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Troopers Cottage

Frome, Somerset (Ref. 1013185)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location."

    Sounds home to from home great comfy bed

    Reviewed by ValSep 2021

  • "Furnished to a very high standard and kitted out very well for a weeks stay, close to a good cocktail bar, french restaurant and Artisan pub."

    Great walks with the dog from the cottage across the rive and over the fields. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Cottage was just like description."

    Thoughtfully presented & well equipt. Lovely fluffy towels, comfy beds & good shower. Enclosed garden lovely to sit in on an evening. Good position for exploring Frome town. Good touring location. We visited Stonehenge, Durdle Door, Bath, Cheddar Gorge & Bradford upon Avon. From the top of the street you can see a white horse on the hills (on a clear day). This is Bratton Camp & White Horse. We went there too & the views are amazing. All in all a lovely family holiday. Would love to come back & would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in great condition, small issue we had with the shower was resolved very quickly."

    Everything was in great condition and even better than expected. In a great location to enjoy the town too.

    Reviewed by KellyJun 2021

  • "A fantastic week (4 - 11 June) at TC and totally relaxing experience was shared by all three of us."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped. The garden was private and secure for the dog. Parking was never a problem either. Proximity to the town was a bonus as everything was within walking distance. Whatcombe Fields were great for free running the dog followed by a River walk into town for a well earned coffee at one of the many cafes. Plenty of small towns worthy of a visit within three quarters of an hour drive too. Anna the host was always available to answer any questions. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "A lovely property."

    Great base for exploring the county. Owner was brilliant.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Cottage was really small."

    No room to put away anything. The cottage is in a narrow street in Frome. So you feel hemmed in. Not good car parking in front of cottage. Bed rooms tiny no room to swing a cat.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday, the cottage was compact but perfect for 2 people, well equipped with everything we needed."

    The location is great for exploring close by (Frome is great for shopping and lovely riverside walks for miles) and further a field, Wells, Stourhead, Shearwater etc The only thing I would change to make it better is to replace the bed frame with one without a footboard as this would help with the restricted space in the bedroom. I’d recommend to future visitors that you pack dishwasher tablets as only 2 are provided and no one wants to wash up when on holiday.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a super location."

    Nicely refurbished with everything provided for a very enjoyable holiday. Highly recommended !

    Reviewed by NikkiMay 2021

  • "Perfect little cottage, small and cosy, perfectly furnished."

    Loved all the homely little touches, flowers, cushions and throws. Very high standard of furnishing and excellent quality in bedding/towels, crockery. Every kitchen appliance or gadget you could possibly need. Fantastic location, so easy to walk everywhere. Good public transport links to explore further afield. Anna the host was extremely helpful when we had a small disaster on the sun night/Monday morning.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "Troopers cottage was beautiful and had everything required, the location is ..."

    Troopers cottage was beautiful and had everything required, the location is excellent and host was extremely helpful, had a lovely weekend here thank you

    Reviewed by LynseyOct 2020

  • "Great location, perfect little cottage if you plan to spend a lot of time exploring as acts as a great little base."

    Reviewed by KristyOct 2020

  • "Troopers Cottage is in a very interesting town which is well worth exploring."

    Previous reviews have highlighted the advantages of this recently renovated historic cottage and I concur with everything said. Because the internal dimensions are small great use has been made of the space but storage for clothes and coats etc is limited. The King sized bed is really comfy but difficult to access - anyone with mobility issues please note. But the fixtures, fittings, crockery and furniture are all top notch and it was always nice to get “home”. Wi fi was also excellent and the parking seemed to work ok even though it’s first come, first served.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and clean with good facilities."

    Lovely little cottage with great character. Frome also great to visit. Owner is most helpful as well. Really glad we booked this. Andy

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Was such a lovely cottage - clean, comfortable, really well equipped - a very relaxing and low key stay."

    There was only room to get out of one side of the double bed, but that's the only downside I can think of. Would also recommend the Old Bath arms in Frome for probably the nicest pub Sunday lunch we've had in ages - the food was so good.

    Reviewed by ElisabethSep 2020

  • "Anna was so helpful."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. It was perfect to explore Frome and the local area. We loved our week away and it really felt like a home from home

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and very comfortable."

    Frome is an interesting town with lots of independent shops, easily reached on foot from the cottage. The bedrooms are rather small, although the beds themselves are comfortable. The stairs proved difficult for my wife, but would not be a problem for most. Overall the cottage was very good.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Clean and well decorated cottage with lovely little sun trap garden."

    Very comfy king size bed in small bedroom so access at one side of the bed only and space there limited (perhaps a foot or less). 3 drawers for clothing space so pack light. Milk, coffee, tea and biccies kindly provided by owner.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2020

  • "Pretty and pristine cottage just a few minutes walk from the centre of Frome."

    Very well presented; the owners have given a lot of thought to guests’ comfort and it shows. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DanielleJul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, cozy and had everything we needed."

    It was a short walk to the town centre where we found lots of fantastic independent shops and cafes. The welcome pack was extremely helpful and contained ideas for several local walks including a highly recommended walk which took us along part of the River Frome and to wonderful countryside on the outskirts of the town. Frome is a great base if you want to explore other places in Somerset like Bath, Wells and Glastonbury. (All are well worth a visit.) I’d also like to add that Mel from Busy Bees in Frome did a fantastic job cleaning the cottage for our stay. Hand and surface sanitizer were provided, which was very thoughtful. Anna, the cottage owner, responds to any queries quickly and is very polite and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Troopers Cottage and hope to visit again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

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The property

This stunning 1720s Georgian small and cosy cottage is situated in the heart of the conservation area of Frome.

