- Outskirts of Frome
- Wonderful garden
- Views of countryside
- Detached property
Birchill Cottage, Frome
A detached period home located on the outskirts of Frome boasting four bedrooms, open plan living, and beautiful extensive gardens. Birchill Cottage has been completely renovated by the current owners and is a wonderful combination of traditional stone and modern timber, creating an extremely efficient and comfortable family home. The property lies within a plot of 1.19 acres benefiting from superb insulation, triple glazing on the north facing windows and solar PV and thermal panels, providing an excellent annual return.
Introducing Birchill Cottage
A period detached home located on the outskirts of Frome, within cycling distance of local amenities and close to footpaths through the beautiful surrounding countryside. Frome is 1.5 miles away and is a bustling town with a creative scene and many events for all to enjoy – such as The Independent Market and The Frome Festival. There are many independent restaurants including The High Pavement, Lottie’s Bistro and The Crown. Frome is a historic market town, just under 13 miles from Bath and surrounded by beautiful countryside as well as rail links to Bath, Bristol and London Paddington. Living close to Frome, you get the best of both worlds with all the town has to offer and yet situated right in the heart of the surrounding countryside.
The Walk Through –
The front entrance opens into the hallway, leading through to an open plan kitchen dining room with a magnificent, vaulted ceiling and a lovely view overlooking the garden. The kitchen has an integrated electric oven, induction hob, a central island housing a hidden compost disposal and a further social space for a table and chairs, with French doors opening out to a large terrace. There is space for an American/fridge freezer and a back kitchen with a ventilated larder, space for a dishwasher, laundry facilities and a plant room beyond. The kitchen leads to an additional reception room which is currently being used as study with two picture windows overlooking the stunning garden. Beyond is peaceful living room with a woodburning stove and reclaimed oak floor. From the rear hall an oak staircase with a glass balustrade, leads up to three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedrooms one and two are of the same size and both offer views of the garden, with original wood floors. The third room is to the front, is of single size and has views of the neighbouring farmland. The bathroom has a white suite with a picture window. Completing the ground floor is a fourth bedroom which is light and airy with views towards the garden. The shower room has walk in curved shower, making this area ideal for guests. The property has been lovingly renovated allowing natural light to flood all areas, the ground floor is laid with reclaimed slate and oak and has under floor heating throughout.
The Unexpected Outdoors -
Externally there are the most glorious and extensive gardens which have been beautifully landscaped, with sweeping pathways meandering through wild meadows and formal gardens, fruit and nut orchards, cutting gardens and vegetable patches. There is a seating terrace leading from the kitchen which is a perfect spot for breakfast overlooking the garden, to the right is a wall seating area to enjoy the sunshine, surrounded by trees and flowers. The cutting garden has two defined patches full of sweet peas, sunflowers and cosmos to name a few, a well-positioned potting shed with light, power and a water supply completes this spot. A fruit cage neighbours the cutting garden and boasts a wealth of berries including currants, raspberries, black berries and wild strawberries. A path leads into the cherry orchard, towards a wild meadow with a fire pit flowing down to a trout pond, which is spring fed and would make a wonderful natural swimming pool, if cleared. A watercress bed and pond are full of wildlife, the island is home for the resident Moorhens and Coots which visit the pond. The nut orchard is also home to two chickens, which then leads back up towards the property into the vegetable garden with a poly tunnel boasting many varieties of tomatoes. There is a useful workshop with power, adjoining the cedar clad carport, a woodshed and recycling area. The house is gated and has a driveway and gravel area parking for several vehicles. Two types of solar panels help heat the house and provide hot water.
On The Doorstep -
Longleat and Stourhead are on the doorstep plus many exciting venues; the exclusive Babington House is located 6 miles from Frome. Hauser and Wirth – garden and gallery and Roth Bar restaurant is 10 miles away, with Bruton high street to wander around too. Lastly The Newt is 13 miles away from Frome, which is an awarding winning hotel with internationally known gardens with restaurants. The city of Bath has a wealth of history to enjoy as well as many shops, restaurants, and bars. The smaller villages of Nunney and Mells are also worth visiting, enjoying the country pubs and walks they have to offer.