You’re sure to put your stamp of approval on this former post office, ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Frome. The property has the striking and quirky appeal of a boutique hotel, with lots of homely touches that make the Old Post House a welcoming home to return to after visiting the lions of Longleat, or indulging in retail therapy in the historic City of Bath. Families, couples and friends will be left with a wealth of lasting memories after a rewarding stay at the Victorian Post House.
Address: Victoria Road, BA11 1RR FROME, United Kingdom
Size: 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Beds: 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Couch
The Old Post Office’s corner-street position echoes its past as a community hub, and today it still feels like you’re in the prime location for a Frome adventure.
Enter the house through the lovingly restored shop front and door, to find a welcoming open plan living area: comfortable sofas, a dining area and modern kitchen are all easily accessible to your family and friends. Light floods in through the wall of post house windows, and the space will quickly feel like home. Relax into the fluffy cushions with a good film on Netflix or CatchUp TV, while the little ones (or big kids!) amuse themselves with the board games, toys and books provided in house.
The dining table comfortably seats four for a sophisticated dining experience beneath the glass chandelier, and doubles up as a handy laptop area. The kitchen nestles perfectly just beyond the dining area, and has been recently fitted with sparkling new amenities for a satisfying cooking experience. The refreshingly bold colour and design will make you keen to rustle up home-cooked feasts in this well-equipped space, when not treating yourselves to a meal out at one of the many tempting eateries in town.
Upstairs the stylish bathroom can be found beside the bedrooms, with a Grecian-style tiled floor, invigorating shower and sumptuous roll top bath. Hand towels and soap are provided, along with a useful baby bath for our younger guests. The adjacent master bedroom envelopes you with a homely yet classic feel, making it the ideal retreat after a busy day of sightseeing. The kingsize bed boasts a super comfortable mattress, and freshly pressed Egyptian cotton sheets.
The second bedroom would suit children or adults, as a fun space with cabin-style bunk beds, under bed storage for toys and games and an entertaining selection of childrens’ books on the wall shelves. With all this entertainment on offer you won’t hear a peep out of them til gone breakfast time! Please note that only children of 6+ years should use the top bunk, and the bunk beds are only suitable for adults of up to 100kg in weight.
Everything you need, and more besides, is parcelled up at the Victorian Post House, the ideal base for an exciting family getaway, or memorable reunion with friends.
Notes on our cleaning procedures
For your comfort and peace of mind we are spending an extra hour at each property prior to arrival, to ensure all touch surfaces are disinfected in line with government recommendations (see here). All sheets and towels are laundered thoroughly at high temperatures with quality non-biological laundry soap.
Lovely street, huge trees and pretty houses, some brick some stone. Not far from town centre, takes 8 mins or so walking to the heart of Frome.
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.