2 Bedrooms House - Under Offer
Great Elm, Frome, Somerset Guide Price £895,000
2 2 3
A handsome Grade II Listed Georgian house in a great location with mature gardens of around 1.25 acres and wonderful views. Versatile accommodation, indoor swimming pool, triple garage and electric gated driveway.
Rivendell is a handsome Georgian property dating from 1780 with later additions in the 1980's and 2000's that blend tastefully with the original building resulting in a characterful and vibrant home. This lovely property offers practicality with versatile accommodation, a pool complex with an indoor heated swimming pool, triple garage and electric gated driveway.
The property is set in a wonderful position with fabulous views across the mature garden and to the countryside beyond.
About the inside.
Approached over the York stone terrace, the front door opens into a spacious atrium/reception hall with an attractive terracotta tiled floor and cloaks cupboards. To the right is a generous drawing room with painted 'A-frame' roof timbers, a 'Jetmaster' fire and two sets of large glass sliding doors that open out onto the terrace. To the left of the atrium is the comfortable sitting room with an Inglenook fireplace and open fire. The dining room has attractive 'Amtico' flooring and built-in bookcases. The kitchen and breakfast room is beautifully fitted with Wych Elm wall and floor cupboards complimented by granite work surfacing and Chinese slate flooring. Off the kitchen is a walk-through larder that opens to a utility room. Also on the ground floor is a large bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi bath. This bathroom, along with the three reception rooms, offers potential for a ground floor bedroom.
An interesting curved hall with built-in bookcases leads to the superb pool complex where there is a heated swimming pool that has a counter current, a kitchenette with sink and fridge, plant room, store room and a wine cellar. Full height windows with condensation preventing louvres, along with sliding doors link the pool room to the garden and open directly onto the stone paved terrace.
On the first floor are two double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom.
About the outside.
Rivendell is approached through electric gates onto the driveway where there is a generous amount of parking and turning space. The triple garage has three separate doors, two of them with remote opening. This useful building has electricity and a built-in generator for emergency power.
The mature gardens are an absolute delight, with a beautifully landscaped front garden and rear terraced area with planting to give colour and texture throughout the seasons along with a pretty pond. The garden gently slopes away from the terrace with an extensive lawned area that is planted with a wonderful variety of mature trees and shrubs, levelling out towards the end to a beautiful tucked away clearing surrounded by trees.
About the area.
Great Elm itself is an historic village approximately 2 miles to the North East of Frome and 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 converted railway lines and alongside the Mells river. Local amenities include Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion), Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery and The Roth Bar in Bruton. The Talbot Inn, village shop, post office and award-winning cafe along with an excellent primary and nursery is just 5 minutes away in Mells. Nearby, Frome is one of the South West’s leading market towns 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 70,000 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. Frome. Westbury, Warminster and Castle Cary stations provide rail services to London Waterloo and London Paddington, whilst the A303 (M3) provides good road access to London and the wider motorway network. In addition, Bristol Airport provides a wide range of national and international flights.