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Enchanting family house in a magical setting in Somerset

Mells Valley House is a wonderful family home combining Edwardian gabled elevations and large family living spaces. At its centre is a superb family room combining a kitchen/breakfast room with a large dining room with French doors overlooking the valley while the drawing room and large dining room overlook the stunning gardens. The house also has a good-sized study with beautiful oak shelves, desk and reception hall.

Upstairs the master bedroom has a freestanding bath and four further bedrooms with a bathroom, shower-room and underfloor heating. On the second floor are a large bedroom/sitting room and a bathroom, making a useful self-contained suite.

Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, cloakroom, study, superb family kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and reception/playroom on the ground floor, master suite and four further bedrooms, shower room and bathroom on the first floor and a second floor suite.


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To the rear of the property is a detached outbuilding arranged as two rooms with a lean-to store at the back.

The house has a working kitchen garden enclosed by a picket fence and steps lead to the property and its established wooded gardens which are arranged as lawned terraces leading down to the river – the property comes with fishing rights. There is also an ‘adventure’ area of mature trees, flowers and shrubs with a rose archway and children’s play area including a tree house and a zip wire. From here is a further lawned area with pretty walks along the river.

The views really are delightful and range across a deep-sided wooded valley of the Mells River which runs alongside the garden edge – the house has around 1.8 acres.

The property is situated in the village of Great Elm to the north west of Frome. A pretty village, it has a lively parish church and village hall – the River Frome runs alongside the village. There is a direct rail link to London from Frome just two miles distant.

The guide price is £900,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01225 474 500 or visit

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