Rashwood Lane, Mells, Somerset, BA11

££1,000,000 Offers in excess

4 Bedroom Country House For Sale

Drum’s Hill Cottage is an exceptionally attractive Grade II listed 18th Century Thatched Cottage which sits in an elevated position at the end of a 'no through' lane in the centre of Mells. Since our vendors purchased the home almost 30 years ago it has been improved considerably and represents a rare and exciting opportunity.

The accommodation throughout is well-proportioned and incudes many period features. The kitchen/dining/family room is a wonderful space which is open plan and perfect for family life and anybody who enjoys entertaining. There are a range of high-quality wall and base units, attractive granite worktops and integrated Bosch appliances including an attractive claret coloured oil-fired Aga. There is plenty of room for a large table and chairs. Three windows, one with a built-in seat provides views out to the front of the house as well as a further aspect to the rear garden.

You have a choice of living room with two separate areas that feature wood burning stoves, ideal for the winter months. Features include terracotta quarry tiles, exposed beams and stonework, plenty of built-in cupboards and a bread oven.

There is also a large south-west facing orangery, set on two levels with flagstone flooring, providing naturally light seating with an outlook across the gardens and over to the countryside surrounding. It houses a mature jasmine, wisteria and grape vine and also access to a small utility room with WC.

Two staircases lead to the first floor. There are four bedrooms, two with vaulted ceilings, and a well-appointed bathroom with a bath and separate shower, with marble countertops and detailing.


Externally, the house is approached via a quiet country lane that becomes pedestrianised. An area of ground adjacent to the cottage provides comfortable parking for multiple vehicles. The gardens are beautiful and consist of large area of lawn, a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees, an area of copse and a choice of seating areas. To the front of the house is a tiered formal garden above a gated lane, the majority of the lawns to the southwest end behind the house. There are several sheds and a stone outbuilding as well as a boiler room.


In the last 7 years the house has been fully re-thatched, there has been a new Worcester boiler fitted, a new oil tank fitted, and a new private drainage system installed.


Mells continues to be one of the most sought-after villages in the area. The village offers a junior school, a public house of excellent reputation and local Post Office/shop. The country house hotel of Babington House is just two miles, as is The Newt, and the market towns of Frome and Bruton are within a short drive. Railway connections at Frome and Westbury for London Paddington and Warminster and Gillingham for London Waterloo.

Tenure: Freehold

Rashwood Lane, Mells, Somerset, BA11
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6 The Bridge
BA11 1AR

01373 455060

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