DESCRIPTION Thorpe House is an Edwardian double fronted family home that is believed to date back to 1910 and enjoys flexible and well-proportioned accommodation across three floors. The house is almost untouched in the sense that it retains an abundance of wonderful features, with the large windows and high ceilings contributing to a feeling of light and space.
ACCOMMODATION The property has been in the same family ownership since 1956 and offers substantial accommodation. When walking up towards Thorpe house, you are greeted by grand stone pillars and a large entrance. A fabulous stained glass door opens into a most impressive entrance lobby, complete with an oak parquet floor, a fireplace with a wooden surround and a large under stairs cloakroom. The elegant staircase leads up to the first floor with large stained glass panels to the rear, that rises to the landing allowing light to flood throughout the property. There are two well-proportioned reception rooms at the front of the house with large bay windows, edged in Cotoneaster hedging with views across to the mature trees planted to the front of the property. The sitting room features an elegant decorative plastered ceiling, a large ornate fireplace with stained glass windows mirrored either side and also featured in the bay window . There are original wooden floorboards with the potential to be exposed and a servants bell adds a delightful charm to the room. The music room is versatile and could make a snug, playroom or second formal entertaining space.
To the rear is a naturally light dual aspect room, with plastered cornicing. A door in glazed back panels leads out onto the rear gardens with a beautiful large fireplace with carved details and recently installed gas coal effect fire. There are original Edwardian metal curtain poles hung above the side sash windows and main back panels and door. The kitchen is also at the back of the house and has recently been completely re-fitted with a range of attractive wall and base units and appliances. There is also a separate utility room coming off from a third living room.
The ground floor also benefits from a bathroom, 2 separate W.C's and hobbies room. Leading up from the backlit decorative stained glass panels, with unusual original lighting on the newel posts the second floor benefits from a large open galleried landing. This floor accommodates 4 double bedrooms, a generous sized single, 2 bathrooms and 2 separate W.C's.
Formally the servants quarters, the third floor has two further bedrooms and a dressing room.
Thorpe house has the flexibility to be split in a number of different ways to suit family needs.
OUTSIDE The property is approached via a tarmacadamed driveway flanked by stone pillars and comprising a large lawned area enclosed by mainly conifers and hedging providing a private area. Immediately to the front of the house is a tarmaced area of hardstanding suitable for a number of vehicles and providing space (subject to the usual planning consent) for a garage. The rear garden is approximately 60' (18.29m) in length by 60' (18.29m) in width and comprises an area laid to lawn with flower borders shrubs and bushes and steps leading to a further lawned area which is enclosed by established trees to the left hand side and includes a large Atlantic Cedar tree. To the side there is a wooden pergola rail. Immediately to the rear of the property and accessed from the stable kitchen door there is a concreted area and stone built outhouse with further access to the garden and to a side access door.
LOCATION Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers a range of shopping facilities, a sports centre, several caf鳬 a choice of pubs, local junior, middle and senior schools, several theatres and a cinema. Private schools are to be found in Wells, Bath, Warminster, Cranmore, Beckington, Glastonbury and Street. Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance, and the local railway station connects at Westbury for London, Paddington.
ROOM MEASUREMENTS Reception Hall - 26'6"x14' (8.08m x 4.27m)
Drawing Room - 18'5"x18'1" (5.61m x 5.51m)
Dining Room - 19'x14'5" (5.79m x 4.39m)
Kitchen - 14'6"x8'4" (4.42m x 2.54m)
Music Room - 17'1"x13'10" (5.21m x 4.22m)
Living Room - 12'2"x11'4" (3.71m x 3.45m)
Bedroom 1 - 14'x14'1" (4.27m x 4.29m)
Bedroom 2 - 13'10"x12'10" (4.22m x 3.91m)
Bedroom 3 - 10'x8'3" (3.05m x 2.51m)
Bedroom 4 - 19'x14'1" (5.79m x 4.29m)
Bedroom 5 - 12'3"x12'2" (3.73m x 3.71m)
Bedroom 6 - 11'8"x12'5" (3.56m x 3.78m) max
Bedroom 7 - 19'5"x12'3" (5.92m x 3.73m)