Flanked by mature trees, a stone-built farmhouse with terracotta-tiled rook looks out over a wide lawn. REdbridge Farmhouse in Standerwick Near Frome in Somerset.

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Frome

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 and markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, where you can pick up fresh produce from neighbouring farms. 

Open-plan living space in a converted horse box in Somerset.

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, a spacious deck, and unique décor with modern comforts. Pick herbs from the garden and relax by the wood burner.

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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 start 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 popular 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.