Gentle Street, Frome

£750,000 Offers in Excess of


  • Ref: ALF_ALF2989
  • Type: Not Specified
  • Availability: Available
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • An exceptional Grade II listed 17th century town house
  • Located at the top of one of Frome's oldest streets in a central location
  • Large garden and garage

Property Summary

* An exceptional Grade II listed 17th century town house*Located at the top of one of Frome's oldest streets within a central location*3 principal bedrooms in addition to 2 ground floor guest rooms*2 main reception rooms in addition to a large kitchen/breakfast room*Large garden*Garage.

Full Details

* An exceptional Grade II listed 17th century town house*Located at the top of one of Frome's oldest streets within a central location*3 principal bedrooms in addition to 2 ground floor guest rooms*2 main reception rooms in addition to a large kitchen/breakfast room*Large garden*Garage.


The property lies towards the top of this beautiful cobbled no through road which was once one of the principal routes into the town.  Having been used as a location for photography and filming (more recently Poldark).  Gentle Street is tucked away less than a five minutes stroll from the centre of Frome with Cheap Street, the market place and the St Catherine's area famed for its range of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants.  There is a regular train service to London and the Georgian city of Bath lies approximately 13 miles.

Dating from the 17th century this Grade II listed double fronted town house has been the subject of extensive restoration and has a wealth of period features including original ceiling beams and a beautiful elm staircase with reed panelling which is typical of the period.  The central entrance hall has reception rooms to either side and to the right hand side a kitchen/breakfast room accessed from the dining room which has bespoke kitchen units with polished granite work surfaces, a Rayburn and interesting mezzanine area.  Accessed from the sitting room there are two further rooms which would serve as guest bedrooms with a shower room but could equally be used for additional reception rooms or as a self-contained annexe for a dependent relative.  To the first floor there are three further bedrooms with scope to create an additional room from the landing area.  An exceptional feature of this property is the generous gardens which are over  140' in length and stocked with a large number of shrubs, trees and plants.  At the end of the garden there is a single garage with studio/workshop above.

All dimensions being approximate:

Entrance Hall:With flagstone floor, cloaks recess, single radiator, door to the dining room, part-glazed door to the conservatory and further door to:
Sitting Room:16'x11'5" (4.88mx3.48m) with a sash window to the front elevation, window shutters, radiator, part-wood and part-flagstone floor and fireplace with a stone surround and slate hearth.  Exposed ceiling beams, corner wood cabinet and double doors through to guest bedroom/additional room.
Dining Room:17'8"x16' (5.38m x 4.88m)with an inglenook fireplace with wooden breasumer beam and side store cupboard, shelf recess, sash window to the front elevation with shutters, double radiator, exposed ceiling beams and elegant elm staircase rising to the first floor with understairs cupboard.  Double wooden doors leading through to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room:16'x12'8" (4.88mx3.86m) with bespoke kitchen units incorporating a double, porcelain sink with two pairs of Perrin & Rowe taps with a central filtered supply, cupboards beneath and incorporating space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher,pullout corner shelf unit, recess housing a gas fired Rayburn with two ovens, space for a refrigerator, further cupboard housing a newly installed Vaillant gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and with a pullout pantry cupboard to the side.  The ceiling rises to 9'7" (2.92m) and in excess of this is a mezzanine area which is reached by a pull-down wooden ladder.  The flooring throughout the kitchen/breakfast room is tiled with an electric underfloor heating system.  There are double French doors to the rear garden, a window to the rear and further window to the side and door leading through to:
Conservatory:9'1"x6'10" (2.77mx2.08m) with a flagstone floor, double radiator, window and part-glazed French doors on to the rear garden and part-glazed door through to:
Guest Bedroom 1/Reception 2:12'6"x8'4" (3.81mx2.54m) witha double radiator, sash window to the side elevation, shelved recess, former fireplace recess and steps to:
Inner Lobby Area:With door to guest bedroom 2 and further door to:
Shower Room:With a white suite comprising a pedestal wash basin, low level WC, tiled shower enclosure with a wall mounted thermostatic shower, single radiator and ceramic wall and floor tiling.
Guest Bedroom 2:9'6"x8'1" (2.9mx2.46m) with windows to the rear and side elevations, double radiator and with a part-glazed stable door to outside.
First Floor:Elm stairs ascending from the dining room with an original window to the side over looking the conservatory.  The landing has beautiful elm boards, exposed beams, single radiator and a deep, walk-in wardrobe with separate door.  Doors to:
Master Bedroom:16'2"x14'3"  (4.93mx4.34m ) this splendid room has a maximum ceiling height of 8' (2.44m) and enjoys dual aspect with wooden multi-pane windows to the front and rear elevations. with shutters to the front, a a large double radiator, fireplace with a cast-iron grate and stone surround, wooden window seat to the rear window which has beautiful views across the garden.
Bedroom 2:16'4"x11'1" (4.98mx3.38m) with exposed wooden floor, a large stone fireplace surround, window seat and multi-pane window to the front elevation.
Inner Landing/Study AreaWith a single radiator, multi-pane window to the side, door to bedroom 3 and further door to:
Bathroom:With white suite comprising a panel bath with chrome crosshead taps and shower attachment with adjacent ceramic tiling and glazed shower screen, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, single radiator and a small conservation type roof light.
Bedroom 3:12'10"x9'7" (3.91mx2.92m) with multi-pane windows to the rear and side elevations both with deep window sills and a double radiator.
Outside:To the rear of the property is an exceptional garden which measures approximately 140' in length x 42' in width and comprises three paved terraced areas immediately to the rear of the house with old stone walling to both sides which then becomes walling and timber fencing further down the garden.  There is a circular pond cascading down to a rill and powered by an electric pump, to the left of this is a pergola with an established Wisteria and a vine.  A beautiful sycamore tree provides shade to this east facing garden beyond which there is a wooden garden shed and further extensive area of garden laid mainly to lawn with external lighting and power supplies, creating an oasis within this central town location.  To the bottom of the garden there is a single garage which is accessed via the old Wagon & Horses yard adjacent to St Johns school and measured internally 20'x9'9" with an electrically controlled metal up-and-over door and steps leading to a studio/workshop area which is approximately 16'9"x9'8" (5.11mx2.95m) (floor measurements) with a porthole window and power and light connected.
Directions:On foot from our offices in the market place walk along King Street and at the church steps which rise toward St Johns church which is at the bottom of Gentle Street, climb the cobbles of Gentle Street and the property will be found on the left hand side.

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