Wells: 01749 671172 | Chew Magna: 01275 333993 | Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Wells & Professional: 01749 671172
Chew Magna: 01275 333993
Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Great Elm, Frome Guide Price £395,000

Sold STC
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  • Characterful cottage in need of refurbishment and modernisation
  • Potential to develop one bedroom annexe in part of original cottage
  • Popular village 1 mile from Talbot Inn
  • Close to Mells community shop, post office and cafe and walled garden
  • Close proximity to Babington House
  • Easy access to cycle path from Great Elm
  • Close to good local school and outstanding nursery
  • Garden and Parking
  • Space to build a garage Subject to Planning

A charming three/four bedroom period cottage set in the heart of the peaceful village of Great Elm. Character features, spacious accommodation and an exciting refurbishment opportunity.


This charming period cottage which has stone elevations with a tiled roof set amongst a row of traditional cottages. Amberley House is situated in the picturesque village of Great Elm and makes the most of the numerous character features that the property possesses, whilst also working well as a family home. The property is made up of two original cottages converted into what is Amberley House as we know it. Entry to the double fronted property from Elm Lane via the front door leads into a lobby. To the right is the primary reception rooms boasting a cosy window seat and original fireplace. To the left is a good-sized reception with original fireplace. This leads through to the open plan kitchen/breakfast room. Leading off the kitchen is a cloakroom and a porch leading to the rear patio. The upstairs consists of three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The generous light landing could be used as office space if desired. Amberley House also consists of the adjoining cottage which is one open room that has previously been used as a workshop. With development this could be transformed into a one-bedroom maisonette or simply provide additional accommodation to the main house.

Grounds and Gardens

Outside to the rear of property is a patio area. Leading from this via a path is the main garden which is fully closed with mature planting. Parking can be found below the garden adjoining Elm Lane. This beautifully spacious cottage is in need of a full refurbishment and modernisation but is definitely an opportunity not to be missed. Amberley House is a charming country cottage tucked away in a peaceful location.


Amberley House is situated in the heart of the delightful village of Great Elm. Great Elm itself is an historic village 12 miles South of Bath. The Macmillan Way long-distance path passes through the village and there are ample opportunities for walking and cycling along the converted railway lines. Nearby Mells is home to a newly refurbished community village shop/post office and café. Also, in the village there is an active church, a tithe barn which is used as a village hall and hosts many events and a garage. The village is also on a local bus route which operates on a regular basis. Close by is the popular social hub of the private members club Babington House. The nearby town of Frome meets all day to day needs as well as very popular farmers markets. The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities and for walking and cycling, while sailing and fishing can be found at Chew Lake. Leisure centres can be found at Frome. Wells, Mendip, Frome and Farrington Golf courses are conveniently located close by and Horse Racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton Race Courses. The village has plenty of pleasant bridleways and footpaths and woodland walks. Bath, the Georgian masterpiece, is about 12 miles and Bristol 20 miles and Salisbury 25 miles. London a 2.5hr drive via historic Stonehenge or a direct 1.5hr train trip from Westbury to Paddington. Bristol International Airport is 30 miles. There are excellent schools in the surrounding area including highly regarded primary schools within the village of Mells. Many schools provide transport from the village.


The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession upon completion


Council Tax – Band E


Private spring, private drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating

Fixtures and Fittings

All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale, although some may be available to the purchaser if required at valuation

Publice Authorities

Mendip District Council - 0300 303 8588


BA11 3NY


Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Agent, Killens Telephone 01749 671172

Energy Performance Certificate

Rated F. View at www.killens.org.uk


From Frome, head North on the A362 for about 1.8 miles. Turn left on to Hapsford Hill and enter Great Elm. From Mells enter Great Elm and turn right by the village hall. Amberley House can be found 100 yards down this lane on your left.

Additional Information

If planning permission is granted for residential development in the garden a 25% uplift clause will apply for 25 years from the purchase date.

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Name Location Type Distance
Great Elm
Frome BA11 3NY
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: W/16770
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