A striking boutique-style apartment within a grand Georgian manor house, this homestay has the feel of a luxury country hotel, but with the freedom of your own private bolthole in town. The Georgian Manor is perfectly situated to give you the best of both worlds: it’s located just a pleasant ten minute walk from the vibrant town centre of Frome, and a short drive from scenic Somerset rambles and inspiring cultural attractions. The ideal decadent retreat for a cultural break or romantic getaway.
Address: Vallis Road, BA11 3EF FROME, United Kingdom
Size: 3 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Beds: 1 Double bed, 2 Couches
The apartment is a glorious mix of old and new styles, decorated throughout with distinctive statement artwork and ornaments, while retaining the grand magnificence of the eighteenth century building. The original window shutters, cast iron radiators and ornate plasterwork echo the history of the property, while touches of modern luxury such as chandeliers, ornate mirrors and a roll top bath lend an air of opulent decadence.
Enter the Georgian Manor through the grand entrance hall, or direct from your private parking area to the rear. The apartment is laid out on one level with a spacious open plan living area, which is bathed in natural light thanks to the double-aspect floor to ceiling sash windows and balcony doors.
A particular highlight of the Georgian Manor is the ornate wrought iron balcony, accessed through the patio doors beyond the seating area. The balcony overlooks the communal garden area, and is the perfect place to savour a croissant and coffee for breakfast, or a Somerset sunset at dusk.
A compact and well-equipped kitchen to your right boasts an integrated breakfast bar, cooker and washing machine. Chat to your friends or partner relaxing on the leather sofas while you rustle up a Frome feast of local produce.
Beyond the kitchen area you will find a classically decorated bathroom, complete with Grecian-style floor tiles and a sumptuous roll top bath. And then finally, the bedroom awaits at the front of the house. After a restorative night’s sleep on the kingsize bed, in Egyptian cotton sheets on a luxurious Vispring mattress , you will wake to a room bathed in glorious sunshine from the grand sash windows. A stay at the Georgian Manor leaves you feeling relaxed and pampered by boutique-style luxury in a homely setting.
Frome is a vibrant market town dating back to the 17th century. Its cobbled streets are filled with interesting and intriguing spots to visit. Boutique shops and artisan produce to peruse, an array of independent bars and restaurants, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you want to explore the numerous historic buildings, stroll through one of its parks or take in a show, Frome won’t disappoint. Permanent fixtures include the museum and art centre, whilst scheduled events are also a great pull for the area. The most famous being the Frome Independent Market, taking place on the 1st Sunday of the month.
The town is surrounded by intriguing places to visit. You have Babington House (Soho House Group members), Bruton, with the fabulous Hauser and Wirth art gallery, Stourhead house and gardens, Wells Cathedral and Nunney Castle, to name just a few.
Fortuitously, the town has excellent links by rail or bus to the nearby City of Bath. If you consider Frome your base, why not travel further afield and pay a visit to magical Stonehenge or the historic town of Glastonbury. Wherever else you venture, Frome is certain to give you a taste of the original Somerset and a longing to return.
The local train station has frequent trains to Bath and Bristol. There are also fantastic bus links to the surrounding towns of Glastonbury, Wells and so on. Bikes are available to hire from Cycology in the centre. There is even a car share see the discoverfrome website for more information.