A fine Grade II listed detached period family house with private walled gardens located in a popular village close to Frome.
The Abbey House is a fine Grade II listed detached family house built in the 17th century with 16th century origins, boasting an attractive stone façade dressed with stone mullion windows under a double Roman tiled roof. Offering in excess of 4,800 sq ft of accommodation arranged over three floors, this impressive and lovingly-appointed property offers versatile and flexible family living in the highly desirable country village of Beckington close to both Frome and Bath.
There is a wealth of period features on offer in the home including exposed beams, wooden panelled doors, stone mullion windows and impressive fireplaces. All are in excellent condition and marry seamlessly with the modern decorative theme creating balanced living space.
The accommodation is free flowing; the drawing room with its impressive inglenook fireplace opens into the study and the gardens beyond. The entrance hall blends into the dining room, which also gives access through to the breakfast room as well as the stairs to the first floor landing. There is a practical utility and cloakroom and the kitchen features a range of storage options, walk-in pantry, feature Aga and practical breakfast bar as well as having direct access via the rear lobby to the gardens.
With its own entrance or accessed off the study is the home office/annexe space. This comprises two principal rooms along with a cloakroom and a private entrance hall. It is an ideal space for working from home or adapting into a self-contained annexe, and at one point in its life was the village doctors surgery.
To the first floor is the principal bedroom with a spacious en suite leading off. There are also three further bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room and separate cloakroom.
To the second floor are two further bedrooms linked by a snug area.
Overall this welcoming home offers a large degree of flexible living space accompanied by ample bedrooms, all wrapped up in a well-cared for Grade II listed house. Situated in the village within a level walk of the centre, this handsome property offers the best of country living.
Situated along the picturesque Goose Street with artisan cottages and fine period houses, the property is set behind an attractive stone wall with a pillared pedestrian gate, complete with iron overthrow and central lantern. There is also an open driveway where tall wooden gates open into a further parking area and lead to a detached double carport with room over. A further pedestrian gate leads off Goose Street to the annexe wing/home office.
The gardens to the front are compact and well-tended with level lawns, mature trees and shrubs. To the rear of the property are beautifully maintained gardens enclosed predominantly by attractive stone walling and laid mainly to lawn. Immediately leading off the back of the house is a paved terrace with easy stone steps leading to a level lawn area with paved patio and convenient storage hut. This area is ideal for entertaining and relaxing in.
A small stone ha-ha and steps lead up to a second level lawn. This area is planted with attractive specimen trees including an impressive magnolia, and enjoys views back down towards the house. From here there is a gateway leading through the wall into a further lawn area, which is ideally suited to a play area, practical horticultural area or even home to a swimming pool (subject to the necessary permissions).
Within the garden and located to one side is the double carport built out of attractive timbers and offering a room over (19'8 x 17'3) which could make a great creative space or home office. There is also a log store. The whole gardens amount to 0.33 acres, are well maintained and afford a large degree of privacy.
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This is such a perfect family house and is a joy to explore both inside and out.Matthew Pegler