Description(Reference number: 79230)
From the moment you see the grand stone exterior and cobbled courtyard, you’ll know that this ever-so-charming home is steeped in history. It's a former malthouse that’s over 300 years old and filled with traditional features. When you step into the entrance hall, you’re entering through the large oak door onto the original cart-way, and as you start trying to choose which bedroom you want to lay claim to, you’ll be winding your way up a turret stairway with rope bannisters, surrounded by wooden beams and original fireplaces. The interior has been fully renovated, with a modern handmade kitchen, squishy sofas, and cute-as-a-button bedrooms. Sip your afternoon tea perched on the sunny window seat with a good book in hand (there's an extensive collection to choose from), while gazing at the expansive green views of the playing fields and village church in the backdrop. Elsewhere, the large 14-seater pine dining table will be the perfect spot to savour a slow dinner with the entire group. Although in the garden you'll notice a patio, complete with outdoor furniture, that’s ideal for wine and cheese nights – there's a large lawn and a range of outdoor games available too (including table tennis) for hours of early evening fun. You don’t have to go far to continue the historical theme, as the pub next door is one of the oldest in the country and has been the resting place for many a monarch visiting the area since the 15th century. The surrounding county town, Frome, just a fifteen-minute drive away, was voted one of the best places to live in the UK - explore the rich history, shop at independent boutiques, buy fresh produce at the local market or dine at one of the many eateries dotted around nearby.
*As the home is over 300 years old it has some quirky unevenness
*The home shares a car park and entrance gate with the cottage next door – there is however six spaces
*The ground floor bedroom and bathroom have just a couple of steps – this room wouldn't suit those with any mobility issues who may struggle with the spiral staircase
*Some of the bedrooms have zip-and-link beds which can be set up as two single beds or as a double bed - please let the host know how you would like them arranged
*A small amount of wood for the fireplace is supplied for two nights – if you're staying longer, you can order more in advance at an additional cost of £45 per week
*Dogs are allowed in this home, but an additional fee of £45 will apply