Postcode: BA11 1DS
Sale Type: Sold
“Kelseys” comprises of three exciting and innovatively designed apartments situated in the heart of Frome, one of Somerset’s most fashionable and popular market towns. Kelseys dates from 1905 and was originally a famous furniture store. The apartments are incorporated into a 1958 extension which has been imaginatively and impressively redeveloped into a 1/ 2 bed penthouse on the third floor and two further 2 bed apartments on the first and second floor, accessed via an impressive contemporary hallway and stairwell. For cyclists, there is a very useful storage area for your bicycle. There are plenty of un restricted parking spaces nearby and annual parking permits are also available for a nearby car park. The apartments are conveniently situated close to Sam’s kitchen, Frome’s trendiest eatery and perfect for an espresso in the morning.
The penthouse apartment 6 (87 sq mtrs)
Situated on the top floor of the building, this stunning apartment comprises of a state-of-the-art fitted kitchen with separate laundry area, a generous open plan living/dining area, a luxurious bathroom, a master bedroom and an additional room that could be used as an office or a further bedroom. The kitchen features recessed lighting, a Belfast sink, and a five-burner gas range cooker and extractor fan, as well as polished concrete work tops. A wooden parquet floor, painted galvanized steel girders on the ceilings and exposed red brick work combine to give the apartment an atmosphere of “loft conversion” living at its best. Steps from the hallway lead to a roof terrace with beautiful views of the town below and ideal for a sundowner at the end of a long day! This is a rare opportunity to invest in what is probably Frome’s most innovative and contemporary residential development.
Apartment 4 & 5 (93 sq mtrs)
Situated on the first and second floors of the building, these 2 bedroom apartments have been designed in a similar style to the penthouse, featuring the same kitchen design and laundry area, luxurious bathrooms, entry phones and parquet floors throughout. Apartment 5 features the same exposed red brickwork as the penthouse. Both apartments have stylish balconies, accessed from the smaller of the two bedrooms, with lovely views over the street below. Slightly bigger than the penthouse, these apartments offer spacious and open plan living in a modern and contemporary environment in the heart of this thriving market town.
The freehold will be retained by WhiteSand Partnership who will grant a 999 yr head lease to Kelseys Management Company (KMC). KMC will pay a ground rent of £300 pa (£100 per flat) with fixed increases of £150 pa (£50 per Flat) after each 50 year period. The 3 lessees of the flats (4,5 &6) will be equal shareholders of KMC.
Frome is one of the South West’s leading market towns and was recently 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, and St Catherine’s hill (where Kelseys is located) is at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities - for even more choice, Bath is only 15 miles away. Frome offers several good state schools and a variety of local independent schools, including All Hallows, all a short drive away. It is also home to the first publicly funded Steiner Academy in the UK. 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. More recently and 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. Transport links are good with a railway station that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West.
- Exciting contemporary living
- Superb central location
- Spacious open plan kitchen/diner
- Modern, high end fixtures and fittings
- Upscale urban design
- Striking views of Frome
- Roof terraces and balconies