The medieval town of Frome is located in the county of Somerset, on the banks of the River Frome. It is roughly 13 miles south of Bath and 43 miles east of Taunton. On the doorstep of your holiday home in Frome, Catherine Hill is home to a variety of independent businesses including tearooms, delis, jewellers, vintage clothes shops and galleries. At the top of the hill, Rye is a cafe in a converted chapel where you can expect excellent coffee, delicious food and exhibitions of work by local artists. Pop into the volunteer-run Black Swan Arts Centre for more information on the town’s thriving arts scene. There is also a range of shops to peruse in and around the High Street, as well as markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can pick up fresh produce from neighbouring farms.
Chill out in the Somerset countryside at Horsing Around, a converted horsebox near Frome. The luxury eco-friendly lodge offers expansive grounds with beautiful views as well as a spacious deck and boasts unique décor with modern comforts. Pick herbs from the garden and relax by the wood burner.
Rosemary Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set amid 60 acres of grounds between Frome and Midsummer Norton in Somerset. The mid-terrace cottage features modern elegance, a patio and a wood-burning stove, plus access to lakes, nature paths, wildlife, wildflowers… and a castle just for ducks.
Lavender Cottage is a stone-built cottage with modern elegance and surrounded by 40 acres of fields. The sophisticated rural cottage in Radstock, Somerset boasts a gorgeous garden, light & airy open-plan design, tiled floors, outdoor entertaining areas and an open fire, as well as peace and quiet.
A medieval bailiff’s home lovingly updated to modern standards, Redbridge Cottage in Standerwick, Somerset, makes the perfect family holiday home, a four-bedroom child-friendly cottage featuring cinema and games room, timber framing, underfloor heating, and woodburning stove.
St Edmund’s Court is an elegant stone-built rural cottage which sits on a vast property with a stream and a meadow. The pet-friendly village cottage in Vobster near Frome in Somerset offers multiple open fires, tradition, tranquillity and outdoor entertaining spaces.
- Blue Anchor
- Compton Bishop
- Huish Champflower
- Nether Stowey
- North Perrott
- Old Cleeve
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- Wheddon Cross
- Wootton Courtenay
Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Frome, the Cheese and Grain is one of Somerset’s best music venues. The Westway Cinema and the town’s two theatres – the Memorial and the Merlin – are well worth checking out for visitors planning an evening out in Frome. Many spectacular walks can be enjoyed within a few miles of the town. The West and East Mendip Way starts in the town, winding through 50 miles of unspoiled countryside on its route to Weston-super-Mare on the Bristol Channel coast. Victoria Park is a popular place for a stroll with bowls, tennis and a playground.
Frome hosts exciting events throughout the year, including Frome Festival, the Frome and Agricultural Cheese Show, Frome Christmas Extravaganza, and the Carnival. Many holiday cottages in Frome are located in the oldest areas of the town, around Catherine Hill and Sheppard’s Barton, where fine medieval architecture can be found. The Blue House, Stony Street, the Trinity and the 17th century town bridge are among Frome’s most distinctive landmarks.