DESCRIPTION A substantial detached property, situated on the edge of the market town of Frome, with a garden and approximately five acres of land with commanding views over the town. The property was fully renovated around fifteen years ago by the current owners to create a spacious and well-appointed home. Old Vallis House is situated just a mile from the town centre and is a beautiful family home, with space to work from home, if required. Viewing of this outstanding property is highly recommended.
THE ACCOMMODATION The accommodation provides a spacious entrance hall with original glazed patterned tiles, with access to a large dry cellar with power and light and storage shelving and to the rear a second inner hallway with WC. The galleried staircase leads to the first floor. To the left of the hallway is the large drawing room, with bay window to the front and a Minster stone fireplace. The dining room lies to the other side of the hallway and also has a Minster fireplace with gas powered coal fire and a large bay window flooding the room with light. To the rear is the large kitchen/breakfast room with a slate floor and extensive range of units finished in oak and colour washed cupboards. There is an Aga finished in green, an integral fridge and freezer and a separate dresser finished to complement the kitchen. There is also a walk-in larder cupboard. To the rear of the kitchen are the utility and workshop. Adjacent to the kitchen is a second sitting room as well as a large study with log burner.
The first floor provides five bedrooms, with bedrooms one to three being exceptionally large. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling featuring the original beams, an en-suite and there is a family bathroom and an en-suite shower in bedroom four. There is also access to a substantial loft space suitable for extension subject to planning consent. The first floor has views over the land, the town and the surrounding countryside
EXTERNALLY The property is approached via a private driveway, used only by the four properties on the Estate. There is a tarmac turning/parking area to the front, and an open fronted double garage.
The land extends to 4.6 acres and the total plot size to be conveyed is approximately 5 acres and lies to one side and would suit a pony, or as an amenity area. There will be an 'uplift' clause on the undeveloped field.
There is a further garden to the side and rear, with a large timber summer house, an extensive lawn and a well with stone wall surround. To the rear there is also a further single garage.
AGENT'S NOTE The Vendors' own two profitable holiday cottages to the rear. These are available for sale, subject to separate negotiation.
LOCATION Situated on the outskirts of Frome, but within walking distance of the centre. The town features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers an excellent range of shopping facilities, including Marks & Spencer, a sports centre, two theatres, cinema, several cafés, a choice of pubs, and local junior, middle and senior schools. Communication links are excellent with Bath & Bristol within commuting distance with the A303, A36 & M4 & M5 all within easy reach. Access by rail is found locally with stations at Frome, Bath, Westbury, Warminster and Castle Cary.