Tucked away down a quiet lane on the outskirts of Frome is Packsaddle House, a 1960 built and extended modern home sitting within its own grounds. Occupying an elevated position surrounded by fields and enjoying far-reaching views towards Bath, the Bristol Channel and Wells, this highly desirable detached property offers comfortable living and excellent entertaining space.
‘The house has a wonderfully welcoming feel, testament to which are a constant stream of visitors who come to enjoy the garden, pool, and peaceful surroundings – the place really comes alive during the summer months,’ say David and Mary, who have lived here for 38 years. ‘Both inside and out feel spacious and are perfect for entertaining while the large car parking area at the front fits a good number of cars. Due to several French doors, the flow between the house and garden is excellent. The way the lounge and dining room open up via fold back doors make it ideal for hosting,’ To one side of the property is glorious open countryside whilst to the other is Frome; a traditional market town steeped in industrial history it is now known for its artistic and artisanal character, markets, theatres, independent shops, bars and eateries and has featured in both The Times and The Telegraph as one of the UK’s top ten towns.
‘The town centre is walking distance however a bus service runs from the end of the lane. There is also a bus service to Bath. Trains and coaches connect the town to London.’
‘Frome boasts a good variety of first and middle schools and Frome College (age 13+), many are just a short walk from the house. Somerset and nearby Wiltshire offer a wide range of independent schools – Bath has a huge choice and is only 20-30 minutes by car.’
‘Improvements to the house include a substantial new bedroom and ensuite extension on the first floor. The pool has been brought up-to-date and features an electric cover. A large, covered gazebo large enough to seat eight has been built close to the house and a patio offers plenty of room for outside furniture. This whole area is geared to social, outdoor living.’
‘The garden is easy to maintain with a fruit cage, greenhouse and vegetable growing area as well as lawns and flower beds.’
‘We’ve loved living within easy reach of the town yet in a very attractive rural position.’
Utilities: Oil, electricity
Drainage: Mains water supply and septic tank
Local Authority: Mendip
Council Tax: Band F