Frome has been named by The Times as one of the best places to live in the UK on several occasions, with its extensive range of vintage shops, independent retailers, theatres, cafes, cobbled streets and summer festival.
The Frome Independent Market, held on the first Sunday of the month, is a celebration of all things artisan and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The much acclaimed Babington House, with its bars, restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts and gym is located approx. 6.2 miles to the north west and is an idyllic hub for relaxing and socialising.
Frome train station provides direct rail services to London Paddington (journey time from 98mins).
The A303 (M3) provides links to London and the A36, M4 and M5 are all accessible.
The Old Vicarage is a historically important house, and one of the most significant properties in Frome. Dating back to 1744 with later alterations, and built for Rev. Lionel Seaman, the house is constructed of ashlar stone with hipped stone roof and is strikingly beautiful with wonderful symmetry.
The accommodation is expansive, arranged laterally of four floors. Originally built as a two storey house with basement and attic, the house now utilises all four floors and offers approximately 6.905 sqft (641 sqm). Internally, the ground and first floor rooms are arranged beautifully around the entrance hall and landing, with splendid period decorative features, including original fireplaces, panelled doors, sash windows and ornate ceiling mouldings. The proportions of the principle rooms are highly impressive, and of particular note are the drawing room and dining room, with the latter flowing in to the now converted chapel, with original stained glass windows. The kitchen is a wonderful room with a large central island and breakfast area set in the bay window. Both the drawing room and kitchen overlook the beautifully landscaped garden and the kitchen provides stepped access in to the formal garden.
The first floor provides a large and impressive landing open to the staircase and comprises four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including the principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. A further three bedrooms, games room and bathroom are located on the second floor along with attic storage.
The lower ground floor is level with the garden at the rear and provides excellent flexible accommodation with beautiful stone floors throughout. It is currently arranged as a guest bedroom with shower room, art studio, study, utility room and stores.
The Old Vicarage is approached by a carriage driveway via two gated entrances. The house sits prominently within Frome, but is discreetly tucked away from the road, with a mature wisteria trained along the front façade.
The rear walled garden is largely laid to lawn with beautifully planted flower beds along with various areas of interest including a formal garden with pond and stone pergola.
From Bath travel south on the A36 (Warminster Road), past Beckington and take A361 turning towards Frome. At the roundabout take second turning on to B3090. Continue through the town centre and take the first turning on to A362 and the first turning on to Christchurch Street East. At the next roundabout take the first turning on to Vicarage Street. The Old Vicarage is located after several hundred yards on the right hand side.