Just a five minute walk from the artisan Catherine Hill, with its wonderful selection of independent shops and cafes, and a short stroll from the centre of this popular independent market town, this unique and historic property is a rare treat.

Troopers Cottage has undergone extensive renovation work in the last year to restore key original features and now offers a stylish, well-presented combination of modern comforts and early Georgian architecture.

If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, then this is the holiday property for you.

Thick stone walls keep Troopers Cottage cool and calm in the summer and toasty warm in the winter: an all year round holiday experience that is rarely available.

If you can tear yourself away from Frome, you will find Longleat House and Safari Park 15 minutes away by car; the peaceful Roman/Georgian city of Bath a mere 25 minutes distance and the vibrant city of Bristol just 45 minutes away.

The surrounding area is also home to two of Somerset’s areas of outstanding natural beauty – Mendip Hills and Cranbourne Chase – as well as Wiltshire’s famous Stonehenge.

Upon entering this open plan cottage, you will arrive in the cosy living area, which is dominated by the incredible original stone fireplace and bread oven.

Brick partitions show some Victorian-era additions, separating the cooking area from a small warming seat that you are welcome to sit on!

You can relax throughout the day on your choice of a leather sofa or occasional chairs while you watch live television or your favourite Netflix shows on the Smart TV, or choose from one of our offered range of books and board games.

The cottage benefits from luxury vinyl flooring throughout, as well as many USB points to allow for easy charging.

The super modern kitchen area consists of a glass dining table that seats four people and a bar stool to make cooking more of a sociable occasion.

The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, washer dryer, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and microwave.

You will also find a toaster and a coffeemaker to make breakfast easy for all.

A stylish bathroom is also found on the ground floor, complete with walk-in shower, sink basin, heated towel rail and WC, as well as storage for your toiletries. Going up the carpeted stairs and past a stunning oak newel post, you arrive at the cottage’s two bedrooms.

The king-size double bedroom looks out onto the quiet Dickensian-style street through two deep set windows with wide sills.

A chest of drawers and set of hooks are provided for your clothes, as well as a hair dryer.

In the single bedroom, you will find bunk beds sized for adults, as well as another chest of drawers and set of hooks.

To the rear of the cottage, there is a fully enclosed small garden with a lawn and a patio area.

A glass table with an umbrella for those balmy sunny days has four comfortable chairs so that you can relax out in the sun after a busy day of exploring.

Dog owners will be pleased to know that the fencing is six feet tall and benefits from a latched gate.

The history buffs among you may be interested in some of the history behind Troopers Cottage.

Pictures around the cottage display various versions of the street and the building itself and you can find out more by delving into several provided books on the conservation area of Frome.

Trinity Street, formerly known as Trooper’s Street, is steeped in centuries of historical interest.

Not least is the 19th Century Holy Trinity church at the end of the street: a Grade II listed building with pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones. Frome has appeared in The Sunday Times’ “best places to live in the UK” every year from 2017 to 2020, due to its abundance of history and natural beauty along with a wealth of independent shops.

There are more listed buildings in Frome than in any other town in Somerset and an annual festival in July showcases the town’s vast cultural offering.

Known as Somerset’s original market town (with Trooper’s Street originally built as a market street), Frome has held markets for centuries and continues to run its bustling independent market on the first Sunday of the month from March right through to December.

The river Frome is a short walk away and provides the perfect backdrop for a tranquil afternoon stroll.

Dog owners will find plenty of green spaces to exercise their companions, including the community-owned Whatcombe Fields.

Plenty of restaurants and cafes can be found near the cottage and the city of Bath also offers a vast selection of eateries along with the Southgate Shopping Centre and the Thermae Bath Spa – Britain’s only natural thermal hot springs.

The larger city of Bristol is known globally for its urban art and music scene and plays host to endless gigs, events and art exhibits as well as providing a wealth of inviting attractions such as the We The Curious interactive science centre, leading contemporary arts hub the Arnolfini, the exciting Bristol Zoo and numerous spot-as-you-walk Banksy street art pieces.

Troopers Cottage sits in a truly enviable location that benefits from both the peace and quiet of semi-rural town life and the plethora of culture, events and activities in Frome and the surrounding area.

It is best placed to let you explore everything that Somerset has to offer.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size bed, 1 x bunk room
  • Please note that the king size bed can only be accessed from one side
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with ornate bread oven
  • Gas central heating with ornate bread oven
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles
  • pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: Short breaks minimum of three nights

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About the location

FROME

Warminster 7.6 miles; Shepton Mallet 11.8 miles; Bath 13.9 miles.

Frome is a town and civil parish situated in eastern Somerset on the banks of the River Frome. Built on high ground, it sits just above the Cranborne Chase AONB and west of the Mendip Hills. Offering a wide selection of shops for food shopping and Somerset souvenirs alike, as well as cafés and pubs for delicious food, you will find something for every taste here. Catch a film at the Westway Cinema to watch the latest release, take a stroll around Frome Museum to learn of the local history, or walk along the river for some beautiful waterside scenery. For a wonderful day out visit Longleat Wildlife and Safari Park and marvel at the incredible animals that now have a home within the Cranborne Chase AONB, explore the huge Elizabethan house or catch one of the many events hosted here each year. Take a trip to Bath, the historic spa town where Jane Austen fans will delight in The Jane Austen Centre, with Bath being a popular setting within many of her novels, or visit one of the spas for a relaxing retreat. Frome is a central spot in Somerset, perfect for exploring on your southern adventure.

Region Information

Short breaks minimum of three nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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