A ten-bedroom full of character, set in one of the most delightful spots in Somerset

Exquisite windows, graceful design, period features and delightful grounds make Keyford House in Somerset a real find. Penny Churchill is watching.

Keyford House in Little Keyford, on the outskirts of the popular market town of Somerset Frome, is truly idyllic. Surrounded by rolling countryside and the Mendip Hills AONB, it has views in the distance of the estates of Longleat, Bradley and Stourhead. It is up for sale and Andrew Cronan of Strutt & Parker in Bath has quoted an estimated price of £2.65 million for this beautiful Grade II listed home.

According to the Historic England listing, Keyford House and the conservatory were built in the 1830s in Greek Revival style of bath stone around an earlier 18th-century house.

The current home offers over 7,500 sq. feet of elegant space, including a large reception hall, three main reception rooms, an orangery, a kitchen, 10 bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Traditional features include high ceilings at all levels, wooden floors, original fireplaces and triple sash windows.

In their 20 years in office, the current owners, who plan to downsize the neighborhood home to a smaller size, have greatly improved the main house, which used to be a ground floor nursery accessed by an external staircase.

Mr Cronan, who was in sales at the time, recalls being extremely unpopular with local “tasty moms” who had trouble finding alternative nursery housing.

Accessed by a gravel road, Keyford’s home sits on 2¾ acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, with plenty of parking and turnaround spaces.

Charming ornamental gardens include immaculate lawns, a parterre garden with hedges and a central pergola, a walled vegetable garden and an array of mature trees, established shrubs and hedges. Outbuildings include a two-car garage with an expired permit to convert to a one-bedroom cottage.

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Frome itself is a quirky and charming place full of quirky shops, places to eat and be entertained. It also offers a selection of schools, including two good high schools, the independent preparatory school Springmead, and Beckington Church of England, rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted. However, it is also easily accessible by road and rail, and Bath is about half an hour north.

Keyford House is on sale for £2.6m through Strutt & Parker – see more photos and details.

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