This boutique bed and breakfast is situated right in the heart of the old market town of Frome which flourished at the time this house was built in the 1690’s when the wool trade was the bedrock of wealth here.
This classic Queen Ann house transports you back centuries with its elm beamed kitchen ceiling, original exposed stone walls and flagstone floor through which a stream runs. Juxtaposed with this is the contemporary comfort of the light decor, ornate mirrors and indulgent bathing either in the double ended cast iron bath tub of the Lavender room or the limestone wet room of the Sunflower room giving a touch of hotel style glamour. Romantic touches include local organic lavender bathing products, fluffy and waffle dressing gowns, scented candles and fresh cut flowers.
At the foot of the Mendips Frome is one of England’s last remaining West Country towns with more listed building than any other. It is punctuated with churches and chapels on a hillside overlooking the river once powering the dozen or so wool mills that banked it, prior to steam taking over. An old coaching inn provides hearty local food and the pub at the end of our lane produces its own ale.
The cobbled shopping street of Catherine Hill and Cheap Street down which a stream flows can’t go without a mention for their eclectic mix of independant shops. The town is vibrant and interesting with an abundance of markets and auctions of various kinds held at least twice a week.
Its appeal is for those wishing to have a change from everyday busy existence by combining relaxation and indulgence with walks either to the bustling shops , markets, restaurants and pubs in town or out into the beautiful surrounding countryside; and then Bath is a mere 11 miles up the road.