Stonnwall Manor, Frome self catering accommodation

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Stonnwall Manor, Frome

Quality Grade: 4

Sleeps: 19

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: EQR

This impressive Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house stands proudly amidst its own private, landscaped gardens, and is set within a Local Preservation Area. Erected in 1607 it has become the last remaining intact manor in Frome and hides behind tall stone walls with entry via automatic gates down a gravel driveway. It is situated on the south side of the ancient market town of Frome in a small valley of one of the most picturesque and historic areas. Described as one of the finest examples of a 16th-century stone built manor, it boasts virtually all original characteristics: stone gabled roofs, mullioned and leaded light windows, historic fireplaces, decorative plaster ceiling mouldings, oak stripped floors and panelling, some dating back to the 15th century, and huge oak beams removed from even older sailing ships. Accommodation is arranged over three floors with eight bedrooms, four reception rooms and one kitchen. Stonnwall Manor exudes an atmosphere of great charm. A recent sympathetic refit features the latest technology such as digital keyless entry, communal rooms automatically light up on entry, stained glass windows are beautifully back-lit at night controlled from proximity sensors. Take a pleasant stroll around the garden to enjoy the stone ornaments and plants, the fish pond and the rockery. A visit to the manor’s own underground bomb shelter is a must - themed as a 1940s living room. Ideally set in Frome, which boasts the most listed buildings in Somerset, there are many unspoilt villages nearby like Stonehenge. Also within easy reach are Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury, Bath and Stourhead Gardens. Longleat Estate with ‘hands-on’ safari and boat trips is a whole day’s outing._Ground floor contains some steps into rooms. Panelled lobby with gold leaf fixtures. Large living room with Chesterfield sofas. Drawing room is open-plan to living room, ideal for large social gatherings, with giant Elizabethan thrones and large chessboard table with giant pieces. Large dining-room with walk-in fireplace, enormous rosewood table (its unusual square shape allows all 18 guests to see each other), mahogany block wooden floor, original bread oven provides the ideal setting for a medieval feast or banquet. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with 6-burner range cooker, rosewood units and views over small courtyard garden, fully enclosed and ideal for monitoring toddlers. One step down to breakfast room with food servery and breakfast bar. Through to pantry with welsh dresser and larder fridge. Music room with ornamental piano and pull down double bed (for +2) hidden in panelled wall. Ingenious double bass opens up to reveal cocktail bar - ideal for pre-dinner drinks gatherings. Separate utility area. Downstairs W.C. Below stairs is a humourous folly room with doll-size period furniture. Central galleried oak staircase to west wing: Panelled library with extensive book collection. Double bedroom. Stone steps lead up to bathroom/W.C. with slipper bath and separate shower cubicle. All bedrooms have double four-poster beds, window seats, most with wash basin, and some are suites with writing desks and dressing tables. First floor: Four bedrooms, one with teddy bear theme with giant bear and over 100 other teddies - kids and adults alike love it. Two bathroom/W.C.s, each with shower over cast-iron period bath, one with bidet. Second floor: Three bedrooms; one with shower (hidden behind tapestry-panelled wall), one with additional single bed (for +1). Shower room at end of corridor. _ Elec, full gas CH and dual fuel range incl Ample parking Shop ¼ mile TVs DVDs Alarm CCTV Auto wm M/wave D/washer Freezer 2 acres of landscaped grounds with gazebo, patio with furniture, wildlife pond and fountain (toddlers beware!) Barbecue Underground bomb shelter Catering services avail Duvets with linen and towels Non-smokers only , Friday to Friday, _,Note, : The Coachouse (ERL) can be booked with Stonnwall Manor (EQR) to sleep up to 24+3 people_.