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LISA WARREN admires a picture-perfect home in the heart of Frome


his 17th-century house in the historic heart of Frome is an absolute charmer. All the essential ingredients


were already in place for a wonderfully characterful home – the pretty symmetrical facade, with its mellow brown brick and pair of dormer windows peeping from a russet-tiled roof, the wood-beamed, stone-flagged interior – but sadly there are many homes that begin with such promise and end up as a chintzy disaster area. It’s wholly refreshing, then, to


discover at Whittox Lane a home that manages to harness the best of the original 1682 house in a traditional and uncluttered way; little wonder that this property has been featured in a number of style and interiors magazines. In the centre of town it may be, but


the house exudes a decidedly rural charm and is flanked by equally pretty neighbours. The central porch opens to an


entrance hallway leading to three generous living spaces; the two receptions rooms both have working fireplaces and polished wooden floors, while further down the hall is


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