This superb modern detached house situated in an elevated, rural position close to the Orchardleigh Estate outside Frome. Constructed of part mellow stone and part rendered elevations under a clay tiled roof, the property has been finished to an excellent standard. There are double glazed hardwood windows and doors and high quality fixtures and fittings within. Upon entering there is a reception hall with a limestone floor which leads to each of the main ground floor rooms. The sitting room has windows on three sides, an open fireplace with a wood burner and oak flooring. Of particular note is the stunning kitchen/dining/family room which enjoys exceptional proportions. There are french doors to the front which lead onto the garden whilst to the eastern elevation the doors concertina to provide a wide opening onto the outside terrace. The room affords considerable light and also has limestone floors. The kitchen is fitted with a range of contemporary matching base and wall units with walnut work surfaces which incorporate modern appliances. There is a double oven, induction hob with hood over, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Limestone floors continue into the utility room and cloakroom. The utility room has a door to the rear and is also fitted with contemporary base and walls units with walnut work surfaces incorporating a further stainless steel sink unit. Comprising the ground floor is a study which could also be used as a fourth bedroom.
On the first floor is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a shower room. there are fitted cupboards in all the bedrooms as well as ample storage throughout the house. The property has oil fired under floor heating on the ground floor with conventional radiators on the first floor.
Appley Cottage enjoys pleasing views from the majority of its rooms over neighbouring countryside. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a many seating areas where you can seat and enjoy the garden. So much care has been taken with the garden to ensure you can enjoy colour all year round. There is a well productive kitchen garden and greenhouse and many flower beds. The property benefits from ample parking and a large detached garage.
Oldford itself is an historic area approximately 1 ½ miles to the north of Frome and 12 miles south east of Bath.
There are ample opportunities for walking and cycling along converted railway lines and alongside the Mells and Frome rivers. Local amenities include Babington House, (Soho House group), the Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar in Bruton, the upmarket pub, the Talbot Inn, and a village shop and post office both 10 minutes away in Mells. Nearby, Frome is one of the South West’s leading market towns and was recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a “foodie hipster haven” due to the influx of young families, with St Catherine’s hill at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year.
Local primary schools include Mells C of E first school, Independent schools include All Hallows, Downside and the Bath schools: Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards.
Transport links are good with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West.
Head north out of Frome on the B3090 and take a left on to lron Mill Lane and the property can be found just before Cuckoo Lane. There will be a Killens sign outside the property
Mains water, private drainage. Oil central heating.
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures and fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.