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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Mells, Frome, Somerset, BA11

Guide Price £765,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom cottage
  • Fine period features
  • Flexible accommodation
  • River frontage
  • Lovely garden
  • Popular village location
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A highly desirable character cottage with 1 bedroom annexe and river frontage situated in the heart of a picturesque Somerset village


Riverside is located in the heart of the village of Mells, just along from the duck pond, village run shop, post office and cafe. Mells is a quintessential Somerset village of attractive mellow stone properties surrounded by breathtaking rolling countryside. Within strolling distance are village amenities including a church, shop, garage, school and renowned public house and within 2.5 miles the exclusive Babington House Country Club. The nearby market town of Frome meets all day-to-day needs including schools, a leisure centre, a station providing mainline rail connections to Reading, Bristol and beyond, shops, theatres and cinema along with regular artisan food and craft markets. Mainline rail services are also available from Westbury. The Georgian city of Bath is renowned for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture and is within 13 miles of Riverside, providing extensive leisure, educational and cultural facilities. The city of Bristol is within 22 miles and Bristol International Airport approximately 25 miles away. The property is well situated for access to the M3 via the A36/A303.


Riverside is a fine example of a detached period stone cottage with a separate annexe situated on a quiet country lane in the heart of a highly desirable picturesque village. The property offers 1,728 sq ft of accommodation over two floors in the main home and 576 sq ft in the annexe. There are fine period features including exposed beams and stone walls, stripped wooden floors, feature fireplaces with inset wood burners and latched doors. The accommodation offers a degree of flexibility and enjoys a large welcoming reception hall with cloakroom off, family room with double doors to the garden, a sitting room with impressive fireplace and garden access, a sociable kitchen/breakfast room with large breakfast bar and a dining room with vaulted ceiling and direct garden access. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The detached annexe enjoys independent access and parking and is arranged with an entrance hall, kitchen living room and a wet/shower room on the ground floor with a light and spacious bedroom with feature window on the first floor. There is direct access to a small private garden from the living room. This fl exile accommodation could provide a rental income or would also work well as a home office or hobbies room.

To the front of the property and at either side are timber gates leading to gravelled parking areas. One serves the annexe, the other the main home and both provide off road parking for a number of vehicles. The private and enclosed gardens lie to the rear of the house and amount to just under half an acre to include a stretch of the river Mells. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn with a gravelled seating area leading off the back of the home, ideal for al fresco dining. There are a number of impressive specimen trees offering dappled shade in the south facing grounds as well as a quaint timber bridge leading over the river Mells to a further section of garden. The river provides recreational opportunities and there is a rope swing on one side of the bank. The far garden on the opposite side of the river is ideal for a vegetable garden or summerhouse and provides a relaxed environment to sit and enjoy the summer sunshine.

Square Footage: 1,728 sq ft


Mells is approximately 3 miles to the west of Frome, situated between the A362 and A361. From Frome take the A362 turning left to Great Elm leading to Mells. On entering the village turn right at the T-junction and pass the shop and post office on the right, then turn immediately left on to Tops Lane. Take the next immediate right where the property can be found a short way down on the left.

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Added on Rightmove:
05 June 2016

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