parking for multiple cars.


Leigh on Mendip is one of a cluster of sought-after villages on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It has a very fine 13c church, an excellent village pub and a primary school voted outstanding in a recent report by Ofsted. Close by is the up-market Talbot pub and Babington House, Soho Houses country mansion. Seven miles to the east is Frome, one of the most fashionable market towns and featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. The town has a comprehensive choice of independent boutiques and a vibrant art scene with The Cheese and Grain music venue which regularly hosts international artists such as The Foo Fighters!

Founded in 2013, the Frome Artisan Market is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year. Equally fashionable Bruton lies approximately 12 miles to the South with its famous Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar.

Close by are various footpaths, Asham Woods and a bridleway to the nearby village of Mells. The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path passes through the village and there are ample opportunities for walking and cycling along converted railway lines and alongside the Mells river.

Local schools include All Hallows and Downside, and Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards in Bath as well as excellent state schools including Writhlington School which offers a dedicated school bus service from Leigh on Mendip.

Transport links are good with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West.


From the centre of Frome, head West on Broadway and continue onto Egford hill. Continue on this road until you reach the little village of Mells - turn left onto Limekiln lane. Continue for ½ mile and turn right onto Knapp Hill. Continue onto Leigh Street and through the village for approximately 1.3 miles. The driveway to Goldsborough farm is on the left hand side.



Mains water, Electricity, Private drainage

Oil fired Central Heating.

Tenure Freehold

Council TaxBand E

Local Authority

Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road 

Shepton Mallet. Somerset BA4 5B

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Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings

Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
  • Ref: 7389512
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Substantial Victorian farmhouse
  • 6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms
  • Set in approx 6 acres of land
  • Beautiful rural location and landscape
  • Approx. 3000 sq. ft. of accommodation
  • Blank canvas to put ones own stamp on
  • Not listed
  • New roof, windows, boiler, facias & guttering
  • Glorious views of Somerset countryside
Guide Price £1,175,000
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